Archives for "Innovation"


June 9, 2010 2:49 pm

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

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.


April 21, 2010 1:17 pm

Power by the People

Energy entrepreneur Paul Fenn ’88 and his bates brain trust are at the front of Northern California’s green-power revolution By…


April 2, 2010 1:14 pm

President Hansen lauds Bonney '80 for philanthropy, education leadership

“He demonstrates three of the most important and interrelated capacities that a rigorous liberal arts education promotes: seeing around corners, building bridges and embracing contradictions and conflicts with generosity.”


April 1, 2010 1:34 pm

Physics highlights Lundblad’s work to solve ‘annoying situation’

The journal Physics highlights Bates physicist Nathan Lundblad‘s efforts, with colleagues, to solve an “annoying situation” involving optically trapped atoms…


February 16, 2010 4:56 pm

Robert Hatch, icon of Bates athletics, passes away at age 85

• Click the thumbnails above to view the slide show Professor Emeritus of Physical Education Robert W. Hatch, an icon…


January 4, 2010 2:08 pm

The Boston Globe reports on Cubist's move to purchase biotech company

The Boston Globe reports that Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc., whose chief executive and president is Michael Bonney ’80, will spend up…


January 4, 2010 1:43 pm

PRI’s The World, Miami Herald feature Ghetto Biennale

Public Radio International’s The World and The Miami Herald published recent stories about Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This unusual…


December 21, 2009 1:01 pm

Indigenous Delights

A collaboration between Dining Services and Multicultural Affairs, Bitsoie’s program was designed to increase representation of Native American culture on campus. (Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, and Maine’s Indian tribes are working together to draw more Native American students into college.)


November 30, 2009 6:04 pm

Slide show features Trashion Show 2009

* View the slide show by clicking the thumbnails. The fourth annual Trashion Show, held Nov. 18 in the Gray…


November 30, 2009 1:46 pm

Sun-Times columnist at looks, founded by Elliot Moskow '10

For a Cyber Monday story, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Sandra Guy looks, a Dutch auction Web site founded by Bates…