Archives for "Natural sciences"

Wednesday

April 6, 2011 1:43 pm

For aspiring researcher Ducommun '11, senior thesis is a springboard to graduate school

Melissa Ducommun ’11 talks about the role her senior thesis and adviser have played in her path to graduate school…

Tuesday

March 29, 2011 1:48 pm

Pamela Baker ’69 appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty

Bates College President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced to the Bates community today that Associate Dean of the Faculty Pamela J. Baker, the College’s Helen A. Papaioanou Professor of Biological Sciences, has accepted a two-year appointment as the institution’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, effective July 1.

Friday

March 25, 2011 9:11 am

Chevron's Lisa Barry '77 brings global energy insights to College Key residency

Lisa Barry ’77, on campus March 23 and 24 as the 2011 College Key Distinguished Alumna in Residence, is vice president and general manager of Chevron government affairs.

Wednesday

March 23, 2011 9:59 am

Electrical and computer engineering expert offers annual Sampson Lecture

Paul Nahin, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Hampshire, offers two lectures at Bates College on Friday, March 25. Nahin first gives the informal lecture “Two Problems in Mathematical Expectation” at 4:30 p.m. March 25 in Room 104 of Hathorn Hall, 3 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). Refreshments precede the talk.

Thursday

March 10, 2011 9:05 am

Robin Starr '85 of Skinner Inc. to discuss her career in the arts

Robin Starr ’85, director of the American and European paintings and prints department at the Massachusetts auction house Skinner Inc., returns to Bates to discuss her career in the arts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Friday

March 4, 2011 1:24 pm

The Boston Globe previews two Nordic races where Freeman '98 is defending champ

In its preview of two major Nordic races in New England, The Boston Globe focuses on Justin Freeman ’98, defending…

Monday

January 31, 2011 11:53 am

Video: Can a snow sculpture explain quantum physics?

Around the Quad on Friday afternoon, science students created snow sculptures to illustrate scientific concepts, from evolution to an Erlenmeyer flask experiment gone awry.

Tuesday

January 11, 2011 10:22 am

'Plutonium cities,' climate change at issue

The winter’s lectures at Bates begin with two intriguing guests. Kate Brown, an award-winning historian at the University of Maryland, discusses “plutonium cities” in the U.S. and Soviet Union at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). A day later, Kerry Emanuel, an influential professor of meteorology at MIT, presents “Uncertainty, Modeling and Climate Change” at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

December 22, 2010 9:32 am

N.H. news media feature legendary holiday gingerbread houses by Brown '80

WMUR-TV’s New Hampshire Chronicle and the Foster’s Daily Democrat each recently featured Trudy Higgins Brown ’80 of Durham, N.H., and…

Tuesday

December 21, 2010 11:02 am

Chimpanzee 'doll' play suggests some biological basis for gender-specific play by humans

As a report in Science News states, the research “supports a controversial view that biology as well as society underlies boys’ and girls’ contrasting toy preferences.”