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2011 King Day events include debate, performance

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 1:42 pm

Here’s a detailed schedule of events for the 2011 Martin Luther King...

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

Monday, January 3, 2011 4:44 pm

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.

Shirl Penney '99 creates Wall Street buzz with Dynasty startup

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 8:42 am

Wealth-management startup Dynasty Partners, with Shirl Penney ’99 as partner, president and...

CANCELED: Race in a Post-Human World lecture

Thursday, December 2, 2010 8:59 am

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

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

Monday, November 22, 2010 1:53 pm

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.

The Boston Globe praises Bates' social-network Web page

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 11:42 am

The Boston Globe‘s Christopher Shea, who writes the Brainiac blog for Boston.com,...

Are We Happy Yet?

Friday, August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

In a dizzying display of data mining, Chris Danforth ’01 invents a...

The Drug Makers

Friday, August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

The pharmaceutical industry stirs skepticism even as it saves lives. Alums in...

WMTW news calls Pricefalls.com 'a great concept and a local one'

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:17 pm

For its Project Economy series, southern Maine ABC affiliate WMTW-TV spotlights Pricefalls.com,...

Biologist Rebecca Sommer receives $419,000 NIH grant for study of arsenic effects

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:49 pm

Rebecca Sommer, associate professor of biology at Bates College, has received $419,000 from the National Institutes of Health for research that could ultimately shed light on health impacts from the ingestion of tiny amounts of arsenic. Sommer will search for the cellular and molecular mechanisms through which low doses of arsenic given to prenatal and juvenile mice tend to result in a syndrome of ailments by adulthood, including obesity and symptoms consistent with diabetes.

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