News Archives

Monday

November 7, 2011 9:30 pm

Events Schedule: November 2011, revised

Events Schedule: November 2011, revised

Here is a revised preview of public events at Bates during November 2011.

Tuesday

November 1, 2011 5:11 pm

College costs aren’t the real issue, higher-ed experts tell Bates symposium

College costs aren’t the real issue, higher-ed experts tell Bates symposium

Everyone knows that the big story about higher education is that costs are out of control. That story sets the tone for media coverage of higher education, and it’s the story that keeps parents awake at night. And it’s wrong.

Monday

October 31, 2011 7:31 pm

Open to the World: In stories and statistics, Sen. Mitchell sums up worth of higher education

Open to the World: In stories and statistics, Sen. Mitchell sums up worth of higher education

Sharing the Chapel chancel with 15 Bates students supported in their studies by a statewide program that he founded, former…

Monday

October 31, 2011 6:26 pm

Open to the World: Paul Marks ’83 headlines Hedge, Roger Williams dedication

Open to the World: Paul Marks ’83 headlines Hedge, Roger Williams dedication

The journey of Paul Marks ’83 from Bates to China, and from being “a fairly unengaged student” to an international…

Monday

October 31, 2011 6:24 pm

Local students participate in art outreach program

Local students participate in art outreach program

“Rollin’ to Olin” is a new outreach program giving local schoolchildren a chance to experience music and visual art at…

Monday

October 31, 2011 6:23 pm

Open to the World: Spain, ‘down the Plains’ come to Maine as poetry fest begins

Open to the World: Spain, ‘down the Plains’ come to Maine as poetry fest begins

It had to be said: Sometimes, “something gets found in translation, too.” This truth was stated during the opening of…

Monday

October 31, 2011 6:03 pm

Open to the World: Foreign becomes familiar in Roger Williams Hall

Open to the World: Foreign becomes familiar in Roger Williams Hall

Bates’ global reach has been a driving theme behind Open to the World: Bates Celebrates Unbounded Learning, a celebration of…

Monday

October 31, 2011 5:18 pm

Open to the World: Differences do transform, students of faith agree

Open to the World: Differences do transform, students of faith agree

In Austin, Texas, Rose Levy-Rubinett ’12 grew up in a household where family history and Judaism were fused into a…

Tuesday

October 11, 2011 2:54 pm

Physicist Childress among 'spin doctors' making quantum discovery

While physicists have been able for decades to measure the spin state of a single atom in a vacuum, previous techniques for measuring the spin of a single electron or nucleus in a solid state disturb surrounding spins. Now researchers including Lilian Childress, assistant professor of physics at Bates, have developed a way to measure spin that avoids this problem.

Monday

October 10, 2011 1:18 pm

Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

On an October day that could have passed for August, Bates marked the 25th anniversary of its Olin Arts Center with a family arts festival. And while the attractions included a marching band, popcorn, balloon animals and juggling, the festivity was much more than just another day at the circus. The headliners, avant-garde marching band Asphalt Orchestra and the New Vaudeville act Two, managed both to honor the long traditions they represent and to show them in a new light.