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Wednesday

August 31, 2011
12:50 pm

Emily Grady '10, Fulbright teaching assistantship recipient

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, Fulbright teaching assistantship recipient

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

Thanks to Fulbright awards, five alumni to teach and study in Argentina, China, Germany, Spain

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, assistant professor of politics

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

Mara Tieken, assistant professor of education

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 appoints tenure-track faculty in politics, English, education

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

Therí Pickens, assistant professor of English

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

Irene's gone and AESOP's on: a Monday update

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

AESOP and Irene: 2 p.m. update to AESOP's response to the hurricane

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

Services for David Aschauer, revered researcher and colleague, on Sept. 17

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.