Stories about "research"
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Vintage avian exhibit is a feather in Carnegie Hall’s cap

Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:21 pm

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

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

Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:37 am

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

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:57 pm

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.

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

Friday, October 16, 2015 11:46 am

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.

Caroline Holm '17, Alex Krech, a Southern Maine Community College intern, and Anna Berenson '16, work  under the direction of chemistry professor Paula Schlax studying gene expression in the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Schlax nets $345K grant to study genetic ‘switches’ central to Lyme disease

Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:58 am

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

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

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:21 pm

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.

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

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:23 pm

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

Assistant Professor of Physics Travis Gould (center) works with Armando Morales Urrutia '16 (left) of Fraijanes, Guatemala and Daniel Paseltiner '16 of Devon, Pa., during the Short Term course "Microcontroller Laboratory." (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Physics professor Travis Gould nets $473,000 grant to develop new microscope

Friday, August 14, 2015 11:57 am

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.

Tom Wenzel, Dana Professor of Chemistry, with three Bates students whom he recently brought along to the 27th International Chirality Conference in Boston: from left, Anna Berenson '16 of Topsfield, Mass., a biochemistry major; Tayla Duarte '17 of North Miami Beach, Fla., a neuroscience major; Wenzel; and Caroline Holme '17 of Winnetka, Ill., also a biochemistry major.
Bates is a distinctive presence at international chemistry conference

Thursday, July 23, 2015 1:31 pm

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

Fan Dong, '17, at right, is serving as a research assistant to economics professor Nathan Tefft this summer, helping to assess potential health benefits of fracking. With her is a second Tefft research assistant, Mike Varner '17, who is studying economic determinants of household expenditures on dietary supplements. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Summer Student Work: Fan Dong ’17 investigates fracking’s health benefits

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:54 pm

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

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