Archives for "Innovation"

Wednesday

April 15, 2009 8:34 am

Hughes Travel Grants send academic stars into the public sphere

Like a sports team taking its game on the road, Bates’ best and brightest academic stars take their research into…

Friday

April 10, 2009 12:16 pm

Seniors' development plan for Tanzanian town named Project for Peace

Two Bates seniors have received a 2009 Davis Projects for Peace award for their plan to create an economic stimulus project in an African village.

Wednesday

April 1, 2009 3:54 pm

Mount David Summit highlights student research across disciplines

The eighth annual Mount David Summit, Bates College’s annual celebration of student academic achievement, takes place April 3. More than 280 students are participating in this year’s summit. In concurrent sessions throughout the afternoon at Pettengill Hall, participants present research posters, short talks, panel discussions, a photography exhibition and film screenings.

Tuesday

March 31, 2009 9:33 am

Bates, Guiding Stars to provide nutritional guidance for campus dining

Known for its progressive food-service practices, Bates has announced a pioneering partnership with the highly regarded nutrition navigation system Guiding Stars. First implemented in 2006 and now used in some 1,400 grocery stores, the science-based Guiding Stars system rates foods with zero to three stars highlighting items according to good, better or best nutritional value, respectively.

Wednesday

March 25, 2009 12:39 pm

Environmental journalist McKibben speaks at Bates

Bill McKibben, the environmental journalist who wrote the first book aimed at a general readership about climate change, gave a talk titled “Global Warming: Fighting Against It, Living With It” on Thursday, March 12.

Thursday

March 19, 2009 12:41 pm

Yale physicist to discuss Large Hadron Collider project at Bates

Yale University physicist O. Keith Baker, a researcher involved with the advanced particle accelerator called the Large Hadron Collider, visits Bates College to talk about the project.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 4:17 pm

They Came, They Bought

Featured image It’s Dec. 16, and they’re coming. Scores of visitors stream into the Manhattan headquarters of Christie’s, the purveyor…

Sunday

March 1, 2009 12:40 pm

Reliving “A Night of Alchemy”

On a given February night in 1939, an entertainment-seeking Lewiston resident could sit at home and listen to Death Valley Days on the radio. Or he could take in a movie, like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, starring Mickey Rooney and Walter Connolly, at the Empire.

And if their appeal was nil? Well, how about the science show at Bates?

Sunday

March 1, 2009 11:33 am

Homing in on Green Design

Perils and possibilities arise as consumers seek green options in building and architecture.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 11:23 am

What boys want: perspectives on gender differences

If you’ve been paying attention to education news, you know that boys are falling behind academically. You’ve heard they are lagging in reading and writing, graduating from high school at lower rates than girls, and filling fewer seats in college classrooms.