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Biologist Will Ambrose appointed National Science Foundation program director

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:24 pm

Ambrose will have authority over $12 million in research funding that in large part defines how scientists study Arctic climate change.

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Students, guest speaker present education symposium at Bates

Monday, April 6, 2015 2:47 pm

The Bates College education department hosts a symposium comprising student presentations followed by a keynote address on April 8.

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Bates hosts a talk on societal perceptions of infertility

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:53 pm

The Bates College psychology department welcomes Anne Belden for a public presentation on infertility on March 26.

Sophomores Eva Goldstein, Meghan Lynch and Alicia Rabideau wrote to Maine Gov. Paul LePage urging that he reconsider public assistance to legal noncitizens.
Advocacy for legal noncitizens takes Bates students to national conference

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:38 pm

Based on their advocacy for public assistance to legal noncitizens, two Bates College sophomores will participate in the Debating for Democracy National Conference March 19-20.

Michael Rocque, assistant professor of sociology. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Daily Dot quotes sociologist Michael Rocque on the link between gender and active-shooter events

Friday, November 21, 2014 11:47 am

Pursuing the gender angle alone is fraught, says Rocque.

Four Bates juniors were among 20 students who had a private audience with the Dalai Lama: Ruth Baker '16 (middle row, left) of Minneapolis, Minn., Kristen Kelliher '16 (seated, center) of Norwich, Vt., Jacob Nemeroff '16 (middle row, next to Baker) of Doylestown, Pa., and Natalie Silver '16 (seated, left) of Bennington, Vt. (Photograph courtesy of SIT Study Abroad)
‘Living history’ as Bates juniors join private audience with the Dalai Lama

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:05 pm

The four were among 20 American college students studying in Kathmandu on a study-abroad program that explores Tibetan and Himalayan cultures.

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Slideshow: Insights from a day with Thomas Goetz ’90, Renaissance man for the digital era

Friday, May 2, 2014 12:00 pm

A day with Thomas Goetz '90, an author and entrepreneur who has scrutinized humanity's dance with information technology since the early Internet Age.

Students and faculty, including geology professor Bev Johnson, install research equipment on the Sprague Marsh at Bates-Morse Mountain on April 22, 2014. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Video: Visiting the Sprague Marsh to measure sea level change

Friday, May 2, 2014 9:00 am

Geology faculty and students head to Bates-Morse Mountain to place measurement rods deep in the marsh.

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:58 am

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

Murambi Genocide Memorial, Rwanda. (Photograph by Aliza Luft)
Aliza Luft ’06 examines ‘risky defections’ during the genocide in Rwanda

Friday, April 18, 2014 11:58 am

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

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