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Thursday

January 29, 2004
10:52 am

'Lonely Planets' author to discuss extraterrestrial life

David Grinspoon, whose “Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life” was published in November by HarperCollins, begins his talk at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road. Sponsored by Sigma Xi and the departments of geology and physics, the talk is open to the public free of charge.

Wednesday

January 21, 2004
11:28 am

Lecture to explore statistical support for psychic powers

A professor of statistics from the University of California, Davis, will discuss the surprising degree that scientific testing corroborates the existence of certain psychic abilities, in a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall.

Friday

August 22, 2003
10:57 am

Getting the lead out tests urban gardeners

An environmental studies major at Bates with a concentration in environmental geology, senior Rachel Booty is researching soil contamination by heavy metals — primarily lead — for her thesis. In particular, she’s investigating the impact such contamination makes on urban living. Her research has involved testing plant and soil samples from the downtown gardens run by Lots to Gardens, the community garden program that Booty works for, and comparing them to control materials taken from test gardens on campus.

Thursday

March 27, 2003
10:26 am

Mount David Summit celebrates student academic achievement

A cavalcade of academic stars is ready to dazzle the College community and campus visitors at the second annual Mount David Summit, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, March 30.?? More than 100 students, working in 22 disciplines with 40 professors and assistants in instruction, will present poster displays, panel talks, artistic and musical performances and multimedia offerings at Pettengill Hall and other campus locations.

Thursday

February 6, 2003
4:14 pm

Grants support summer research

Fourteen members of the Bates College faculty have been awarded funding for student research assistantships this summer.

Monday

January 27, 2003
3:11 pm

Cyberculture expert to discuss implications of altering the human body

Chris Hables Gray, a noted cyberculture expert and activist, will discuss the social implications of altering the human body through technology in a lecture.

Monday

January 13, 2003
4:17 pm

Dreyfus award to support post-doctoral fellow in chemistry

On behalf of the chemistry department, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry Thomas Wenzel has received a two-year grant totaling more than $100,000 to support a teaching and research fellow at Bates.

Thursday

December 19, 2002
3:04 pm

Grant will advance research into climate change, ancient Mainers

Bates College has received a state grant of nearly $170,000 for analytical equipment that will significantly advance studies of climate change, the coastal environment and the ecological impact of Maine’s ancient inhabitants.

Thursday

December 12, 2002
2:56 pm

New lecture series explores links between natural sciences, humanities

“Science, Power, and Difference,” a new lecture series at Bates College, will present innovative research into the social, cultural and political dimensions of the natural sciences.

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.