Stories about "Academic Life"
Bates College graduates 463 in historic virtual Commencement ceremony

Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:48 am

From the tumult of their abbreviated senior year to the triumph of a historic graduation, the Bates College Class of 2020 graduated on Sunday in a virtual Commencement livestreamed to more than 10,000 viewers.

Hope abounds as Fulbright offers awards to 10 Bates seniors and young alumni

Friday, May 29, 2020 7:51 am

Seven members of the Bates Class of 2020 and three young alumni...

Just July. Or as Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kirk Read says: “We are in that month we wish could last forever.”Hathorn Hall and Historic Quad
Transformative: The Bates Mission Statement at age 10

Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:09 pm

Even as COVID-19 puts it to the test, the 2010 mission statement is a cultural touchstone for Bates.

2020 MLK Day Keynote AddressBiased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and DoJennifer Lynn Eberhardt, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University.Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt of Stanford University gives the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address at Bates. (Nana Kofi Nti)Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt of Stanford University gives the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address at Bates. (Nana Kofi Nti)A social psychologist at Stanford, Eberhardt investigates the consequences of the psychological association between race and crime. Through interdisciplinary collaborations and a wide ranging array of methods — from laboratory studies to novel field experiments — Eberhardt has revealed the startling, and often dispiriting, extent to which racial imagery and judgments suffuse our culture and society, and in particular shape actions and outcomes within the domain of criminal justice.
Q&A: Senior Speaker Alexandria Onuoha ’20 and her hope that ‘Bates has students who love all people’

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:27 pm

From Onuoha's first campus visit to her majors in psychology and dance to work around inclusivity, the senior looks back, and forward.

Bates in the News: May 22, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:34 pm

An alumnus monitors Balkan border violence, and two alumnae care for patients' physical and spiritual health in Massachusetts hospitals.

Slideshow: 12 images from the Barlow Off-Campus Photography Exhibition

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09 pm

Food, music, play, and unforgettable nature embellish Bates' students formative studies in nations the world 'round.

Bates Magazine: Spring 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020 11:51 am

Here’s a flip version of the spring 2020 issue of Bates Magazine,...

With ‘The EngAging Project,’ Ellrodt ’20 aims to ease the ache of loneliness in old age

Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:06 am

With the help of 50-plus people who shared experiences and expertise, an environmental studies major has published a new resource for lonely and those who support them.

‘Witness, testimony, and evidence’: Bates students photograph COVID-19

Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:15 am

In their transition to remote learning, Bates photography students found unprecedented opportunity to document the effects of COVID-19 in their home communities.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Adriana Salerno teaching her first-year seminar FYS446 "The Communication Equation: A Mathematical Media Tour" in Pettengill 127.Mathematics is everywhere in the news these days, from basic statistics to more sophisticated uses to describe economics, science, and mathematical breakthroughs. Too often we accept numbers and data as the truth, without giving them a second thought. It is therefore important to develop critical reading skills. As creators of information, it also is important to learn to use mathematics and data to support arguments and undertake true scientific reporting. In this course students read breaking news articles and longer features to learn effective uses of mathematics in journalism. They put these best practices to use by writing articles, blogs, and radio pieces. Additional topics may include mathematics in other media such as fiction writing, television, movies, and art. The students discussed "Arcadia," a 1993 play by Tom Stoppard concerning the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, certainty and uncertainty."
‘Very professional, very prepared, very bright’: Bates math students take on real-world projects

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:15 am

Local schools and a regional mental health agency benefited from student work in a new math course created by Adriana Salerno.

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