News

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.


Faculty in the Bates News:


Michael Boyd Roman and the divine beauty of black men


Brian J. Evans and the meaning of dance


Katie Adkison and what the Bard tells us about the power of voice


Yunkyoung Garrison and the impact of racism and classism on mental health


Lisa Gilson and political words that fit the need


Tyler Harper and science fiction that goes beyond just beach reading


Nivedhitha Subramanian and what job-searching women in Pakistan seek


Mark Tizzoni and what you should know about fifth-century Vandals and poets


Seulgie Lim and gender equality in West Africa


My last year of teaching: Jane Coslow’s departure prompts reflections on past, present, and future


Jennifer Koviach-Coté and Joshua Rubin share 2020 Kroepsch teaching award


Seeking lessons – and hope – in the depths of disaster


The lesson I look forward to: giving democracy a number


Her mentor retires, and Caitrin Lynch ’89 reflects on Steve Kemper’s lessons on equity and justice


Thumbs up: Jon Cavallero’s top 30 films of the decade


Paula Schlax and Travis Gould awarded major grant for Lyme disease research


As Jane Retires: Costlow reflects on her final year of teaching in an ongoing series:

Jane Costlow balances teaching and scholarship


What I look forward to teaching: Meredith Greer on sine curves and daylight


Carl Straub, who transformed the Bates faculty and curriculum, has died

Six classic texts by Carl Straub


The reach of Krista Aronson’s Diverse Book Finder broadens 


Creativity, discipline, collaboration: Joëlle Morris on why we should be singing


Tom Wenzel honored for outstanding contributions to chemistry education


Hiroya Miura’s new concerto and opera are premiered


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