Posts from October 2012
Reading in a Language Arts Live presentation in October 2012, novelist Sarah Braunstein lives in Portland, Maine.
Maine authors to read in October, November Language Arts Live events

Monday, October 22, 2012 1:21 pm

The Language Arts Live series presents Sarah Braunstein, author of the acclaimed novel "The Sweet Relief of Missing Children," and Richard Blanco, prizewinning poet.

OLY COC London 2012
Harvard president, Olympic gold medalist among Inauguration Day panelists

Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:29 pm

How does the world inspire ideas? How do ideas like competition and collaboration play out in the world?

Alexandre Tharaud. Photograph by Marco Borggreve.
Acclaimed French pianist presents Scarlatti, Ravel, Chopin and Liszt

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:31 pm

Alexandre Tharaud, a rising French pianist known for his robust interpretation of the classics, performs on Oct. 21.

5/26/12Alumni GymnasiumAthletic Scholars Awards Ceremony
Howard ’12 is proof that science internships pay, chemistry journal says

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:11 pm

An internship with Cubist Pharmaceuticals, whose CEO is Mike Bonney '80, helped Jessica Howard '12 land a research job.

This family in Yemen's Mawza District received vouchers to buy food as part of Mercy Corps' emergency response to Yemen's humanitarian crisis. Photograph by Cassandra Nelson / Mercy Corps.
Yemen needs ‘resilience’ approach, writes Diener ’99 in Christian Science Monitor

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 1:56 pm

Increasing short-term relief aid — although an important stopgap measure — is not a durable solution for Yemen.

10/27/10Olin Concert Hall Gubernatorial DebateJohn Baughman
Press Herald turns to Baughman for insight into Senate race fundraising

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:32 am

An anticipated campaign spending war never materialized.

Jason Castro, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience.
Neuroscientist Jason Castro fields brain questions for Minnesota Public Radio

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:12 am

Jason Castro, assistant professor of psychology, discusses free will and the brain, among other things.

Bookies and other gamblers used to depend on skilled "line men," like Uncle Arthur, for timely sports results, including race results from Suffolk Downs in East Boston, shown here in the 1930s. Photograph courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.
Marcus ’82 pens Globe Magazine story of ‘Uncle Arthur,’ famed gambling racketeer

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:33 am

From the 1950s to the 1970s Arthur Marcus was one of the best at his job.

Jakub Kazecki, assistant professor of German. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Bates announces new tenure-track faculty teaching in autumn 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:29 am

Six new tenure-track members of the faculty began teaching at Bates in autumn 2012, representing dance, economics, German, neuroscience and psychology, religious studies, and classical and medieval studies.

Rachel Boggia, assistant professor of dance at Bates, is one of the presenters at the Oct. 20 TEDxDirigo event "Villages." Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.
Maine’s TED-inspired organization to present ‘Villages’ at Bates Oct. 20

Monday, October 15, 2012 4:45 pm

On Oct. 20, the Olin Arts Center hosts the daylong event Villages, produced by Maine's independent organizer of TED-style presentations, TEDxDirigo

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