Archives for "Academics"

Monday

October 16, 2000 2:17 pm

Andrew Wyeth's granddaughter organizes major exhibit of his work

Bates College senior Victoria Wyeth has organized “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room,” the first curated exhibition by his only grandchild, as the capstone of the Bates College Museum of Art’s 2000-01 season. The exhibition, with guided tours offered by Victoria Wyeth on weekends, runs from Nov. 10, 2000, through March 30, 2001. The public is invited to attend the opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the museum’s upper gallery free of charge.

Friday

September 15, 2000 3:20 pm

Neuroscientist to discuss brain and the immune system

Steven F. Maier, professor of psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss “Bi-directional Communication Between the Brain and the Immune-System: Implications for Understanding Stress and Depression” at Bates College at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Keck Classroom, Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the Robin L. Bitner ’95 Neuroscience Lecture free of charge.

Thursday

September 14, 2000 3:15 pm

English professor to discuss biculturalism and the creative process

Judith Ortiz Cofer, professor of English and creative writing at the University of Georgia, will discuss “A Casa of My Own” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College as part of the college’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Wednesday

September 13, 2000 3:03 pm

Mathematician to discuss code-breaking at Bates

Peter J. Hilton, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, State University of New York at Binghamton, and Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, University of Central Florida at Orlando, will discuss “Code-breaking in World War II” at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Keck Classroom, Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, and admission is free. Refreshments will be served immediately following the lecture.

Friday

July 14, 2000 1:24 pm

Bates receives $1.3 million grant for science education

Bates College has received a $1.3 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nation’s largest private supporter of science education from elementary school through postdoctoral studies.

Tuesday

July 11, 2000 3:48 pm

Northfield student wins Fulbright Scholarship

Kari M. Jorgensen, formerly of Northfield, Minn., received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Turkey on the transition of women’s roles in Islamic mysticism and Turkish politics between the late Ottoman and early Republican periods. Jorgensen also will be studying Ottoman and modern Turkish.

Monday

July 10, 2000 3:44 pm

Education professor wins teaching award

Brunswick resident Anne Wescott Dodd, chair of the Department of Education at Bates College, has received the 2000 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. The two-part award includes a $1,000 prize and a $1,500 discretionary fund to support Dodd’s teaching.

Wednesday

June 21, 2000 2:05 pm

Wenzel receives National Science Foundation grant

Thomas J. Wenzel of Auburn, Maine will conduct research aimed at improving the use of NMR spectroscopy in distinguishing pairs of chiral compounds, used to distinguish the left- and right-hand sides of amino acids and other chemical compounds.

Wednesday

May 31, 2000 12:09 pm

Scarsdale student named Phillips Student Fellow at Bates

Margot Fine, a Bates College sophomore from Scarsdale, N.Y., has been named a 2000 Phillips Student Fellow and will receive a grant of up to $10,000 to live with a Nepali family in a rural village in the Himalayan mountains while working with the village on community development for six weeks this summer.

Tuesday

May 30, 2000 4:12 pm

Wilmington student named Phillips Student Fellow at Bates

John J. Minor, a Bates College junior from Wilmington, N.C., has been named a 2000 Phillips Student Fellow and will receive a grant of up to $10,000 to study music in a cross-cultural context in Ghana this summer.