Stories from August 2009
Bates, Bowdoin share $150,000 grant to improve quantitative education

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 3:17 pm

A national foundation that supports liberal arts education has awarded nearly $150,000 to Bates and Bowdoin colleges for a collaborative effort to strengthen students' quantitative reasoning skills.

Bates Dance Festival, Lakeside Concerts offer season finales

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 2:57 pm

The Bates Dance Festival and the Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series end their seasons in high style this weekend, starting Thursday, Aug. 6, with the first of two "Different Voices" dance festival performances and a concert by Réveillons!, a Québécois folk band.

Summer Scholars Program gives first-years solid start in math, science

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 2:48 pm

The goal of the Bates Summer Scholars Program is to build a community of science scholars from among a diverse group of first-years, including first-generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in the sciences. It introduces these students to college-level academics and helps them develop time-management, research and study skills.

Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 3:38 pm

After sharing a meal at the end of a two-week homestay with a Zulu family in rural Ohwebede, my host siblings encouraged me to take out my camera for one last photo shoot.

Khon Kaen, Thailand

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 3:28 pm

In Thailand, the death of a loved one is never a sad occasion

Fyn, Denmark

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 3:15 pm

This was shot in April 2007 on the island of Fyn.

Prague, Czech Republic

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 3:08 pm

I took this photo while standing on the Charles Bridge. The Prague Castle, in which Holy Roman Emperors, Czech Kings, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have resided, has witnessed several power transitions.

Budapest, Hungary

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 2:45 pm

One of the most recognizable symbols of the city, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge connects Buda with Pest.

Manbi, Ecuador

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 2:36 pm

This photo was taken in the province of Manbi on the coast of Ecuador. After a long hike through the bosque seco and bosque nublado we stopped to cut platano and bananas to bring down to the house for our Ecuadorian-American feast.

Washington Post profiles acclaimed fiction writer Elizabeth Strout '77

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 9:14 am

An extensive profile of author Elizabeth Strout '77 in The Washington Post focuses on Strout's past as a way to explain the compelling lead character in her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Olive Kitteridge.

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