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Friday

April 20, 2007
9:03 am

Don't look now, but we've been medicalized

Not so long ago, shyness was usually seen as a random character trait, sadness the natural reaction to misfortune and alcoholism a sign of personal weakness. In recent decades those conditions, and many others, have been “medicalized” — associated with biological causes and redefined as medical diagnoses, not merely products of personality or fate.

Friday

February 16, 2007
10:38 am

'Science image' talk marks opening of Imaging and Computing Center

Felice Frankel, a leading expert in the use of imagery to express scientific data and concepts, offers a lecture titled “More Than Pretty Pictures: The Power of the Science Image” Friday, March 2, in the Keck Classroom (G52) in Pettengill Hall, Bates College, Andrews Road.

Wednesday

January 31, 2007
1:34 pm

Kelsey receives College award for teaching excellence

Nominated by students and alumni who extolled his scholarship, his challenge to his students and his encouragement, Professor of Psychology John Kelsey has received the College’s Ruth M. and Robert H. Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Monday

July 24, 2006
12:00 am

Bates contingent attends international sleep research conference

In June, four Bates students and assistant professor of psychology Roxanne Prichard traveled to Salt Lake City for the 20th anniversary SLEEP meeting, sponsored by the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

Thursday

June 2, 2005
9:17 am

Emotions Symposium starts with 'happy' for Bates students

Neuroscience major Whitney Sheen ’05 of Flagstaff, Ariz., and psychology major Keith Hengen ’06 of Concord, N.H., were among just seven undergrads to receive grants defraying travel costs for the 11th annual Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion, held in April by the HealthEmotions Research Institute at UW-Madison.

Thursday

March 3, 2005
9:16 am

Three faculty members receive tenure

Faculty members in the fields of art, psychology and the study of American and African American culture were awarded tenure at Bates College this year. The three tenure recipients are assistant professor Pamela Johnson of the Department of Art and Visual Culture; associate professor John McClendon of the programs in African American studies and American cultural studies; and assistant professor Michael Sargent of the Department of Psychology.

Tuesday

November 30, 2004
12:19 pm

Lecture on stereotyping and academic achievement cancelled

Due to travel difficulties, tonight’s lecture titled “Addressing Stereotype Threat” by Joshua Aronson, associate professor of applied psychology at the Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, has been canceled.

Thursday

June 24, 2004
11:38 am

Psychology professor wins educator award

Kathryn Graff Low, associate professor of psychology at Bates and a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 1978, won the Bowdoin Alumni Council’s 2004 Distinguished Educator Award, presented at the Brunswick college’s reunion in early June. Given annually, the award was established in 1964 to recognize outstanding achievement in education by a Bowdoin alumnus in any field and at any level of education.

Monday

January 26, 2004
11:08 am

Jean Kilbourne, ad critic and 'Lecturer of the Year,' to speak

Internationally recognized for her pioneering work on how advertising represents alcohol, tobacco and the image of women, author Jean Kilbourne offers a slide presentation titled “The Naked Truth: Advertising’s Image of Women” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.