Past Press Releases

News: 2020

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D. December 15, 2020

Senior Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., has been appointed as Forbes Ignite’s new Scientific Advisor.

Picture of Nancy Marshall.December 2, 2020

Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director Nancy L. Marshall, Ed.D., who is retiring after 35 years at the Wellesley Centers for Women, took a moment to reflect on her experiences. 

Infants crawl and walk in child care setting November 11, 2020

Our Work, Families & Children Research Group will examine how nonstandard and/or unpredictable work schedules make it difficult for low-income parents to access quality child care.

City of Boston logo October 27, 2020

The written testimony of Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., CAGS, presented to the Boston City Council Committee on Education.

Teen lays in bed and looks at phone November 2, 2020

A new study finds that the quantity of social technology use, type of content viewed, and social context is significantly related to later bedtimes and less sleep for early adolescents.

Character from Path 2 Purpose; created by Charad Perkins / Odd Duck October 8, 2020

The Path 2 Purpose campaign aims to help teens cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.

parenting student with baby at home October 6, 2020

The Jacob Bluestein Foundation awarded a $15,000 gift to the Wellesley Centers for Women to support the Higher Education Access for Parenting Students Research Initiative.

Black father and son in conversation September 29, 2020

Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., received a grant from the NIH to study whether fathers’ communication with their teenage children can protect teens from risky sexual behavior.

Wellesley Centers for Women student interns for 2020-2021 September 24, 2020

Six Wellesley College students recently began internships through the Class of 1967 Internship Program at the Wellesley Centers for Women.

Gitanjali Rao speaks to students during the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab virtual summer workshop August 20, 2020

The Wellesley Centers for Women teamed up with the Wellesley College Computer Science Department to host a virtual workshop that helped adolescents explore their identities, introduced them to STEM concepts, and taught them about healthy social media use.

Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, Linda Charmaraman, and Sarah Wong July 31, 2020

Two programs of the Wellesley Centers for Women collaborated to host a webinar that explored the roles of social technology and SEL in remote learning.

fractured image of woman wearing a mask July 14, 2020

At a time when teens are particularly vulnerable to anxiety and depression, the new funding will allow an additional group of teens to participate in an ongoing prevention study.

middle school student uses laptop during summer workshop on digital wellbeing July 13, 2020

The Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab is looking for middle school students to participate in a free summer learning program that begins July 27.

George Floyd Memorial; Photo by Lorie Shaull, shared under CC BY-SA 2.0 license June 2, 2020

Our statement on the anti-racism protests in response to the killing of George Floyd.

Office of Admissions sign at a U.S. college May 26, 2020

A report on campus sexual assault by our Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative was published days before new Title IX rules were issued by the Department of Education.

Katie Du, undergraduate student research assistant May 14, 2020

Undergraduate student research assistant Katie Du reflects on her work with our Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab, and her experience as an international student at Wellesley during a pandemic.

Infants in child care space March 16, 2020

Our Work, Families, & Children Research Group assisted with a report on child care accessibility and affordability in Boston.

Special issue of Journal of Adolescent Research January 29, 2020

Senior Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., served as a guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Adolescent Research focused on adolescent and emerging adult development in an age of social media.

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