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With Purposeful Work, Bates provides an education ‘fit for the future of work’

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:16 pm

A major feature on the news site Quartz reports that Bates has cracked the nut in how best to prepare students for post-graduation happiness.

Cheers for the Chairs: Dykstra Eusden ’80 appointed to Whitehouse Professorship

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:56 am

Eusden is an intrepid field scientist who brings his students into the world so they can see, discover, learn from, and record geologic history.

Video: It’s a bird in a tree. But what bird? What tree?

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:03 am

A bird in a campus tree is worth two Bates professors when it comes to explaining what all the racket is about.

Research using EEG machines comes to Bates

Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:40 am

Sarah Rothmann '19 becomes one of the many Bates students who participate in their classmates' scientific studies.

Bates Club of Antarctica: If you give a seal a camera

Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:27 am

A Bates alumnus spends his winters studying Antarctic leopard seals. Take a look at a video from a seal's point of view, and learn what leopard seals can teach us about ecology and climate change.

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson to deliver 2018 Commencement address, joined by honorands Lynsey Addario, Jill Lepore, and Bob Ludwig

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:00 am

Stevenson's work has freed wrongfully convicted death-row prisoners, reduced excessive sentences given to others, and brought greater equality to the U.S. criminal justice system.

James Reese recalls the night of King’s assassination, and the 50 years since

Friday, April 6, 2018 11:00 am

Twelve years old in 1968, James Reese recalls the night he learned of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, and ponders unanswered questions of King's legacy.

Treatment for the horrors of PTSD could be near, thanks to landmark research by Edward Meloni ’91

Friday, April 6, 2018 10:43 am

The day might soon come when breathing xenon gas from a hand-held inhaler could treat the mental affliction known as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Bates Club of Antarctica: If glaciers could talk, what would they say?

Thursday, April 5, 2018 11:21 am

How did ancient glaciers move, and what can they tell us about climate change? Allie Balter '14 and Brenda Hall '90 are finding out.

Bates at Night: Astronomy Extravaganza

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 12:48 pm

Students "spread the excitement" to local schoolchildren at the annual Astronomy Extravaganza.

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