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Bates-funded Purposeful Work INBRE (The Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) intern Rebecca Anderson '24 at MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her research presentation is titled "Generation of a gene orthology map between axolotl and key model organisms." She works under the supervision of Joel H. Graber, Ph.D., senior staff scientist, director of computational biology and bioinformatics core, at MDIBL. (Read more about what he does here: appears with another student who is working on a separate research project under Dr. Graber’s supervision: Aiden Pike ’23 of Belfast, Maine (wearing baseball cap) a student at UMaine-Orono. They are photographed in Meyers Pavillion, where they along with other members of the MDIBL community listened to a weekly Chalk Talk. This one was presented by Dartmouth professor Bruce Stanton, Ph.D, who covered his life’s work including topics on arsenic poisoning of well water and cystic fibrosis.She is also shown in Maren Auditorium preparing for an Aug. 5 presentation to be made by each of the MDIBL summer research fellows. And in the Morris Research Building where she and Aiden stop by to check in with Dr. Graber. She appears with her computer on the balcony of the Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation, overlooking the ocean, and on a dock by the ocean with Dr. Graber and Aiden.Our iconic campus is a gathering place for preeminent scientists, motivated students and engaged citizens where new ideas are sparked, new knowledge is discovered, critically discussed and disseminated to the world. Nestled in the heart of Acadia National Park, our idyllic location serves as constant inspiration, fosters collaboration, and grounds us in an inherent appreciation for the beauty and complexity of nature. 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the Laboratory’s move to Mount Desert Island at the invitation of George Dorr, renowned preservationist and “
Slideshow: Bates summer internships and ‘what I want my future to look like’

Friday, September 23, 2022 11:54 am

Nine students whose summer jobs had Bates funding, including Purposeful Work internships, told us about what they did (and smelled) — and what they learned about their emerging sense of purpose.

26 tips to navigate Bates for the members of the Class of 2026

Friday, September 16, 2022 10:21 am

Bates students are always willing to help onboard the newest members of the community. Gathered by Aaliyah Moore '24 of Phoenix, Ariz., are 26 tips for the Class of 2026.

Gabrielle Brewer ‘23 of New Britain, Conn., receives Udall Scholarship. She’s posing between Carnegie Science and the staircase to Ladd Library.This is an undergraduate award. Udall Scholarships go to students who are Native American or pursuing study in Native American issues, or to students engaging in the environment. Brewer is the latter.
Bates sustainability activist Gabrielle Brewer ’23: ‘grounded but extremely aspirational’

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:52 pm

Recently awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship, Brewer has grown into her role as a campus sustainability leader, learning to navigate some of the political realities of climate activism along the way.

Slideshow: Hour by hour on Opening Day with the Class of 2026

Thursday, September 8, 2022 9:31 am

Opening Day for the 520 members of the Class of 2026 on Aug. 31 dawned cloudy and rainy and ended sunny and warm. Nuff said!

Video: An immersive visit to the coastal gem, Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area

Friday, September 2, 2022 1:10 pm

Time spent in nature is great. Time spent even looking at images of nature help, too. With that in mind, here’s a brief but enveloping video from Bates–Morse Mountain on a summer day.

Lewiston youngsters learn life lessons from Bates students — and the game of soccer

Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:55 pm

Youngsters in Lewiston are getting all sorts of life lessons — from leadership and resilience to mindfulness, empathy, and inclusivity — from Bates students, and from the game of soccer.

Bates welcomes two new members of the college’s senior leadership team

Friday, August 26, 2022 1:57 pm

Over the summer, President Clayton Spencer announced two new members of the college's senior leadership team.

Exceeding goal, Bates College successfully ends record-setting campaign with gifts of $345.7 million

Friday, August 26, 2022 8:48 am

“We owe the success of the Bates Campaign to the exceptional generosity of our alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students,” said President Clayton Spencer. “Today, we are better resourced and equipped to broaden access to a Bates education."

Foushee, Eric F.efoushee@bates.eduActing Vice President of AdvancementOffice of College Advancement207-755-5985Lane Hall, Room 314BPortrait shot on August 16, 2022. (Theophil Syslo | Bates College)
Eric Foushée appointed vice president for college advancement at Bates College

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:00 am

A member of the Office of College Advancement staff since 2014, Foushée succeeds Sarah Pearson ’75, who retired June 30 following a decade of service as vice president.

Tracey Reeves to join Bates College as vice president for communications and marketing

Friday, August 5, 2022 10:59 am

Reeves, who has extensive leadership experience in higher education and journalism, comes to Bates from Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is associate vice president for research and academic communications.

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