News and Calendars

CALENDARS
Life at Bates revolves around the academic calendar: a fall semester, a winter semester, a 5-week spring Short Term, and summer programs.  Students and faculty have obligations linked to the academic calendar, ranging from registration to tenure and promotion.

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NEWS: Learn More about the Bates Faculty


Faculty Changes 2016-2017Who’s here; who’s on leave; who’s retired.


Bates is a very busy place: the intellectual life of the College is robust and multifaceted. A wide range of programs is presented by faculty and students that are open to all. Athletic contests, music, dance, and theatrical performances highlight student achievement. Lectures and performances by visiting scholars and artists that enrich the academic program are sponsored by departments and interdisciplinary programs, the dean’s office, the Career Development Centerthe Office for External Grantsthe Harward Center for Community Partnershipsthe Museum of Art, and the Bates Dance Festival.


Kroepsch Award: An annual award that honors  faculty for outstanding performance as teachers and nominated by the students.

FACULTY FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

The Bates faculty have far-reaching teaching and scholarly interests. CLICK HERE for an overview of the faculty’s fields of teaching and scholarly expertise.


 RECENT SCHOLARLY WORK

The Bates Faculty are productive and accomplished teacher-scholars. The dean’s office is proud to share stories of their discoveries, awards, and artistic work. CLICK HERE to learn more about recent faculty publications and artistic works reported to us in the last month.


HUGGETT RECEIVES NSF GRANT TO STUDY TREE’S REACTIONS TO DROUGHT: Assistant Professor of Biology, Brett Huggett, receives $165,000 from the National Science Foundation for a three-year study in tree structure and drought response. bates.edu/news/2016/02/05/165000-grant-funds-bates-study-of-tree-structure-drought-response/


HERZIG’S BOOK AMONG BEST OF THE YEAR: Congratulations to Rebecca Herzig, Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies. The Economist has named her new book, Plucked: A History of Hair Removal, as one of its best books of 2015. bates.edu/news/2015/12/10/bates­in­the­news­dec­11 


ROCQUE’S RESEARCH ON CRIME VS. MARRIAGE: Assistant Professor of Sociology Michael Rocque’s new research reveals that communities with strong marriages report lower levels of crime. bates.edu/news/2015/11/13/marriage-the-ultimate-crime-fighter/   


ANDRUCKI’S HOLIDAY PLAY WITH A MODERN TWIST DEBUTS ITS WORLD PREMIER:
Martin Andrucki, Charles A. Dana Professor of Theater, has adapted German writer E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story about a magical nutcracker to create a play that’s set in the present day and titled Marie and the Nutcracker. Shows run November 5th through November 9th. bates.edu/news/2015/11/02/in-world-premiere-marie-and-the-nutcracker-updates-familiar-story/ 


FARNSWORTH GETS INTO THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT:
Senior Lecturer of English, Robert Farnsworth, presents an illustrated reading titled ‘Toward Hallowe’en’, just in time for the ghoulish holiday: bates.edu/news/2015/10/30/an-illustrated-reading-of-toward-halloween-by-robert-farnsworth/


DEAN MATTHEW AUER EXPLORES CHINA’S SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP:
Matt Auer documents the Chinese government’s censorship on film Under the Domebates.edu/news/2015/10/29/chinas-social-media-censors-move-quicker-than-thought-auers-research-reveals/


FEINTUCH AND FEET:
Robert Feintuch, Senior Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture, depicts the male form through psychologically pointed depictions: bates.edu/news/2015/10/21/brief-painter-feintuch-at-large/


SCHLAX SECURES NIH GRANT TO STUDY LYME DISEASE:
Paula Schlax, Professor of Chemistry, receives money to support her ongoing research on Lyme disease as well as fund student researchers interested in pursuing this topic: bates.edu/news/2015/10/15/professor-paula-schlax-nets-grant-to-study-switches-central-to-lyme-disease/


BIOLOGY WELCOMES CARLA ESSENBERG:
New faculty profile: Carla Essenberg: bates.edu/news/2015/10/01/bates-welcomes-new-faculty-carla-essenberg-biology/


AMBROSE FINDS ARCTIC NIGHTLIFE:
Professor of Biology, Will Ambrose, publishes article that explores the activity of Arctic creatures, long thought to be hibernating during the ‘polar night’: bates.edu/news/2015/10/01/polar-night-ambrose/


MATHEMATICS WELCOMES HENRY BOATENG:
New faculty profile: Henry Boateng: bates.edu/news/2015/09/23/bates-welcomes-new-faculty-henry-boateng-mathematics/


RELIGIOUS STUDIES WELCOMES ALISON MELNICK:
New faculty profile: Alison Melnick:  bates.edu/news/2015/09/17/bates-welcomes-new-faculty-alison-melnick-religious-studies/


For more on what’s happening around Bates, visit http://www.bates.edu/events