News Archives

Monday

November 17, 2014 11:00 am

2014 Otis Lecture to highlight role of virtue in perceptions of climate change

2014 Otis Lecture to highlight role of virtue in perceptions of climate change

Known for his scrutiny of the cultural dimensions of climate change, Mike Hulme brings the ancient philosophical concept of virtue to bear on the climate crisis in Bates College’s annual Otis Lecture on Nov. 17.

Friday

October 24, 2014 10:51 am

Bates welcomes new faculty: Brett Huggett, biology

Bates welcomes new faculty: Brett Huggett, biology

New at Bates as an assistant professor of biology, Brett Huggett specializes in how trees response to environmental stress.

Tuesday

May 13, 2014 8:34 am

Bates to screen ‘Shored Up,’ exploring the shoreline’s fate in the age of climate change

Bates to screen ‘Shored Up,’ exploring the shoreline’s fate in the age of climate change

Described as “a thought-provoking documentary about the folly of shoreline construction in the Hurricane Sandy age,” the film “Shored Up” will be shown on May 19.

Thursday

November 7, 2013 11:32 am

Strategies for climate change, youth homelessness at issue in Harward Center events

Strategies for climate change, youth homelessness at issue in Harward Center events

A forum on youth homelessness in Maine and a talk by a leading climate change activist take place a day apart in presentations at Bates College.

Tuesday

January 11, 2011 10:22 am

'Plutonium cities,' climate change at issue

The winter’s lectures at Bates begin with two intriguing guests. Kate Brown, an award-winning historian at the University of Maryland, discusses “plutonium cities” in the U.S. and Soviet Union at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). A day later, Kerry Emanuel, an influential professor of meteorology at MIT, presents “Uncertainty, Modeling and Climate Change” at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

May 26, 2010 3:21 pm

Bates announces Commencement 2010 honorands, speakers

The 2010 Bates honorands are:
Rennie Harris, the choreographer who brought hip hop to the mainstream world of dance;
James McCarthy, a scientist recognized internationally for helping to communicate the science of climate change;
Jane Pauley, the veteran television journalist;
Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and 1977 Bates graduate;
and Teresa Woodruff, a researcher responsible for pioneering work in the care of women who will become infertile due to cancer treatment.

Wednesday

November 4, 2009 11:15 am

'Dealing with Climate Change'

Maine Public Broadcasting Network rebroadcast the Harward Center’s September Civic Forum panel, “Dealing with Climate Change: The Debate among Policy…

Tuesday

October 6, 2009 8:58 am

MIT climate expert speaks on 'Deconstructing Global Warming'

Professor Richard S. Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology and chair of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, gives a presentation titled “Deconstructing Global Warming” at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the Keck Classroom.

Thursday

March 12, 2009 11:40 am

Author McKibben and key figure in 'renewable energy island' to speak

On March 12 and 13, two decisive actors in the effort to curtail global climate change offer back-to-back talks at Bates College.

Monday

October 20, 2008 11:40 am

Science historian discusses views of climate change

Historian of science at the University of California, San Diego, Naomi Oreskes gave a lecture on the science of climate change and the notion of scientific consensus. (Total length: 1:16:12)