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Thursday

December 17, 2015 2:21 pm

Vintage avian exhibit is a feather in Carnegie Hall’s cap

Vintage avian exhibit is a feather in Carnegie Hall’s cap

We’re in Carnegie Science Hall, peering into a display case of old stuffed birds and learning something new.

Thursday

November 19, 2015 8:37 am

27 of the best thank-yous from Bates senior theses through the years

27 of the best thank-yous from Bates senior theses through the years

This being Thanksgiving Week, here are the best — the most distinctive, unusual, and quirky — thank-yous offered by generations of weary, yet grateful, seniors.

Wednesday

November 11, 2015 5:57 pm

As Bates-hosted C3 summit starts, Crystal Williams speaks to the imperative to diversify faculty at U.S. colleges

As Bates-hosted C3 summit starts, Crystal Williams speaks to the imperative to diversify faculty at U.S. colleges

When students learn from faculty who are from many backgrounds, it “opens all students to the idea of possibility — both for themselves and for others,” Williams says.

Friday

October 16, 2015 11:46 am

Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

What started as a way for Nicolette Robbins ’11 to spend her final Short Term has become groundbreaking research on what it’s like to come out as an asexual person.

Thursday

October 15, 2015 9:58 am

Schlax nets $345K grant to study genetic ‘switches’ central to Lyme disease

Schlax nets $345K grant to study genetic ‘switches’ central to Lyme disease

Chemistry professor Paula Schlax’s $250,000 grant to study the bacteria that causes Lyme disease includes support for student research.

Thursday

October 1, 2015 12:21 pm

‘Unexpected’ Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers

‘Unexpected’ Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers

The Arctic’s long polar night does not slow down the marine ecosystem — a finding that has sobering consequences for how we think about the seasons in this era of climate change.

Wednesday

September 23, 2015 12:23 pm

‘Love drug’ oxytocin’s possible dark side is the topic of $300,000 Bates study

‘Love drug’ oxytocin’s possible dark side is the topic of $300,000 Bates study

Bates neuroscientist Nancy Koven will use a three-year, nearly $300,000 federal grant to take a cold and hard look at oxytocin.

Friday

August 14, 2015 11:57 am

Physics professor Travis Gould nets $473,000 grant to develop new microscope

Physics professor Travis Gould nets $473,000 grant to develop new microscope

Gould’s is the latest significant grant awarded to Bates faculty who are utilizing powerful microscopes in the fields of biology, neuroscience, nanotechnology, and photophysics.

Thursday

July 23, 2015 1:31 pm

Bates is a distinctive presence at international chemistry conference

Bates is a distinctive presence at international chemistry conference

Bates College was the only undergraduate institution represented at a recent international conference dedicated to chirality, a branch of chemistry.

Wednesday

July 22, 2015 2:54 pm

Summer Student Work: Fan Dong ’17 investigates fracking’s health benefits

Summer Student Work: Fan Dong ’17 investigates fracking’s health benefits

Could fracking have health benefits? A junior from Beijing, Fan Dong ’17 is helping a Bates College expert in health economics find out.