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    Countering the Culture Wars You Didn't Expect: Education Journalism, SEED, and School Moms Called to Service

    April 2024

    On May 2, join WCW to celebrate the release of "School Moms: Parent Activism, Partisan Politics, and the Battle for Public Education," by Writer-in-Residence Laura Pappano.

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    Induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame

    March 2024

    Senior Research Scientist Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame alongside Serena Williams, Ruby Bridges, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and six others.

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    Evaluating Planned Parenthood's Sex Ed Program for High Schoolers

    December 2023

    Senior Research Scientist Jennifer M. Grossman, Ph.D., received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate the effectiveness of "Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education That Works," a program for high school students.


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    WCW Research Scientist Will Implement PTSD Treatment in University Counseling Centers

    December 2023

    Katherine R. Buchholz, Ph.D., has been approved for a $2.5 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

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    Health advisory on social media use in adolescence

    May 2023

    Senior Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., co-authored a health advisory on social media use in adolescence released by the American Psychological Association.

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News: 2021

tween girl of asian descent uses a tablet October 27, 2021

A new study finds that limiting access lessens some negative effects of social media use among younger users.

Wellesley College student interns 2021-2022 September 22, 2021

At the start of the academic year, five Wellesley College students began internships at WCW through the Class of 1967 Internship Program.

Wellesley Centers for Women and University Consortium for Liberia logos September 8, 2021

Together with academic, NGO, and private sector partners, WCW will hold two workshops to address human trafficking in Liberia.

Kathryn Wheeler, Ed.D. September 3, 2021

Kathryn Wheeler, Ed.D., is among 70 individuals and groups being recognized by Big Sister Boston for their enduring commitment to believing in girls.

Wellesley student Connie Gu shares photos from her STEM journey September 1, 2021

Middle school students learned about STEM concepts and healthy social media use during a workshop hosted by the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab.

Peggy McIntosh May 26, 2021

Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., was honored for her decades of work naming and breaking down systems of privilege and oppression.

Middle school girl uses laptop April 26, 2021

We are looking for middle school girls to participate in a free virtual summer learning program that begins on July 19, 2021.

Open Circle and Wellesley Centers for Women logos April 8, 2021

A statement about the future of Open Circle, our social and emotional learning program.

Student parent resource center at an Oregon higher education institution March 17, 2021

Our statement on the senseless killings of eight people in Atlanta.

parenting student resource center at an Oregon higher education institution March 8, 2021

Research Scientist Autumn Green, M.Ed., Ph.D., spoke at a hearing of the Oregon State Senate Committee on Education about a proposed bill to collect and report data on college students who are parents.

Teen girl uses phone while putting on makeup February 24, 2021

A recently published journal article explores social media’s role in influencing adolescents' attitudes toward body image.

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