Stories about "Impact"
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Report by Walter Dillingham ’82 ‘cracks open the books’ on library endowments

Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:58 pm

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

Above is a watercolor that oceanographer Gregory Johnson '85 created, along with haiku to illustrate various concepts about climate change. (Copyright Gregory Johnson)
Haiku and watercolors help oceanographer Greg Johnson ’85 explain climate change

Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:55 am

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

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

Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:03 pm

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

Robert Langer, photographed by Donna Coveney of MIT.
Lectures to feature a mystery-writing mathematician and a noted inventor

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4:17 pm

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

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

Friday, February 21, 2014 10:41 am

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.

Nathan Lundblad, assistant professor of physics, studies atomic behavior at ultracold temperatures. (Chris Milliman for Bates College)
Atomic physicist Nathan Lundblad chosen by NASA for space station research

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:44 pm

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

Janelle Lyford '13, admission tour guide, gives a midsummer tour of the Bates campus.
NPR reports on ‘first-of-its-kind’ national study by Hiss ’66 challenging the value of standardized tests

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:25 pm

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

Amy Bass '92 is a scholar of the Olympics and professor of history at the College of New Rochelle.
Bates-related Olympics news items from campus, Sochi and in between

Monday, February 10, 2014 2:42 pm

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

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

Friday, January 31, 2014 12:37 pm

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

Videographer Joshua Ajamu '14 of Breinigsville, Pa., has found a second home in Pettigrew's new Digital Media Studios. (Phyllis Graber Jensne/Bates College)
Renovated Pettigrew Hall welcomes ‘age of the screen’

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:09 am

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.

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