Archives for "Short Term"
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Photo story: Short Term in Kingston, Jamaica

Friday, August 7, 2015 1:04 pm

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.

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‘Wild rumpus’ reveals Short Term spirit of innovation, experimentation

Friday, May 29, 2015 9:47 am

Bates College's second Curricular Innovation Showcase was a window into programs that have taken Short Term to the next level as a time for course development.

Theresa Seel '18 of Darmstadt, Germany, helps classmates put down lines for a demonstration bike lane on Oxford Street in Lewiston on May 20. The project was part of a Short Term urban planning course taught by Mike Lydon '04. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Life in the bike lane: A hands-on ride in the urban-planning world

Friday, May 22, 2015 12:50 pm

From snapping a chalk line to gathering feedback on public facilities, Bates College students got a hands-on experience in urban planning.

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Multimedia: Cultural collisions drive Kroepsch honoree

Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:37 pm

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

Anthropology major Devin Tatro '14 talks with Saudi men at a desert farm in the Eastern Province during a Short Term trip last spring to Saudi Arabia led by Dana Professor of Anthropology Loring Danforth. This was a rare moment in Saudi society: women talking with men publicly and allowed not to wear abayas. Photo: Ana Bisaillon ’12.
In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:07 pm

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

Bare Bones

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 10:23 am

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

Rock Steady

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 8:33 am

Geology and kayaking — but no coasting — for "Dyk's Armada"

Bates students help young Native Americans see themselves in college

Friday, May 8, 2009 11:13 am

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

Joseph Hall's Wabanaki history course conveys hidden stories

Thursday, March 26, 2009 1:55 pm

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.

Lavina Shankar discusses 'dogs and their humans'

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 4:32 pm

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.

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