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Thursday

November 14, 2002
4:23 pm

Grant fuels professor's dioxin, heart disease research

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has awarded Rebecca J. Sommer, assistant professor of biology at Bates College, a grant of $132,883 to investigate the impact of dioxin on early cardiac development.

Wednesday

November 13, 2002
2:46 pm

Federal grant advances professor's research into dioxin-heart disease link

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has awarded Rebecca J. Sommer, assistant professor of biology at Bates College, a grant of $132,883 to investigate the impact of dioxin on early cardiac development.

Friday

September 20, 2002
3:11 pm

Lecture looks at hydrogen as alternative fuel

At a time when U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern fossil fuels has assumed ominous new overtones, a Sept. 25 lecture at Bates College holds out hope for a virtually unlimited new source of energy. In the second of two lectures that day inaugurating an “eminent scientist” series at Bates, National Medal of Science recipient Harry Gray will discuss recent progress on attempts to split water cost-effectively into hydrogen and oxygen gases, which would make hydrogen gas a feasible substitute for fossil fuels as our major energy source.

Tuesday

September 10, 2002
2:12 pm

Scientist to discuss 21st-century chemistry

Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and founding director of the Beckman Institute of Technology at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver science lectures at 4 p.m. and at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the inaugural George S. Hammond ’43 H’73 Eminent Scientist Lecture event, and admission is free.

Monday

November 5, 2001
2:56 pm

Bates takes part in premiere science education institute

Five members of the Bates College science faculty took part last August in an institute sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The outcome of the five-day summer institute was a new national initiative called Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER).

Thursday

November 1, 2001
3:19 pm

Student meets Nobel winner at Off-Campus Study Consortium

As if spending a semester in London isn’t exciting enough, a Bates College junior from Northeast Harbor also had the opportunity last month to meet one of this year’s recipients of the Nobel Prize for medicine – just two days after the award was announced.

Wednesday

October 31, 2001
3:30 pm

Bates partners with Mount Desert Island laboratory in $5.5 million NIH grant

For Bates College, a $5.5 million grant to Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) will translate into many more biomedical research opportunities for students and support for an expanded network of biomedical researchers. The National Institutes of Health grant was announced Tuesday (10/30/01) in Salisbury Cove, home of MDIBL.

Tuesday

October 23, 2001
2:41 pm

Bates offers Primate Film Festival

A National Geographic film about Jane Goodall’s work with chimpanzees is one of three titles featured in the Primate Film Festival at Bates College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall.

Thursday

November 9, 2000
2:01 pm

Pamela Baker, associate professor of Biology, awarded a $970,458 grant

Associate Professor of Biology and Biological Chemistry Pamela Baker’s recent studies of periodontal disease add up to more than another warning about how important it is to brush one’s teeth.

Thursday

October 19, 2000
2:27 pm

Bioethicist to speak at Bates College

Arthur L. Caplan, an internationally recognized authority on bioethics will discuss at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Bates College Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend this talk, sponsored by the Dean of the College, free of charge.