Emily McConville

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Bates in the News: Nov. 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019 9:46 am

Bates research gets a national spotlight, two bestselling alumnae authors release new books, and an alum investigates basketball flops.

Jim Weissman '84, Chief Business Officer at Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is establishing a scholarship in honor of tCharles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Tom Wenzel, who is teaching for his last year in 2019-20. The scholarship fund will benefit summer research opportunities, an area that Tom, when asked, would like to see funded through philanthropy. Jim was one of Tom's thesis students whose work was subsequently published.Also in the photographs, posed in laboratories in Dana Chemistry, are Kyoko Weissman, Jim's wife and Associate Professor of Chemistry Matt Côté along with the following chemistry students:Jake O' Hara '21 in green, Shanzeh Rauf '21 in purple, Maddie Murphy '20 in stripes, Owen Bailey '22 in stripes, and Nick Jones /20 in red.
A national award and Bates tribute to legendary chemistry professor Thomas Wenzel

Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:30 am

A former student established — and named for Wenzel — a new endowed fund to support student summer research.

=Economics class sends team to Fed Challenge at Federal Reserve Bank in BostonThe course is “Central Banking and the College Fed Challenge” taught by visiting professor Michael OseiCourse meets Tue-Thur, 11-12:20, Pettigrew 300, The final team will be chosen on 10/31.11:05: Five-person team has moot presentation on Tues, Nov. 5.The team goes to the 2019 Boston Regional Fed Challenge competition at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Friday, Nov. 8. Other students will go to Boston and support the team.The team presents their views on the ideal course of U.S. monetary policy and field questions from outside economists. Here is a report containing the class’s views on the current state of the U.S. economy and the outlook as of Oct. 14.If they win, the team will then advance to the National Competition at the Board of Governors in Washington D.C. Heads-up: so a total of 26 teams (23 University/College teams and 3 community colleges) have registered for the competition. Here are the lists:Presenters (5)Jackson DavisRyan RigioneThomas DodgeJonathan NicholsJames MacDonaldSophie Matt (alternate)Espen Wheeler (run slides)Jeff Yang (participant)Ethan Johnson (participant)Chris Bierwirth (driver)
At the College Fed Challenge, Bates students learn about ‘the economy we live in’

Friday, November 8, 2019 9:00 am

At the competition in Boston, students become the Federal Reserve: They analyze the economy, predict the future, and make recommendations for monetary policy.

A panel of Bates alumni discuss entrepreneurship: from building their own businesses, supporting their communities, and more!They will share stories of entrepreneurship, managing failure and adversity, and offer advice on how to develop these skills so vital to making a difference in any setting or industry. This event also kicks off Bobcat Ventures, Bates’ entrepreneurship program that provides students with skills, training, and mentorship culminating in a pitch competition. Students of all majors, years, and interests are invited to participate!Introducing the panel is Allen Delong, Senior Associate Dean, Center for Purposeful WorkPanel from left:Moderator, Chris Barbin '93, Bates Trustee and Serial Entrepreneur, Venture Partner at GGV Capital ;Mbali Ndlovu '12, Founder of LukafitMichelle Pham '15, Account Manager at Google Julia Sleeper '08 Founder and Executive Director of Tree Street Youth
Advice from Bates entrepreneurs: Find a need, talk to customers, and get a return

Friday, November 8, 2019 8:59 am

A Google account manager, a founder of an activewear brand for women of color, and a founder of a Lewiston youth center — all Bates alumnae — share their stories.

For the first time, astronomers watch a galaxy eject gas into space

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:27 am

A Bates professor is one of a group of scientists who have found a possible explanation for how gases like oxygen get into the empty space around galaxies: galactic wind.

‘Keep writing and don’t ever stop’: Takeaways from Elizabeth Strout’s visit to Bates

Friday, October 25, 2019 11:00 am

In conversation with Clayton Spencer, Elizabeth Strout ’77 recounts how Olive Kitteridge “showed up” again and offers writing advice to both students and the Maine governor.

Bates in the News: Oct. 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019 10:51 am

Recalling Elijah Cummings and Benjamin Mays, a friendship between American and Chinese artists, and a math professor explains her favorite theorem.

Faculty and students find low cost, versatility in open educational resources

Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:36 pm

Faculty, staff, and students across Bates are using advances in information technology to make course materials cheaper and more accessible.

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Q&A: We can learn a lot by reading ‘mad Black’ texts, says Therí Pickens

Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:06 am

In a new book, Pickens, an associate professor of English, explains how ideas about race and disability show up in literature and film, from Octavia Butler to "Downton Abbey."

Q&A: In Boston State House play, Cliff Odle explores slavery, freedom, and allyship

Friday, October 4, 2019 10:01 am

The language of civil rights and the “disappointing white moderate” go way back, says the Bates lecturer in theater.

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