Archives for "Research excellence"

Wednesday

November 13, 2002 2:46 pm

Federal grant advances professor's research into dioxin-heart disease link

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.

Tuesday

June 18, 2002 9:01 am

Economics department tops in scholarly publication citations

The Bates College Department of Economics ranks number one in terms of total citations per capita and third overall among 50 top liberal arts colleges studied.

Tuesday

June 4, 2002 8:47 am

Newprofessorship honors economist and commentator Thomas Sowell

Bates College has announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of Thomas Sowell, the economist, writer and commentator called America’s “most valuable public intellectual” for his challenge to orthodox thought across the spectrum of society.

Monday

May 13, 2002 2:16 pm

Bates names four Phillips Student Fellows

Four Bates College students have been named 2002 Phillips Student Fellows, recipients of an award that provides major funding for summer research projects involving meaningful immersion in different cultures.

Wednesday

April 24, 2002 4:16 pm

Major alumnus gift supports professorship

Robert J. Barro, the Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will deliver the Thomas Sowell Professorship of Economics inaugural lecture, titled Economics and Religion, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Keck Classroom of Pettengill Hall. A reception will follow in Pettengill’s Perry Atrium, and the public is invited to attend the entire event free of charge.

Sunday

April 7, 2002 8:43 am

First annual Mount David Summit celebrates intellectual life

The first annual Mount David Summit will celebrate the strong intellectual life of the college.

Wednesday

March 27, 2002 3:24 pm

Senior wins Watson Fellowship to study traditional medicine

Diana Shaghayegh Sepehri, a Bates College senior born in Iran and now a resident of Sacramento, Calif., has received one of 60 prestigious research fellowships awarded this month by the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program.

Tuesday

March 19, 2002 3:31 pm

Seniors submit and defend honors theses

“I’m going to the gym now and work off some aggression,” said Chris Mabbett ’02, one of 47 ambitious Bates seniors to submit their senior honors theses last Monday.

Wednesday

February 13, 2002 9:28 am

Bates chemistry major awarded for research

Kristin J. Smith, a chemistry major, is one of four undergraduate students nationwide to receive the American Chemical Society’s I.M. Kolthoff Enrichment Award.

Monday

November 5, 2001 2:56 pm

Bates takes part in premiere science education institute

Five members of the Bates College science faculty took part last August in an institute sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The outcome of the five-day summer institute was a new national initiative called Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER).