Stories about "Intellectual rigor"
Catherine Djang '13 and Ben Smith '13 are the first Bates debaters to "break" at the World Universities Debating Championship since 1999. Photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Smith ’13 and Djang ’13 join the ‘elite of elite’ world debaters

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:00 pm

"Breaking" at the world debate tournament is more impressive the more you learn about it.

A captive adult male Cercopithecus lomamiensis. Photograph by  Maurice Emetshu.
Detwiler ’95 plays key role in confirming new African monkey species

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:02 pm

An African monkey known as a lesula was recently confirmed as a new species by Kate Detwiler '95 and her fellow primate researchers.

Kate Paladin '15 speaks about her experience as Otis Fellow during an EnviroLunch in New Commons on Jan. 17, 2013. Photograph by Mike Bradley/Bates College.
Otis Intern Kate Paladin ’15 learns the value of green ‘action’

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:41 am

Kate Paladin '15 discovers what happens when a community becomes an epicenter of poverty and pollution.

The freshwater zebrafish are valuable research specimens because they share a number of genes with humans.
Sun Journal profiles bio professor Williams and her zeal for zebrafish

Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:07 pm

Examining zebrafish can tell us something about us, says Assistant Professor of Biology Larissa Williams.

Assistant Professor of Biology Larissa Williams.
An expert in genetic impacts of pollution, Larissa Williams joins biology faculty

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 2:38 pm

In a sense, Bates biologist Larissa Williams studies the process of evolution as it happens.

Public radio interviews Kane about her book ‘The Gender Trap’

Thursday, December 6, 2012 9:35 am

Customs like pink for girls and blue for boys are not necessarily benign choices, says Bates sociologist Emily Kane.

Anthropology major Devin Tatro '14 talks with Saudi men at a desert farm in the Eastern Province during a Short Term trip last spring to Saudi Arabia led by Dana Professor of Anthropology Loring Danforth. This was a rare moment in Saudi society: women talking with men publicly and allowed not to wear abayas. Photo: Ana Bisaillon ’12.
In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:07 pm

Danforth's letter is in response to a review of the book On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House.

Clayton Spencer holds the symbols of office during her installation ceremony as the eighth president of Bates College. The symbols are the keys, the presidential collar and the record book.
‘The embodiment of Bates values,’ Spencer is installed as president

Friday, October 26, 2012 4:00 pm

Bates formally installed Ava Clayton Spencer, described by her former boss as the "embodiment of Bates values," as its eighth president before a gathering of 2,500 on Friday afternoon.

William Carlezon '86, professor of psychiatry at Harvard University, speaks during the "Engaged Liberal Arts" panel discussion at Olin Arts Center Concert Hall on Oct. 26. At left is Bates English department chair Lillian Nayder. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.
Inauguration panels explore chicken-and-egg cycle of ideas in the world

Friday, October 26, 2012 12:00 pm

There's competition, said Michael Bonney, CEO of a company engaged in the high-pressure field of pharmaceuticals. And then there's competition.

Jakub Kazecki, assistant professor of German. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Bates announces new tenure-track faculty teaching in autumn 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:29 am

Six new tenure-track members of the faculty began teaching at Bates in autumn 2012, representing dance, economics, German, neuroscience and psychology, religious studies, and classical and medieval studies.

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