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June 9, 2010 2:49 pm

Biologist Rebecca Sommer receives $419,000 NIH grant for study of arsenic effects

Rebecca Sommer, associate professor of biology at Bates College, has received $419,000 from the National Institutes of Health for research that could ultimately shed light on health impacts from the ingestion of tiny amounts of arsenic. Sommer will search for the cellular and molecular mechanisms through which low doses of arsenic given to prenatal and juvenile mice tend to result in a syndrome of ailments by adulthood, including obesity and symptoms consistent with diabetes.


June 8, 2010 4:37 pm

2010 Commencement honorand panel discussion: 'Principles into action'

The evening before Commencement, the honorary degree recipients gather in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall to share insights into…


June 7, 2010 11:42 am

June 2010 images of Bates

Click on thumbnails, above, to view the slide show. Featured image of the month (From left) Maura McGee ’10 and…


June 4, 2010 10:26 am

2010 Commencement honorand addresses

A pioneering choreographer, leading researchers in the fields of climate change and reproduction, a best-selling novelist and one of television’s…


June 4, 2010 9:16 am

Bangor Daily News quotes Professor Emeritus Hodgkin on Republican candidate

The Bangor Daily News, in its profile of Maine Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage, a fiscal conservative, quotes Professor Emeritus…


June 3, 2010 5:55 pm

BatesNews Monthly Update: June 2010

For Bates alumni, parents, and friends, here is a look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates…


June 3, 2010 4:50 pm

Lakes Region Weekly chats with MacMillan author Cowan '61

Lakes Region Weekly writer John Balentine talks with Mary Morton Cowan ’61 of Standish, author of the nonfiction children’s book,…


June 3, 2010 3:40 pm

A department store among garage sales, Clean Sweep turns 10

The 10th edition of Clean Sweep, the supersized “garage sale” at Bates College that benefits the environment, community organizations and scores of satisfied shoppers, starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St.


June 3, 2010 2:48 pm

Indianapolis Star publishes personal essay by Merisotis '86

In a personal essay for The Indianapolis Star, Jamie Merisotis ’86, a Bates trustee who heads the Lumina Foundation for…


June 3, 2010 12:22 pm

Portland Press Herald covers memorial for Judge Coffin '40

The Portland Press Herald shares stories from the May 8 memorial service for Frank Coffin ’40. Reporter Edward Murphy writes…