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Saturday

November 1, 2008
1:51 pm

Alumnus and Bates Contemplates Food

The cover of the Fall 2008 Bates Magazine shows Nicolas Lindholm ’86 displaying tomatoes grown on his family-operated organic farm, Hackmatack Farm, in Penobscot, Maine.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
11:46 am

What's the Dam Point?

Shortly after a press release announced Lynne Lewis’ scholarly article on dam removal, the Bates environmental economist learned where her academic research really hits home.

Wednesday

October 29, 2008
8:59 am

Darwin anniversary series continues with Flock of Dodos

The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of naturalist Charles Darwin and the 150th publication anniversary of The Origin of Species, the book in which Darwin set forth the theory of evolution.

Tuesday

October 28, 2008
12:00 pm

Food writer Pollan explores 'American paradox'

The annual Otis Lecture at Bates, Pollan’s droll, fact-rich talk was titled In Defense of Food: “The Omnivore’s Solution.”

Monday

October 20, 2008
11:40 am

Science historian discusses views of climate change

Historian of science at the University of California, San Diego, Naomi Oreskes gave a lecture on the science of climate change and the notion of scientific consensus. (Total length: 1:16:12)

Sunday

October 19, 2008
1:33 pm

Field Geology in Maine

Another cool class I am taking this year is called Field Geology in Maine. What’s awesome about it is how the course introduces you to the principles of geology while working in the field. Therefore, it isn’t the same old “rocks in a box” kind of geology that sounds oh-so boring. Instead, the professor has the philosophy that the best way to learn geology is by doing it. About once a month, our lab will go out on a field trip to the coast, Baxter State Park, or even Acadia National Park.

Wednesday

October 8, 2008
9:00 pm

UChicago professor celebrates Darwin at Bates

“What advice would you give to Maine students interested in science?”

Monday

September 22, 2008
12:00 pm

Maddie White '09 contemplates the 'final frontier'

It has always fascinated me that we are able to study and understand what is way beyond our physical reach.

Friday

September 19, 2008
2:08 pm

Expert on herbicide effects on frogs opens College Lecture Series

A biologist who made national news with his research into the effects of a common pesticide on frogs will speak at Bates College.

Tuesday

September 16, 2008
1:50 pm

Bates, Lewiston Public Library series to mark Darwin anniversaries

The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of naturalist Charles Darwin and the 150th publication anniversary of The Origin of Species, the book in which Darwin set forth the theory of evolution. During the 2008-09 academic year, Bates College and the Lewiston Public Library are commemorating these anniversaries with “Darwin at 200,” a series of events illustrating the importance of Darwin’s theory to our understanding of life on Earth and to human culture.