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Grant fuels professor's dioxin, heart disease research

Thursday, November 14, 2002 4:23 pm

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has awarded Rebecca J. Sommer, assistant professor of biology at Bates College, a grant of $132,883 to investigate the impact of dioxin on early cardiac development.

Former U.S. surgeon general opens 148th academic year

Thursday, September 5, 2002 4:24 pm

On Sept. 4, former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders opened the 148th academic year at Bates College with a challenge to the Class of 2006. In her second visit to Bates this year, Elders told a convocation gathering of about 1,000 students, staff and faculty that the students now starting here must summon the courage and the will to become transformational leaders for a new century fraught with pressing difficulties.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Elders to deliver Bates convocation address

Friday, August 30, 2002 4:21 pm

Former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders will officially open the 148th academic year at Bates College with the convocation address "Leadership and Responsibility in the 21st Century: What Will Your Role Be?" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, on the college's main quadrangle. The rain site will be the Alumni Gymnasium.

Bates students named community research fellows

Monday, July 29, 2002 8:11 am

Bates College and its community-development partner LA Excels have announced three summer community research fellowships. The fellowships are the second phase of a two-year, $80,000 award from The Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education and the Council of Independent Colleges that gives students interdisciplinary opportunities to research issues important to the Lewiston-Auburn community.

Newprofessorship honors economist and commentator Thomas Sowell

Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:47 am

Bates College has announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of Thomas Sowell, the economist, writer and commentator called America's "most valuable public intellectual" for his challenge to orthodox thought across the spectrum of society.

Burt's Bees president to discuss women as entrepreneurs

Monday, January 21, 2002 2:38 pm

Roxanne Quimby, co-founder and president of Burt's Bees, will discuss the role of women as entrepreneurs in marketing natural consumer products at 7 p.m. Monday, January 28, in Chase Hall Lounge at Bates College. The public is invited free of charge to the talk, part of the annual Bates Seminar Series in Entrepreneurship. An informal reception and refreshments will follow the presentation.

Bates speaker to discuss young venture developers

Friday, November 2, 2001 3:10 pm

Evette Rios, a member of Bates Class of 1999 and an entrepreneur in network marketing, will discuss strategies and ethics for new entrepreneurs Monday, Nov. 5, in Chase Hall Lounge at Bates College.

Bates partners with Mount Desert Island laboratory in $5.5 million NIH grant

Wednesday, October 31, 2001 3:30 pm

For Bates College, a $5.5 million grant to Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) will translate into many more biomedical research opportunities for students and support for an expanded network of biomedical researchers. The National Institutes of Health grant was announced Tuesday (10/30/01) in Salisbury Cove, home of MDIBL.

Education professor wins teaching award

Monday, July 10, 2000 3:44 pm

Brunswick resident Anne Wescott Dodd, chair of the Department of Education at Bates College, has received the 2000 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. The two-part award includes a $1,000 prize and a $1,500 discretionary fund to support Dodd's teaching.

Bates Dining Services wins national environmental award

Monday, April 10, 2000 12:25 pm

The national environmental nonprofit Renew America announced today that Bates College Dining Services has been selected for a second consecutive National Award for Environmental Sustainability in the category of waste prevention/recycling. The prestigious awards are being given by Renew America to 16 programs throughout the nation.

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