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Friday

August 28, 2015 12:00 pm

Slideshow: Beach morning, marsh afternoon, and starry night for these geology students

Slideshow: Beach morning, marsh afternoon, and starry night for these geology students

From beach to marsh, geology students did faculty-guided thesis fieldwork in and around the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area, with time for play, too.

Friday

August 21, 2015 8:15 am

Summer Student Work: Paige Guevarra ’18 gets to the heart of glass as geology assistant

Summer Student Work: Paige Guevarra ’18 gets to the heart of glass as geology assistant

Here’s what it is like to spend the summer as a funded research assistant in a Bates geology lab.

Thursday

January 15, 2015 3:38 pm

New confocal microscope is a ‘future-proof’ game-changer

New confocal microscope is a ‘future-proof’ game-changer

Bates College is now home to a state-of-the-art confocal microscope, only the second of its kind in the state, that professors call a “game-changer” for student learning and faculty research.

Monday

October 27, 2014 1:31 pm

Dead clams talking: $337,000 grant supports clamshell-climate research

Dead clams talking: $337,000 grant supports clamshell-climate research

An oceanographer and a geologist at Bates have received a National Science Foundation grant to create a 1,000-year record of changing sea and climate conditions in the Norwegian Arctic.

Wednesday

September 24, 2014 8:48 am

Bates welcomes new faculty: Geneviève Robert, geology

Bates welcomes new faculty: Geneviève Robert, geology

Geneviève Robert, an assistant professor of geology who started at Bates in August, researches the rheology — the factors that influence the flow — of volcanic molten rock.

Friday

May 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Video: 11 moments from a Short Term geology kayak trip to a coastal Maine island

Video: 11 moments from a Short Term geology kayak trip to a coastal Maine island

Videographer Sarah Crosby transports you to Cranberry Isles for brief moments of geology, kayaking and camaraderie.

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.

Friday

May 2, 2014 9:00 am

Video: Visiting the Sprague Marsh to measure sea level change

Video: Visiting the Sprague Marsh to measure sea level change

Geology faculty and students head to Bates-Morse Mountain to place measurement rods deep in the marsh.

Friday

March 21, 2014 8:59 am

New film features stunning White Mountain views — and Bates geologist Dyk Eusden, too

New film features stunning White Mountain views — and Bates geologist Dyk Eusden, too

Eusden enters the film as an expert who links the experiential with the geological.

Thursday

January 30, 2014 2:44 pm

For geology students, a walk on Garcelon Field becomes a trip back, way back, in time

For geology students, a walk on Garcelon Field becomes a trip back, way back, in time

“It’s hard to comprehend billions of years,” says geology professor Mike Retelle.