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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.

Monday

January 11, 1999
4:24 pm

Poet Robert Chute to read at Bates

Award-winning poet Robert Chute will read from Sweeping the Sky, works in progress about Russian women combat pilots of World War II, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, in the Special Collections room of Ladd Library. The public is invited to attend the Readings with Bates Authors presentation free of charge.

Tuesday

October 6, 1998
1:59 pm

Bates geologists to lead Great Falls field trips

Geologists are offering an unusual opportunity to explore the 420-million-year geological history so dramatically displayed in the rock outcroppings of the Great Falls here in Lewiston. Led by the Bates College geology department during Earth Science Week (Oct. 11-17), a series of field trips also will examine the significant role played by the falls in the settlement and development of the Lewiston-Auburn area.

Thursday

July 16, 1998
2:18 pm

Recipient of Hughes grant returns from arctic research trip

Melissa M. Grable, a Bates College senior from Wilmette, Ill., recently returned from a month-long thesis research project aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Polar Sea in the Arctic Ocean.