Archives for "Intellectual rigor"


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.


May 26, 2010 3:57 pm

Two Bates seniors, an alumnus receive Fulbright awards

Thanks to English Teaching Assistantships from the federal Fulbright Program, two Bates College seniors and a Bates alumnus will teach English overseas starting next fall. The Fulbright recipients are Avery Masters, a senior from Mill Valley, Calif., who will teach in Spain; Maura McGee, a senior from Manchester, N.H., who will teach in France; and Corey Pattison, a 2009 graduate now living in Gaza who will head for Indonesia.


May 26, 2010 3:21 pm

Bates announces Commencement 2010 honorands, speakers

The 2010 Bates honorands are:
Rennie Harris, the choreographer who brought hip hop to the mainstream world of dance;
James McCarthy, a scientist recognized internationally for helping to communicate the science of climate change;
Jane Pauley, the veteran television journalist;
Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and 1977 Bates graduate;
and Teresa Woodruff, a researcher responsible for pioneering work in the care of women who will become infertile due to cancer treatment.


April 29, 2010 3:29 pm

Slide show features 2010 Mount David Summit

* View the slide show by clicking the thumbnails. The slide show features what has become a dynamic tradition at…


April 22, 2010 4:23 pm

Mellon Foundation awards $150,000 grant to support 'Choices for Bates' initiatives

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Bates College a $150,000 grant that recognizes President Elaine Tuttle Hansen’s leadership at…


March 30, 2010 1:01 pm

Student work in limelight at Mount David Summit

The ninth Mount David Summit, Bates College’s annual celebration of student academic achievement, takes place at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, in Perry Atrium, Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). More than 400 students will participate in this year’s summit, making it the largest ever. At Pettengill and additional locations, in concurrent sessions throughout the afternoon, students will present research posters, talks, panel discussions, a photography exhibition and film screenings.


January 11, 2010 9:26 am

Calendar of events for 2010 Bates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sunday, Jan. 17 7 p.m. Worship service: A sermon by Barbara D. Savage, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social…


January 7, 2010 5:49 pm

2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Workshops

The following workshops will be held in Pettengill Hall (unless otherwise noted), Monday, Jan. 18: Session I, 1 to 2…


January 5, 2010 1:54 pm

Sunday Times of Sri Lanka publishes essay by Watson recipient Dissanayake ’09

In the Sunday Times of Colombo, Sri Lanka, economics and theater major Sulochana Dissanayake ’09 writes about last July’s Grahamstown…


December 23, 2009 7:46 am

A Place We Can Talk

A Place We Can Talk

In Alex Dauge-Roth’s Short Term course, Bates students learn with, not from, orphan survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.