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BatesNews Monthly Update: December 2010

For Bates alumni, parents and friends, here is a look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates events and achievements of the past month, important upcoming events, and a sampling of Bates people in the news.


In this issue:

1. Please join President Hansen’s Year-End Teleconference Dec. 8
2. Climate-related Shetlands project receives $619,000 NSF grant
3. Med school plans for fall 2012? Contact Bates for help by Jan. 10
4. Nayder’s biography debunks popular notion of Charles Dickens’ wife
5. Audio: Duina talks about winning and happiness on ‘The Academic Minute’
6. Slide show: Trashion Show 2010
7. Support Bates today and earn tax benefits for 2010
8. Bates teams offer exciting outlook for winter athletics
9. Heating curtailment plan will save money, carbon emissions during break
10. Bates in the News


1. Please join President Hansen’s Year-End Teleconference Dec. 8
Intending to touch on everything from Bates’ new mission statement to a recent update of the Campus Facilities Master Plan, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen welcomes you to a Year-End Update Teleconference at noon EST on Dec. 8.
http://home.bates.edu/chat/


2. Climate-related Shetlands project receives $619,000 NSF grant
The National Science Foundation grant will fund faculty and student researchers who are part of an international project investigating a once-thriving Shetland Islands settlement that was buried by storm-blown sand during extreme Little Ice Age climate shifts in the 1600s. Ultimately, the project could inform responses to future environmental challenges caused by climate change.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/11/05/shetland-nsf-2010/


3. Med school plans for fall 2012? Contact Bates for help by Jan. 10
Alums applying to medical school or dental school for fall 2012 matriculation and who wish to interview with the Bates Medical Studies Committee have a noon, Jan. 10, 2011, deadline to register. Forms are available at www.bates.edu/x222663.xml. Please send materials, including a photo, to Laurie McConnell, Carnegie Science Hall Room 109, 44 Campus Ave., Lewiston ME 04240. E-mail questions to Karen Daigler, kdaigler@bates.edu, or Lee Abrahamsen, labraham@bates.edu.


4. Nayder’s biography debunks popular notion of Charles Dickens’ wife
English professor Lillian Nayder’s book The Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Hogarth is not only the first comprehensive portrait of the woman whom Charles Dickens married and then repudiated, but also debunks the widely held but untrue reason as to why Dickens left Hogarth. She really wasn’t mentally unstable; but he was less than faithful.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/11/12/nayder-book-discussion/


5. Audio: Duina talks about winning and happiness on ‘The Academic Minute’
Does winning really make us happy? Bates sociologist Francesco Duina explores that and other questions in his new book, Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession. In recent media interviews and appearances, including public radio’s The Academic Minute, Duina articulates why American zeal to win may not yield the spoils we hope for.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/12/03/sociologist-duina-winning-media/


6. Slide show: Trashion Show 2010
The year’s most popular and stylish green event at Bates is the Trashion Show. Besides being a showcase for student creativity and spirit, the show also raises awareness of the trash we produce and the recycling initiatives aimed at minimizing it.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/11/18/trashion-show-2010/


7. Support Bates today and earn tax benefits for 2010
When you make a financial gift to Bates — cash, appreciated stock or other property — you further Bates’ academic excellence while also, in many cases, receiving a charitable deduction on your 2010 income taxes. The personal benefits of giving can also include life-income plans that provide tax advantages and lifetime payments to you, then support for Bates thereafter. To plan such a gift, please e-mail the Office of Gift Planning at giftplanning@bates.edu or call 800-762-3145 for a customized illustration. Website: www.bates.plannedgifts.org


8. Bates teams offer exciting outlook for winter athletics
The winter athletic season is off to a hot start for the Bobcat men’s and women’s basketball teams. Other winter teams have also dipped their toes into competition, while still others warm up for January.
http://bates.edu/x223441.xml


9. Heating curtailment plan will save money, carbon emissions during break
In an effort to reduce energy consumption on campus, Bates will turn down the heat in buildings across campus during the winter break. The adjustments are expected to save money and reduce the College’s emissions of greenhouse gases.
http://home.bates.edu/views/2010/11/16/energy-curtailment/


10. Bates in the News
A passion for politics and public service shines through The Portland Press Herald‘s profile of new Maine Senate President Kevin Raye ’83, while various news outlets report that Metropolis Ensemble founder Andrew Cyr ’96 has gained a Grammy nomination. The Daily Mirror of Sri Lanka profiles arts entrepreneur Sulo Dissanayake ’09, who has completed her Watson travel fellowship.
http://home.bates.edu/views/in-the-news/



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