Stories about "Academic Life"
Erni Whitaker '20, a chemistry and philosophy double major.Memphis, 1968: Mixing Material and Virtual RealitiesVirtual reality experience. Derek Ham’s interactive virtual reality (VR) video I Am a Man explores the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike as one of the events leading up to the assassination of Dr. King. The VR provides a personal experience that deepens our understanding of the struggles of the Black workers and residents of Memphis. Along with Ham’s award-winning VR experience, the exhibit includes replicas and copies of primary documents from the Memphis strike. Led by: Cori Hoover, Academic Technology Consultant, and Chris Schiff, Music and Arts Librarian. Organized by: Michael Hanrahan, Director for Curricular and Research Computing.Coram 102
Picture story: MLK Day at Bates 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 1:15 pm

Bates photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo cover the college’s 2020 MLK Day observance from start to finish.

From left, James Jones '20 of Colorado Springs, Colo., Vanessa Paolella '21 of Dingman's Ferry, Pa., and Abby Hamilton of Yarmouth, Maine, joined Dorothy Foster Kern ’42 of Auburn, Maine, in Commons for a lunchtime conversation about what life is like on campus now vs. how it was back in the day.Kern turned 100 years old on Monday, Sept. 23, and was on campus today for her first-ever lunch in Commons, where the dining staff serenaded her with "Happy Birthday" and served up a specially-prepared birthday cake prepared by Head Baker Daisy Taylor and presented by Assistant Vice President for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events Christine Shwartz.
Bates in the News: Jan. 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 10:57 am

One professor writes about rural school closures, another studies urban heat islands, and an alumni centenarian makes it on NPR.

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.
‘I don’t know why I said that’: MLK Day keynote looks at hidden bias

Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:12 am

Biased author Jennifer Eberhardt's talk was rich in science, often sobering, yet ultimately uplifting.

Video: MLK Day’s Sankofa gives voice to Bates students and community

Friday, January 17, 2020 11:24 am

This year's edition of the popular student-run performance explores the experiences of women of color at Bates and in Lewiston.

Her mentor retires, and Caitrin Lynch ’89 reflects on Steve Kemper’s lessons of equity and justice

Friday, January 17, 2020 10:35 am

Professor of Anthropology Steven Kemper taught lessons "in the interest of making sense of how we live in the world, what matters most for people, and why," writes Caitrin Lynch '89.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020: Building justice from the ground up

Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:09 pm

The theme for this year's programming: “From the Ground Up: Inequity, Bias, Privilege, Structure, Death.”

Just say yes: Bates College photographers’ favorite images of 2019

Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:37 am

Our sixth annual edition of favorite photographs reflects the "just say yes" mindset of the talented Bates College photographers.

During a visit to Bates College, students from the Tripp Middle School in Turner stop for a tour of the Bates Museum of Art, where they view two exhibitions on display.Upstairs: "Vanessa German:Miracles and Glory Abound" (October 25, 2019 ñ March 28, 2020)Downstairs: "Ralph Eugene Meatyard:Stages for Being (October 25, 2019 ñ March 28, 2020)Louise Ouillette, Bates Museum of Art attendant, and Tony Leavitt, a science teacher at the Tripp Middle School, takes a closer look at Vanessa German's art work in the Upper Gallery of the Museum.
Bates in the News: Dec. 20, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019 9:20 am

An alum in Congress, an old-timey movie star, and two picture-book experts feature in this last Bates in the News of the decade.

Bates biochemist and physicist receive $373,000 for Lyme research

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:31 pm

A cutting-edge microscope at Bates will provide new insights — literally — into bacterial genetics.

The top 10 Bates Facebook posts of 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:02 pm

The Bates Facebook page offered its 18,856 followers a total of 354 posts in 2019. Here are the top 10 as measured by engagements: likes, comments, and shares.

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