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Commencement 2019: Scientists must ‘rebuild public trust’ in their work, says CRISPR pioneer

Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:16 pm

It's up to scientists to address public’s loss of faith in science, gene-editing pioneer tells the 2019 Commencement gathering.

Rowing teams at practice.batescollege's profile picturebatescollegeVerifiedLiked by mjmilliken and batescollege's profile picturebatescollegeVerified“It’s a dream.”.— Peter Steenstra, head rowing coach at Bates, says of the stretch along the Androscoggin River in Greene that Bates rowers call home..This afternoon afforded the men’s and women’s teams delightful conditions in which to practice for Sunday’s upcoming President’s Cup, the signature home regatta hosted by Bates with Bowdoin and Colby.
The 10 most-liked Bates Instagram posts of Short Term 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019 11:44 am

Short Term is a time of celebration, of spring and student accomplishments, and both are abundant on the Bates Instagram page.

What to expect when you’re expecting Commencement 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019 11:40 am

Class of 2019 by the numbers, historical Commencement facts, and livestream information for Sunday's big event.

Boats made at Bates, all the way from Japan

Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:58 am

Salt, sake, and sparks anoint the vessels made by students in the Short Term course “Apprentice Learning: Building the Japanese Boat.”

O’Shea, Maggie SFS Cambodia Fall 2018 This is a photograph from the streets of Siem Reap (our home base!) in which someone left their coconut-filled bike parked outside a storefront.This photo was selected for the 2019 Barlow Off-Campus Photography Exhibition and shown at the 2019 Mount David Summit on March 29, 2019.
Slideshow: 14 images from the 2019 Barlow Off-Campus Photography Exhibition

Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:51 am

The annual Barlow exhibition gives students a chance to share with their friends, professors, and staff what they’ve seen and experienced abroad.

Clio Barr is a STA/RT (SHORT TERM ACTION/RESEARCH TEAM) partner with the Center for Wisdom's Women Herban Works. Her project title is Creating Marketing Materials and a Business Plan for Sophia's House.On the first spring day of the 2019 Lewiston Farmer's Market, Barr sells products on Sunday, May 12, with Judy Maloneygarden and production coordinator and volunteer Mary Hopkins, who also helps with harvesting and planting.
Slideshow: Students mobilize ‘sophisticated skills’ to support local partners during Short Term

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:51 am

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships' STA/RT students spend Short Term tackling specific projects with local partners.

"There is something about crouching beside someone, digging your hands into the same soft earth, cultivating the vegetables that will serve as the meal you will share together, that creates the strongest bonds of community, of family and of shared hope for a brighter future."--Women and gender studies and sociology major Alicia (Ali) Rabideau '17 of Natick, Mass., teaming up with organic community gardeners in Kingston's Southside neighborhood. Working in the garden, meeting Southside residents, and getting involved in neighborhood life were all p art of th intrepid fieldwork and ethnographic efforts that she and Keenan Shields '18 of Pittsford, N.Y., completed for their Short Term course "Place, Community, Transformation: Kingston, Jamaica," taught by Charles Carnegie, professor of anthropology.The Southside gardeners, from left:Janet Williams, Suzzette Wilson, Frank Williams, neighborhood filmmaker and friend Shaquille Brown, and Rash-sean Thomas. The Williams are brother and sister, as are Wilson and Brown.Also appearing with his father is Hussein Williams, 11.Closeup of scotch bonnet peppers.This garden is an initiative of IDC (Industrial Commercial Development).Later Ali and Keenan walked up the street to Life Yard, a former dumpy that is now a sustainable urban farm and restaurant collective that grows food and mentors community children. It's also where the idea for Paint Jamaica grew.Across the street from Life Yard at 41 Fleet Street is a second grassroots social initiative in an old warehouse courtyard that has been transformed by Paint Jamaica whose artists have transformed it into an al fresco mural exhibition. This is in the Parade Gardens section of the city.
Bates matches its all-time record Fulbright Student offers in 2019–20

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:00 am

For the second time in three years, 25 Bates students and alumni have been offered Fulbright awards.

“Community engaged learning and working with the Harward Center have been central to my time at Bates. I have met some of my closest friends and mentors by working and living in such a welcoming community. Lewiston offers the chance to meet, interact with, and learn from an amazing group of people.”.— Dylan Metsch-Ampel ‘19, an environmental studies major and Bonner community leader from Montclair, N.J., leads a walking tour of historic downtown Lewiston for newly admitted members of the Class of 2023..Metsch-Ampel ‘19, whose senior thesis focused on Lewiston's Kennedy Park, discussed the Bates mission to advance the greater good along side the college's community partners.
Video: Dylan Metsch-Ampel ’19 and ‘places we don’t necessarily think of as the environment’

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:19 pm

Writing a thesis on a downtown Lewiston neighborhood left Metsch-Ampel feeling that he’d had "a tangible effect on the community that I've been living in for four years."

In a simulated ‘mole’ hunt, students learn about real-life intelligence work

Friday, May 17, 2019 9:49 am

Two spies, a schoolteacher with a side job, and some glasses of Scotch make for an interesting Short Term course.

Video: How Sarah Rothmann ’19 learned to take a ‘step beyond’

Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:41 pm

“I just didn’t want to take any risks,” recalls Rothmann of her first-year mindset. But that sure has changed.

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