Archives for "Science and technology"

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.

Friday

August 22, 2008 12:00 pm

The New York Times: Devils Hole pupfish is at brink

A precipitious drop in the population of the Devils Hole pupfish, an iridescent blue minnow found only in a hot spring-fed pool in the Nevada desert, is confounding scientists.

Friday

August 8, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates faculty, staff test drive electric cars

Despite wet weather, a steady trickle of Bates faculty and staff arrived between Pettengill Hall and the new dining Commons Aug. 7 to test drive two low-speed electric vehicles: a four-seater car and a small truck.

Friday

August 1, 2008 12:00 pm

Summer program for math, science students going strong in second year

Squeezing the equivalent of two semester-long courses into just six weeks, the second annual Hughes Summer Scholars Program at Bates has been a real academic workout for the students involved.

Tuesday

July 29, 2008 12:00 pm

Biology professor wins NIH grant for respiratory research

Bates biologist Ryan Bavis will use a grant from a division of the National Institutes of Health to advance understanding of why exposing animals to oxygen-rich environments early in their development adversely affects their respiratory functioning later in life.

Thursday

July 24, 2008 1:43 pm

Summer program for math, science students going strong in second year

Squeezing the equivalent of two semester-long courses into just six weeks, the Hughes Summer Scholars Program at Bates is a…

Friday

July 18, 2008 12:00 pm

Shawna-Kaye Lester '08 wins Jack Kent Cooke graduate scholarship

Shawna-Kaye Lester ’08 of St. Catherine, Jamaica, has won a prestigious and lucrative graduate scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. A double major in biological chemistry and Spanish at Bates, Lester will use her award to pursue an ambitious sequence of graduate programs to hone her leadership skills in healthcare management.

Tuesday

July 1, 2008 4:14 pm

CSI Bates

In the woods near Merrill Gym, Short Term students in “Forensic Science,” taught by Stephanie Richards ’84, a visiting biology professor, search for a mock gravesite. From left are Jennifer Diefendorf ’11, Christopher Ray ’10, teaching assistant Marshall Karpell ’08, Leigh Krueger ’10 (behind tree), and Kelsey Omstead ’08.

Wednesday

May 21, 2008 2:57 pm

Herzig wins NSF grant to study cosmetic uses of genomics

Rebecca Herzig, associate professor in the women and gender studies program at Bates College, received a $57,344 National Science Foundation grant in April for work to be completed in the coming year.