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Tuesday

October 15, 2002
3:20 pm

Wisconsin mathematician to speak

Georgia Benkart, professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, visits Bates College to give the annual Sampson Lecture

Tuesday

October 8, 2002
4:21 pm

Senior receives American Mathematics Society award

Challis J. E. Kinnucan, a Bates College senior from London, Ontario, has been awarded a $4,000 scholarship grant from the American Mathematical Society’s Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Fund.

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.

Friday

September 20, 2002
2:34 pm

Nobel laureate and econometrician Lawrence R. Klein to speak

Nobel Prize laureate and econometrician Lawrence R. Klein will spend a week in residence at Bates College, where he will deliver two public presentations about his research at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. The public is invited to attend these talks, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall, free of charge.

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.

Wednesday

May 15, 2002
9:56 am

In math as in juggling, it's OK to make mistakes

“I want my students to discover that in learning math, as in juggling, it is important to accept our mistakes, to pick up the pieces and to start over again until we get it right,” says David Haines, professor of mathematics at Bates College. Haines also encourages his students to juggle during class hours.

Friday

March 29, 2002
3:14 pm

Work with undergrads nets national award for Bates professor

Thomas J. Wenzel, a resident of Auburn and a chemistry professor at Bates College, is one of two educators nationally to receive a 2002 CUR Fellows Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Wednesday

February 13, 2002
9:28 am

Bates chemistry major awarded for research

Kristin J. Smith, a chemistry major, is one of four undergraduate students nationwide to receive the American Chemical Society’s I.M. Kolthoff Enrichment Award.

Monday

January 14, 2002
3:39 pm

Three Bates faculty members receive Phillips Fellowships

Matthew Cote, associate professor of chemistry; Atsuko Hirai, Kazushige Hirasawa Professor of History; and John Rhodes, associate professor of mathematics, have been awarded Phillips Faculty Fellowships for the 2002-03 academic year, announced Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College.