Stories about "Academic Life"
Physics students Kingdell S. Valdez ‘19 of Andover, Mass. (gray sweater) and Cristopher Thompson '19 of Macon, Ga., (Bates track sweatshirt) pose for photographs and discuss a physics problem at the blackboard in third-floor Carnegie Science physics lab on March 7, 2019.They are working on a collaborative physics senior project, doing different aspects w/similar data, turning in separate documents.
Two physics majors talk about galaxies, gas, dust, and moments “when you’re like, ‘awesome!'”

Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:24 pm

Here's how doing research with a professor in a Bates lab is like "standing on the shoulders of giants."

Does gossip matter? The evolution of libel, slander, and reputation in Great Britain

Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:17 am

A $60,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant will allow history professor Caroline Shaw to examine Britain's reputation-bound legal system.

Q&A: Director Tim Dugan on the racial tension and theatrical ethics of ‘We Are Proud to Present’

Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:20 pm

"If people say that the play feels improvised, that to us is a success," says Dugan, a Bates theater professor and director of We Are Proud to Present.

Look What We Found: Wes Chaney’s historical contracts

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:06 pm

“The history of Chinese emperors and generals has been written,” says Assistant Professor of History Wes Chaney. “I’m interested in telling the stories of everyday life.”

Video: Kudzaiishe Irene Mapfunde ’19 discovers how students learn from each other

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:14 pm

Psychology major Kudzaiishe Irene Mapfunde ’19 of Harare, Zimbabwe,  discusses the power of place in Ladd Library's Acadademic Resource Commons.

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Bates College ranks fourth in the nation in Fulbright U.S. Student awards

Friday, February 15, 2019 10:22 am

With 13 awards this academic year, Bates has now earned Fulbright Top Producer honors for eight straight years, including a No. 1 ranking in 2017-18.

Bates in the News: Feb. 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019 9:42 am

The media turns to former U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance ’82 to explain the Mueller investigation, and an alumna tells her classmate's story to emphasize the need for inclusive design.

Q&A: Dale Chapman on neoclassical jazz in a neoliberal economy

Friday, February 15, 2019 9:24 am

The Jazz Bubble by music professor Chapman draws surprising parallels between conservative schools of jazz and political economy.

Video: With low-fives and shoulder bumps, Bobcats thank professors

Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:40 pm

In a fun and heartfelt event before a recent men's basketball game, nine Bates faculty members were honored for “being instrumental in the success of Bobcat student-athletes.”

Hour by hour in Pettengill Hall — 4:12 a.m. to 8:39 p.m. — for a whirlwind day of Bates academics

Friday, February 8, 2019 10:02 am

For this day in the life of Bates academics, we roamed all around Pettengill Hall following professors, students, custodians, classes, and, yes, two pugs.

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