Stories about "People and groups"
The Bates faculty during Commencement 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates College welcomes new faculty for 2016–17

Friday, September 23, 2016 8:00 am

Bates College hired twice as many new tenure-track faculty this year as in 2015. Let's meet them.

Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry Tom Wenzel. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Chemist Tom Wenzel shares $900,000 grant for curriculum development

Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:51 pm

Bates College chemistry professor Tom Wenzel and a collaborator will share a $900,000 grant to advance a practice called "active learning."

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An overview of new faculty, and the look of Bates’ future, from Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer

Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:10 pm

What Bates College looks like in the future is at least partially revealed each time we hire a new faculty member.

Cristopher Thompson '19 of Macon, Ga., poses for a portrait at the Boys and Girls Club of Auburn, where he worked with young people this summer supported by a fellowship from the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Students explain what their Bates-funded summer work means right now

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:17 pm

As one student said, the summer experience offered "just a perfect environment to ask questions and to learn from your mistakes and your experiences."

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Video: Six professors share what they’re excited to teach in 2016-17

Friday, September 9, 2016 2:00 pm

Awaiting the start of the academic procession for Convocation on Sept. 6, six professors share what they're excited to teach in the new year.

It's move-in day for members of the Class of 2020 on Aug. 29. Here students and family move into brand new residences at 55 and 65 Campus Avenue where they are greeted by members of Residence Life, AESOP trip leaders, and Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs). Students and families also drop by the Bates College Store and Package Center where they picked up packages mailed to them to move into their rooms (with golf carts staffed to drive these multiple packages to their residences across campus).
Picture story: A grand garnet welcome for the Class of 2020 on Opening Day

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:22 pm

Photos galore from Opening Day as nearly 200 students helped welcome 499 members of the Class of 202o and their families.

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Video: Professor Denis Sweet explains why he sent his students to the trees

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:08 pm

Sending his First Year Seminar students out to "experience" a tree starts them on the path of figuring out "what it is that they think about."

Opening Day 2015 , the first day of Orientation for the Class of 2019, included a First Generation to College Student and Parent Panel Discussion in Commons. Programming for First Gen students has been expanded this year. (Phyllis Graber Jensen / Bates College)
Here comes the Class of 2020, bringing ‘the world to Bates’

Friday, August 26, 2016 11:49 am

The 499 members of the Class of 2020 were selected from a pool of 5,356 applicants, the second-largest in Bates history.

In her second floor Dana Chemistry office, biochemistry professor Paula Schlax helps AsiaLuna Patois '19 of Baltimore, Md. prepare for a chemistry exam.
Paula Schlax wins 2016 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching

Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:35 pm

Paula Schlax is the 2016 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching, Bates College's signature honor for great teaching.

Bates neuroscientist Jason Castro's early-career award is considered the "NSF's most prestigious grant for junior faculty scientists," says Matt Auer, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Bates. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Neuroscientist Jason Castro receives ‘most prestigious’ NSF early career award of $720K

Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:43 am

A $720,000 National Science Foundation award will support Jason Castro's brain structure research and the creation of new neuroscience course materials.

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