Stories about "Teaching and education"
A great first class

Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:11 pm

In my second class of my first day of the new semester, I was taken aback. The professor, who I only knew through one other class, taken two years ago, recognized me and remembered my name. He walked up to me as soon as he entered the room and said, “Graham, right?” I replied, “You got it.” And he pointed out, “I see you’ve moved from sitting in the back of the class to the front in four semesters.” Later, while reviewing the syllabus, he announced, ‘Graham here works at the Ronj, and has previously arranged video showings for my class. Can we do that again this year?

Stairway to Heaven exhibit exploring Chinese cityscape, soon to close

Thursday, December 11, 2008 3:14 pm

Closing Dec. 13 is a major photographic exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art offering alternative perspectives on the intriguing, dynamic Chinese cityscape. Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers showcases work by 17 Chinese artists who examine how economic reform, a new influx of personal wealth and rapid industrialization have changed the urban environment.

Wenzel awarded $100,000 grant for chemistry curriculum development

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:10 am

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.

Trying new things…

Sunday, November 16, 2008 1:16 pm

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.

My Guest Appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:39 pm

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.

Downtown Education Collaborative presents Envisioning Lewiston

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 12:00 pm

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.

Sargent explores disconnect between principles and judgments

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 10:58 am

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.

Yale psychologist to lecture about body-mind duality

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 12:20 pm

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.

What's the Dam Point?

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:46 am

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.

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

Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:40 am

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.

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