Archives for "Faculty and staff"


April 29, 2011 12:58 pm

Campus Construction Update: April 29, 2011

“Wow” was the consensus among the dozen-plus faculty and staff on an April 26 tour of Hedge Hall led by project manager Paul Farnsworth and clerk of the works Chris Streifel.


April 19, 2011 3:20 pm

Dance alumni honor program's founder and its longtime photographer

Decades of dance at Bates College will come to life on stage again Saturday, April 30, as nearly 90 dance alumni perform a piece based on images by the late dance photographer Leonard Plavin. The dance “A Moment in Focus: Dance Images by Leonard Plavin,” commemorating the passion and achievement of a photographer who shot some 10,000 images of the Bates College Modern Dance Company, concludes an alumni reunion dance performance beginning at 8 p.m. in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.


April 13, 2011 2:46 pm

Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen plans to step down after nine years in office for new leadership position

Elaine Tuttle Hansen, the seventh President of Bates College, announced to the campus community today that she plans to step down from her post as president effective July 2011. She will depart after nine years of leadership in which the institution — already regarded as a national and international leader in liberal arts and sciences education — has moved into an ever-stronger position in academic stature and reputation.


April 6, 2011 1:43 pm

For aspiring researcher Ducommun '11, senior thesis is a springboard to graduate school

Melissa Ducommun ’11 talks about the role her senior thesis and adviser have played in her path to graduate school…


April 6, 2011 12:27 pm

Art faculty's Feintuch shows paintings at New York's Sonnabend Gallery

Known as a mentor by student artists at Bates, senior lecturer Robert Feintuch enjoys a national reputation as the painter of images simultaneously evocative and quietly deadpan, serious and parodic. New York’s Sonnabend Gallery is showing recent paintings and drawings by Feintuch through April 30.


March 29, 2011 1:48 pm

Pamela Baker ’69 appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty

Bates College President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced to the Bates community today that Associate Dean of the Faculty Pamela J. Baker, the College’s Helen A. Papaioanou Professor of Biological Sciences, has accepted a two-year appointment as the institution’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, effective July 1.


March 28, 2011 2:24 pm

Current, former students honor Koven, Pieck for excellent teaching

Sonja Pieck, assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates, and Nancy Koven, assistant professor of psychology, are this year’s recipients of the Bates award for superior teaching. They are co-winners of the Ruth M. and Robert H. Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.


March 18, 2011 10:06 am

Hirai offers Sun Journal historical, personal insights into Tohoku earthquake

Atsuko Hirai, the Kazushige Hirasawa Professor of History, offers personal and historical insights into the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in…


March 16, 2011 4:37 pm

Known as a center for dance, Bates leaps forward with creation of dance major

Home of both the renowned Bates Dance Festival and a well-regarded academic-year dance program, Bates College this fall will begin to offer Maine’s first major focused solely on dance.


March 16, 2011 10:10 am

Learned Ladies continues through weekend

The Bates theater department production of Molière’s 1672 satire The Learned Ladies continues through March 20, with performances at 7:30…