Stories from August 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:50 pm
Emily Grady '10 has received a Fulbright assistantship for teaching English in Argentina. As an environmental studies major at Bates, Grady co-founded two student environmental organizations, lobbied Maine's senators for comprehensive climate legislation and co-founded an environmental leadership training program for Bates students.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:30 pm
Ana Brzezinska '11 has received an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. These grants support recipients in positions as teaching assistants who work with local students on their English language skills and knowledge of the United States. As the same time, the teaching assistants pursue individual research.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:27 pm
The federal Fulbright Program has awarded grants for teaching and research in Argentina, China, Germany and Spain to five Bates College alumni.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:48 am
Stephen Engel's research interests include American political development, constitutional development, relations among the branches of government, and social movements, particularly gay and lesbian mobilization for social change.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:40 am
Tieken researches how rural public schools shape their communities and, in particular, those schools' influence on racial dynamics. A former public schoolteacher in rural Tennessee, Tieken says she is "continually stunned by how overlooked rural schools are in educational policymaking."
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:19 am
Bates' commitment to social justice, its stated values of diversity and equity, and its innovative teaching were all factors that drew three scholars to join the faculty for the 2011-12 academic year. These potentially tenured faculty members have added to our knowledge about political antagonism toward federal courts, the role of the body in Arab American and African American literature, and the cultural and community functions of rural schools.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:09 am
Pickens investigates African American and Arab American literature, literary theory and disability issues. She bases her research on the exploration of the nature of awareness itself -- a branch of philosophy called phenomenology.
Monday, August 29, 2011 12:41 pm
With the wind and rain from Tropical Storm Irene long gone from Maine and New Hampshire, the college's Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program trips will depart from campus as scheduled on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Friday, August 26, 2011 9:43 am
As the scheduled departure date nears for Bates' 2011 AESOP trips, we are closely following weather advisories regarding Hurricane Irene, and will change plans if necessary to assure the safety of all students involved. Given the predicted pace of the storm, we currently anticipate that the trips will be able to leave campus on Tuesday, Aug. 30, as scheduled.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:12 pm
David Aschauer, a Bates economics professor known nationally for research illustrating the economic stimulus provided by government spending on public infrastructure, died Monday, Aug. 22.