Stories about "Society and culture"
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Hour by hour, MLK Day pictures, quotes, readings, ideas, and gestures

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:53 pm

Here's how MLK Day 2016 looked: what was said and read, and what was acted, sung, and pondered.

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Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

Friday, October 16, 2015 11:46 am

What started as a way for Nicolette Robbins ’11 to spend her final Short Term has become groundbreaking research on what it’s like to come out as an asexual person.

Michael Rocque, assistant professor of sociology. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Daily Dot quotes sociologist Michael Rocque on the link between gender and active-shooter events

Friday, November 21, 2014 11:47 am

Pursuing the gender angle alone is fraught, says Rocque.

Professors Baltasar Fra-Molinero (left) and Charles Nero (right) are among the families represented in Household, the latest from documentary filmmaker Craig Saddlemire ’05.
Innovative techniques — and a faculty couple — mark film about family by Saddlemire ’05

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3:12 pm

Employing his technique of "community-based cinema," Saddlemire follows four Lewiston families, including that of professors Charles Nero and Baltasar Fra-Molinero.

A screen capture of an ad from the Honey Maid "This is Wholesome" campaign, featuring a gay male couple who have two children.
Politics professor Stephen Engel analyzes gay identity in Honey Maid’s ‘Wholesome’ ad

Friday, March 14, 2014 10:23 am

The ad "Dad and Papa" highlights the "contemporary boundaries and privileging of certain gay identities," Engel writes.

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Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

Friday, February 21, 2014 10:41 am

In 2013, Wander created Days, an app that lets users gather their photos and GIFs in a daily, shareable package. "Days is a way to share a day in your life," Fisher says.

Professor of Geology Mike Retelle's research in the Arctic looks at glacial and sea level history, as well as records of climate change preserved lake sediments. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
For geology students, a walk on Garcelon Field becomes a trip back, way back, in time

Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:44 pm

"It's hard to comprehend billions of years," says geology professor Mike Retelle.

Actress and filmmaker Michelle Wong '00.
Time Out Singapore profiles Michelle Chong ’00, director of ‘3 Peas in a Pod’

Thursday, November 7, 2013 5:02 pm

The movie draws obliquely on her Bates experience.

Seen here is an artist's conception of an unusual kind of supernova that Soderberg has explored. Known as an engine-driven supernova, it emits low-energy radio waves rather than high-energy gamma rays. Illustration by Bill Saxton.
Soderberg ’00 and López-Carr ’93 selected to elite NAS symposium for best and brightest young scientists

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 10:00 am

The NAS Kavli Frontiers of Science program invites only A-list young researchers. It's also a predictor of later success.

Philip Isaacson '47, photographed outside his Lewiston law office in 1993 by Phyllis Graber Jensen.
Press Herald and Sun Journal remember Philip Isaacson ’47

Friday, June 28, 2013 10:00 am

The Portland Press Herald and Lewiston Sun Journal each report and comment...

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