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    Evolutions of Womanism

    September 2021

    Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., and Sheron Fraser-Burgess, Ph.D., will discuss the importance of the African/African-descended worldview in higher education and global problem solving today.

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    Engaging Black Girls in STEM With Culturally Responsive Education

    August 2021

    LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., discusses how Black Girls Create and other culturally responsive maker programs can boost Black girls' interest and success in STEM.

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    What Could Be More American Than Critical Race Theory?

    July 2021

    Through Critical Race Theory, Black, Latinx, and Asian American thinkers have stood up to ask why people of color should not receive equal treatment under the law. "What could be more American than that?" ask Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., and LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D.

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    New Research on the Health and Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ Teens

    June 2021

    New studies help us understand more about the experiences of LGBTQ+ teens.

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    COVID-19 and Paid Leave

    June 2021

    Deniz Çivril, Ph.D., discusses ongoing studies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, paid sick leave, and paid parental leave.

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Supporting Educators With Social and Emotional Learning Resources

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Young girl attends online classOpen Circle offers virtual training and other resources for elementary school teachers, many of whom taught remotely for the remainder of the school year.

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When Social Distancing Collides with Social Media

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Teenage girl sits on couch and stares at smartphone screenLinda Charmaraman, Ph.D., shares tips for parents wondering how to help their children maintain a healthy relationship with social media during isolation.

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Investigating How Parents Talk to Teens About Sex and Relationships in the Midst of COVID-19

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Mother and daughter have a serious conversation sitting on a couch in their home. Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., will survey parents of high school students to understand how extended time at home may have changed the way they talk about dating and relationships.

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Preventing Depression While Social Distancing

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An upset man scrolls through his phone while sitting at the kitchen table in front of an open laptop.Connecting with people remotely, reframing negative thoughts, and taking care of physical health can help prevent depressive symptoms during isolation.

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Wellesley Students Complete Research Internships Remotely

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Ninotska Love, Jessica Abowitz, Nora Pearce, Dhanya NageswaranDespite the need to leave campus, WCW mentors and interns found ways to continue their collaborations.

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New Initiative Supports Mental Wellbeing in College Students

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A WCW research team conducts a pilot study to develop a depression prevention program for Wellesley College students.

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Research Study Highlights Challenges to Child Sexual Abuse Prosecution

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A recent study from our Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative details challenges related to the prosecution of child sexual abuse cases.

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Economist Testifies Before Congress on the Benefits of Immigration

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Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., discussed her findings on the positive contributions that immigrant entrepreneurs make to the American economy.

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Schools Can Prevent Normalization of Sexual Harassment

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A journal article co-authored by WCW’s Nan Stein, Ed.D., examines how schools can change their culture to prevent sexual harassment from becoming normalized.

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Q&A: Preventing Depression with Online Tools

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Katherine Buchholz, Ph.D., discusses her background and projects she is involved with as a new postdoctoral research scientist at WCW.

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