Stories from October 2012
Professor of Psychology Kathy Low leads a discussion in her first-year seminar "Corporal Culture: Body and Health in America." The course addresses a variety of topics related to body and health, from body image to body dysmorphia.
Psychology department receives national award for dedication to service

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:29 pm

Bates is one of two higher-education institutions nationwide to be honored by the American Psychological Association for a distinctive culture of service to the field of psychology.

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Slide show: Inauguration of Clayton Spencer

Monday, October 29, 2012 6:00 pm

The traditions, people and exuberance of a Bates presidential inauguration, all on a gorgeous mid-fall afternoon.

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Bates prepares for Hurricane Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012 5:33 pm

The college is preparing for high winds and heavy rain overnight, but does not currently plan any general closure or class cancellations.

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‘Questions Worth Asking’ — President Clayton Spencer’s inaugural address

Monday, October 29, 2012 5:00 pm

President Spencer tells an inauguration story familiar in its broad outlines but revealing in its particulars.

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Slide show: Service for naming the Peter J. Gomes Chapel

Monday, October 29, 2012 4:00 pm

Photographs reflecting the poignancy and celebration, musical offerings and spoken word, of...

Observers from Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary get a front-row view as a humpback whale breaks the ocean's surface. Photograph by Ari Friedlaender '96.
Friedlaender ’96 returns to present humpback whale research

Monday, October 29, 2012 2:42 pm

A marine science researcher will reveal how technology can be used to study the feeding behavior of humpback whales, in a lecture on Nov. 6.

Rocco Katastrophe. at left, and Harvey Katz present "F to eMbody."
CANCELED: ‘ F To eMbody: A Reconstruction of Gender’

Monday, October 29, 2012 9:50 am

Originally scheduled for 8:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Theatre, the performance F To eMbody: A Reconstruction of Gender by Rocco Katastrophe and Athens Boys Choir has been postponed indefinitely.

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Video: Inauguration of Clayton Spencer

Friday, October 26, 2012 8:00 pm

Watch the complete video of the inauguration of A. Clayton Spencer.

Clayton Spencer holds the symbols of office during her installation ceremony as the eighth president of Bates College. The symbols are the keys, the presidential collar and the record book.
‘The embodiment of Bates values,’ Spencer is installed as president

Friday, October 26, 2012 4:00 pm

Bates formally installed Ava Clayton Spencer, described by her former boss as the "embodiment of Bates values," as its eighth president before a gathering of 2,500 on Friday afternoon.

William Carlezon '86, professor of psychiatry at Harvard University, speaks during the "Engaged Liberal Arts" panel discussion at Olin Arts Center Concert Hall on Oct. 26. At left is Bates English department chair Lillian Nayder. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.
Inauguration panels explore chicken-and-egg cycle of ideas in the world

Friday, October 26, 2012 12:00 pm

There's competition, said Michael Bonney, CEO of a company engaged in the high-pressure field of pharmaceuticals. And then there's competition.

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