Stories about "Academic Life"
Q&A: Commencement senior speaker learned to plant seeds of her own confidence

Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:05 pm

Senior speaker at Commencement on Sunday, Teresa Chico '22 talks about her experience as a first-gen student, how she's like a certain plant, and why she claps really loud when a cup is dropped in Commons.

Thesis binding is often a celebration of academic achievement in the company of close friends.Seniors Julia Henderson, Kayta Tsemo, Isabella David, Ognyan Simeonov, Devanshi Trivedi, and Mathieu Moutou demonstrated the joys of the ritual on the Historic Quad on Friday afternoon, April 22, 2022.
Video: Devanshi Trivedi ’22, neuroscience, philosophy, and ‘what makes us who we are’

Thursday, May 26, 2022 4:35 pm

Devanshi Trivedi ’22 of Rajkot, India, has wanted to study the brain...

A science first: Bates physicist Nathan Lundblad leads research to create ultracold atomic bubbles in space

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 1:45 pm

The prestigious journal Nature has published research by Lundblad, a professor of physics, and his coauthors on their history-making research aboard the International Space Station.

Bates set to honor Class of 2022 at all-together, all-welcome Commencement 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:12 pm

For the first time since 2019, a Bates senior class will march as one from Alumni Walk to the Historic Quad to celebrate Commencement. Here's what you need to know.

EXDS s15Z, Writing WarPaul Shinkman teaches his Short Term course in the Bonney Science Center.Manuel Machorro Gomez Pezeula ’24 of Mexico CityAshka Jhaveri, ‘22Bora Lugunda ‘25 of Kinshasa, CongoHe reviewed a mock press conference earlier in the day and then discussed student writing for a previous writing assignment in journalism.
Disorientingly different but exhilarating: Short Term courses taught by visiting practitioners

Friday, May 20, 2022 2:14 pm

Practitioners descend onto campus to teach courses, from marketing to national security reporting, that teach applied skills and give students a chance to expand their professional networks.

How Bates is ‘moving the needle’ on the gender gap in economics

Friday, May 20, 2022 1:37 pm

A visit by White House economist Cecilia Rouse underscores work by Bates economics students and faculty to bring women into a historically male-dominated field.

Meet the Bonney Science Center Places and Faces (No. 7): Four scientists who are opportunistic, chemiluminescent, continuity-minded, and nosey

Monday, May 16, 2022 2:07 pm

Our final installment of a series profiling the folks who work in the college's new Bonney Science Center: Four scientists who are opportunistic, chemiluminescent, continuity-minded, and nosey.

Bates Film Festival announces 2022 awards in six categories

Friday, May 13, 2022 1:01 pm

From more than 20 films screened at the 2022 Bates Film Festival, the Bates students who produced the festival have announced jury and audience awards in six categories.

Bates announces updated total of $336 million for Bates Campaign

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:50 am

The new dollar total for the campaign, which concludes on June 30, is $36 million above the goal of $300 million. “This is a tremendous moment of pride for Bates and for our entire community,” said Bates President Clayton Spencer.

Meet the Bonney Science Center Places and Faces (No. 6)

Monday, May 9, 2022 12:36 pm

Meet three biology and biochemistry professors: one who finds the Lyme bacteria is "pretty amazing"; another whose honors student has ants in her plans; and a third who's delivering a CURE for first-year students.

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