Archives for "Research excellence"

Monday

March 22, 2004 10:02 am

Bates biochemist receives $272,000 grant

Paula Schlax, an assistant professor of chemistry at Bates College, has received a National Science Foundation grant for nearly $272,000 to support her research into bacterial responses to environmental stress.

Friday

January 30, 2004 10:07 am

Mellon Learning Associates Program in the Humanities enhances students learning experience

Thanks to the New York-based Andrew Mellon Foundation, a Spanish poet and three Maine experts in the performing arts will join author Carolyn Chute and others in a learning associates program at Bates College.

Friday

August 22, 2003 10:57 am

Getting the lead out tests urban gardeners

An environmental studies major at Bates with a concentration in environmental geology, senior Rachel Booty is researching soil contamination by heavy metals — primarily lead — for her thesis. In particular, she’s investigating the impact such contamination makes on urban living. Her research has involved testing plant and soil samples from the downtown gardens run by Lots to Gardens, the community garden program that Booty works for, and comparing them to control materials taken from test gardens on campus.

Thursday

March 27, 2003 10:26 am

Mount David Summit celebrates student academic achievement

A cavalcade of academic stars is ready to dazzle the College community and campus visitors at the second annual Mount David Summit, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, March 30.?? More than 100 students, working in 22 disciplines with 40 professors and assistants in instruction, will present poster displays, panel talks, artistic and musical performances and multimedia offerings at Pettengill Hall and other campus locations.

Thursday

February 20, 2003 12:00 pm

Bates hosts major conference on Lewiston-Auburn diversity

Well-known Maine politicians, officials from the public and private sectors, and local Somali residents will join educators and students at Bates College in March for the conference “Toward Harmony: A New Diversity in Lewiston-Auburn.”

Thursday

February 6, 2003 4:14 pm

Grants support summer research

Fourteen members of the Bates College faculty have been awarded funding for student research assistantships this summer.

Monday

January 13, 2003 4:17 pm

Dreyfus award to support post-doctoral fellow in chemistry

On behalf of the chemistry department, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry Thomas Wenzel has received a two-year grant totaling more than $100,000 to support a teaching and research fellow at Bates.

Wednesday

December 18, 2002 3:16 pm

New study suggests that choice of college really matters

Does the type of school an undergraduate attends really make a difference? A new survey of college and university alumni suggests that it does.

Wednesday

December 11, 2002 3:29 pm

Music professor awarded Fulbright grant for South African research

Linda F. Williams, assistant professor of music at Bates College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant, her second, to conduct research in South Africa during 2003.

Thursday

November 14, 2002 4:23 pm

Grant fuels professor's dioxin, heart disease research

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has awarded Rebecca J. Sommer, assistant professor of biology at Bates College, a grant of $132,883 to investigate the impact of dioxin on early cardiac development.