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A Reformed Peace Conference Skeptic
August 19, 2015
Laura Golakeho writes that since attending the Hague Peace Conference, her skepticism has been replaced with hope; read blog>>
New Research & Action Report Available 2015
August 03, 2015
The Spring/Summer 2015 Research & Action Report is now available to view online; download PDF>> 
Women's Soccer and the New Feminist Power
July 21, 2015
Laura Pappano writes that female athletes are demonstrating their clear-headed brilliance; read article>>
Peggy McIntosh Advises on MTV Documentary, "White People"
July 20, 2015
SEED founder Peggy McIntosh served as an advisor to MTV's new documentary that explores being White in young America; learn more>>
Women's Review of Books
July 15, 2015
Since 1983 the Women's Review of Books has provided a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women; the July/August issue is now available; read more>>  
WCW Research Cited in NY Times Editorial
July 13, 2015
A prevention and research study co-led by Nan Stein, Ed.D., is cited in this important NY Times editorial on helping to prevent sexual assault; read more>>
Peggy McIntosh's "Invisible Knapsack" essay available online
June 25, 2015
Anti-racism educator Peggy McIntosh's 1989 article, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," is available online for the first time in authorized version; learn more>>  
Women's Review of Books available electronically!
June 24, 2015
You can now purchase digital download issues of Women's Review of Books from Old City Publishing; learn more>>  
Listen to Lunchtime Seminars online
June 11, 2015
WCW researchers and staff present findings and updates about their work in our Fall and Spring Lunchtime Seminar Series. Listen to audio recordings of select seminars online; listen now>>  
Why Relationships Matter
June 04, 2015
Kamilah-Drummond looks at the importance of relationships to cognitive and social growth in this blog post; read blog>>  
NASM Fellowship-Apply by June 15
May 20, 2015
NIOST is offering dynamic, two-year OST professional development & leadership training program that incorporates technology for on-going collaboration and virtual meetings; learn more>>  
JBMTI 2015 Intensive Institute
May 18, 2015
The JBMTI 2015 Intensive Institute will explore empathy in our personal lives and social organizations; register now>>  
Healthy Young People Despite a World Filled With Violence
May 18, 2015
What can we do to help our kids make it in this world? Lisa Fortuna, M.D., explores that question in the latest blog post on Women Change Worlds; read blog>>
Capitals, Cultures, Cognitions: An Interactive Peek into Social Class as a Worldview: April 23rd
April 22, 2015
Join us Thursday, April 23rd for our next Spring Lunchtime Seminar: "Capitals, Cultures, Cognitions: An Interactive Peek into Social Class as a Worldview," presented by Anne Noonan, Ph.D.; learn more>>
Celebrate Diversity Month--April 2015
April 21, 2015
Robbin Chapman, Ph.D. writes, "Why not take Celebrate Diversity Month to the next level?" on our Women Change Worlds blog; read more>>  
Twenty Years since Beijing: Special Public Presentation 5/7
April 18, 2015
Four dynamic panelists will share their perspectives on how their participation in U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women influenced their last 20 years; learn more>>  
Equal Pay Day & A Woman's Worth
April 13, 2015
Nancy Marshall, Ed.D. writes on the Women Change Worlds blog that 40% of the gender pay gap can be attributed to discrimination; read post>>  
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>>