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Taken July 28, 2015, this southward view from the fourth floor of 65 Campus Ave. shows the future loading dock for the College Store and Office Services, and the soon-to-be paved parking lot. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: July 31, 2015

The end is in sight for the current run of utilities-related road closures on Campus Avenue.

By Doug Hubley on July 31, 2015

The college's 35 percent giving increase in 2015 was matched by a surge in attendance at the annual Presidential Events, including the New York City event at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, where  journalist Bryant Gumbel ’70 (left) interviewed President Spencer and Trustee Emeritus Michael Chu ’80 on the topic "The Liberal Arts in an Age of Disruption." (Matthew Carasella Photography)
Giving to Bates jumps more than 30 percent for second straight year

Giving to Bates College in 2015 increased more than 30 percent for the second consecutive year, as the college received $21.6 million from alumni, parents, and friends.

By Kent Fischer on July 30, 2015

Robert Moses' Kin. (R.J. Muna)
Bates Dance Festival: Robert Moses’ Kin looks at liberation movements

Robert Moses' Kin returns to the Bates Dance Festival with performances of "NEVABAWARLDAPECE" on July 31–Aug. 1.

By Bates News on July 27, 2015

Concerts on Quad resume July 30 with dynamic Buckwheat Zydeco

The Concerts on the Quad at Bates College resumes with the crowd-rousing zydeco artist Buckwheat Zydeco at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30.

By Bates News on July 27, 2015

Tom Wenzel, Dana Professor of Chemistry, with three Bates students whom he recently brought along to the 27th International Chirality Conference in Boston: from left, Anna Berenson '16 of Topsfield, Mass., a biochemistry major; Tayla Duarte '17 of North Miami Beach, Fla., a neuroscience major; Wenzel; and Caroline Holme '17 of Winnetka, Ill., also a biochemistry major.
Bates is a distinctive presence at international chemistry conference

Bates College was the only undergraduate institution represented at a recent international conference dedicated to chirality, a branch of chemistry.

By Doug Hubley on July 23, 2015

Fan Dong, '17, at right, is serving as a research assistant to economics professor Nathan Tefft this summer, helping to assess potential health benefits of fracking. With her is a second Tefft research assistant, Mike Varner '17, who is studying economic determinants of household expenditures on dietary supplements. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Summer Student Work: Fan Dong ’17 investigates fracking’s health benefits

Could fracking have health benefits? A junior from Beijing, Fan Dong '17 is helping a Bates College expert in health economics find out.

By Doug Hubley on July 22, 2015

Kate Moody '17 of Charlottesville, Va., is one of five 2015 recipients of a RISE internship in Germany. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Five Bates students in Germany as science, engineering interns

Five Bates College students are doing sophisticated research in Germany as part of the Research Internships in Science and Engineering program.

By Leanne Ouimet on July 21, 2015

This untitled work from 2010, part of photographer Gary Green's "Terrain Vague" series, is on display in the Bates College Museum of Art's 2015 exhibition "Points of View." Courtesy of the artist.
Museum of Art gallery talk features photographers in ‘Points of View’

Three photographers featured in the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition 'Points of View' discuss their work in a gallery talk on July 23.

By Bates News on July 21, 2015

Delfos Danza Contemporanea. (Martin Gavica)
Esteemed Mexican troupe in New England debut at Bates Dance Festival

The leading Mexican dance troupe Delfos Danza Contemporanea makes its New England debut in Bates Dance Festival performances July 24-25.

By Bates News on July 21, 2015

Kate McNally '17 bands lobsters on a lobster boat off Grand Manan Island.
Summer Student Work: Kate McNally ’17 was ‘everybody’s student’ on Grand Manan Island

McNally spent the summer on a Bates-funded Otis Fellowship to record oral histories of the fishing community on Grand Manan Island.

By Jay Burns on July 20, 2015