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Thursday

January 31, 2008
1:29 pm

Writer-in-residence Farnsworth receives 2008 Kroepsch Award

In winning the 2008 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching, writer-in-residence Robert Farnsworth won praise from current and former students, including two alums who are prizewinning poets themselves. Farnsworth will deliver the Kroepsch address, “Psst!: Poems Teach Themselves,” on Feb. 13.

Wednesday

October 31, 2007
10:59 am

Bates receives $450,000 Mellon grant for faculty development

Bates College has been awarded a three-year, $450,000 grant for faculty development from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York, N.Y. The Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund will support Bates faculty in three areas. Two of these are new, interconnected program areas related to important initiatives at Bates: the implementation of the college’s new General Education curriculum, and the infusion of diversity into the overall academic program. The third area is continuing support for faculty scholarship and research.

Friday

February 16, 2007
4:34 pm

Trade-agreement analysis wins book award for college sociologist

The Social Construction of Free Trade: The European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur, an analysis written by Bates College sociologist Francesco Duina, has been named an “Outstanding Academic Title” by the editors of Choice magazine, published by the Association of College & Research Libraries. Friday, March 23, Duina is scheduled to present the book in a store appearance at Books Etc., 38 Exchange St., Portland.

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.

Friday

December 1, 2006
3:58 pm

Bates awards Johnson, Whitehouse professorships

Bates College has recently appointed two faculty members to four-year term professorships, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced.

Tuesday

September 5, 2006
9:21 am

The John Tagliabue Poetry Fund

John Tagliabue taught literature at Bates from 1953 until his retirement in 1989, and was a prolific and imaginative poet. During his decades on the Bates faculty, he gave readings himself, brought to campus many of the leading poetic voices of the 20th century, and was a friend to poets and creative artists around the world.

Monday

August 14, 2006
11:38 am

Grant, new Muskie papers 'a wonderful confluence' for Bates archives

Sen. Ed Muskie ’36 speaks to Bates students about Vietnam in 1969. Thanks to a recent grant and a key donation of personal papers, one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of political documents outside the presidential library system has grown even larger.

Thursday

June 15, 2006
12:00 am

Harward Center awards faculty and staff grants for partnership projects

Seven Bates College faculty and staff have been awarded Harward Center grants in the inaugural round of a new, annual funding program by the Harward Center For Community Partnerships. The grants, awarded competitively by a selection committee, are designed to offer faculty and staff significant support for publicly engaged teaching, research, cultural and other community projects. Seven projects — five led by faculty and two by Bates staff members — received grants totaling $33,500.

Tuesday

March 28, 2006
12:00 am

Bates, Mount Holyoke awarded $65,000 for tech project

Bates and Mount Holyoke colleges have received a grant of $65,000 to fund the development of teaching tools in bioinformatics — the use of computing technology in biological research, such as gene mapping.