Stories about "Bates values"
Just July. Or as Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kirk Read says: “We are in that month we wish could last forever.”Hathorn Hall and Historic Quad
Transformative: The Bates Mission Statement at age 10

Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:09 pm

Even as COVID-19 puts it to the test, the 2010 mission statement is a cultural touchstone for Bates.

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.
Q&A: Senior Speaker Alexandria Onuoha ’20 and her hope that ‘Bates has students who love all people’

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:27 pm

From Onuoha's first campus visit to her majors in psychology and dance to work around inclusivity, the senior looks back, and forward.

Slideshow: 17 happy, proud, wacky Bobcat portraits

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:17 pm

During their sports photo session, these Bobcats let it all hang out — "the more absurd the better" — celebrating both self and team, creating a spectacle of sports portraiture.

From greenhouse to labs, Bates coaches put teamwork into practice

Friday, May 22, 2020 12:36 pm

In the weeks since sports seasons ended in March, Bates coaches have put into play the lessons in teamwork they teach student-athletes, taking on new roles as movers, lab and greenhouse attendants, and helpers in security.

Stacia Poulin, President's House Coordinator/Events AssistantDining, Conferences and Campus Events, prepares a hamburger for Cheryl Lacey on the Commons Grill.Dining Services in CommonsAssociate Professor of Theater Christine McDowell leads a team of Bates students — in residence — as they work in Schaeffer Theatre’s costume shop making coronavirus masks for members of the Bates community. To date, they have provided 340 masks for Dining Services, Security, Facility Services custodians, and Occupational Health and Safety.
By hand-making face masks for Bates workers, students feel ‘part of something’

Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:21 pm

Bates hopes to provide cloth face coverings for every student and employee who needs one. In their new jobs in the costume shop, resident students are contributing hundreds.

King Arthur’s Susan Reid ’79, Borealis’ Jim Amaral ’80 help new bakers go with the dough during COVID

Friday, May 15, 2020 8:02 am

Reid, a longtime staffer at King Arthur Flour, is inspiring (and calming) a wave of new home bakers.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Adriana Salerno teaching her first-year seminar FYS446 "The Communication Equation: A Mathematical Media Tour" in Pettengill 127.Mathematics is everywhere in the news these days, from basic statistics to more sophisticated uses to describe economics, science, and mathematical breakthroughs. Too often we accept numbers and data as the truth, without giving them a second thought. It is therefore important to develop critical reading skills. As creators of information, it also is important to learn to use mathematics and data to support arguments and undertake true scientific reporting. In this course students read breaking news articles and longer features to learn effective uses of mathematics in journalism. They put these best practices to use by writing articles, blogs, and radio pieces. Additional topics may include mathematics in other media such as fiction writing, television, movies, and art. The students discussed "Arcadia," a 1993 play by Tom Stoppard concerning the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, certainty and uncertainty."
‘Very professional, very prepared, very bright’: Bates math students take on real-world projects

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:15 am

Local schools and a regional mental health agency benefited from student work in a new math course created by Adriana Salerno.

Slideshow: Bates seniors partner with Phyllis Graber Jensen

Monday, April 27, 2020 11:39 am

From homes and other quarantine places, 10 Bates seniors partner with photographer Phyllis Graber Jensen to create FaceTime portraits.

Bates Purposeful Work expert: Sense of purpose offers a path forward during COVID-19

Friday, April 10, 2020 11:22 am

“These are extremely hard times. They are also extremely purposeful times, as a result,” says Bates psychologist and Purposeful Work expert Rebecca Fraser-Thill

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