Archives for "Current topics"

Thursday

May 1, 2014 11:58 am

Microsoft’s Susan Dumais ’75 is a big reason why, computer-wise, you find what you seek

Microsoft’s Susan Dumais ’75 is a big reason why, computer-wise, you find what you seek

Dumais’ contributions have touched how we find, use and make sense of information from our computers and the Internet.

Friday

April 18, 2014 11:58 am

Aliza Luft ’06 examines ‘risky defections’ during the genocide in Rwanda

Aliza Luft ’06 examines ‘risky defections’ during the genocide in Rwanda

Why, Luft asks in her guest blog post, did some Hutu “evade participation and help Tutsi” instead of killing them?

Tuesday

April 8, 2014 3:12 pm

Innovative techniques — and a faculty couple — mark film about family by Saddlemire ’05

Innovative techniques — and a faculty couple — mark film about family by Saddlemire ’05

Employing his technique of “community-based cinema,” Saddlemire follows four Lewiston families, including that of professors Charles Nero and Baltasar Fra-Molinero.

Thursday

March 27, 2014 2:08 pm

On Ed Muskie’s 100th birthday, six things everyone should know

On Ed Muskie’s 100th birthday, six things everyone should know

On his centennial today, what everyone should know about Edmund Muskie ’36, our iconic U.S. statesman and environmental pioneer.

Thursday

March 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Historian Joe Hall favors Goetz ’00 and ‘The Baptism of Early Viriginia’ in Elite 8 matchup

Historian Joe Hall favors Goetz ’00 and ‘The Baptism of Early Viriginia’ in Elite 8 matchup

Why not join a March Madness competition where you have a real rooting interest?

Tuesday

March 25, 2014 12:00 pm

Alumni make ‘huge impact’ at international gathering of ocean researchers

Alumni make ‘huge impact’ at international gathering of ocean researchers

At Bates, these ocean scientists learned to “be fearless” in their approach to research.

Friday

March 21, 2014 8:59 am

New film features stunning White Mountain views — and Bates geologist Dyk Eusden, too

New film features stunning White Mountain views — and Bates geologist Dyk Eusden, too

Eusden enters the film as an expert who links the experiential with the geological.

Friday

March 21, 2014 8:15 am

For Bob Muldoon ’81, the first sign of spring isn’t a bird or bud. It’s a butterfly

For Bob Muldoon ’81, the first sign of spring isn’t a bird or bud. It’s a butterfly

Writing in The Boston Globe, Muldoon describes his personal quest for the first sign of spring.

Friday

March 14, 2014 10:23 am

Politics professor Stephen Engel analyzes gay identity in Honey Maid’s ‘Wholesome’ ad

Politics professor Stephen Engel analyzes gay identity in Honey Maid’s ‘Wholesome’ ad

The ad “Dad and Papa” highlights the “contemporary boundaries and privileging of certain gay identities,” Engel writes.

Thursday

March 13, 2014 10:55 am

Haiku and watercolors help oceanographer Greg Johnson ’85 explain climate change

Haiku and watercolors help oceanographer Greg Johnson ’85 explain climate change

He got the idea after making a major contribution to the report “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis.”