Science+Technology

A photo of Vivian Pinn '64 with President Paula Johnson at the dedication of Pinn Hall in September.
Fall 2017
In September, Vivian Pinn ’64—a retired physician, scientist, pathologist, administrator, and policymaker known as a champion of women’s health—was honored for her achievements by the University of Virginia, where she attended medical school.More
The cover of Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos is a photograph of a young girl working at at outdoor loom.
Fall 2017
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The cover of Creekfinding is a woodcut showing a trout leaping from a stream surrounded by tall reeds from which peer a heron, bees, a woodpecker, a dog, two children, and a man. A frog sits on a rock in the water and dragonflies flit overhead.
Fall 2017
“How does a creek get lost?” So begins Creekfinding , the inspiring, true-life tale by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ’66 of a trout creek buried beneath the Iowa prairie.More
A photo of Lake Waban with tiger lilies in the foreground and Galen Stone Tower in the background.
Fall 2017
Wellesley is undertaking an ambitious plan to reduce its environmental footprint and engage with its beautiful campus in new ways—and has named 2017–18 the Year of Sustainability.More
An illustration shows Mercy Ngaruiya, known as Mama Mercy, surrounded by African wildlife and vegetation.
Fall 2017
Nature and humanity coexist, confoundingly at times, cheek by jowl in Kenya. Its major highway bisects Tsavo National Park, the country’s largest national park. Some 150,000 people live here among migrating zebra, giraffe, and antelopes, as well as lions, elephants, and buffalo.More
An illustration of a pink butterly
Fall 2017
Can we all think for a moment about the climate activists and environmentalists? On June 1, they watched the president of the United States announce his intention to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.More
A winter wren perches on a snowy branch.
Fall 2017
I had never seen a winter wren until yesterday, when I made the introductory tour of Hedgebrook’s woods with Barton. An excellent naturalist, he reeled off the names of trees and shrubs and mushrooms until…More
Portrait of Kwan Kew Lai ’74
Kwan Kew Lai ’74 mentored and trained HIV/AIDS clinicians in Vietnam, Malawi, and Uganda, and provided relief services after the earthquake and during the cholera outbreak in Haiti, among many other projects.More
Freshink
Spring 2017
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Insects’ ­Evolutionary Secrets
Spring 2017
If you grow tomatoes, you might not be fond of tobacco hornworms—four-inch-long, bright-green caterpillars that can make short work of your crop’s leaves overnight. But Yui Suzuki, associate professor of biological sciences, has a soft spot for the chubby critters.More