Archives for "Research excellence"

Wednesday

October 19, 2005 3:47 pm

Bates names Sowell Professor of Economics

Bates College has named James W. Hughes, a member of the economics faculty since 1992, as the Thomas Sowell Professor of Economics. Hughes presents his inaugural lecture as Sowell Professor at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

August 24, 2005 10:39 am

$300,000 Mellon grant to support humanities, social sciences

Author Carolyn Chute, center, has worked with Bates students since 2001 through the Mellon Learning Associates Program in the Humanities. She is shown in class with her husband, Michael Chute (right) and Professor of English Carole Taylor.

Bates College has received a $300,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a learning-associates program that in the past has involved experts like author Carolyn Chute and film director István Szabó in work with senior thesis students.A

Monday

August 8, 2005 10:59 am

Australian research suggests human potential to change environment

Why did one species disappear while the other survived? The simple answer is diet. Genyornis couldn’t adapt to radical changes in the available food supply, while the emu could, according to a geological study published in the July 8 issue of Science magazine and co-authored by Bates geochemist Beverly Johnson.

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.

Wednesday

April 20, 2005 12:25 pm

Between two majors, Bertrand '05 has found a world view

A double major in chemistry and environmental studies, Erin Bertrand ’05 has learned the art of seeing both the trees and the forest.

Wednesday

April 6, 2005 9:39 am

Bates geologist receives $50,190 for climate-change research

Michael J. Retelle, a professor of geology at Bates, is one of 13 scientists across the nation to share nearly $1,500,000 in National Science Foundation funding for Arctic research related to global climate change.

Wednesday

April 6, 2005 9:34 am

Phillips, Otis fellowships support research abroad for nine students

Thanks to two Bates College fellowship programs, nine Bates students will have the opportunity to pursue cultural and environmental research in countries around the globe this year.

Wednesday

March 30, 2005 9:42 am

Fourth annual Mount David Summit celebrates student achievement

Offering poster presentations, panel discussions, exhibits and performances, more than 250 Bates College students will take part in the fourth annual Mount David Summit Friday, April 1, in Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road.

Monday

March 28, 2005 9:01 am

Six named Phillips Student Fellows

Six students from have been named 2005 Phillips Student Fellows, recipients of an award that provides major funding for summer research projects involving meaningful immersion in different cultures.

Monday

March 28, 2005 8:50 am

Three students receive Philip J. Otis Fellowships

Three students have received Philip J. Otis Fellowships to support research into the relationships among individuals, societies and nature, the college Dean of the Faculty’s office has announced.