Archives for "Environmental Studies"

Tuesday

December 15, 2009 3:59 pm

Bates researcher’s lake study wins federal support

Thanks to National Science Foundation funding awarded this fall, environmental studies professor Holly Ewing and collaborators from Dartmouth and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies are investigating lake eutrophication and especially the role of a particular cyanobacterium.

Tuesday

November 17, 2009 3:17 pm

Friedman '11 tapped by Sierra student group to advocate for tough climate treaty in Copenhagen

Robert Friedman, a Bates College junior, is one of 18 college students nationwide set to lobby international climate treaty negotiators next month on behalf of a Sierra Club youth organization.

Tuesday

November 17, 2009 2:36 pm

2009 Otis Fellows expand knowledge of history, culture, environment

More than 100 years later, the Yukon River still bears the evidence of the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush: abandoned cabins, mining equipment, even shoes still scattered along the way. Last summer, two Bates seniors set out to experience this historic episode first-hand. They retraced the fortune hunters’ trail along the Yukon, from Lake Bennett in Canada across Alaska to the Bering Sea — a distance of nearly 2,000 miles, covered by foot and canoe.

Wednesday

November 4, 2009 11:15 am

'Dealing with Climate Change'

Maine Public Broadcasting Network rebroadcast the Harward Center’s September Civic Forum panel, “Dealing with Climate Change: The Debate among Policy…

Friday

October 30, 2009 12:50 pm

Bates' Language Arts Live series events span November

Longtime Maine poet Theodore Enslin and poet-artist-filmmaker Cecilia Vicuña take part in the Bates College Language Arts Live series in November. Featuring noted writers reading from their work, Language Arts Live events are open to the public at no cost. The series is sponsored by the English department, the environmental studies and Spanish programs, the Learning Associates Program, the Bates Humanities Fund and the John Tagliabue Poetry fund. For more information, contact jskinner@bates.edu.

Tuesday

October 6, 2009 10:13 am

Poetry reading to explore relationship between nature, aesthetics

Jonathan Skinner, assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates, reads from his own poetry and from the poetry journal that he edits, Ecopoetics, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Chase Hall’s Skelton Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

September 30, 2009 3:13 pm

Faculty grant recipients honored in gathering

Bates faculty members are active scholars, and many receive external grants to support their scholarship. Faculty in fields as diverse…

Wednesday

September 16, 2009 3:39 pm

Literary readings series at Bates College presents poet Jack Collom

Jack Collom, a poet, poetry teacher and author of more than 23 published books and chapbooks, reads from his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Presented by the Language Arts Live Series at Bates, the lecture is open to the public at no cost. For more information, contact jskinner@bates.edu or eosucha@bates.edu.

Friday

May 22, 2009 3:06 pm

Mylius '11 helps lead Bates to victory — victory gardening, that is

For the first time since the mid-1990s, Bates’ lush summer plantings will include a garden dedicated solely to providing food for Dining Services. For her environmental studies internship, Molly Mylius ’11 helped Bill Bergevin, the college’s longtime landscape coordinator, build an herb garden near Commons.

Friday

May 1, 2009 11:39 am

Planting the Seeds of Sustainability

As part of an environmental studies requirement, Molly Mylius ’11 will help create an herb garden next to new dining Commons building.