Lunchtime Seminar November 10, 2011 (58:51 min.)
Jennifer M. Grossman, Ph.D., Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., Ineke Ceder, B.A., Sumru Erkut, Ph.D, provide an overview of their mixed-method, longitudinal evaluation which uses a randomized control design to assess the impact of a middle school sex education curriculum.

Lunchtime Seminar November 3, 2011 (42:55 min.)

Anyone who has read aloud to children has seen that stories can evoke strong emotional responses and can stimulate new ways children view themselves and others.

Nan Stein, Ed.D. and Bruce Taylor, Ph.D.: Shifting Boundaries: Findings from a Youth Dating Violence Prevention Program Evaluation in NYC Middle Schools
Lunchtime Seminar October 27, 2011 (54:18 min.)

Georgia Hall

Lunchtime Seminar April 14, 2011 (55:54 min.)

Out-of-School Time Programs offer an opportunity for physical activity.


Lunchtime Seminar April 7, 2011 (55:00 min.)

In this talk, Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), and Michelle Porche, Ed.D., senior research scientist at WCW, will present mixed-method data on girls’ aspirations for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) work, what draws girls to STEM careers, and their perceptions of career and family roles.

Lunchtime Seminar March 24, 2011 (46:10 min.)

Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., explores whether temporary-help jobs improve the earnings of unemployed women.

Lunchtime Seminar March 17, 2011 (49:19 min.)

Research suggests that family variables are involved in the transmission of depression from parents to children. To date, marital and parent/child relationships have been explored in connection to youth depression, but the sibling relationship generally has been overlooked.

Lunchtime Seminar March 3, 2011 (64:04 min.)

In this lecture, Amy Banks, M.D. will discuss the “smart vagus” nerve as described by neuroscientist Dr. Stephan Porges.

WCW Lunchtime Seminar Series

    • Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) scholars offer seminar and panel presentations during which they share their work with other scholars and the general public. The WCW Lunchtime Seminar Series, for example, offers residents and visitors to the Greater Boston area the opportunity to hear, in person, about work by WCW researchers and program staff. Other special events bring these researchers and program staff into communities for special presentations to the Centers' many constituents.

    • Recordings of some past lunchtime seminars and other special events may be heard by clicking on the links below. You may need to adjust the volume when playing an audio file on your computer.

    • Please note that data and background information cited in these presentations were current for the date of the presentation but should not necessarily be considered the most current research on the related issues today.

  • The Wellesley Centers for Women Lunchtime Seminar Series is made possible by support from The Cowles/Sulzberger Fund, an endowed gift to the Wellesley Centers for Women.
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