Archives for "Natural sciences"
January 11, 2011 10:22 am
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.
December 22, 2010 9:32 am
WMUR-TV’s New Hampshire Chronicle and the Foster’s Daily Democrat each recently featured Trudy Higgins Brown ’80 of Durham, N.H., and…
December 21, 2010 11:02 am
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.”
November 5, 2010 3:49 pm
The National Science Foundation has awarded $619,000 to Bates College and two other Maine schools to continue a long-term study of the relationship among climate, the environment and human activity in the Shetland Islands, northeast of Scotland. The three-year grant supports the Shetland Islands Climate and Settlement Project, an international multidisciplinary exploration of a period and place in history where “the sands of time” became more than just a cliche.
November 4, 2010 5:13 pm
• Click on the thumbnails below to view images from the Leaders in Philanthropy event (photos by Lorenzo Ciniglio): Reflecting…
November 3, 2010 3:23 pm
“Also at Bates Petro met Professor Gene Clough, Lecturer in Geology and Physics, who became his dear friend, advisor, role model and tour guide as he delved into planetary geology.”
October 21, 2010 4:04 pm
A talk at Bates by Steven Kates ’83, vice president of research and development for the Massachusetts pharmaceuticals company Ischemix, visits Bates College to offer the presentation Ischemix: Discovery and Development has been rescheduled from Tuesday, Nov. 2, to Monday, Nov. 8. The time and location for the event will be announced.
October 6, 2010 11:32 am
The Litchfield (Conn.) County Times profiles Marilla Pender-Cudlip ’10, “fresh from a stellar academic career at Bates College, where she…
October 1, 2010 4:10 pm
From Oct. 15-17, Bates hosts African Refugee Health: Best Practices, a regional conference also sponsored by, and presenting refugee health experts from, St. Mary’s Health System and the Central Maine Medical Family in Lewiston, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
September 17, 2010 8:22 am
It sounds like something that animates an evil empire — and in fact, so-called dark energy does permeate the entire universe, scientists believe. But this phenomenon is beyond considerations of right and wrong. Instead, it’s a force whose mysteries embody fundamental questions about the workings of the universe. Scientists are closer than ever to answering those questions — and University of Michigan astrophysicist Gregory Tarlé visits Bates College to summarize progress in this effort at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Building, 44 Campus Ave.