Stories about "Mike Retelle"
Tuesday, Sept. 5: Professor Emeritus of Sociology Sawyer Sylvester talks with Professor of Religious Studies Marcus Bruce ’77 after Convocation. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
With new urgency, Bates professors say what — and why — they’re excited to teach this fall

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:59 am

When saying what they're excited to teach, faculty always express optimism for a new academic year and their new students. This year, we heard something different.

Near Flagstaff, N.M., in 2011, on his final Short Term trip to the U.S. Southwest, John Creasy poses next to examples of "volcaniclastic" rock that's been moved or affected by wind, water, or similar action. (Photograph by Dykstra Eusden '80)
John Creasy, who ushered in the thriving modern era for geology at Bates, dies at age 71

Monday, June 26, 2017 2:01 pm

“We were in awe of him, but his intensity was contagious. There was so much respect for him: I wanted to work my butt off to impress John, to achieve for John.”

Professor of Geology Mike Retelle found the walrus skull while doing research in the Canadian High Arctic in 1993. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Look What We Found: Mike Retelle’s walrus skull

Friday, March 31, 2017 8:00 am

“The walrus is a really strange story,” Retelle says.

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

Friday, August 28, 2015 12:00 pm

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.

Professor of Geology Mike Retelle's research in the Arctic looks at glacial and sea level history, as well as records of climate change preserved lake sediments. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
For geology students, a walk on Garcelon Field becomes a trip back, way back, in time

Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:44 pm

"It's hard to comprehend billions of years," says geology professor Mike Retelle.

Daily series: Newton '11 tells of shifting sands and attitudes

Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:01 pm

As summer enters its final week, we are sharing stories from students...

Popham Beach vs. the Morse River

Friday, August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

Indeed, while an idealized and immutable Popham Beach looms large in the alumni consciousness, the beach itself has rapidly eroded during the 2000s. These days, only a few feet remain at high tide.

Sediment at Seawall Beach

Saturday, November 1, 2008 4:07 pm

At the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area in September, Emily Chandler '09 of North Yarmouth, Maine (above), with Dana Oster ’09 of Mercer Island, Wash., and Professor of Geology Mike Retelle, surveys Seawall Beach to monitor the transport and erosion of beach sediment.

Harward Center awards Publicly Engaged Academic Project grants

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 10:03 am

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships has awarded three Publicly Engaged Academic Project grants to Bates faculty members, the first of two rounds of awards for 2007-08. These "PEAP" grants are designed to offer faculty and staff significant support for publicly engaged teaching, research, cultural and other community projects. In the current round, three faculty-led projects received grants totaling $11,223.

Of Climate, Clams, and Colleagues

Saturday, March 1, 2008 4:39 pm

Arctic clams are sentinels of climate change, says biology professor Will Ambrose. But he didn’t find that out by himself

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