Archives for "Teaching and education"


November 19, 2008 11:10 am

Wenzel awarded $100,000 grant for chemistry curriculum development

Thomas Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry, received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create an entirely online undergraduate curriculum in analytical chemistry that’s distinctive in two ways.


November 16, 2008 1:16 pm

Trying new things…

I never thought when I came to Bates that I would act in a play, but that’s one of the great things about this college. If you put yourself out there, there are a ton of opportunities to try new things and get involved in programs, clubs, and activities you never imagined you would be interested in.


November 11, 2008 3:39 pm

My Guest Appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show

Tavis’ “My America” program gives selected U.S. citizens the opportunity to offer a personal reflection on how the upcoming presidential election will have an immense affect on their lives. I decided to offer a personal testament on the relevance and importance of education for our nation.


November 11, 2008 12:00 pm

Downtown Education Collaborative presents Envisioning Lewiston

The Downtown Education Collaborative (DEC) officially opens its doors with a photographic exhibition about Lewiston from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at its 219 Lisbon St. storefront center.


November 11, 2008 10:58 am

Sargent explores disconnect between principles and judgments

Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Sargent has received a grant of approximately $60,000 to support research into the brain’s ability to link moral principles with specific judgments.


November 5, 2008 12:20 pm

Yale psychologist to lecture about body-mind duality

Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology at Yale, visits Bates College to offer a lecture exploring how humans think of bodies and souls at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road.


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.


November 1, 2008 9:40 am

The Packet— In death, the chance to know a Bates life

Three times a year, I receive a packet from the editor of this magazine, a packet that no one else receives. In it are the stories of 50 or 60 people, all part of the Bates community in some way: alumni, faculty, staff. But they are united by more than being part of this community.


November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Cornfield as Classroom

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.


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.