Archives for "Science and technology"

Sunday

March 1, 2009 12:25 pm

Presenting new knowledge in 1700 square inches

Dana Oster ’09 had to think big — Atlantic Ocean big — during her geology research on the ever-shifting sands of Seawall Beach, part of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area along the Maine coast.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 11:33 am

Homing in on Green Design

Perils and possibilities arise as consumers seek green options in building and architecture.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 10:57 am

Of Stamens and Stamina

Iris breeder and masters swimmer John White ’39 reaps the rewards of patience.

Friday

February 27, 2009 3:25 pm

Author McKibben and key figure in 'renewable energy island' to speak

Bill McKibben, the environmental journalist who wrote the first book aimed at a general readership about climate change, gives a talk titled “Global Warming: Fighting Against It, Living With It” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.

Friday

February 27, 2009 3:03 pm

Cornell professor to discuss global food crisis and poverty

Cornell University professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen offers a lecture about the impacts of globalization on poverty, food security and nutrition.

Friday

February 27, 2009 9:43 am

Darwin correspondence discussed in next 'Darwin at 200' event

Science historian Sheila Ann Dean, who has studied the correspondence of Charles Darwin extensively, presents the lecture “Charles Darwin: After the Origin and Before the Descent” at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

February 25, 2009 12:10 pm

Of clams and climate: what bivalves can tell us about Arctic environmental histories

The annual academic publication Polar Research in Tromsø included an article focusing on Arctic research conducted by Bates biology professor Will Ambrose and his students, including Greg Henkes ’08.

Friday

January 9, 2009 12:00 pm

Pristine isn't the dream, says geologist Matt Grove '94

arly in the 1900s, two manufacturing plants in Arlington, Mass., dumped their chemical waste out back, which polluted a town-owned pond, later filled to create the high school football field.

Thursday

January 1, 2009 1:03 pm

Wenzel awarded $100,000 grant for chemistry curriculum development

Thomas Wenzel, a chemistry professor at Bates, has received a grant worth nearly $100,000 to support an online curriculum development project in analytical chemistry.

Wednesday

November 19, 2008 11:10 am

Wenzel awarded $100,000 grant for chemistry curriculum development

Thomas Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry, received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create an entirely online undergraduate curriculum in analytical chemistry that’s distinctive in two ways.