Stories about "Teaching and education"
Tuesday, 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.
Sunday, 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.
Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:25 pm
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 12:24 pm
The volume of news from Washington, D.C., is growing, but fewer newspaper journalists are around to explain it. At stake, perhaps, is the democratic process.
Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:10 pm
Anthropology students identify obstacles to Somali employment in the Lewiston-Auburn area — as well as potential solutions.
Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:34 am
It's pandemonium atop a beginner lift at the Bretton Woods ski resort in New Hampshire. Limbs flail, ski equipment disconnects, and clothing detaches as fledgling skiers hit the snow on their first lift ride. Then Alexa Bernotavicz '94 steps in. She rights the skiers, guides them out of harm's way, and readies the lift for yet another wave of chaos.
Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:23 am
If you’ve been paying attention to education news, you know that boys are falling behind academically. You’ve heard they are lagging in reading and writing, graduating from high school at lower rates than girls, and filling fewer seats in college classrooms.
Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:14 am
Sunday, March 1, 2009 10:43 am
Poets, essayists put food on the menu at a 'Literary Café'.
Friday, February 27, 2009 1:47 pm
Sylvia Hurtado, an expert on student educational outcomes and diversity in higher education, visits Bates College to give a talk titled "Preparing College Students for a Diverse Democracy".