Archives for "Intellectual rigor"


June 1, 2011 11:27 am

Video: Commencement 2011 honorand panel discussion

The evening before Commencement, the honorary degree recipients gather in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall to share personal insights…


May 31, 2011 3:37 pm

Video: Looking back, Margaret Cadden '11 reflects on the ebb and flow of Bates life

Each Commencement season, we offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. Here, Margaret Cadden ’11 of…


May 24, 2011 9:15 am

Video: Looking back, Emily Cassidy '11 reflects on 'the criminology guy'

Through Commencement, we’ll offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. Here, Emily Cassidy ’11 of East…


May 20, 2011 10:14 am

Faculty members Duina, Fra-Molinero, Read, Vecsey promoted

At its May 14 meeting, the Bates College Board of Trustees voted to promote three faculty members from associate professor to full professor, and one lecturer to senior lecturer. The promotions take effect in August, at the start of the college’s academic year. The faculty members are Francesco Duina, sociology (promoted to professor), Baltasar Fra-Molinero, romance languages and literatures (professor), Kirk Read, romance languages and literatures (professor) and Katalin Vecsey, theater and rhetoric (senior lecturer).


May 20, 2011 10:12 am

Faculty promotions, 2011: Francesco Duina

Promoted to full professor in May 2011, Francesco Duina is a sociologist whose research interests include economic sociology, international political economy, historical institutionalism, globalization, comparative regional integration and the sociology of culture. He serves as chair of the sociology department at Bates and has been a visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. At Bates he has taught economic sociology, comparative sociology, sociological theory, globalization, European integration and the sociology of competition.


May 20, 2011 10:10 am

Faculty promotions, 2011: Baltasar Fra-Molinero

Promoted to full professor in May 2011, Baltasar Fra-Molinero is a professor of Spanish whose research interests include the Spanish Golden Age and Spanish-American colonial literature. He focuses on the representation of blacks and their diaspora and is the author of the book La imagen de los negros en el teatro del Siglo de Oro (“The image of the black in the theater of the Golden Age”; Siglo XXI, 1995).


April 29, 2011 11:48 am

Bobcat slugger Noah Lynd ’11 looks at the physics of new NCAA-mandated bats

This spring, new NCAA rules have literally taken the bat out of the hands of sluggers like Bates senior Noah…


April 29, 2011 8:41 am

Symposium speaker: In higher ed, 'fairly good' not good enough for diversity efforts

Providing an energizing start to the fourth symposium convened by President Elaine Tuttle Hansen to address issues of campus diversity and inclusiveness, Alma Clayton-Pedersen said that it’s time for academe to stop tinkering around the edges and, once and for all, effect thoroughgoing institutional change in the interests of human equity.


April 25, 2011 3:10 pm

Video: Is my honors thesis good enough to get published?

“I’m not sure you’re answering my question,” says geology professor John Creasy. He’s addressing Bates honors candidate Keegan Runnals ’11,…


April 18, 2011 3:18 pm

Relationship of diversity, academic success focus of Bates Presidential Symposium April 28

The connections between diversity and learning will be explored in Bates College’s fourth Presidential Symposium from noon to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Chase Hall, 56 College Ave.