News Archives

Thursday

March 14, 2013 2:37 pm

Multimedia: Cultural collisions drive Kroepsch honoree

Multimedia: Cultural collisions drive Kroepsch honoree

For anthropologist Loring Danforth, helping students navigate their own cultural collisions is “important and interesting.”

Wednesday

December 5, 2012 4:07 pm

In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

Danforth’s letter is in response to a review of the book On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House.

Wednesday

July 1, 2009 10:23 am

Bare Bones

In ancient fish bones, archeologist Bruce Bourque and geochemist Beverly Johnson find a contemporary story.

Wednesday

July 1, 2009 8:33 am

Rock Steady

Geology and kayaking — but no coasting — for “Dyk’s Armada”

Friday

May 8, 2009 11:13 am

Bates students help young Native Americans see themselves in college

Bates College students spent a week of April encouraging Native American schoolchildren in Maine to picture themselves attending college in the state.

Thursday

March 26, 2009 1:55 pm

Joseph Hall's Wabanaki history course conveys hidden stories

Information and knowledge are two different things. Teachers like Joseph Hall Jr. proffer the first, but their real work is leading students to the second. Hall does that so well that Bates students chose him for the prestigious 2009 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Tuesday

March 17, 2009 4:32 pm

Lavina Shankar discusses 'dogs and their humans'

Professor of English Lavina Shankar was inspired by the loss of her beloved pet German shepherd to cancer three years ago to create a course using literature as a lens through which to examine the unique relationship between canines and humans. She’s giving a talk about “dogs and their humans” on Thursday, March 19.

Friday

March 6, 2009 12:42 pm

'Red Sox Nation' faces competition from a likely source

“Red Sox Nation,” a course taught by Professor of History Margaret Creighton, uses the Olde Towne Team to discuss issues like race, class and gender in America.

Wednesday

February 25, 2009 12:17 pm

Recession special gives college degree in three years, not four

Bryan McNulty, director of Communications and Media Relations at Bates, was quoted in a Bloomberg.com story about colleges offering new, three-year programs to students looking to save money.

Thursday

February 5, 2009 2:56 pm

Wake Up Call: A Multimedia Presentation

Professor of German Denis Sweet launched an experiential Short Term course in 2008 that “really deals with one’s self, one’s place in the world and one’s place in society.” He offers the life-changing course once again in Short Term 2009.