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This detail of the bluejay plate from The Birds of America  shows what Audubon called the  "rogues" and "deceivers" of the bird world.
Video: Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ lands at the Bates library

Friday, April 29, 2016 11:53 am

Known as the "Bien" edition, the volume is huge — 57 pounds, with each page measuring 39 1/8 inches by 26 1/8 inches. Its Bates provenance is equally outsized.

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At Emerge, students learn film business ‘by seeing it in action’

Friday, April 29, 2016 10:48 am

Like much of Bates' engagement with Lewiston-Auburn, the college's sponsorship of this fast-growing festival is a two-way street.

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Picture story: A Japanese tea ceremony is about ‘treasuring every moment’

Friday, March 18, 2016 10:44 am

Featuring images of a Japanese tea ceremony she performed at Bates, here's a story about Yuko Eguchi '03 and her path from Japan to Bates — where she staged an opera for an epic senior thesis — and into a scholar's life.

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What I mean when I say: ‘Disposition’

Friday, March 18, 2016 9:55 am

Philosopher Lauren Ashwell puts a metaphysical spin on an everyday term.

Katherine Creswell reaps the bounty that was the 2015 winter squash harvest.
Katherine Creswell ’05 ate a Maine-only diet for a month. Here’s what she learned

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:11 pm

Ten years after doing a senior thesis on Maine food security, she decides to eat a Maine-sourced diet for one month.

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Bates in the News: Feb. 26, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 10:00 am

Bates gets praise for building a distinctive Digital and Computational Studies Program; and researcher Matt Bogyo '93 discovers a new tool in the fight against malaria.

Members of the campus community attend the gift announcement celebration in Memorial Commons on Friday. The gathering included faculty, staff, students, trustees, and Alumni Council members. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates announces gifts of $19 million to create six new endowed professorships and launch the college’s new digital and computational studies program

Monday, February 8, 2016 9:00 am

The new gifts include the largest single gift in Bates history, $10 million from Michael Bonney ’80, chair of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Alison Grott Bonney ’80.

Brian McGrory ’84, editor of The Boston Globe,  students in a course on public opinion taught by John Baughman, associate professor of politics.
Why newspapers and readers are at an ‘incredibly awkward moment,’ explains Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory ’84

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:03 pm

The health of democratic society depends on papers making a "nuanced transition" to an all-digital future, says McGrory. Plus: What he thinks about "the Bill" of today.

A worker installs Cut'nWrap modular and removable insulating product on a hot-pipe components in a Bates mechanical room. (Photo courtesy of Auburn Manufacturing Co.)
From high-tech to old school, Bates’ energy projects offer quick paybacks

Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:14 pm

An opportunistic investment of $1.5 million in energy projects is helping Bates lower its utility costs by a projected 22 percent.

(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Hour by hour, MLK Day pictures, quotes, readings, ideas, and gestures

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:53 pm

Here's how MLK Day 2016 looked: what was said and read, and what was acted, sung, and pondered.

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