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Wednesday

October 31, 2007
10:59 am

Bates receives $450,000 Mellon grant for faculty development

Bates College has been awarded a three-year, $450,000 grant for faculty development from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York, N.Y. The Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund will support Bates faculty in three areas. Two of these are new, interconnected program areas related to important initiatives at Bates: the implementation of the college’s new General Education curriculum, and the infusion of diversity into the overall academic program. The third area is continuing support for faculty scholarship and research.

Wednesday

July 18, 2007
9:58 am

Maine foundation awards college $255,000 grant for writing program

As Bates College prepares to begin its first academic year with a new set of core educational requirements, a foundation in Falmouth has awarded the college more than $250,000 to support the requirements’ focus on writing skills.

Tuesday

March 27, 2007
1:23 pm

Students to conduct mock Senate hearing on Middle East

Students of a Bates politics class promise an intense 90 minutes as they conduct “Hearings on U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” a mock Senate hearing Friday, March 30, in Room G52, Pettengill Hall, during the Mount David Summit.

Friday

September 15, 2006
4:00 pm

Bates students, alumni net at least six top fellowships

In the 2005-06 academic season, at least six Bates students and alumni have received prestigious graduate fellowships. Most worked with the Bates Graduate Fellowship and Watson Committees to prepare their applications.

Monday

July 24, 2006
12:00 am

Bates contingent attends international sleep research conference

In June, four Bates students and assistant professor of psychology Roxanne Prichard traveled to Salt Lake City for the 20th anniversary SLEEP meeting, sponsored by the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

Tuesday

May 23, 2006
12:00 am

'Betty Bates' materials show progress in women's rights

The past retains its power to surprise today’s students, as Alison Vander Zanden ’06 learned during the winter. In a research project for the course “Sociology of Gender,” taught by professor Emily Kane, Vander Zanden was the latest student to delve into the regulatory “Bates Blue Books” and advice booklets that prescribed the limits of student life at the college.

Friday

March 31, 2006
12:00 am

Mount David Summit celebrates student achievement

Hundreds of Bates people and members of the local community flooded Pettengill Hall as the College mounted its fifth annual Mount David Summit on March 24. An eagerly anticipated presentation of student scholarship, service-learning and creative work, the summit unfurls a panorama of the rich life of the student mind at Bates.

Thursday

March 30, 2006
11:13 am

Stowe to follow pole-to-pole path of world's most-traveled birds

Spending up to eight months of the year in transit, arctic terns “migrate farther than any other bird — 40,000 kilometers every year,” says Andrew Stowe. “The length and duration of that migration is just absolutely mind-boggling and something I’ve been fascinated by. They can live up to 35 years, so you’re talking about a lot of distance covered and a lot of the world seen.”

Thursday

March 30, 2006
11:03 am

Harrow to investigate diverse approaches to child protection

Amanda Harrow has pursued her interest in child-protection policy and practice through an internship with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and through her Bates senior thesis, which has examined interventional approaches to domestic violence through service-learning work at the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project, Lewiston.

Wednesday

October 12, 2005
3:54 pm

Lectures at Bates spotlight compelling issues

Lectures at Bates this week shed light on three diverse, yet equally momentous, realms of contemporary concern.