Archives for "Social sciences"

Wednesday

December 19, 2012 9:51 am

As nation ponders rich-poor divide, King Day observances to explore debt and inequality

Spotlighting a less-known aspect of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, King Day at Bates will explore issues of economic justice.

Thursday

December 6, 2012 9:35 am

Public radio interviews Kane about her book ‘The Gender Trap’

Public radio interviews Kane about her book ‘The Gender Trap’

Customs like pink for girls and blue for boys are not necessarily benign choices, says Bates sociologist Emily Kane.

Wednesday

December 5, 2012 4:07 pm

In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

Danforth’s letter is in response to a review of the book On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House.

Monday

November 12, 2012 6:49 am

Veteran of Chavez-era United Farm Workers campaigns to give Andrews Lecture

Veteran of Chavez-era United Farm Workers campaigns to give Andrews Lecture

Marshall Ganz, a public policy expert at Harvard, delivers the annual Andrews Lecture on Nov. 14.

Wednesday

October 31, 2012 4:29 pm

Psychology department receives national award for dedication to service

Psychology department receives national award for dedication to service

Bates is one of two higher-education institutions nationwide to be honored by the American Psychological Association for a distinctive culture of service to the field of psychology.

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 1:56 pm

Yemen needs ‘resilience’ approach, writes Diener ’99 in Christian Science Monitor

Yemen needs ‘resilience’ approach, writes Diener ’99 in Christian Science Monitor

Increasing short-term relief aid — although an important stopgap measure — is not a durable solution for Yemen.

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 11:32 am

Press Herald turns to Baughman for insight into Senate race fundraising

Press Herald turns to Baughman for insight into Senate race fundraising

An anticipated campaign spending war never materialized.

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 11:12 am

Neuroscientist Jason Castro fields brain questions for Minnesota Public Radio

Neuroscientist Jason Castro fields brain questions for Minnesota Public Radio

Jason Castro, assistant professor of psychology, discusses free will and the brain, among other things.

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 8:29 am

Bates announces new tenure-track faculty teaching in autumn 2012

Bates announces new tenure-track faculty teaching in autumn 2012

Six new tenure-track members of the faculty began teaching at Bates in autumn 2012, representing dance, economics, German, neuroscience and psychology, religious studies, and classical and medieval studies.

Tuesday

October 2, 2012 10:07 am

Former Maine labor commissioner to discuss Frances Perkins, first female Cabinet member

Former Maine labor commissioner to discuss Frances Perkins, first female Cabinet member

Laura Fortman, Maine’s former commissioner of labor, gives the lecture “Frances Perkins: New Deal Legacy and Lessons for Today” on Oct. 10.