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Bates in the News: March 27, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020 10:47 am

As COVID-19 affects study and work, we revisit Bates history, celebrate fellowships and promotions, and follow a Bates alum reality star.

From Bates history: 32 Bates women who inspire, give hope, and make us proud

Friday, March 20, 2020 1:17 pm

Here's an inspiring catalog of accomplished and pioneering Bates women from the first century of the college — writers, scientists, artists, social-justice activists, doctors, academics, and a Marine.

What can we learn about apologies from the #MeToo moment?

Friday, March 13, 2020 9:17 am

Psychology professor Georgia Nigro and three Bates students break down public apologies, then ask what makes an apology effective.

Purposeful Work: Spotlight on Environmental Careers6-7 p.m. Environmental Career Panel Discussion in Commons 2217:10 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Session I There was a second breakout session and networking reception that I didn't photograph.Philip Dube '16, second-year graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.Emma Conover '16, Ceres's water program, where she works to mobilize food and beverage companies to address water risks in their agricultural supply chain.Mike Lydon ;04, a Principal of Street Plans, an international award-winning planning, design, and research-advocacy firm based in Miami, New York City, and San Francisco.Lucy (Brennan) Perkins '14, joined the City of South Portland's sustainability office to assist in the developments of campaigns and outreach materials that educate the community about sustainability initiatives and garner new support for policies and programs.Hannah Broadley '10, biologist, ecologist, and entomologist, with a Ph.D., whose area of focus is the management of invasive forest insects. She is currently a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Massachusetts and works with a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.Jeffrey Porter '85, considered one of the top environmental lawyers in the country.
To succeed in an environmental career, pick a problem and become an expert, say Bates alumni

Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:35 pm

Dive deep into your chosen field by getting involved both locally and internationally, and by keeping tabs on a rapidly changing world.

Have rifle, will ski: Hallie Grossman ’15 is on the biathlon World Cup circuit

Friday, March 6, 2020 11:12 am

Team USA member Grossman makes her World Cup biathlon debut in front of 20,000 screaming German fans.

This Month in Bates Outing Club History: Video from the 1936 Winter Carnival

Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:19 pm

If a sporting event could be done on bare ground, Bates students were probably trying it on skis, skates, and snowshoes during Winter Carnival.

Beyond ‘founded by abolitionists’: Students and faculty undertake a more inclusive examination of Bates’ founding story

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:07 pm

Ongoing research by Bates faculty and students into the college’s early connection to the U.S. slave economy seeks to add long-silenced voices to the college’s founding narrative.

7:30pm | Bates Outing Club and Ben Ayers ’99: A climber, writer, documentary film maker and humanitarian based in Nepal, Ayers returns to campus to help kick off the 100th anniversary of the Bates Outing Club and to talk about his experience in the field, beginning with Bates. A recipient of the Bates Alumni Community Service Award, Ayers directs programs for the dZi Foundation, which partners with communities in Nepal’s remote eastern hills to improve their quality of life. FMI 207-786-8372.Mays Center
You need to fail, says Ben Ayers ’99 at Bates Outing Club kickoff

Friday, January 24, 2020 11:09 am

By letting go of the need for instant perfection, Ayers discovered that “adventure begets adventure" in a recent talk kicking off the Bates Outing Club's 100th anniversary year.

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.

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.

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