Batesí 148th Commencement ceremony itself takes place at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, on the Historic Quad, Campus Avenue and College Street (or Merrill Gym in case of rain).

Some 448 students will receive bachelorís degrees, and President A. Clayton Spencer will confer honorary degrees on four notable Americans:

    John Seely Brown, visionary thinker and computer scientist;
    Glenn Close, renowned actress;
    David Shaw Pí00, leading entrepreneur;
    Isabel Wilkerson, Commencement speaker and author of the acclaimed social history The Warmth of Other Suns.


Alex Diamond-Stanic makes astronomical discoveries in a galaxy far, far away: 

Martin Andrucki on directing Maine playwright John Cariani’s Love/Sick:

Faculty and students see the potential of open educational resources:

Holly Ewing plays a pivotal role in a four-state, $6-million NSF Cyanobacteria study:

A brilliant career: Following Jane Costlow’s last year of teaching:

Slingbacks to work boots: Chris McDowell collaborates on a new exhibition at Museum L-A:

Therí Pickens’ new book, Black Madness:Mad Blackness offers new perspectives on blackness and disability:

Bobcat 339! Andrew Kennedy and students invent a promising new molecule:

Cliff Odle’s play, The Petition, performed at Boston’s Old State House, explores slavery and freedom:

Kroepsch Teaching Award winner Stephanie Kelley-Romano takes on conspiracy theories:

Ethan Miller ’00 of Environmental Studies reflects on how to live in the world:

Museum of Art wins $192,000 grant to study Marsden Hartley Collection:

Five Bates professors share what they are most excited to teach students this fall:

Dolores Huerta strikes a chord with inspirational Convocation speech to the Class of 2023:

Bates announces four faculty promotions for 2019-20:

Neuroscience Assistant Professor Michelle Greene takes the lead on the largest-ever federal grant awarded to Bates for a project focused on a groundbreaking Visual Experience Database:

New Director of Morse Mountain Conservation Area and Short Ridge Coastal Center announced: