Archives for "Research excellence"
December 21, 2009 10:49 am
Like other members of the post–World War II baby boom who went into academe, I emerged from graduate school in the mid-1970s. Here at Bates, a new generation of professors like Martin Andrucki, Mark Semon, Steve Kemper, and Carole Taylor — plus many others, boomers all — arrived in response to what was promised them: the opportunity to be vigorous scholars and great teachers.
December 8, 2009 12:37 pm
For some members of our community,the simple freedom of economic choice does not exist. Religious considerations prohibit Muslims in our community from using the American system of banking. Specifically, they are forbidden to use banking products that involve interest or money begetting money.That’s why, at the bank’s request, my Bates anthropology class “Production and Reproduction” took on a community-based research project involving the local Somali population this semester. We explored ways in which Islamic and American banking differ. Our research gave the bank ideas for Islamic banking services.
December 7, 2009 4:36 pm
The Bates College Gamelan Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. “Gamelan” refers to a broad genre of traditional Indonesian music played primarily on percussion instruments. Senior Barbara Byers, an interdisciplinary major in music and dance, composed a piece titled “Monkey” that’s included on the program.
December 3, 2009 9:01 am
The online magazine Miller-McCune.com highlights new research by Assistant Professor of Politics Clarisa Perez-Armendariz suggesting that the presence of Mexican…
November 19, 2009 12:19 pm
Assistant Professor of Physics Nathan Lundblad is the first member of the Bates College faculty to receive a Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. Sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the grant is for $388,088 over three years. It will fund Lundblad’s research into atomic activity at ultralow temperatures.
November 18, 2009 11:49 am
Each year, close to 90 percent of Bates students applying to medical or veterinary schools gain admission. That record of…
November 11, 2009 11:34 am
In their first collaboration in several years, the Bates College Orchestra and the Bowdoin College Orchestra will join forces to perform music by Beethoven, Rossini, Schumann and others in concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College, 75 Russell St.; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College, South Campus Drive, Brunswick.
November 3, 2009 8:15 am
Maine Public Radio interviews Bates economist Nate Tefft, whose research finds that while soda taxes raise revenue, their impact on…
October 20, 2009 12:01 pm
The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles John Atchley ’06 in a story about the changing focus of Fulbright scholars in…
October 16, 2009 2:44 pm
Bates economist and other colleagues conduct first empirical examination of the effectiveness of soft drink taxes in reducing adult weight.