Archives for "Natural sciences"

Tuesday

May 18, 2004 9:59 am

Bates receives $1.2 million in fifth Hughes Medical Institute grant

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced today that it has awarded Bates College a grant, Bates’ fifth from HHMI, for $1.2 million to support science education.

Friday

May 7, 2004 10:34 am

Distinguished astronomer R. Bruce Partridge to speak

Astronomer R. Bruce Partridge visits Bates College to give a lecture titled “Photographing the Big Bang” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Avenue.

Wednesday

April 28, 2004 2:51 pm

Distinguished astronomer R. Bruce Partridge to speak at Bates College

Astronomer R. Bruce Partridge visits Bates College to give a lecture titled “Photographing the Big Bang” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Avenue.

Friday

April 2, 2004 3:32 pm

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Richard Sampson dies at 81

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Richard W. Sampson, known for inspiring his students through both his passionate and creative teaching of mathematics and his active interest in their lives, died April 1. He was 81.

Monday

March 22, 2004 10:02 am

Bates biochemist receives $272,000 grant

Paula Schlax, an assistant professor of chemistry at Bates College, has received a National Science Foundation grant for nearly $272,000 to support her research into bacterial responses to environmental stress.

Monday

March 22, 2004 9:38 am

Impacts of exotic marine species at issue in Bates College lecture

Jim Carlton, a marine scientist at Williams College, will discuss the effects of exotic marine organisms on both the ecology of near-shore environments and the people who depend on those environments at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Carnegie Science Hall, Room 204, Bates College, Campus Avenue.

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.

Friday

August 1, 2003 11:03 am

National summit on undergraduate research to be hosted

From Aug. 2 through 4, forty-nine leaders in chemistry research from U.S. academic institutions, industry and funding agencies will attend a national Undergraduate Research Summit at Bates.