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Gifts to Bates surge 33 percent in 2014, topping $16 million
“We have ambitious goals for Bates, and I am inspired by this outpouring of support from the college community,” said President Clayton Spencer.
By Bates News on July 15, 2014
Yin Mei. (Paul B. Goode)
Bates Dance Festival to feature dance from Africa, China; music from all over
Coming up at the Bates Dance Festival are the popular Musicians' Concert and a pair of performances exploring changing times in South Africa and China.
By Bates News on July 25, 2014
Bates biology professor Larissa Williams discusses the image of a zebrafish embryo at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory on July 23. Mostly from Bates, the students with her are, from left, Nabil Saleem '15, Roshni Mangar (College of the Atlantic '16), Katie Paulson '15 and Sophie Salas '15. (Bill Church/MDIBL)
Biomedical research at Bates gets $459K boost from INBRE
Thanks to funding from a partnership of institutions in Maine, Bates will receive more than $459,000 this year to support biomedical research.
By Doug Hubley on July 23, 2014
Professor of Sociology Francesco Duina. (Morris Freeman)
New book by sociologist Duina studies American view of life transitions
Known for a study of the American focus on winning, Bates sociologist Francesco Duina views the emotional landscape from a different perspective in his new book.
By Alexander Hulse '15 on July 22, 2014
David Dorfman Dance performs "Come, and Back Again." (Adam Campos)
Punk, indie, folk-rock drive Dorfman Dance in ‘Come, and Back Again’
David Dorfman Dance examines the 1990s underground music scene in "Come, and Back Again" in Bates Dance Festival performances on July 25-26.
By Bates News on July 21, 2014
Awaiting the wrecking crew in the second phase of demolition preceding the Campus Avenue Project is 111 Bardwell St., former home to the environmental studies program. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: July 16, 2014
Note this date: July 28 is the target date for the Campus Avenue Project construction fence to rise and for buildings, trees and other current features to start coming down.
By Doug Hubley on July 15, 2014
Atsuko Hirai, the Kazushige Hirasawa Professor Emerita of History, dies at age 78
A witty and exacting teacher and scholar who broadened the college's curricular offerings in history and Asian studies, Hirai died July 14.
By Bates News on July 15, 2014
President Clayton Spencer
President Spencer among 50 notable Maine leaders
President Spencer joins nationally recognized Maine luminaries who are "moving Maine forward."
By Victoria Stanton on July 15, 2014
Professor of Psychology Todd Kahan. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Award supports Kahan’s study of cultural influences on visual perception
Todd Kahan, a psychology professor who studies how people process visual information, has received a major award that will allow him to explore how cultural differences affect those processes.
By Doug Hubley on July 14, 2014
Camille A. Brown & Dancers. (Christopher Duggan)
Camille A. Brown & Dancers showcase culturally charged ‘Mr. TOL E. RAncE’
The Bates Dance Festival presents the acclaimed Camille A. Brown & Dancers with a work exploring images of African American performers.
By Bates News on July 14, 2014