Archives for "Science and technology"
'Challenging Nature' author to speak at Bates

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 2:03 pm

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.

Bates students, alumni net at least six top fellowships

Friday, September 15, 2006 4:00 pm

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.

Harward Center awards faculty and staff grants for partnership projects

Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:00 am

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.

'Cryptozoology' transcends Nessie, yeti in exploring hidden creatures

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 12:00 am

Some, like the Tasmanian tiger, are considered extinct, yet sightings are still reported. Some, like the giant squid, existed only as rumors until hard evidence finally appeared. And roaming a shadowy habitat between myth, hucksterism and science are still others -- for example, Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

Historian McCullough among May 28 Commencement speakers

Friday, May 26, 2006 12:00 am

Four honorary degree recipients will speak at the 140th Commencement at Bates on May 28. They are Shakespearean scholar and cultural critic Marjorie Garber, AIDS researcher David Ho, historian David McCullough and choreographer Mark Morris. The 10 a.m. commencement ceremony takes place on the historic quad in front of Coram Library.

College's help doesn't stop with Commencement, grad students find

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:00 am

With help from a group of staff and faculty advisers at Bates, biology major Kelton McMahon recently won a National Science Foundation fellowship to study ecological geochemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. But what may be surprising about McMahon's good fortune is that he hasn't been a Bates student for a while. He graduated last year.

Stowe to follow pole-to-pole path of world's most-traveled birds

Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:13 am

Spending up to eight months of the year in transit, arctic terns "migrate farther than any other bird -- 40,000 kilometers every year," says Andrew Stowe. "The length and duration of that migration is just absolutely mind-boggling and something I've been fascinated by. They can live up to 35 years, so you're talking about a lot of distance covered and a lot of the world seen."

Prestigious Watson Fellowships awarded to two seniors

Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:00 am

Two Bates College seniors are among 50 students across the country to receive 2006 Thomas J. Watson Fellowships, $25,000 grants that support a year of independent research abroad. The Bates recipients are Amanda Harrow of Hopkinton, Mass., and Andrew Stowe of Wallingford, Conn.

Bates, Mount Holyoke awarded $65,000 for tech project

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:00 am

Bates and Mount Holyoke colleges have received a grant of $65,000 to fund the development of teaching tools in bioinformatics -- the use of computing technology in biological research, such as gene mapping.

Jon Duchette '06 focuses on past and present

Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:31 pm

Jon Duchette '06 of Turner, Maine, came to Bates intending to major in history. But although he has nine history courses tucked under his belt it turns out his heart belongs to geology.

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