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Friday

August 7, 2015 1:04 pm

Photo story: Short Term in Kingston, Jamaica

Photo story: Short Term in Kingston, Jamaica

In Jamaica for Short Term, Professor of Anthropology Charles Carnegie asked his students to reflect on the social ideals that motivate their career interests. He asked them to imagine translating those ideals into action. In words and photographs are some of the answers to those prompts.

Friday

May 22, 2015 10:17 am

For students, finding an invasive insect in Maine is yet another ‘useful’ Bates experience

For students, finding an invasive insect in Maine is yet another ‘useful’ Bates experience

Finding an invasive and destructive insect is no one’s idea of good news. How the insect was found, by a Bates professor and his students, does hit better notes.

Monday

May 18, 2015 1:57 pm

‘Working Weekend’ alumni say: Harmonize your interests, strengths

‘Working Weekend’ alumni say: Harmonize your interests, strengths

Bates College alumni helped students explore how to create meaning in their working lives during the May 16 “Working Weekend” event.

Friday

October 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Slideshow: Purposeful Work (and play) at this year’s Parents & Family Weekend

Slideshow: Purposeful Work (and play) at this year’s Parents & Family Weekend

This year’s Parents & Family Weekend welcomed a record 1,800 guests, who got up to speed on Bates doings, including the Purposeful Work Initiative

Wednesday

May 14, 2014 3:22 pm

Eight tips from digital innovators Schippers ’04 and Fisher ’06 steer students toward perfect pitch

Eight tips from digital innovators Schippers ’04 and Fisher ’06 steer students toward perfect pitch

In a new Short Term course on digital innovation, students make pitches to alumni who’ve been on both sides of the negotiating table.

Wednesday

May 7, 2014 11:00 pm

Stangle family makes leadership gift to Catalyst Fund

Stangle family makes leadership gift to Catalyst Fund

In a public show of support, the Stangle family joins the multimillion dollar Catalyst Fund effort supporting the college’s strategic initiatives.

Friday

May 2, 2014 12:00 pm

Slideshow: Insights from a day with Thomas Goetz ’90, Renaissance man for the digital era

Slideshow: Insights from a day with Thomas Goetz ’90, Renaissance man for the digital era

A day with Thomas Goetz ’90, an author and entrepreneur who has scrutinized humanity’s dance with information technology since the early Internet Age.

Monday

April 21, 2014 3:00 pm

Hire smart people and lean on the Bates network, says Entrepreneurship speaker Bruce Stangle ’70

Hire smart people and lean on the Bates network, says Entrepreneurship speaker Bruce Stangle ’70

Stangle’s visit was part of the Voices in Entrepreneurship series sponsored by the college’s Purposeful Work initiative.

Wednesday

September 4, 2013 1:12 pm

Convocation 2013: Preparing for a well-aligned life

Convocation 2013: Preparing for a well-aligned life

During Convocation 2013, President Clayton Spencer offered an address that drew connections between the education that the new students are beginning and the lives Bates hopes to prepare them for.

Thursday

February 14, 2013 3:16 pm

Symposium: How does knowledge about human difference play out at work?

Symposium: How does knowledge about human difference play out at work?

English professor Theri Pickens has organized a March 2 symposium that will show students how knowledge about identity and difference can be put into practice in the workaday world.