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July 21, 2015 3:03 pm

Museum of Art gallery talk features photographers in ‘Points of View’

Museum of Art gallery talk features photographers in ‘Points of View’

Three photographers featured in the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition ‘Points of View’ discuss their work in a gallery talk on July 23.


June 4, 2015 12:54 pm

‘Points of View,’ portraits of Hartley, Maine images at Museum of Art

‘Points of View,’ portraits of Hartley, Maine images at Museum of Art

Summer 2015 at the Bates Museum of Art features four photographers’ perceptions of nature and humanity in Maine.


March 1, 2009 12:25 pm

Presenting new knowledge in 1700 square inches

Dana Oster ’09 had to think big — Atlantic Ocean big — during her geology research on the ever-shifting sands of Seawall Beach, part of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area along the Maine coast.


February 5, 2009 2:38 pm

The Farmer's Father: Steve Hoad '72

Blind from birth, Steve Hoad was raised by a mother who “understood that children were children,” he says. “It was expected that I would do things children do.” His outdoors experiences as a child and a desire to conserve land solidified Hoad’s dream to one day live with his family on a farm.


October 19, 2008 1:33 pm

Field Geology in Maine

Another cool class I am taking this year is called Field Geology in Maine. What’s awesome about it is how the course introduces you to the principles of geology while working in the field. Therefore, it isn’t the same old “rocks in a box” kind of geology that sounds oh-so boring. Instead, the professor has the philosophy that the best way to learn geology is by doing it. About once a month, our lab will go out on a field trip to the coast, Baxter State Park, or even Acadia National Park.


September 1, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates researchers count Lyme-disease ticks in Maine woods

Bates students worked this summer with visiting biology professor Ronald Barry to collect and analyze data about ticks that carry Lyme disease.


August 21, 2008 12:00 pm

Phelps' agent makes home in Maine

“This changes everything.” That’s how Peter Carlisle ’91, agent to the hottest athlete on the planet, summed up the likely effect of Michael Phelps’ historic Olympics performance — not only for Phelps, but perhaps for the Olympics themselves.


June 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Exhibit weaves stories of Maine millworkers

‘Weaving a World: Lewiston’s Millworkers, 1920-2008’ describes the mills, millworkers and the social world they made … [and] gives us a front-row seat on history.


March 28, 2008 11:04 am

New exhibit includes rare photos of U.S. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie '36

A new photographic exhibit, including seldom-seen family images, depicting the late Maine statesman and environmentalist Edmund S. Muskie is on display at Bates College’s Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.


March 27, 2008 10:44 am

Archives to receive papers of family prominent in history of Bates, Maine

Joel Goldstein, an expert on the U.S. vice presidency, presents the lecture “Campaigning for America: Edmund S. Muskie’s 1968 Vice Presidential Campaign” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.