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A Journey toward Truth and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation: April 2
March 27, 2015
Join us Thursday, April 2nd for our next Spring Lunchtime Seminar: "Finding Answers: A Journey toward Truth and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation" presented by Kate Price, M.A. and Janelle Nanos; learn more>>
Human Rights, Women’s Rights: Plodding Toward Progress
March 24, 2015
Susan McGee Bailey writes that the struggle for women’s rights and equality is far from over 20 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women; read blog>>
In Memoriam: Jean Hardisty
March 18, 2015
The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) community is saddened to share news that social justice champion and WCW Senior Scholar Jean Hardisty, Ph.D., died March 16, 2015; read more>>
Webinar Series: Four Ways to Click
March 06, 2015
New webinar series related to Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships, led by Amy Banks, M.D., is underway--CEUs awarded; learn more>>
Blog: Recognizing Women Social Scientists
March 04, 2015
Women social scientists have played a crucial yet unsung role in bringing us closer to our shared ideals of gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing. read more >>
Jean Kilbourne Earns Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award
February 11, 2015
Congratulations to Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., WCW senior scholar, on receiving a 2015 Alumnae Achievement Award from Wellesley College! read more >>
Valuing the Ideological Roots of Women’s Athletics
February 06, 2015
Laura Pappano shares perspectives on college athletics in recognition of National Women & Girls in Sports Day; read blog>>    
March 4th: Celebrate the Release of Four Ways to Click!
February 05, 2015
On March 4th at the Wellesley Centers for Women, join us in celebrating the release of the book, Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships, by Amy Banks, M.D. with Leigh Ann Hirschman; learn more>>
Black History Month: A Personal Reflection
February 03, 2015
Layli Maparyan shares pieces of her grandmother's life and the importance Carter G. Woodson has had for her family, and African American history; read blog>>  
AERA's Q&A with Georgia Hall on OST
February 02, 2015
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) published a Q&A with Georgia Hall, PhD., senior research scientist at NIOST, about out-of-school time; read now>>
"E" Is for Energy
January 30, 2015
Amy Banks writes about dopamine--a natural, biologically based chemical that provides energy and motivation; read blog>>  
"R" Is for Resonance
January 22, 2015
Amy Banks, M.D. considers whether "people-reading" is something we learn or are hardwared to automatically understand; read blog>>  
Apply for a WCW Student Internship Today!
January 22, 2015
WCW offers five internships every year to Wellesley College students. Interested? Apply today!; learn more >>
New book!! Four Ways to Click by Amy Banks, M.D.
November 17, 2014
Amy Banks, M.D., documents her C.A.R.E. program in this easy-to-follow guide, Four Ways to Click: Rewiring Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships, coming out in February; Learn more>>    
Benefits of BOKS -- A Before School Physical Activity Program
November 04, 2014
Research by NIOST shows that children who regularly engaged in before-school physical activity through BOKS were by the end of the school year generally more physically active compared to non-participants, including on non-program days! Learn more>>  
The Greying of the LGBTQ Community
November 02, 2014
Brian Fuss writes that the 6M+ LGBTQ individuals over 65 by 2030 provides some trepidations and opportunities; read blog>>  
Seeking LGBT Parents in History
October 28, 2014
Dana Rudolph writes that learning the history of LGBT parents and their children can positively impact children of LGBT parents today; read blog>>  
Let’s Talk about Sex
October 22, 2014
October is "Let's Talk Month", part of a national campaign to encourage parents to talk to teens about sex and relationships. Jenny Grossman, Ph.D., shares tips on how parents can talk to their teens about sex in this post; read blog>>    
New Findings: Middle School Sex Ed Program Effective
October 20, 2014
WCW's study of Get Real, a middle school sex education program from found that 16% fewer boys and 15% fewer girls had sex in the schools using the curriculum; read more>>  
10/22 Webinar: From 40 to 50: A Roadmap to WCW’s Half Century Mark
October 15, 2014
Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., will share specific and broad goals in the WCW strategic plan during a live webinar; register today>>
Brave New Girls -- a timely repost
October 10, 2014
Today, Malala Yousafzai was named a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Read this blog post about her, written by WCW Executive Director Layli Maparyan, Ph.D.; read blog>>  
WCW's Strategic Plan: Follow Our Progress
October 03, 2014
WCW launched its first-ever strategic plan, From 40 to 50, outlining four key goals to build WCW's work and influence for women and girls, families and communities; read more>> 
Mental Health Day Oct. 10: Seek Supportive Relationships
October 03, 2014
Amy Banks, M.D. writes that supportive human relationships are often overlooked in our search for quick mental health fixes; read blog>>
Celebrate All Students During National School Success Month
September 19, 2014
Students with PTSD are at high risk for dropping out of school, despite their intellectual capabilities, writes Michelle Porche, Ed.D., in the latest blog post; read blog>>    
Women's Equality Day
August 26, 2014
Recognize Women's Equality Day. Remember, a world that is good for women is good for everyone (TM); On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified; learn more>>
Is Stress Making Us Sick?
August 04, 2014
In this blog post, Nancy Marshall, Ed.D., discusses how too much stress. such as poverty, bad jobs, and too many responsibilities in our lives can be harmful to our health; read now>>    
Child Care and the Overwhelmed Parent
July 31, 2014
In this blog post, originally posted on the New York Times, Courtney Martin, a friend of the Wellesley Centers for Women, discusses the year-round struggle for many working mothers to find child care; read now>>  
Facebook: Friend or Foe
July 31, 2014
Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., discusses findings and trends about social media based on her Media and Identity Study in this blog post, originally published on the Human Capital Blog; read now>>  
Spring/Summer 2014 Research and Action Report
July 09, 2014
The Spring/Summer 2014 Research and Action Report is now available online to read, featuring: Moving beyond Prison: Building a Women's Justice Network in Massachusetts, by Erika Kates, Ph.D.; read more>>
Open Circle Training Goes to Uganda
June 23, 2014
Two Open Circle trainers from the Open Circle Program, Jen Dirga, MSW, and Sallie Dunning, Ed.M., traveled to Uganda in May 2014 to train teachers, youth, and parents from six rural primary schools and communities through the Pearl Community Empowerment Foundation; read more>>  
NIOST 2014 Summer Seminars
June 02, 2014
The NIOST Summer Seminars will cover many topics regarding afterschool, out-of-school-time, youth development, and education, including the Afterschool Program Assessment System; register now>>    
TEDx Talk: The Naked Truth
May 15, 2014
Jean Kilbourne, Ph.D. discusses the representation of women in advertising and its implications in this new TEDx Talk; watch now>>  
The Origins of "Privilege"
May 15, 2014
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., is featured in The New Yorker discussing the concept of privilege with Joshua Rothman; read more>>  
CDC Cites WCW Research on Sexual Harassment in K-12 Schools
May 12, 2014
A White House Task Force announced efforts to address gender violence/ sexual assaults on college campuses; an intervention program developed by Nan Stein, Ed.D., and Bruce Taylor, Ph.D., was identified by CDC as having great potential for reducing rates of sexual violence. Read more>>
May 07, 2014
Margaret Cezair-Thompson, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the Wellesley College English Departments, shares ways you can help campaign to free Nigerian kidnapped girls; read blog>>  
Middle School Expanded Learning Opportunities
April 15, 2014
Ellen Gannett reflects on 20 years of expanded learning opportunities for middle school communities in new post; read blog>>
2014 SEED New Leaders' Week
April 14, 2014
Applications for the SEED New Leaders' Week, and grants to cover a portion of fees for eligible schools, are available through May 15th. Apply here >>  
A Case of Structural Racism
April 11, 2014
Jean Hardisty, Ph.D. writes that barriers for low-income mothers in accessing subsidies for child care leaves children behind in Mississippi; read blog>>  
UN Commission Calls for Increased Efforts to Promote Gender Equality
April 02, 2014
The UN CSW ended with a call to prioritize gender equality and the human rights of women in order to achieve sustainable development; read blog>>  
National SEED Project Names Two New Associate Directors
March 31, 2014
Gail Cruise-Roberson and Jondou Chase Chen named associate directors of peer-led professional development program for teachers, college faculty, parents, community leaders; read more>>