Stories about "Awards"
Slideshow: Joy, exultation in Bates’ fourth straight NCAA rowing title

Friday, June 4, 2021 9:49 am

The Bates women’s rowing team won a fourth straight NCAA championship with...

"Despite working remotely this summer, I’ve been glad to still be able to engage with the community a bit in-person like this.”—Anthropology major and Bonner Leader Hannah McKenzie of Stevenson, Md., photographed on Lewiston’s Lisbon Street and in the Heritage Restaurant and its adjacent market place, where she regularly shops and purchases tea. This summer, McKenzie has divided her time between two local organizations providing support to refugees and immigrants: the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine and Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project.The tea she purchases at the Heritage Restaurant, says Mckenzie “reminds me of one of the first cultural lessons I learned in Lewiston.” When Hamza Abdi, a community leader and an academic administrative assistant at Bates and she first started teaching an IRCM English class together her first semester at Bates, “Hamza would leave in the middle of each class to retrieve us each traditional Somali tea, flavored with spices like cinnamon and cardamom and sweetened in condensed milk. I loved this tea,” she says. “Only three months into teaching did I realize Hamza had been buying the tea from this restaurant downstairs, rather than making it in the office break room as I had assumed. I contested that I didn’t want him spending his money on me — after all, if I come to the Center twice weekly for four years, that’s a lot of money. Hamza laughed, well versed in the differences between our cultures. He explained that in Djiboutian culture, money is considered best used for gestures of sharing and showing others appreciation. Someone in his culture doesn’t ‘lose’ money, as people essentially take turns paying for their friends.”These days, Mckenzie regularly picks up tea at the Heritage Restaurant. “I really appreciate the culture of collectivity that surrounds it. These kind of cultural lessons are what have made my experience of Lewiston and my studies of anthropology at Bates so eye-opening a
Q&A: Hannah McKenzie ’21 and the ‘unfathomable beauty’ of a Watson Fellowship

Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:31 am

As she concludes her Bates education, McKenzie is at a crossroads. the Watson Fellowships, she believes, will be the perfect guide.

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Bates’ Jason Fein named athletics director of the year

Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:39 pm

In a year in which the pandemic stopped NESCAC sports, Fein and his team found creative ways to maintain team identities, create positive student experiences, and make a major contribution to Bates' successful COVID testing program.

Campus Construction Update: Dec. 4, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:05 pm

Chapel preservation award shows true colors of Nutting '76. Not to be outdone, the Bonney Science Center gets the bronze metal.

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...

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.

‘We had each other’s backs’: Memories from volleyball’s perfect season

Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:50 pm

Thirty years ago, the Bates volleyball team put together the greatest season in Bates athletics history. This is the story of the undefeated 1989 Bobcats.

A field guide to conspiracy-theory rhetoric

Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:16 pm

If you want to understand what’s driving a particular conspiracy theory, advises rhetoric professor Stephanie Kelley-Romano, try to understand the perceived evil behind the theorists’ stories.

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Fueled by $192,000 grant, Bates museum to publish catalog of art by Marsden Hartley

Monday, September 16, 2019 2:17 pm

Creation has begun of the first-ever comprehensive, publicly accessible guide to all known artworks of Marsden Hartley, a pioneer of American Modernism, thanks to a major grant to Bates College from a foundation dedicated to the arts.

“We are piloting the experiment for these students’ thesis experiments. They were piloting Hannah’s experiment. She’s interested in looking at the extent to which visual masking actually inhibits perception. So when you take a visual mask, you take an image followed by another image, you’re impaired at understanding the first image. The question is why. So what we’re going to do is take the neural activity that we’re measuring. And the nice thing about EEG is that it measures millisecond by millisecond electrical potentials that are generated in the brain , we measure them from the scalp. And we can see over time what the brain is processing and we use machine learning, we put these signals into a computer system tha t reads out the extent to which there is information about what the picture is. We’re wondering, does that information persist when you change the image? Does that persist over time? Hannah’s made the experiment, and we are going to try it out to make sure everything’s ready for participants.”? Michelle Greene, assistant professor of neuroscience, says of three thesis students in neuroscience: “They’re all terrific, I might add.”Hanna De Bruyn ‘18, Old Lyme, Conn. (black striped sweater with glasses)Katherine “Katie” Hartnett ’18 of St. Paul, Minn. (wearing EEG cap with Bates sweatshirt)Julie Self ’18 of Redwood City, Calif. (blue plaid shirt)Email from Hanna: Katie Harnett and I will be testing out our computational neuroscience theses and will be hooking each other up to the EEG tomorrow, Friday, at 12:45-2:30ish in the Bates Computational Vision Lab (Hathorn 108). 
Bates announces $3.97 million National Science Foundation grant for visual database project

Friday, August 16, 2019 11:02 am

The largest-ever federal grant awarded to Bates, the award will fuel creation of a vast video gallery to support research in various fields, including artificial intelligence.

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