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~Enjoy A Wealth of Learning at Wellesley College Tanner Conference Nov. 4~

For immediate release:
October 31, 2003

Arlie Corday,

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 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.




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