Deirdre Stires

Stories by Deirdre Stires
Bates named a Fulbright Student ‘Top Producer’ for 13th straight year in 2023-24

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 9:30 am

For the 13th straight year, Bates College has been named a “Top Producer” of Fulbright Student awards in 2023-24, based on seven Fulbright offers made to graduating Bates seniors and alumni last spring.

Thanks Guv! Another Bates Winter Carnival torch-lighting in the books

Friday, February 9, 2024 2:58 pm

Bates Winter Carnival fun? State of Maine State approved! This afternoon, Maine Gov. Janet Mills continued a grand Bates tradition by lighting a torch to help celebrate Winter Carnival at Bates.

What It Took: Whether happy or not, our personal stories can improve our well-being, says Jonathan Adler ’00

Friday, February 2, 2024 5:00 am

Storytelling is one of the oldest art forms. Adler, a clinical psychologist and researcher, tells us that our personal stories that don’t have to have a positive or happy ending. Difficult stories can offer a narrative option for how we make meaning.

Bates professor lands $415,000 grant to research ‘dramatically understudied’ protein that could be involved in major neurological conditions

Friday, January 26, 2024 5:00 am

The National Institute of Health grant will fund research by Martin Kruse that seeks to learn if a not-well-understood cellular protein plays a role in neurological conditions like epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease.

Video: Making bread and breaking bread

Friday, January 19, 2024 11:13 am

To the sounds of a few Grateful Dead songs, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Tyler Harper led a MLK Day bread-making workshop that ofers “a return to older and more ancestral food traditions."

Bates MLK Day keynote: Food justice is ‘one of the most important movements of the 21st century’ 

Friday, January 19, 2024 8:37 am

MLK Day keynote Bryant Terry, an artist, author, chef, and activist, says Martin Luther King Jr's fight against food apartheid is still relevant today.

Those odd circles in space? They’re now explained thanks to scientists including Aleks Diamond-Stanic

Friday, January 12, 2024 2:00 am

A team of scientists, including Bates physics professor Aleksandar Diamond-Stanic, have explained a space phenomenon first discovered in 2019 but a mystery until this week.

A Bates professor and Lewiston educators team up to show the power of fun and games in math education

Thursday, January 11, 2024 10:42 am

It's all fun and games until someone learns something. That was the idea when Lewiston educators teamed up with Bates math professor Meredith Greer to introduce the fun of robots to her First-Year Seminar.

Legendary Bates chemistry professor Tom Wenzel named one of the top science educators of the past 10 years

Friday, December 15, 2023 9:55 am

Legendary Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Tom Wenzel, who was recognized as a pioneer for teaching undergraduates through active learning, is named one of the nation’s top science educators.

Bates President Garry W. Jenkins awarded honorary degree by Albany Law School

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 1:24 pm

Jenkins, who was honored during the investiture ceremony for the law school's new president, spoke about the need for effective leadership education in law schools. “Being an effective lawyer and being an effective leader must be thought of as complementary skills,” he said.

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