Archives for "Natural sciences"

Tuesday

October 24, 2006 11:17 am

Award-winning mathematician to give annual Sampson Lecture

Jennifer J. Quinn, executive director of the Association for Women in Mathematics, presents two lectures at Bates on Friday, Nov. 10. At 4 p.m., she gives a talk titled “Synchronicity: Alternating Sums, Determinants, Continued Fractions and More.” At 7:30 p.m., in the college’s annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, her subject is “Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers.” Both talks are open to the public at no cost and take place in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. For more information, please call the college concierge at 207-786-6255.

Thursday

November 10, 2005 2:31 pm

Jon Duchette '06 focuses on past and present

Jon Duchette ’06 of Turner, Maine, came to Bates intending to major in history. But although he has nine history courses tucked under his belt it turns out his heart belongs to geology.

Wednesday

October 12, 2005 3:19 pm

Mathematical modeling, cancer treatment linked in Bates lecture

Lisette de Pillis, an expert in the use of mathematical models to solve difficult problems in diverse fields, offers two…

Wednesday

October 12, 2005 3:16 pm

UMaine geologist to discuss fate of Mississippi Delta

Joseph T. Kelley, a marine geologist and sedimentologist who focuses on shoreline issues, gives a talk titled “The Destruction and Proposed Reconstruction of the Mississippi River Delta” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.

Tuesday

May 17, 2005 12:50 pm

Papaioanou event honors 'relationships that give so much to the world'

Andrew Carnegie probably never considered making a gift in honor of fellow philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. But on Monday afternoon, one champion of Bates philanthropy honored another as the College inaugurated the Helen A. Papaioanou, M.D. ’49 Chair in the Biological Sciences, established as part of a multimillion gift several years ago by Ralph T. Perry ’51 and his wife, Mary Louise Seldenfleur.

Thursday

May 5, 2005 3:05 pm

Biologist named first Papaioanou Professor of Biological Sciences

Bates College has named Pamela Baker, a biology professor known for her research into periodontal disease, as the college’s first Helen A. Papaioanou Professor of Biological Sciences.

Wednesday

April 20, 2005 12:25 pm

Between two majors, Bertrand '05 has found a world view

A double major in chemistry and environmental studies, Erin Bertrand ’05 has learned the art of seeing both the trees and the forest.

Wednesday

April 6, 2005 9:39 am

Bates geologist receives $50,190 for climate-change research

Michael J. Retelle, a professor of geology at Bates, is one of 13 scientists across the nation to share nearly $1,500,000 in National Science Foundation funding for Arctic research related to global climate change.

Thursday

March 10, 2005 9:22 am

Penn State geoscientist to discuss abrupt climate change

Richard Alley, whose book “The Two-Mile Time Machine” offers surprising conclusions about Earth’s climate, visits Bates College to give a lecture titled “Abrupt Climate Change, the Greenhouse Effect, and How We Can Make Money Cleaning up After Ourselves” Thursday, March 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

February 9, 2005 3:10 pm

Lecturers shed light on holography exhibition

A British holography artist and a member of the Bates College physics faculty offer lectures relating to the current Bates College Museum of Art holography exhibition, “The Body Holographic: Harriet Casdin-Silver,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Room 104, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.