WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Representing the work of nearly 300
Wellesley College students, the 2003 Ruhlman Conference
will be held all day Wednesday, April 30. The conference
helps to foster collaboration among students and faculty
across academic disciplines while enhancing the intellectual
life of the College. A schedule of the campuswide events
can be found at http://new.wellesley.edu/DeanCollege/Ruhlman/home.html
Reflecting the diversity of student interest and accomplishment,
the Ruhlman Conference presents student work in a variety
of formats: papers, panels, posters, exhibitions, musical
and theatrical performances, and readings of original work.
The day is organized around 11 major themes: the Arts; About
Wellesley; Economic Issues; Gender and Sexuality; Multicultural
Research; Political Development and Conflict; Analysis of
Literature and the Arts; Science and Technology; Social
Institutions and Processes; Self and Identity; and Change.
In addition to the outstanding quality of work, a wide-ranging
variety of topics makes the Ruhlman Conference a truly exceptional
event. Under the theme of Science and Technology, for example,
16 presentations are planned on topics ranging from "Proteomics:
A New Approach to Systems Biology and Disease Treatment"
to "A Digital Gallery of the Stars."
Under the Arts, students will present 13 topics including
a performance of "Two Twentieth-Century Masterpieces"
and an exhibition, "Multiplicity in Mixed Media."
The conference is made possible by the Barbara Peterson
Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Study.
Founded in 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in
liberal arts and the education of women for more than 125
years. The College's 500-acre campus near Boston is home
to 2,300 undergraduate students.