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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.

 

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

https://www.bates.edu/news/2020/01/17/with-her-mentors-retirement-caitrin-lynch-84-reflects-on-steve-kempers-lessons-of-equity-and-justice/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=bb45c55202-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-bb45c55202-264347761


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

https://www.bates.edu/news/2020/01/09/bates-film-professor-jon-cavalleros-top-30-films-of-the-decade/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=9c17763703-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-9c17763703-260717921


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

https://www.bates.edu/news/2019/12/18/bates-biochemist-physicist-awarded-373000-for-lyme-research/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=c9f98731ba-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-c9f98731ba-260717921


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

https://www.bates.edu/news/2019/12/17/my-last-year-semesters-end-is-a-time-of-firsts-and-finalities-for-jane-costlow/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=c9f98731ba-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-c9f98731ba-260717921

And also see:

https://www.bates.edu/news/2019/11/14/my-last-year-jane-costlow-balances-teaching-scholarship-and-service/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=449400e631-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-449400e631-260717921


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

https://www.bates.edu/news/2019/12/13/the-lesson-i-look-forward-to-teaching-shedding-daylight-on-trigonometry/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=1ee1adb0e6-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-1ee1adb0e6-260717921


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

https://www.bates.edu/news/2019/11/22/carl-benton-straub-dies-at-age-83/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=14d5eb40ea-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-14d5eb40ea-260717921

Six classic texts by Carl Straub:

https://www.bates.edu/news/2019/11/22/texts-by-carl-benton-straub-honoring-bates-people-places-and-institutional-moments/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=14d5eb40ea-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-14d5eb40ea-260717921


The reach of Krista Aronson’s Diverse Book Finder broadens:

https://www.bates.edu/news/2019/11/19/in-its-third-year-bates-diverse-bookfinder-is-more-accessible-than-ever/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=0fa848e72e-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-0fa848e72e-260717921


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

https://www.bates.edu/news/2019/12/02/qa-were-made-to-communicate-with-song-says-joelle-morris-new-choir-director/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=0fa848e72e-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-0fa848e72e-260717921


Tom Wenzel honored for outstanding contributions to chemistry education:

https://www.bates.edu/news/2019/11/14/awards-and-tributes-to-legendary-bates-chemistry-professor-thomas-wenzel/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=449400e631-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-449400e631-260717921


Hiroya Miura’s new concerto and opera are premiered:

https://www.bates.edu/news/2019/11/14/commissions-take-miura-from-prague-to-the-left-coast-from-shakuhachi-to-shamisen/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=449400e631-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-449400e631-260717921


Alex Diamond-Stanic makes astronomical discoveries in a galaxy far, far away:
bates.edu/news/2019/10/30/ifor-the-first-time-astronomers-watch-a-galaxy-eject-gas-into-spac/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=b9fcf0c97a-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-b9fcf0c97a-260717921 


Martin Andrucki on directing Maine playwright John Cariani’s Love/Sick:
bates.edu/news/2019/10/29/qa-martin-andrucki-diagnoses-maine-playwrights-love-sick/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=b9fcf0c97a-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-b9fcf0c97a-260717921


Faculty and students see the potential of open educational resources:
bates.edu/news/2019/10/24/faculty-and-students-find-low-cost-versatility-in-open-educational-resources/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=7dd658fc8e-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-7dd658fc8e-260717921


Holly Ewing plays a pivotal role in a four-state, $6-million NSF Cyanobacteria study:
bates.edu/news/2019/10/23/bates-scientist-has-pivotal-role-in-6-million-project-to-better-predict-lake-cyanobacteria-blooms/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=7dd658fc8e-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-7dd658fc8e-260717921


A brilliant career: Following Jane Costlow’s last year of teaching:
bates.edu/news/tag/my-last-year/


Slingbacks to work boots: Chris McDowell collaborates on a new exhibition at Museum L-A:
bates.edu/news/2019/10/10/qa-christine-mcdowell-unpacks-her-shoes/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=5467f71353-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-5467f71353-260717921


Therí Pickens’ new book, Black Madness:Mad Blackness offers new perspectives on blackness and disability:
bates.edu/news/2019/10/10/qa-we-can-learn-a-lot-by-reading-mad-black-texts-says-theri-pickens/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=5467f71353-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-5467f71353-260717921


Bobcat 339! Andrew Kennedy and students invent a promising new molecule:
bates.edu/news/2019/10/04/invented-by-bates-students-molecule-bobcat339-has-pharmaceutical-promise/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=6563eb1d14-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-6563eb1d14-260717921


Cliff Odle’s play, The Petition, performed at Boston’s Old State House, explores slavery and freedom:
bates.edu/news/2019/10/04/qa-in-boston-state-house-play-cliff-odle-explores-slavery-freedom-and-allyship/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=6563eb1d14-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-6563eb1d14-260717921


Kroepsch Teaching Award winner Stephanie Kelley-Romano takes on conspiracy theories:
bates.edu/news/2019/09/26/stephanie-kelly-romano-guide-to-conspiracy-rhetoric/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=180ab5b199-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-180ab5b199-260717921


Ethan Miller ’00 of Environmental Studies reflects on how to live in the world:
bates.edu/news/2019/09/26/qa-its-time-for-a-new-paradigm-in-our-view-of-how-to-live-says-ethan-miller/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=180ab5b199-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-180ab5b199-260717921


Museum of Art wins $192,000 grant to study Marsden Hartley Collection:
bates.edu/news/2019/09/16/fueled-by-192000-grant-bates-museum-to-publish-catalog-of-art-by-marsden-hartley/?utm_source=Bates+Updates&utm_campaign=c438bf9d8d-BATES_NEWS_MONTHLY_UPDATE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_682d3e3810-c438bf9d8d-260717921


Five Bates professors share what they are most excited to teach students this fall:
bates.edu/news/2019/09/05/lining-up-for-convocation-five-bates-professors-share-what-theyre-excited-to-teach/


Dolores Huerta strikes a chord with inspirational Convocation speech to the Class of 2023: bates.edu/news/2019/09/04/convocation-speaker-to-the-class-of-23-we-have-the-power/


Bates announces four faculty promotions for 2019-20:
bates.edu/news/2019/08/22/bates-announces-four-faculty-promotions-including-tenure-for-2019-2020/


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: bates.edu/news/2019/08/16/bates-announces-3-97-million-national-science-foundation-grant-for-visual-database-project/


New Director of Morse Mountain Conservation Area and Short Ridge Coastal Center announced:
bates.edu/news/2019/08/16/caitlin-cleaver-named-director-of-bates-morse-mountain-conservation-area-and-shortridge-coastal-center/