Stories about "Intellectual rigor"
Bates receives $450,000 Mellon grant for faculty development

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:59 am

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.

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:58 am

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.

Students to conduct mock Senate hearing on Middle East

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:23 pm

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.

Bates students, alumni net at least six top fellowships

Friday, September 15, 2006 4:00 pm

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.

Bates contingent attends international sleep research conference

Monday, July 24, 2006 12:00 am

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.

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:00 am

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.

Mount David Summit celebrates student achievement

Friday, March 31, 2006 12:00 am

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.

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

Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:13 am

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."

Harrow to investigate diverse approaches to child protection

Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:03 am

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.

Lectures at Bates spotlight compelling issues

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:54 pm

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

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