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Kelton McMahon '05 (left) dives among coral reefs in the Red Sea. McMahon earned a doctorate from the joint MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution program in oceanography. (Michael Berumen / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Alumni make ‘huge impact’ at international gathering of ocean researchers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 pm

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

During a field trip to Cliff Island, Professor of Geology Dykstra Eusden '80 teaches students how to identify and measure different rock formations in order to create a map in ArcGIS, a mapping and spacial analysis tool. (Judson Peck '11)
New film features stunning White Mountain views — and Bates geologist Dyk Eusden, too

Friday, March 21, 2014 8:59 am

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

Mourning cloak butterfly. (CC license: Jamie Jones / USFWS)
For Bob Muldoon ’81, the first sign of spring isn’t a bird or bud. It’s a butterfly

Friday, March 21, 2014 8:15 am

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

A screen capture of an ad from the Honey Maid "This is Wholesome" campaign, featuring a gay male couple who have two children.
Politics professor Stephen Engel analyzes gay identity in Honey Maid’s ‘Wholesome’ ad

Friday, March 14, 2014 10:23 am

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

Above is a watercolor that oceanographer Gregory Johnson '85 created, along with haiku to illustrate various concepts about climate change. (Copyright Gregory Johnson)
Haiku and watercolors help oceanographer Greg Johnson ’85 explain climate change

Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:55 am

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

Robert Langer, photographed by Donna Coveney of MIT.
Lectures to feature a mystery-writing mathematician and a noted inventor

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4:17 pm

Bates presents lecturers offering insight into mathematics and medical technology on Feb. 26 and 28.

John Durki
Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

Friday, February 21, 2014 10:41 am

In 2013, Wander created Days, an app that lets users gather their photos and GIFs in a daily, shareable package. "Days is a way to share a day in your life," Fisher says.

In Central Europe, Phillips Fellow Baumann ’14 sought missing pieces of a family puzzle

Friday, January 31, 2014 12:45 pm

Rachel Baumann's interest in her grandparents gained new intensity when, supported by a Phillips Fellowship, she spent summer 2013 researching their story of courage, audacity and survival as Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe.

Intersections between health and culture draw Phillips Fellow Mohamud ’15 to Tanzania

Friday, January 31, 2014 12:37 pm

In Tanzania during the summer of 2013, Phillips Fellow Asha Mohamud '15 learned a valuable lesson about perspective.

Professor of Geology Mike Retelle's research in the Arctic looks at glacial and sea level history, as well as records of climate change preserved lake sediments. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
For geology students, a walk on Garcelon Field becomes a trip back, way back, in time

Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:44 pm

"It's hard to comprehend billions of years," says geology professor Mike Retelle.

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