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Bates in the News: Feb. 26, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 10:00 am

Bates gets praise for building a distinctive Digital and Computational Studies Program; and researcher Matt Bogyo '93 discovers a new tool in the fight against malaria.

Members of the campus community attend the gift announcement celebration in Memorial Commons on Friday. The gathering included faculty, staff, students, trustees, and Alumni Council members. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates announces gifts of $19 million to create six new endowed professorships and launch the college’s new digital and computational studies program

Monday, February 8, 2016 9:00 am

The new gifts include the largest single gift in Bates history, $10 million from Michael Bonney ’80, chair of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Alison Grott Bonney ’80.

A worker installs Cut'nWrap modular and removable insulating product on a hot-pipe components in a Bates mechanical room. (Photo courtesy of Auburn Manufacturing Co.)
From high-tech to old school, Bates’ energy projects offer quick paybacks

Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:14 pm

An opportunistic investment of $1.5 million in energy projects is helping Bates lower its utility costs by a projected 22 percent.

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Katie Vale named Bates Vice President for Information and Library Services and Librarian

Thursday, July 2, 2015 8:00 am

Vale, whose appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2015, is currently director of digital learning at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Biology and English major Shelby Sullivan '15 worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as a Ladd Intern. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Summer Student Work: Ladd intern Sullivan ’15 finds a familiar work culture at Cubist

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:00 am

Shelby Sullivan '15 contributed to the exacting work of drug development at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, where Mike Bonney '80 is CEO.

Seen here is an artist's conception of an unusual kind of supernova that Soderberg has explored. Known as an engine-driven supernova, it emits low-energy radio waves rather than high-energy gamma rays. Illustration by Bill Saxton.
Soderberg ’00 and López-Carr ’93 selected to elite NAS symposium for best and brightest young scientists

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 10:00 am

The NAS Kavli Frontiers of Science program invites only A-list young researchers. It's also a predictor of later success.

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