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Thursday

February 24, 2000
2:55 pm

Maine student discovers low-tech way to purify arsenic-contaminated water

Katherine Heggeman, a Bates College senior from Standish, has discovered a method for purifying arsenic-contaminated groundwater in Zimapan, Mexico. Heggeman, a geology major at Bates, will present research related to her senior honors thesis at the 35th annual meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, March 13-15 in New Brunswick, N.J.

Thursday

January 13, 2000
3:38 pm

Astrophysicist to discuss age, size of universe at Bates

Robert Kirshner, professor of astronomy at Harvard University and an associate director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will discuss “The Universe: Old, Expanding, Accelerating?” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Room 204, Carnegie Science, Bates College. The public is invited to attend without charge.

Saturday

January 1, 2000
1:57 pm

Physicist who slowed the speed of light to speak

Lene Vestergaard Hau, a Danish physicist who stunned the global scientific community by slowing the speed of light in a Harvard University research laboratory, will discuss her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in Room 204, Carnegie Science, Bates College. The public is invited to attend without charge.

Wednesday

December 15, 1999
12:00 am

Senior discovers new chemical process for splitting amino acids

Jolene Thurston of Post Mills, Vt., a senior chemistry major, has discovered a new method for separating amino-acid components, an integral step in finding chemical compounds with undiscovered pharmaceutical value.

Tuesday

December 14, 1999
12:00 am

Mashpee student makes stellar discoveries

Bates College senior Alicia Soderberg of Mashpee, Mass., has identified nine new supernovae — including the most distant one found to date — as part of a National Science Foundation program that provides undergraduates with hands-on research experience.

Thursday

September 30, 1999
12:00 am

Award winning biographer of mathematicians to speak

Constance Reid, author of “A Long Way from Euclid” and “From Zero to Infinity,” will discuss “Captured by Mathematics” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science, Bates College. The public is invited to attend the annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, and admission is free.

Wednesday

September 29, 1999
12:00 am

Lewiston ophthalmologist to deliver Sawyer Lecture

Dr. Kenneth Wolf of Wolf Eye Associates, Lewiston, will discuss “Project ORBIS: The Flying Eye Hospital” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Bates College in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the college’s annual Sawyer Lecture in Biology free of charge.

Friday

March 12, 1999
10:50 am

Wenzel wins national education award

Thomas J. Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry at Bates College, has received the 1999 American Chemistry Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education.

Tuesday

March 2, 1999
2:49 pm

Birman to deliver Sampson Lecture at Bates

Joan Birman, professor of mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss Knots in Mathematics at 7:30 p.m. March 16 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, and admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the lecture.