Archives for "Maine and New England"


June 9, 2010 2:49 pm

Biologist Rebecca Sommer receives $419,000 NIH grant for study of arsenic effects

Rebecca Sommer, associate professor of biology at Bates College, has received $419,000 from the National Institutes of Health for research that could ultimately shed light on health impacts from the ingestion of tiny amounts of arsenic. Sommer will search for the cellular and molecular mechanisms through which low doses of arsenic given to prenatal and juvenile mice tend to result in a syndrome of ailments by adulthood, including obesity and symptoms consistent with diabetes.


June 3, 2010 4:50 pm

Lakes Region Weekly chats with MacMillan author Cowan '61

Lakes Region Weekly writer John Balentine talks with Mary Morton Cowan ’61 of Standish, author of the nonfiction children’s book,…


April 21, 2010 1:21 pm

Chairman of the Board

In harmony with machines and musicians, producer-engineer Jonathan Wyman ’97 helps bring Maine sounds to the nation’s ears By Doug…


April 17, 2010 2:56 pm

Gov. Baldacci addresses Maine's 'Creative Economy'

Maine Gov. John E. Baldacci drove from state budget battles that continued into the early morning Friday to a breakfast presentation at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives on “The Creative Economy and Maine’s Future.”


April 1, 2010 1:59 pm

Portland Press Herald highlights All-American Manter '11

The Press Herald‘s Rachel Lenzi interviews Ben Manter ’11 of Vassalboro after he became the 10 Bates skier and first…


February 12, 2010 10:12 am

Bates College to present pianist, funk band in Winter Jazz Fest

Winter Jazz Fest, a concert featuring one of Maine’s best-known jazz pianists and a Bates College student band, takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College, 75 Russell St.


February 12, 2010 9:39 am

Activists to discuss indigenous politics, environmentalism in the Americas at Bates College

The politics and environmental interests of indigenous peoples in the Americas, including Native Americans from Maine, are at issue in two nights of panel discussions at Bates College at Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23.


February 3, 2010 11:43 am

Museum exhibitor Babb to discuss approach to color

Maine artist Joel Babb, known for his wilderness paintings and panoramic cityscapes, speaks about the use of color at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center at Bates College, 75 Russell St.


February 3, 2010 9:09 am

Bangor Daily News reports induction of Al Harvie '65 to Maine Sports Hall of Fame

The Bangor Daily News and other Maine news outlets report the induction of Allen Harvie ’65 to the Maine Sports…


February 2, 2010 11:37 am

Sun Journal op-ed by Dr. Nancy Cummings '81 touts 'fairer' way to pay for healthcare

Writing in the Sun Journal about national health-care legislation, Dr. Nancy Madsen Cummings ’81 suggests that while “no one likes…