Stories about "Civic engagement"
13 post-election faculty insights: grift, con, and a dangerous game being played with our democracy

Friday, November 13, 2020 11:59 am

Five members of the politics department offer a 11 post-election insights, including whether Trump’s refusal to concede threatens “even a most minimalist definition of democracy.”

Ariel Abonizio ’20 creates virtual-reality tours for Museum L-A

Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13 pm

With a Purposeful Work internship available to graduating seniors this year, Abonizio worked with high-end multimedia gear to create VR tours of two major exhibitions, one on the history of child labor in Maine, the other about the Androscoggin River.

Slideshow: See how students’ internships become life-guiding forces

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:30 pm

From studying the diets of sea urchins to working with Lewiston's immigrant communities, Bates students forged their way into the world this summer with Bates-funded internships.

Slideshow: This Summer at Bates

Monday, August 10, 2020 12:52 pm

Under the pall of COVID-19, summer at Bates was quieter (and warmer) than usual. Still, the sun continued to rise and set each day of June, July, and August.

My Last Year of Teaching: Jane Costlow’s departure prompts reflections on past, present, and future

Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:17 am

It was the Tuesday after Commencement, and Jane Costlow paced around her Hedge Hall office, up to her elbows in books, boxes, papers, and assorted memorabilia.

With ‘The EngAging Project,’ Ellrodt ’20 aims to ease the ache of loneliness in old age

Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:06 am

With the help of 50-plus people who shared experiences and expertise, an environmental studies major has published a new resource for lonely and those who support them.

Shields up! Bates helping to ease PPE shortage

Friday, April 3, 2020 7:24 am

A Bates biology professor has a notable role in responding to a tough problem created by COVID-19: the shortage of personal protective equipment.

Sankofa presents Invisible WomenPerformance. Sankofa presents an opportunity for the Bates and Lewiston communities to witness the work of Bates students creating a message to be valued and reflected upon. For Sankofa 2020, the show will focus on the stories and perseverance of women of color that are ignored within the Bates and Lewiston community. SOLD OUTSchaeffer Theatre
Video: Sankofa on MLK Day, where ‘reality isn’t a one-way street’

Friday, January 24, 2020 12:04 pm

This setting of this year's Sankofa show, presented on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was the mythical Mays College — an intentional allusion to Benjamin Mays, Class of 1920.

‘Ask questions’: Insights from student legal translators

Friday, January 24, 2020 12:01 pm

In an MLK Day panel, volunteers explained the complexities of providing legal translation for refugees and asylum seekers. 

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.

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