Stories about "Academic Life"
Bates-funded Purposeful Work INBRE (The Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) intern Rebecca Anderson '24 at MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her research presentation is titled "Generation of a gene orthology map between axolotl and key model organisms." She works under the supervision of Joel H. Graber, Ph.D., senior staff scientist, director of computational biology and bioinformatics core, at MDIBL. (Read more about what he does here: https://mdibl.org/faculty/joel-h-graber-ph-d/)Rebecca appears with another student who is working on a separate research project under Dr. Graber’s supervision: Aiden Pike ’23 of Belfast, Maine (wearing baseball cap) a student at UMaine-Orono. They are photographed in Meyers Pavillion, where they along with other members of the MDIBL community listened to a weekly Chalk Talk. This one was presented by Dartmouth professor Bruce Stanton, Ph.D, who covered his life’s work including topics on arsenic poisoning of well water and cystic fibrosis.She is also shown in Maren Auditorium preparing for an Aug. 5 presentation to be made by each of the MDIBL summer research fellows. And in the Morris Research Building where she and Aiden stop by to check in with Dr. Graber. She appears with her computer on the balcony of the Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation, overlooking the ocean, and on a dock by the ocean with Dr. Graber and Aiden.Our iconic campus is a gathering place for preeminent scientists, motivated students and engaged citizens where new ideas are sparked, new knowledge is discovered, critically discussed and disseminated to the world. Nestled in the heart of Acadia National Park, our idyllic location serves as constant inspiration, fosters collaboration, and grounds us in an inherent appreciation for the beauty and complexity of nature. 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the Laboratory’s move to Mount Desert Island at the invitation of George Dorr, renowned preservationist and “
Slideshow: Bates summer internships and ‘what I want my future to look like’

Friday, September 23, 2022 11:54 am

Nine students whose summer jobs had Bates funding, including Purposeful Work internships, told us about what they did (and smelled) — and what they learned about their emerging sense of purpose.

Commons at dinner hour on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.WileyAnderson’26 of Ithaca, N.Y., made tops off a custom-made treat: Layer butter and marshmellows at the bottom of a cup. Microwave for 30 seconds, then add rice crispies and stir.
Is the chili sauce gone for good? That answer plus other Bates dining news

Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:41 pm

Trends for 2022 include increasing interest in vegan items, some shortages (where's the Sriracha?), and a longstanding partnership with the world of research and discovery.

Dana Hall re-opens to the Bates community on Monday, Aug. 29 from 2-4 pm for light refreshments and a chance to celebrate its renovation.The renovation of Dana is an important part of both our revitalization of STEM at Bates and creating new flexible classrooms for all - this is truly an all-campus building. You’ll see new student spaces throughout the building, teaching labs on the first and third floors, and three new flexible classrooms on the second floor. Core facilities and accessibility have been improved as well. We are excited about the impact these spaces will have on teaching and learning in the decades to come. We are looking forward to sharing Dana with you and to celebrate the work of the many Bates employees and our partners who made this renovation possible.
Campus Construction Update: Sept. 22, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:47 am

After a renovation that redefined Dana Hall’s role in Bates science education, the building reopened with an Aug. 29 celebration. Also: an abyss in Chase Hall!

26 tips to navigate Bates for the members of the Class of 2026

Friday, September 16, 2022 10:21 am

Bates students are always willing to help onboard the newest members of the community. Gathered by Aaliyah Moore '24 of Phoenix, Ariz., are 26 tips for the Class of 2026.

Gabrielle Brewer ‘23 of New Britain, Conn., receives Udall Scholarship. She’s posing between Carnegie Science and the staircase to Ladd Library.This is an undergraduate award. Udall Scholarships go to students who are Native American or pursuing study in Native American issues, or to students engaging in the environment. Brewer is the latter.
Bates sustainability activist Gabrielle Brewer ’23: ‘grounded but extremely aspirational’

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:52 pm

Recently awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship, Brewer has grown into her role as a campus sustainability leader, learning to navigate some of the political realities of climate activism along the way.

‘Your footprints are the only road,’ and other advice to the Class of 2026 at Convocation

Friday, September 9, 2022 10:26 am

Paths can get us to the right place at the right time. But they can also confine us, said Professor of Economics Daniel Riera-Crichton, who delivered the Convocation address on Sept. 6, asking the Class of 2026 to create their own route through Bates.

Video: An immersive visit to the coastal gem, Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area

Friday, September 2, 2022 1:10 pm

Time spent in nature is great. Time spent even looking at images of nature help, too. With that in mind, here’s a brief but enveloping video from Bates–Morse Mountain on a summer day.

Bates in the News: Sept. 2, 2022

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 4:32 pm

The Naval aviator alumnus who helped advise Top Gun: Maverick, the alumna winner of NPR's Tiny Desk Contest, and how salt marshes in Maine are helping fight climate change.

Bates is the place for K–3 educators seeking to learn the best way to use children’s picture books

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 3:50 pm

Over the summer, K–3 educators came to campus to learn from a Bates expert how to use children's picture books to teach their young charges about inclusion, respect, and cultures beyond their own.

Bates welcomes two new members of the college’s senior leadership team

Friday, August 26, 2022 1:57 pm

Over the summer, President Clayton Spencer announced two new members of the college's senior leadership team.

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