President Bottomly officially elected to National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
This spring, President H. Kim Bottomly was one of 170 innovators given NAI Fellow status. A press release from NAI reports that this honor is given to renowned inventors with U.S. patents whose ideas tangibly influence the quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society as a whole. Bottomly is a well-known immunobiologist who has written over 170 peer-reviewed articles and has been credited with three patents that describe how to treat and prevent anaphylactic and other allergic reactions. Bottomly and the other fellows were officially inducted at the fourth annual National Academy of Inventors Conference in March, which was hosted by the California Institute of Technology.
Liz Ogbu ’98 works for socio-sustainable change in communities
A self-described architect and social advocate, Wellesley alumna Liz Ogbu has designed opportunities for social justice in communities around the world for 17 years. Her experience in Wellesley’s architecture department inculcated in her an appreciation of the need for a liberal arts foundation to address complex societal problems. Ogbu traveled to sub-Saharan Africa on a Watson Fellowship before earning a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Design at Harvard University. In addition to other commitments, she is a lecturer on environmental design at the University of California, Berkeley and a faculty member at Stanford University. Ogbu gave a TEDxMidAtlantic talk in October that is available on YouTube.
The Ravencam examines bird behavior at the Science Center
In Fall 2013, Pauline and Henry, two ravens affectionately named by observers in the Wellesley community, lived in a nest on the south side of the Science Center. This habitation is unusual as common ravens usually live in mountainous and relatively unpopulated areas. Last year, The Ravencam showed the world the hatching of one of the couple’s eggs. The young raven first flew from the nest during Commencement in 2014. After leaving the nest, the family returned this spring to their previous location. Pauline and Henry are now incubating three eggs and can be watched on a live stream at www.wellesley.edu/ravencam.