Posts from August 2008
Expert in ethnomathematics, math history to give Sampson Lecture

Friday, August 29, 2008 12:00 pm

Ubiratan D’Ambrósio, an authority on the fields of ethnomathematics, math education and the history of mathematics, offers two talks at Bates College on Sept. 18. D’Ambrosio offers an informal look at 19th-century Brazilian mathematician Joaquim Gomes de Souza at 4:30 p.m. His second talk, Bates' annual Sampson Lecture, is titled "Ethnomathematics in a Global World" and begins at 7:30 p.m.

Dazzling season of performances at Bates begins in September

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:00 pm

Led by a musician whom The New Yorker called "one of the most gifted bassists of his generation," the Avishai Cohen Trio opens Bates' 2008 performance season at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The concert kicks off a season of performances at Bates that include dance, theater and musical offerings ranging from jazz to classical to the Top 40 mashups of Girl Talk.

The New York Times: Devils Hole pupfish is at brink

Friday, August 22, 2008 12:00 pm

A precipitious drop in the population of the Devils Hole pupfish, an iridescent blue minnow found only in a hot spring-fed pool in the Nevada desert, is confounding scientists.

Phelps' agent makes home in Maine

Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:00 pm

"This changes everything." That's how Peter Carlisle '91, agent to the hottest athlete on the planet, summed up the likely effect of Michael Phelps' historic Olympics performance -- not only for Phelps, but perhaps for the Olympics themselves.

Retirement beckons to uber health agent

Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:00 pm

The Foxboro (Mass.) Reporter profiled George Young '73, who is retiring as health agent in the town of Foxborough after 20 years.

Olympic Gold for Batesie!

Monday, August 18, 2008 1:21 pm

Just wanted to give you a little update about the Bates Olympian. Bates graduate Andrew Byrnes (’05) won a gold medal yesterday in the men’s eight rowing event. Byrnes and his 7 teammates beat out Great Britain (Silver medal) and the U.S. (Bronze) to capture the gold medal for Team Canada.

Now, Phelps Chases Gold on Land

Monday, August 18, 2008 12:00 pm

After Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won his historic eighth gold medal, the hard work to 'transform the swimmer's Olympic feat into a marketing juggernaut, akin to Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods,' in the words of The Wall Street Journal, was just beginning for his agent, Peter Carlisle '91.

From politics to philanthropy: Sally Ehrenfried

Monday, August 18, 2008 12:00 pm

As community relations director at the software company Blackbaud Inc., Ehrenfried is able to foster her love of public service through Blackbaud’s philanthropic efforts.

Rower Andrew Byrnes ’05 and Canada win gold medal in men’s eights

Sunday, August 17, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates College graduate Andrew Byrnes and the Canada men’s eight captured the gold medal on Sunday at the Shunyi Rowing–Canoeing Park, Canada’s first medal in the event since 1992.

Bates Olympian!

Saturday, August 16, 2008 2:11 pm

I am completely obsessed with sports. So obviously since getting back from camp I have been watching as much of the Olympics as I possibly can.

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