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~Wellesley College's Ruhlman Conference Showcases Outstanding Student Work April 30~

For immediate release:
April 25, 2003

Mary Ann Hill

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

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.


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