Archives for "Rebecca Herzig"
The confocal workstation. The Leica microscope itself is to the left of the monitors. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
The unique proposition of Bates’ new Digital and Computational Studies Program

Friday, February 26, 2016 10:00 am

The new DCS Program's goal is squarely in the liberal arts wheelhouse: To give Bates graduates "the capacity to claim the world," in the words of one professor.

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Bates in the News: Dec. 11, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015 4:40 pm

Professor Rebecca Herzig's book Plucked named an Economist best of 2015; The Simpsons teases Bates (and vice versa); and Bloomberg Business looks to Ben Ayers '99 for a better way to help Nepal.

A slug munches on a soybean seedling. (Nick Sloff/Penn State)
Bates in the News: Feb. 13, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:10 am

John Tooker ’92 When bugs don’t eat slugs, there’s a problem afoot...

Rebecca Herzig is the author of "Plucked: A History of Hair Removal in America" and the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Bates.
‘Plucked’: Race, gender, science, medicine converge in history of hair removal

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 3:31 pm

"Plucked: A History of Hair Removal," a new social history by Bates College professor Rebecca Herzig, weaves together for the first time Americans' shifting beliefs about facial and body hair with the technology and business of body modification.

A barber shaves a customer at Hotel de Gink, a hotel for the homeless in New York City, in 1915. Herzig's book notes that for Americans of means, "the advent of the bathroom facilitated shaving’s passage from the public barber shop to the private space of the home.... he labors of hair removal were newly individualized and concealed."
Pursuing the hirsute, Rebecca Herzig explores suffering, feminism and science through hair removal

Monday, December 8, 2014 3:42 pm

Herzig talked about her new book in a lecture marking her appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

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Herzig to speak on science, suffering and feminism

Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:31 am

Rebecca Herzig marks her appointment to an endowed professorship at Bates College with a lecture on Dec. 2.

Mission (Statement) Accomplished

Friday, August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

Community of voices resonate in new Bates mission statement Hundreds of people...

Reliving “A Night of Alchemy”

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:40 pm

On a given February night in 1939, an entertainment-seeking Lewiston resident could sit at home and listen to Death Valley Days on the radio. Or he could take in a movie, like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, starring Mickey Rooney and Walter Connolly, at the Empire. And if their appeal was nil? Well, how about the science show at Bates?

Herzig wins NSF grant to study cosmetic uses of genomics

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:57 pm

Rebecca Herzig, associate professor in the women and gender studies program at Bates College, received a $57,344 National Science Foundation grant in April for work to be completed in the coming year.

Don't look now, but we've been medicalized

Friday, April 20, 2007 9:03 am

Not so long ago, shyness was usually seen as a random character trait, sadness the natural reaction to misfortune and alcoholism a sign of personal weakness. In recent decades those conditions, and many others, have been "medicalized" — associated with biological causes and redefined as medical diagnoses, not merely products of personality or fate.

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