Archives for "Research excellence"


March 30, 2006 11:03 am

Harrow to investigate diverse approaches to child protection

Amanda Harrow has pursued her interest in child-protection policy and practice through an internship with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and through her Bates senior thesis, which has examined interventional approaches to domestic violence through service-learning work at the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project, Lewiston.


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.


March 22, 2006 11:51 am

Student achievement is celebrated in fifth Mount David Summit

Through poster presentations, panel discussions and readings, a photography exhibit, film projects and much more, some 200 Bates College students will publicly share their academic and creative efforts at the fifth annual Mount David Summit, starting at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road.


January 4, 2006 1:38 pm

Stratton receives Fulbright award for Sri Lanka research

Rory Stratton, a 2005 graduate of Bates College, is researching Islamic art and architectural history in Sri Lanka with the support of a Fulbright grant.


November 18, 2005 10:36 am

Scholarship showcase

The Dean of the Faculty’s Office maintains vitrines in the main entrance to Lane Hall in which recent works of scholarship by Bates faculty and students are displayed.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.