Archives for "Research excellence"

Thursday

April 29, 2010 3:29 pm

Slide show features 2010 Mount David Summit

* View the slide show by clicking the thumbnails. The slide show features what has become a dynamic tradition at…

Thursday

April 22, 2010 4:23 pm

Mellon Foundation awards $150,000 grant to support 'Choices for Bates' initiatives

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Bates College a $150,000 grant that recognizes President Elaine Tuttle Hansen’s leadership at…

Wednesday

April 21, 2010 4:27 pm

Nguyen wins grant to study monk symbolic of Vietnam War era

In June 1963, in Saigon, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire to protest the government’s discrimination against the nation’s Buddhist majority. This horrific act launched a series of events resulting in the fall of the Ngo Dinh Diem regime, and Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation came to symbolize America’s unpopular involvement in Vietnam.
Trian Nguyen, who teaches art and Asian studies at Bates, has received a fellowship for his research into this iconic figure.

Wednesday

April 21, 2010 1:10 pm

Crime Seen

The testimony of criminal witnesses can be notoriously flawed. But is there more to the problem than meets the eye?…

Thursday

April 1, 2010 1:34 pm

Physics highlights Lundblad’s work to solve ‘annoying situation’

The journal Physics highlights Bates physicist Nathan Lundblad‘s efforts, with colleagues, to solve an “annoying situation” involving optically trapped atoms…

Tuesday

March 30, 2010 1:01 pm

Student work in limelight at Mount David Summit

The ninth Mount David Summit, Bates College’s annual celebration of student academic achievement, takes place at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, in Perry Atrium, Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). More than 400 students will participate in this year’s summit, making it the largest ever. At Pettengill and additional locations, in concurrent sessions throughout the afternoon, students will present research posters, talks, panel discussions, a photography exhibition and film screenings.

Monday

January 4, 2010 1:43 pm

PRI’s The World, Miami Herald feature Ghetto Biennale

Public Radio International’s The World and The Miami Herald published recent stories about Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This unusual…

Wednesday

December 23, 2009 6:12 am

The Right Questions

Wagner’s peace psychology journal adds to the discussion about torture and interrogation.

Monday

December 21, 2009 10:49 am

Bates Matters: Homage to Hedley

Like other members of the post–World War II baby boom who went into academe, I emerged from graduate school in the mid-1970s. Here at Bates, a new generation of professors like Martin Andrucki, Mark Semon, Steve Kemper, and Carole Taylor — plus many others, boomers all — arrived in response to what was promised them: the opportunity to be vigorous scholars and great teachers.

Tuesday

December 8, 2009 12:37 pm

Students explore local need for Islamic banking practices

For some members of our community,the simple freedom of economic choice does not exist. Religious considerations prohibit Muslims in our community from using the American system of banking. Specifically, they are forbidden to use banking products that involve interest or money begetting money.That’s why, at the bank’s request, my Bates anthropology class “Production and Reproduction” took on a community-based research project involving the local Somali population this semester. We explored ways in which Islamic and American banking differ. Our research gave the bank ideas for Islamic banking services.