Archives for "Research excellence"

Wednesday

December 15, 1999 12:00 am

Senior discovers new chemical process for splitting amino acids

Jolene Thurston of Post Mills, Vt., a senior chemistry major, has discovered a new method for separating amino-acid components, an integral step in finding chemical compounds with undiscovered pharmaceutical value.

Tuesday

December 14, 1999 12:00 am

Mashpee student makes stellar discoveries

Bates College senior Alicia Soderberg of Mashpee, Mass., has identified nine new supernovae — including the most distant one found to date — as part of a National Science Foundation program that provides undergraduates with hands-on research experience.

Monday

November 22, 1999 12:00 am

Bates service-learning students present findings in Sabbatus and Turner

Bates College students enrolled in “Public Opinion,” an advanced-level seminar taught by Douglas Hodgkin, professor of political science, are investigating the Nezinscot River Dam for the town of Turner and a proposed middle school for the town of Sabbatus.

Saturday

May 1, 1999 12:00 am

Bates recognized for exceptional faculty research and commitment to teaching

Bates College was one of 14 U.S. liberal arts colleges cited for its exceptional faculty scholarship and commitment to teaching in the latest issue of higher education journal Change Magazine.

Wednesday

March 31, 1999 10:22 am

Granville student awarded Watson Fellowship

Bates College senior Marian Elizabeth Drake of Granville, Ohio, is one of 60 students nationwide recently selected to receive a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.

Friday

March 12, 1999 10:50 am

Wenzel wins national education award

Thomas J. Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry at Bates College, has received the 1999 American Chemistry Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education.

Thursday

July 16, 1998 2:18 pm

Recipient of Hughes grant returns from arctic research trip

Melissa M. Grable, a Bates College senior from Wilmette, Ill., recently returned from a month-long thesis research project aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Polar Sea in the Arctic Ocean.

Thursday

July 16, 1998 2:15 pm

Kennebunkport student conducted Arctic research

Peter V.R. Tilney, a Bates College senior from Kennebunkport, recently returned from a month-long thesis research project aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Polar Sea in the Arctic Ocean.

Wednesday

February 18, 1998 3:33 pm

Health-care barriers facing Portland's Vietnamese to be discussed at Bates

Lien Le, a Bates College junior from Portland, will discuss the results of her study on health-care barriers facing Portland’s Vietnamese community at Bates College March 6 at 4:15 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. Le’s talk is part of the weekly TGIF lecture series at Bates and is open to the public without charge.

Tuesday

February 17, 1998 3:23 pm

Theologist to discuss artificial intelligence

Anne Foerst, a theologist and participant in Project COG, an attempt to build a humanoid robot analogous to a human infant, will discuss “Ethical and Theological Reasoning in the Age of Humanoid Robots” at Bates College Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. Foerst’s talk is part of the Religion, Science and Public Policy Lecture Series at Bates, and the public is invited to attend without charge.