Archives for "Research excellence"


April 6, 2011 10:55 am

Three stories from three posters at the Mount David Summit

Bacteria-fighting cranberry juice, falling humans  and TMI on Facebook — those were the topics of discussion with three Bates students…


April 4, 2011 2:45 pm

Student endeavors shine brightly at 10th annual Mount David Summit

As happens every year, the Mount David Summit made a beehive of Pettengill Hall.


March 29, 2011 1:48 pm

Pamela Baker ’69 appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty

Bates College President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced to the Bates community today that Associate Dean of the Faculty Pamela J. Baker, the College’s Helen A. Papaioanou Professor of Biological Sciences, has accepted a two-year appointment as the institution’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, effective July 1.


March 9, 2011 4:44 pm

Three reasons to cheer Bates faculty scholarship

Why is faculty scholarship important at a college like Bates? At a March 7 reception designed to celebrate such scholarship,…


March 4, 2011 11:01 am

Postcard: In the lab with snail brains

Who she is: Sangita Murali ’12 of South Dartmouth, Mass. Her major: Neuroscience What she’s taking this semester: Neurobiology, psychopharmacology,…


February 11, 2011 1:15 pm

Ask Me Another: Winning author Francesco Duina

Competitive mindset is a losing proposition, argues sociologist Francesco Duina Americans are among the most competitive people in the world…


January 26, 2011 12:03 pm

Economist Nathan Tefft explains how the recession has reduced traffic deaths

Writing in The Portland Press Herald, Assistant Professor of Economics Nathan Tefft and his colleague Chad Cotti of the University…


December 21, 2010 11:02 am

Chimpanzee 'doll' play suggests some biological basis for gender-specific play by humans

As a report in Science News states, the research “supports a controversial view that biology as well as society underlies boys’ and girls’ contrasting toy preferences.”


December 3, 2010 12:15 pm

Sociologist Duina's book 'Winning' captures media interest

Winning makes us happy? Not so fast, says Associate Professor of Sociology Francesco Duina, author of Winning: Reflections on an…


November 4, 2010 5:13 pm

Philanthropy's impact on teaching, research addressed at Benjamin Bates Society gathering

• Click on the thumbnails below to view images from the Leaders in Philanthropy event (photos by Lorenzo Ciniglio): Reflecting…