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.

Meet the new 2022-2023 Faculty!

Faculty in the Bates News:

Professors, Inspired by a Bates Play, Offer Lessons in American Redlining and Racism

Charles Nero:  This Spike Lee film is an “awesome takedown” of the Interracial Buddy Film Genre

Five faculty members named to endowed chairs

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