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Thursday

August 9, 2007
9:22 am

Hughes program boosts students' math, science prospects

Students at Bates College this summer explored crime-scene chemistry and cultural diversity in mathematics through a program designed to make math and science more inviting to groups underrepresented in those fields. Eleven members of the class of 2011 were chosen to be Hughes Summer Scholars.

Wednesday

August 8, 2007
9:14 am

Muskie Archives opens historic Androscoggin River data to researchers

The papers of a Bates College professor who spent decades studying pollution in the Androscoggin River — pollution that prompted the federal Clean Water Act of 1972 — are newly accessible to researchers.

Friday

August 3, 2007
10:25 am

College Dance Festival presents video dance works

Showcasing the innovative use of new technologies, Bridgman Packer Dance and BoánDanz Action present the Maine premieres of new work incorporating live dance and music with state-of-the-art video. The festival presents Bridgman Packer Dance Saturday, Aug. 4, and BoánDanz Action Sunday, Aug. 5, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St., Bates College.

Sunday

May 27, 2007
12:08 pm

Commencement 2007 stories, photographs and videos

“If you want to solve all the problems that we’re facing in this world, it’s unlikely that the people and ideas that got us to where we are will be the ones that are going to get us to a different place,” Segway inventor Dean Kamen told 464 graduates at Bates College’ 141st Commencement.

Wednesday

May 9, 2007
2:26 pm

Taegan McMahon '07 gives frogs the acid test

A childhood trip to the rainforests of Costa Rica introduced Taegan McMahon ’07 to poison dart frogs. Immediately, she was smitten. “They are very cool and absolutely beautiful,” she says.

Friday

February 16, 2007
10:38 am

'Science image' talk marks opening of Imaging and Computing Center

Felice Frankel, a leading expert in the use of imagery to express scientific data and concepts, offers a lecture titled “More Than Pretty Pictures: The Power of the Science Image” Friday, March 2, in the Keck Classroom (G52) in Pettengill Hall, Bates College, Andrews Road.

Thursday

November 9, 2006
3:58 pm

Award-winning mathematician to give annual Sampson Lecture

Jennifer J. Quinn, executive director of the Association for Women in Mathematics, presents two lectures at Bates on Friday, Nov. 10. At 4 p.m., she gives a talk titled “Synchronicity: Alternating Sums, Determinants, Continued Fractions and More.” At 7:30 p.m., in the college’s annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, her subject is “Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers.” Sponsored by the mathematics department, both talks are open to the public at no cost and take place in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. For more information, please call the college concierge at 207-786-6255.

Wednesday

October 25, 2006
2:03 pm

'Challenging Nature' author to speak at Bates

Lee Silver, a molecular biologist and author known for his trenchant analysis of issues at the intersection of biotechnology, law, ethics and religion, visits Bates College to offer a lecture based on his new book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Friday

September 15, 2006
4:00 pm

Bates students, alumni net at least six top fellowships

In the 2005-06 academic season, at least six Bates students and alumni have received prestigious graduate fellowships. Most worked with the Bates Graduate Fellowship and Watson Committees to prepare their applications.

Thursday

June 15, 2006
12:00 am

Harward Center awards faculty and staff grants for partnership projects

Seven Bates College faculty and staff have been awarded Harward Center grants in the inaugural round of a new, annual funding program by the Harward Center For Community Partnerships. The grants, awarded competitively by a selection committee, are designed to offer faculty and staff significant support for publicly engaged teaching, research, cultural and other community projects. Seven projects — five led by faculty and two by Bates staff members — received grants totaling $33,500.