Stories about "Intellectual rigor"
In math as in juggling, it's OK to make mistakes

Wednesday, May 15, 2002 9:56 am

"I want my students to discover that in learning math, as in juggling, it is important to accept our mistakes, to pick up the pieces and to start over again until we get it right," says David Haines, professor of mathematics at Bates College. Haines also encourages his students to juggle during class hours.

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg to speak at commencement

Tuesday, May 14, 2002 2:09 pm

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, recognized internationally as one of the world's most profound thinkers and as a scientist who bridges the literacy gap for general audiences, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and speak at the 136th commencement at Bates College.

Professors awarded for excellence in teaching

Monday, May 13, 2002 2:26 pm

Claudia Aburto Guzman, assistant professor of Spanish, and Carole Taylor, professor of English.Two members of the Bates College humanities faculty have received this year's Ruth M. and Robert H. Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. The recipients are Claudia Aburto Guzman, assistant professor of Spanish, and Carole Taylor, professor of English.

Two students receive Philip J. Otis Fellowships

Monday, May 13, 2002 2:21 pm

Two environmental studies majors at Bates College have received Philip J. Otis Fellowships to support research projects that will promote greater understanding of environmental issues and the connection between the environment and spirituality.

Bates names four Phillips Student Fellows

Monday, May 13, 2002 2:16 pm

Four Bates College students have been named 2002 Phillips Student Fellows, recipients of an award that provides major funding for summer research projects involving meaningful immersion in different cultures.

Fulbright award supports graduate study in Germany for senior

Friday, April 26, 2002 8:12 am

Holli M. Cavender, a senior at Bates College from Austin, Texas, has...

Student awarded $32,000 Beinecke Scholarship

Thursday, April 25, 2002 8:17 am

Andrea J. Brewer, a Bates College junior from Traverse City, Mich., has been awarded a $32,000 scholarship from the Beinecke Scholarship program.

Major alumnus gift supports professorship

Wednesday, April 24, 2002 4:16 pm

Robert J. Barro, the Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will deliver the Thomas Sowell Professorship of Economics inaugural lecture, titled Economics and Religion, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Keck Classroom of Pettengill Hall. A reception will follow in Pettengill's Perry Atrium, and the public is invited to attend the entire event free of charge.

First annual Mount David Summit celebrates intellectual life

Sunday, April 7, 2002 8:43 am

The first annual Mount David Summit will celebrate the strong intellectual life of the college.

Work with undergrads nets national award for Bates professor

Friday, March 29, 2002 3:14 pm

Thomas J. Wenzel, a resident of Auburn and a chemistry professor at Bates College, is one of two educators nationally to receive a 2002 CUR Fellows Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

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