Archives for "Teaching and education"

Wednesday

October 22, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates museum welcomes Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar for book signing

Renowned Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar will be signing books to celebrate the Islandport Press’ reprinting of The Little Fisherman, which she illustrated.

Saturday

October 18, 2008 1:48 pm

Autumn on Campus in Maine

My academic course load is really challenging this semester, but I am really happy with all of my classes. For instance, though I am a Religion major and a Philosophy minor, I registered to take an upper level History seminar on colonial America. It is a subject I wasn’t at all interested in or knew anything about. But all my friends who are History majors told me that Professor Hall was an amazing teacher. Though he was teaching a 100 level class this semester, I decided to take his 300 level seminar with only six other students. There has been tons of reading and writing assignments, but I have fallen in love with the material and the professor. That’s something special about Bates and the liberal arts experience. You don’t have to limit yourself to classes within your major, or even personal interests.

Monday

October 13, 2008 1:45 pm

Muskie Oral History Project receives national award

The Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Project, a decade-long College effort to preserve memories and impressions of people who knew the late U.S. senator and secretary of state, has received an important award from the national professional organization of oral historians.

Thursday

September 25, 2008 1:31 pm

Shakespeare scholar discusses white literary criticism

Gary Taylor, George Matthew Edgar Professor of English at Florida State University, discusses “Shakespeare and the Origins of White Literary Criticism” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Chase Hall Lounge, 53 Campus Ave.

Friday

August 29, 2008 12:00 pm

Expert in ethnomathematics, math history to give Sampson Lecture

Ubiratan D’Ambrósio, an authority on the fields of ethnomathematics, math education and the history of mathematics, offers two talks at Bates College on Sept. 18. D’Ambrosio offers an informal look at 19th-century Brazilian mathematician Joaquim Gomes de Souza at 4:30 p.m. His second talk, Bates’ annual Sampson Lecture, is titled “Ethnomathematics in a Global World” and begins at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

August 14, 2008 2:46 pm

The Institute

I recently completed the first summer of my two summer leadership program for Black male college students called, The Institute for Responsible Citizenship. Every year, the Institute selects twenty-four of the most promising Black male college students in the nation, who posses great talent and capability to be a part of their program.

Thursday

August 14, 2008 2:35 pm

My first days with The Institute

On Saturday May 31st, 2008, I eagerly arrived for my first day with The Institute for Responsible Citizenship. I entered the Institute with very high expectations.

Wednesday

August 13, 2008 2:41 pm

Roadtrip

I have just started packing for my junior year at Bates and it still feels fresh. I’m a little nervous, very excited, and imagining my new room just off of Frye St.

Sunday

August 10, 2008 2:13 pm

Photos from El Camino de Santiago

The end of a 32-day journey, at Cape Finisterre, Spain.

Friday

August 1, 2008 3:27 pm

Back in NY…

Being home and preparing to head back up to Maine naturally makes me think of the end of the summer when I will be heading north for my sophomore year at Bates.