Archives for "Impact"

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.

Monday

February 10, 2014 2:42 pm

Bates-related Olympics news items from campus, Sochi and in between

Bates-related Olympics news items from campus, Sochi and in between

Items featuring Olympian Emily Bamford ’15, historian Amy Bass ’92, cultural critic Erica Rand and sports agent Peter Carlisle ’91.

Friday

January 31, 2014 12:37 pm

Intersections between health and culture draw Phillips Fellow Mohamud ’15 to Tanzania

In Tanzania during the summer of 2013, Phillips Fellow Asha Mohamud ’15 learned a valuable lesson about perspective.

Wednesday

January 29, 2014 9:09 am

Renovated Pettigrew Hall welcomes ‘age of the screen’

Renovated Pettigrew Hall welcomes ‘age of the screen’

The $1.2 million renovation features the new Digital Media Studios, a boon for faculty and students who use the screen to teach and learn.