Archives for "Teaching and education"
May 1, 2009 12:05 pm
Fulton and Margaret Kornack, parents of art and visual culture major Elise Kornack ’09, admire their daughter’s work in wire and graphite on paper during the opening for the Annual Senior Exhibition in the Bates College Museum of Art.
May 1, 2009 11:39 am
Maren Vouga ’09 soaks up the sun while studying on the Ladd Library terrace.
May 1, 2009 11:06 am
The 2009 Annual Senior Exhibition focuses on the works of 14 artists whose images explore aesthetic issues raised in their training.
May 1, 2009 10:18 am
A major profile in the The Chronicle of Higher Education portrays Jamie Merisotis ’86, president of the Lumina Foundation for Education, as a U.S. higher education policy leader whose “big goal” has caught the attention of the Obama White House.
April 23, 2009 11:22 am
Currently, about 37 percent of Bates students receive more than $20 million in scholarship grant aid. A few of them spoke at the April luncheon, held in the Jarnryd Room of the new dining Commons on the day of the annual Mount David Summit.
“It makes it gratifying to give and compelling to give more.”Rising from her seat, Nicole Svirsky ’09 of Newburyport, Mass., talked about her senior thesis combining political economy and law.
April 20, 2009 1:42 pm
The annual Presidential Symposium
March 27, 2009 12:39 pm
Inside Higher Ed, an online news and opinion site devoted to college and university issues, published a provocative essay by David Scobey, director of the College’s Harward Center for Community Partnerships, who argued that the humanities should embrace calls for assessments of how well students are taught.
March 19, 2009 12:57 pm
“I can see the world through food,” said Kirsten Walter ’00, perhaps speaking for all the participants in a wide-ranging Bates discussion of food-related topics on March 16. “I can see all these different issues,” she said, “and how to approach them and how to engage people with them.”
March 17, 2009 4:32 pm
Professor of English Lavina Shankar was inspired by the loss of her beloved pet German shepherd to cancer three years ago to create a course using literature as a lens through which to examine the unique relationship between canines and humans. She’s giving a talk about “dogs and their humans” on Thursday, March 19.
March 1, 2009 12:39 pm
For about a decade after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, hundreds of millions of Western dollars poured into Russia to promote civil society. The money, however, didn’t do the trick, and some of the reasons why are explained in a recent article by Professor of Politics James Richter titled “Integration from Below: The Disappointing Effort to Promote Civil Society in Russia,” published in Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change (2008), edited by Douglas Blum.