Archives for "Impact"

Friday

April 18, 2014 11:58 am

Aliza Luft ’06 examines ‘risky defections’ during the genocide in Rwanda

Aliza Luft ’06 examines ‘risky defections’ during the genocide in Rwanda

Why, Luft asks in her guest blog post, did some Hutu “evade participation and help Tutsi” instead of killing them?

Tuesday

March 25, 2014 12:00 pm

Alumni make ‘huge impact’ at international gathering of ocean researchers

Alumni make ‘huge impact’ at international gathering of ocean researchers

At Bates, these ocean scientists learned to “be fearless” in their approach to research.

Friday

March 14, 2014 10:23 am

Politics professor Stephen Engel analyzes gay identity in Honey Maid’s ‘Wholesome’ ad

Politics professor Stephen Engel analyzes gay identity in Honey Maid’s ‘Wholesome’ ad

The ad “Dad and Papa” highlights the “contemporary boundaries and privileging of certain gay identities,” Engel writes.

Thursday

March 13, 2014 2:58 pm

Report by Walter Dillingham ’82 ‘cracks open the books’ on library endowments

Report by Walter Dillingham ’82 ‘cracks open the books’ on library endowments

You hear the word “endowment” and you probably think “college.” But there’s more out there, says Walter Dillingham ’82.

Thursday

March 13, 2014 10:55 am

Haiku and watercolors help oceanographer Greg Johnson ’85 explain climate change

Haiku and watercolors help oceanographer Greg Johnson ’85 explain climate change

He got the idea after making a major contribution to the report “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis.”

Thursday

February 27, 2014 12:03 pm

Longtime activist for indigenous rights, sustainability to speak on environmental stewardship

Longtime activist for indigenous rights, sustainability to speak on environmental stewardship

Chief Oren Lyons, a Native American leader and environmental activist, speaks at Bates on March 3.

Tuesday

February 25, 2014 4:17 pm

Lectures to feature a mystery-writing mathematician and a noted inventor

Lectures to feature a mystery-writing mathematician and a noted inventor

Bates presents lecturers offering insight into mathematics and medical technology on Feb. 26 and 28.

Friday

February 21, 2014 10:41 am

Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

In 2013, Wander created Days, an app that lets users gather their photos and GIFs in a daily, shareable package. “Days is a way to share a day in your life,” Fisher says.

Tuesday

February 18, 2014 12:44 pm

Atomic physicist Nathan Lundblad chosen by NASA for space station research

Atomic physicist Nathan Lundblad chosen by NASA for space station research

Lundblad is “absolutely over the moon with delight” — for what the project will do for his research, his students and Bates itself.

Tuesday

February 18, 2014 12:25 pm

NPR reports on ‘first-of-its-kind’ national study by Hiss ’66 challenging the value of standardized tests

NPR reports on ‘first-of-its-kind’ national study by Hiss ’66 challenging the value of standardized tests

The study, says NPR, questions the predictive value of standardized tests and argues that they narrow the door of college opportunity.