Archives for "Social sciences"

Tuesday

June 5, 2012 12:44 pm

In NAACP project, students get fresh lesson in value of old papers

In NAACP project, students get fresh lesson in value of old papers

Thanks to a two-year collaboration among the Portland branch of the NAACP, the University of Southern Maine and Bates, valuable papers of the Portland branch are being made accessible to researchers and the public for the first time.

Monday

May 7, 2012 2:03 pm

Bates team featured in New England Emmy-nominated MPBN documentary

Bates team featured in New England Emmy-nominated MPBN documentary

“Desperate Alewives,” a Maine Public Broadcasting Network documentary featuring Bates environmental economist Lynne Lewis among others, has been nominated for a New England Emmy.

Friday

April 6, 2012 4:44 pm

Istratii ’12 is Africa-bound, thanks to Watson Fellowship

Istratii ’12 is Africa-bound, thanks to Watson Fellowship

Romina Istratii ’12 will use the Watson Fellowship to research the dynamics of food security and gender bias in Africa.

Thursday

March 22, 2012 10:13 am

Musing about money improves self-control, Bates study finds

Musing about money improves self-control, Bates study finds

Understanding how self-control works — and when and why it doesn’t — is a hot topic in psychology.

Wednesday

March 21, 2012 4:48 pm

Bates presents documentary on societal healing in post-civil-war Sierra Leone

Bates presents documentary on societal healing in post-civil-war Sierra Leone

Bates College presents “Fambul Tok,” a documentary depicting a journey of reconciliation in post-conflict Sierra Leone, on March 22.

Tuesday

March 20, 2012 4:41 pm

Student profile: The apathy-free Mikey Pasek

Student profile: The apathy-free Mikey Pasek

It isn’t Mikey Pasek’s style to grumble while waiting around for improvement. He makes change happen.

Wednesday

March 14, 2012 3:30 pm

Plastas book explores prejudice, progress in women’s activism between world wars

Plastas book explores prejudice, progress in women’s activism between world wars

Plastas book explores prejudice, progress in women’s activism between world wars

Monday

March 12, 2012 11:08 am

Press Herald interviews historian Miller ’96 on early civil rights movement

Press Herald interviews historian Miller ’96 on early civil rights movement

The Portland Press Herald’s Ray Routhier offers a Q&A interview with Eben Miller ’96, whose book Born Along the Color…

Thursday

February 9, 2012 8:37 am

For Unity Conference, Amandla! presents expert on racial wealth gap

For Unity Conference, Amandla! presents expert on racial wealth gap

An expert on public policy and racial inequality, Thomas Shapiro speaks on the racial wealth gap on Feb. 11.

Friday

February 3, 2012 4:43 pm

Book by sociologist Duina explores economic role of everyday rules, practices

Book by sociologist Duina explores economic role of everyday rules, practices

A book by Francesco Duina explores the role of rules and practices, informal and formal, in economic life.