Archives for "Impact"


February 27, 2009 3:25 pm

Author McKibben and key figure in 'renewable energy island' to speak

Bill McKibben, the environmental journalist who wrote the first book aimed at a general readership about climate change, gives a talk titled “Global Warming: Fighting Against It, Living With It” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.


February 27, 2009 9:43 am

Darwin correspondence discussed in next 'Darwin at 200' event

Science historian Sheila Ann Dean, who has studied the correspondence of Charles Darwin extensively, presents the lecture “Charles Darwin: After the Origin and Before the Descent” at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.


February 24, 2009 11:12 am

CDC policy analyst Alicia Hunter '94 offers a healthy helping

“Some 300,000 children are affected by the new regulations,” says Alicia Hunter ’94, a senior health policy analyst for the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.


February 24, 2009 10:22 am

Othello: Love Curdled Through a Malevolent Scheme

New York Times reviewer Charles Isherwood praises the “extraordinary” Off Broadway directing debut of Arin Arbus ’99, who directed the Theater for a New Audience production of Othello. “Shakespeare is the star here,” Isherwood writes, “but he is handled with the kind of artistry we always hope for and rarely find. This is among the most sensitively directed, eloquently designed and impeccably acted productions of a Shakespeare tragedy that the city has seen in years.”


January 19, 2009 10:02 am

Bates study: Accept Somali work experience for GED, language skills

The largest barrier to employment for many new Somali residents of Lewiston and Auburn is a lack of English language skills, according to a new report by a Bates College research group. Somali respondents also voiced frustration that a General Educational Development (GED) certificate is often required as a minimum qualification for most entry-level jobs, regardless of prior job experience. The GED certifies that an individual has American high school-level academic skills.


November 19, 2008 11:10 am

Wenzel awarded $100,000 grant for chemistry curriculum development

Thomas Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry, received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create an entirely online undergraduate curriculum in analytical chemistry that’s distinctive in two ways.


November 14, 2008 5:08 pm

The Farmer's Father

Blind from birth, Steve Hoad, Bates College Class of 1972, was raised by a mother who “understood that children were…


November 14, 2008 5:02 pm

Wake Up! call

Professor of German Denis Sweet’s Short Term course “Wake Up! An Experiential Journey to Self-Awareness, Nature, and Social Engagement” educates…


November 11, 2008 10:58 am

Sargent explores disconnect between principles and judgments

Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Sargent has received a grant of approximately $60,000 to support research into the brain’s ability to link moral principles with specific judgments.


November 5, 2008 12:20 pm

Yale psychologist to lecture about body-mind duality

Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology at Yale, visits Bates College to offer a lecture exploring how humans think of bodies and souls at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road.