Archives for "Innovation"


January 6, 2011 2:12 pm

Maine Things Considered interviews Spelt Right entrepreneur Beth George '85

Maine Public Broadcasting reporter Keith Shortall interviews Beth George ’85, who with husband Tim Kane ’82 founded Spelt Right bakery…


January 4, 2011 1:42 pm

2011 King Day events include debate, performance

Here’s a detailed schedule of events for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College. All these…


January 3, 2011 4:44 pm

Influential figures in older, newer civil rights struggles offer MLK keynotes

One of them described by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as “the greatest teacher of nonviolence in America,” leaders representing two generations of social activism offer keynote addresses during the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College on Monday, Jan. 17.


December 7, 2010 8:42 am

Shirl Penney '99 creates Wall Street buzz with Dynasty startup

Wealth-management startup Dynasty Partners, with Shirl Penney ’99 as partner, president and CEO, has the Wall Street media buzzing that…


December 2, 2010 8:59 am

CANCELED: Race in a Post-Human World lecture

A talk scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, by author Lisa Nakamura has been canceled due to illness.


November 22, 2010 1:53 pm

'Antisocial Media' opens 'Race in a Post-Human World' series

As part of a Bates College series exploring the impacts of social and technological progress on concepts of race, author Lisa Nakamura offers a lecture at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom (G52), 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). Nakamura’s lecture, titled Antisocial Media: Understanding Racism and Homophobia in a Digitally Connected World, will address social media’s influence on concepts of race and homosexuality, and will touch on the recent suicide of Rutgers first-year Tyler Clementi.


October 6, 2010 11:42 am

The Boston Globe praises Bates' social-network Web page

The Boston Globe‘s Christopher Shea, who writes the Brainiac blog for, writes that “Bates College has a striking web…


August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

Are We Happy Yet?

In a dizzying display of data mining, Chris Danforth ’01 invents a way to measure human happiness in real time…


August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

The Drug Makers

The pharmaceutical industry stirs skepticism even as it saves lives. Alums in the drug business explain why By this fall,…


July 7, 2010 2:17 pm

WMTW news calls 'a great concept and a local one'

For its Project Economy series, southern Maine ABC affiliate WMTW-TV spotlights, the Dutch auction website founded by Bates economics…