Archives for "Natural sciences"

Wednesday

September 30, 2009 4:53 pm

Physics Today interviews Bates physicist Mark Semon for forensics story

A Physics Today story (March 2009) issue talks to physicists who’ve become involved in forensics. One is Professor of Physics…

Friday

September 11, 2009 1:59 pm

Hansen to new students: It’s about good choices

The ceremony beginning Bates’ 155th academic year on Sept. 9 took place on a choice afternoon, sunny and mild, and explored in depth the concept of choice — no small issue for 470 first-year students confronted with new freedom to make their own choices.

Wednesday

August 5, 2009 3:20 pm

Alumni survey will help Bates assess science, math programs

As part of a general assessment of its science and math programs, Bates is requesting that alumni who majored in those areas take part in a survey about their post-Bates careers.

Wednesday

August 5, 2009 3:17 pm

Bates, Bowdoin share $150,000 grant to improve quantitative education

A national foundation that supports liberal arts education has awarded nearly $150,000 to Bates and Bowdoin colleges for a collaborative effort to strengthen students’ quantitative reasoning skills.

Wednesday

August 5, 2009 2:48 pm

Summer Scholars Program gives first-years solid start in math, science

The goal of the Bates Summer Scholars Program is to build a community of science scholars from among a diverse group of first-years, including first-generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in the sciences. It introduces these students to college-level academics and helps them develop time-management, research and study skills.

Thursday

May 21, 2009 4:38 pm

Mount David Summit 2009 continues Bates tradition

More than 280 students participated in the eighth Mount David Summit, Bates College’s annual celebration of student academic achievement. In…

Monday

May 4, 2009 10:44 am

Navigating rough economic seas

By drawing on inspirational ancestors and marshaling its community, Bates moves forward.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 1:46 pm

Experience counts

By drawing on inspirational ancestors and marshaling its community, Bates moves forward

Wednesday

October 29, 2008 8:59 am

Darwin anniversary series continues with Flock of Dodos

The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of naturalist Charles Darwin and the 150th publication anniversary of The Origin of Species, the book in which Darwin set forth the theory of evolution.

Tuesday

September 23, 2008 1:57 pm

Lecture explores psychology of food choices

Paul Rozin, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, presents his findings on the moral, psychological and social factors involved in food choices in a lecture at Bates.