Stories about "Current topics"
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.

Videographer Joshua Ajamu '14 of Breinigsville, Pa., has found a second home in Pettigrew's new Digital Media Studios. (Phyllis Graber Jensne/Bates College)
Renovated Pettigrew Hall welcomes ‘age of the screen’

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:09 am

The $1.2 million renovation features the new Digital Media Studios, a boon for faculty and students who use the screen to teach and learn.

In the Shetland Islands, a Bates-directed archaeological dig, funded by the National Science Foundation, involves geologists, anthropologists, historians and biologists who are discovering the fate of a township named Broo that was buried in sand during the17th century Little Ice Age.
Bates-directed climate project in Shetland Islands wins environmental award

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:47 pm

A Bates-directed archeological project in the Shetland Islands has won an environmental...

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