WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Wellesley College will hold its third
annual Tanner Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 8:30
am to 4:45 pm.
Established through the generosity of Wellesley College
trustee Estelle “Nicki” Newman Tanner ’57,
the Tanner Conference celebrates the relationship between
the liberal arts classroom and student participation in
an increasingly diverse and interdependent world.
“This year students interned in over 30 countries
and infused the campus with these global perspectives upon
their return,” said Joanne Murray, director of the
Center for Work and Service at Wellesley. “The Tanner
Conference provides an extraordinary opportunity to appreciate
the vastness of Wellesley’s reach into the world.”
The conference is organized around themes including “Culture
and the Arts,” “Politics, Economics and Activism,” “Cross-Cultural
Interaction,” “Learning, Service and Youth” and “Science,
Medicine and Public Health.” To share what they have
learned, students may offer individual presentations, exhibits,
roundtables and panel discussions. The conference is free
of charge and open to the public.
A schedule of events is available online at www.wellesley.edu/CWS/Tanner2003/tannerdetailedschedule2003.html and can be picked up at the conference. More than 150 presentations
are scheduled for the day.
Topics are as diverse as the wealth of experience that
contributed to them. For example, in a subtopic called “A
Woman in a Man’s World,” junior Jennifer
Dietz will present “Upside Down: Equine Medicine
in Australia.” Under “Cancer Research,” sophomore
Alissa Cohen will talk about “Angiogenesis: The
Life Support of Cancer,” one of several individual
presentations. From the realms of “The Arts and
Discovery,” junior Jennifer O’Donnell and
sophomore Maia MacDonald will present “Krik, Krak,
An Island Possessed and Rara: Synthesizing Dance, Music
and Culture in Haiti.”
For more information, contact the Center for Work and
Service at Wellesley at 781-283-2607.
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing
an excellent liberal-arts education for women who will
make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near
Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all
50 states and 68 countries.