Stories about "Academic Life"
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Picture story: Arts Crawl 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 12:03 pm

View photography of the 2017 Arts Crawl, an annual event celebrating the spontaneous spirit that makes Bates arts shine.

Students do pre-computer information retrieval, circa 1974, using the library's card catalog. (Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
Microsoft’s Susan Dumais ’75: New technology can come from old ideas

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:24 pm

Some ideas that work today, like voice recognition, have a long history of not working, says Dumais, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Object Lesson: A historian’s life-sized cutout of Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:07 pm

Lecturer in History Patrick Otim's life-sized cutout of Frederick Douglass takes him back to Uganda. "Some of the memories are good, some bad."

Students navigate a sea of snow on Feb. 14. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Friday, February 10, 2017 11:00 am

It's February, and while we embrace the outdoors, we're just as prepared to move indoors for the fullness of Bates campus life.

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Object Lesson: dolls on an anthropologist’s shelf

Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:00 pm

Why are dolls in black abayas and head scarfs displayed with blonde Barbie dolls on Loring Danforth’s office shelf?

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Object Lesson: A framed copy of a poem

Friday, February 3, 2017 1:29 pm

Assistant Professor of Geman Raluca Cernahoschi explains why a handwritten framed poem hangs in her office.

President Clayton Spencer poses in Perry Atrium of Pettengill Hall on April 2, 2012. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates in the News: Feb. 3, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017 11:01 am

The Maine media focused on President Clayton Spencer's statement following the executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Seven things about Ryan Bavis’ research on oxygen’s effects on how babies breathe

Friday, February 3, 2017 8:00 am

A respiratory physiologist, Bavis' research has significant implications for treatment of premature babies whose access to oxygen is too low or too high.

Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer smiles during a session about teaching innovations at Bates, including a set of four Short Term courses led by non-faculty experts in graphic design, healthcare, social organizing and digital innovation. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates Dean of the Faculty and VP for Academic Affairs Matthew Auer appointed dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:00 am

Bates President Clayton Spencer praised Auer as a "brilliant and creative academic leader with impeccable judgment, unwavering integrity, and a tireless devotion to the job at hand.“

Alexandre Dauge-Roth gives the Kroepsch Lecture on March 18, 2015. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
What I Mean When I Say: ‘Negotiate’

Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:29 pm

Alexandre Dauge-Roth researches the narratives of survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. When he uses the word “negotiate,” what does he mean?

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