Stories about "Teaching and education"
My Last Year: ‘Long goodbyes lead to too many tears’

Friday, April 3, 2020 3:41 am

With the college's move to remote learning, Jane Costlow, in her final year, saw her classroom teaching career end in a way she never could have imagined.

Bates professors’ humorous movie-trailer videos brighten the move to remote learning

Friday, March 27, 2020 9:34 am

As Bates faculty pivot to online teaching, making "trailers" offers fun and catharsis.

My Last Year of Teaching: ‘I really love the one-on-one interaction’

Friday, March 6, 2020 10:38 am

Jane Costlow shares stories and insights from 34 years of advising senior thesis students.

I am a philosophy major and I got the idea from a younger sibling who has a large interest in entomology told me about the Zophobas morio. I keep the larvae in storage and I use a large plastic storage bin as their enclosure. Theoretically, with the number of worms (2,000) that I have, it should take them a year to consume 92 grams of styrofoam. I will just use the adult beetles for breeding and the only reason why adult beetles would stop breeding is that they have died. Thursday would be best for the photo. Best, Henri Emmet
Worms ate my coffee cup! and other Green Innovation Grants for 2019–20

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:36 pm

From plastic-eating worms to stapleless staplers, Bates' Green Innovation Grants support surprising — and surprisingly effective — sustainability projects.

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.

From left, Wilder Geier ‘22, Lars Schuster ’20, and Julian Cook ’20 take a look at a pileated woodpecker in Lewiston’s Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary..Nick Lund of Maine Audubon @maineaudubon spotted the bird as he led Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies Jane Costlow and students in her “Living With Animals” course on a midday birding excursion during their last class session.
My Last Year: Semester’s end is a time of firsts and finalities for Jane Costlow

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:15 pm

The last few weeks of the semester represent the beginning of the end of Jane Costlow's 34-year career on the Bates faculty.

Six texts by Carl Benton Straub honoring Bates people, places, and institutional moments

Friday, November 22, 2019 12:00 pm

Whether writing Jimmy Carter's honorary degree citation or sharing thoughts about his office being razed, Straub imparted meaning through apt metaphor, historical comparisons, and scholarly references.

As part of a team including Bates humanities librarian Christina Bell, noted childrenauthor-illustrator Anne Sibley O'Brien, and Brenna Callahan '15, Associate Professor of Psychology Krista Aronson has created the Picture Book Project: a set of interrelated resources that bring new accessibility to the world of diverse childrens books:A comprehensive collection of some 2,000 diverse books, housed at the Georgeand Helen Ladd Library, that is unique in that the books are available for anyoneto sign out; the Diverse BookFinder, a database and search language mirroring the collection, which for the first time makes diverse picture books findable by both the human characteristics and, importantly, narrative themes that recur in them; and an analytical tool, based on the DBF resources, that will enable librarians tounderstand how diversity is represented in their own childrens sections.
In its third year, Bates’ Diverse BookFinder is more accessible than ever

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:50 pm

Between a powerful children's book Search Tool and expanded outreach to libraries, parents and book professionals alike are increasingly making use of this unique Bates resource.

My Last Year: ‘Trying to get too much done in too little time’

Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:16 pm

It's trying, says Jane Costlow, trying to excel at the triad of faculty responsibilities — teaching, research, and service — sometimes all at the same time.

At today's Opening Convocation ceremony, keynote speaker and honorand Dolores Huerta @doloreshuerta, an icon of the labor rights movement and civil rights leader, helped usher in the academic year at Bates by encouraging the Class of 2023 and the broader Bates community to become active in the fight against racism, anti-semitism, and sexism.Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies Jane Costlow
My Last Year: Scenes from Jane Costlow’s final year of teaching

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:46 pm

This new series will follow Jane Costlow — esteemed Bates teacher, scholar, and colleague — month by month during her 34th and final academic year.

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