Stories about "Health and medicine"
Psychology professor wins educator award

Thursday, June 24, 2004 11:38 am

Kathryn Graff Low, associate professor of psychology at Bates and a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 1978, won the Bowdoin Alumni Council's 2004 Distinguished Educator Award, presented at the Brunswick college's reunion in early June. Given annually, the award was established in 1964 to recognize outstanding achievement in education by a Bowdoin alumnus in any field and at any level of education.

Lewiston High students to take part in research

Monday, June 14, 2004 11:24 am

Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, a professor of chemistry at Bates College is bringing four Lewiston High School students to the college to help investigate the biochemistry of a particular category of viruses. Professor T. Glen Lawson and LHS biology teacher Jason Fuller are working together on this project that brings four advanced-placement students to Bates today through June 25. Mentored by two of Lawson's research students, the young people from LHS will help prepare cloned RNA from the encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) for use in experiments examining how the virus's RNA is replicated.

College invites local high school students to participate in viral research

Monday, June 14, 2004 10:41 am

Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, a professor of chemistry at Bates College is bringing four Lewiston High School students to the college to help investigate the biochemistry of a particular category of viruses.

Harvard neurobiologist to discuss diversity in Bates lecture

Sunday, October 26, 2003 2:27 pm

Dr. S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations and professor of neurobiology at Harvard University, will present a talk titled "Achieving Diversity and Intercultural/Racial Understanding in an Academic Setting" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Campus Avenue, Bates College. The public is invited to attend the lecture free of charge.

Cyberculture expert to discuss implications of altering the human body

Monday, January 27, 2003 3:11 pm

Chris Hables Gray, a noted cyberculture expert and activist, will discuss the social implications of altering the human body through technology in a lecture.

Jean Kilbourne, ad critic and 'Lecturer of the Year,' to speak

Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:45 pm

Internationally recognized for her pioneering work on how advertising represents alcohol, tobacco and the image of women, author Jean Kilbourne offers a slide presentation titled "The Naked Truth: Advertising's Image of Women."

Grant fuels professor's dioxin, heart disease research

Thursday, November 14, 2002 4:23 pm

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has awarded Rebecca J. Sommer, assistant professor of biology at Bates College, a grant of $132,883 to investigate the impact of dioxin on early cardiac development.

Federal grant advances professor's research into dioxin-heart disease link

Wednesday, November 13, 2002 2:46 pm

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has awarded Rebecca J. Sommer, assistant professor of biology at Bates College, a grant of $132,883 to investigate the impact of dioxin on early cardiac development.

Former U.S. surgeon general opens 148th academic year

Thursday, September 5, 2002 4:24 pm

On Sept. 4, former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders opened the 148th academic year at Bates College with a challenge to the Class of 2006. In her second visit to Bates this year, Elders told a convocation gathering of about 1,000 students, staff and faculty that the students now starting here must summon the courage and the will to become transformational leaders for a new century fraught with pressing difficulties.

Actress to portray pioneering geneticist in one-woman show

Monday, February 11, 2002 3:32 pm

The scientific creative process comes alive in a one-woman performance this month. An actress and dancer from Massachusetts, Sharon Wyrrick performs her acclaimed portrayal of a pioneering woman geneticist in The Search for Barbara McClintock at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

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