Archives for "Science and technology"

Wednesday

June 2, 2004 12:27 pm

Bates College invites public to safe viewing of 'Transit of Venus'

Faculty in the Bates College departments of geology and of physics and astronomy invite Lewiston-Auburn residents to a viewing of the highly anticipated “Transit of Venus,” a rare solar system event, at dawn Tuesday, June 8.

Tuesday

May 18, 2004 9:59 am

Bates receives $1.2 million in fifth Hughes Medical Institute grant

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced today that it has awarded Bates College a grant, Bates’ fifth from HHMI, for $1.2 million to support science education.

Friday

May 7, 2004 10:34 am

Distinguished astronomer R. Bruce Partridge to speak

Astronomer R. Bruce Partridge visits Bates College to give a lecture titled “Photographing the Big Bang” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Avenue.

Friday

April 30, 2004 2:47 pm

Lewiston High Science Fair features 450-plus student projects

The fifth annual Lewiston High School Science Fair takes place from 3-6 p.m Thursday, May 6, in the high school gymnasium, 156 East Ave.

Wednesday

April 28, 2004 2:51 pm

Distinguished astronomer R. Bruce Partridge to speak at Bates College

Astronomer R. Bruce Partridge visits Bates College to give a lecture titled “Photographing the Big Bang” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Avenue.

Saturday

April 10, 2004 12:41 pm

Bates announces speakers, honorary degree recipients for May 31 commencement

Four honorary degree recipients will speak at the 138th commencement at Bates College May 31, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced today.

Monday

March 22, 2004 10:02 am

Bates biochemist receives $272,000 grant

Paula Schlax, an assistant professor of chemistry at Bates College, has received a National Science Foundation grant for nearly $272,000 to support her research into bacterial responses to environmental stress.

Monday

March 22, 2004 9:38 am

Impacts of exotic marine species at issue in Bates College lecture

Jim Carlton, a marine scientist at Williams College, will discuss the effects of exotic marine organisms on both the ecology of near-shore environments and the people who depend on those environments at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Carnegie Science Hall, Room 204, Bates College, Campus Avenue.

Thursday

January 29, 2004 10:52 am

'Lonely Planets' author to discuss extraterrestrial life

David Grinspoon, whose “Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life” was published in November by HarperCollins, begins his talk at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road. Sponsored by Sigma Xi and the departments of geology and physics, the talk is open to the public free of charge.

Wednesday

January 21, 2004 11:28 am

Lecture to explore statistical support for psychic powers

A professor of statistics from the University of California, Davis, will discuss the surprising degree that scientific testing corroborates the existence of certain psychic abilities, in a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall.