Stories about "Teaching and education"
$175,000 NEH grant signals Diverse BookFinder’s growing national reach

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:10 pm

On its fourth anniversary, the Diverse BookFinder is expanding to help educators use picture books to engage children in cross-cultural conversations built around curiosity, compassion, and understanding.

Q&A: Pandemic-driven Admission changes are ‘smart and long overdue’

Friday, August 20, 2021 11:50 am

With the Class of 2025 on the college’s doorstep, Dean of Admission Leigh Weisenburger talks about the implications of successfully recruiting and enrolling a new Bates class without ever leaving home.

Video: Works by Ashley Bryan, who ‘finds love and joy in what we live in,’ at Bates Museum of Art

Friday, October 23, 2020 11:46 am

Renowned poet Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni Jr. touched her heart with her...

Brian Evans - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Dance (bevans@bates.edu) Teaching in person:Dance Repertory
Meet new faculty: Brian J. Evans and the meaning of dance

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:15 pm

We create meaning with more than our brains, says Evans, a new lecturer in dance. Through the embodied arts, we can literally "dance through life" — and gain the power "to be unabashedly human.”

Zoe Knauss '23 of Buffalo, N.Y., who will declare as an ES major, and ES major Sam Gilman '22 of Mendham, N.J., , dig for soil in a field.Prof of Environmental Studies and Christian A. Johnson Prof of Interdisc Studies Holly Ewing and Lecturer in Environmental Studies & Learning Associate in Environmental Studies Camille Parrish take students in the Soils/Lab course for a field trip to Pettengill Farm in Freeport, Maine. A nineteenth century salt-water farm on the estuary of the Harraseeket River, the farm is owned by Freeport Historical Society(FHS). It includes a saltbox house (ca. 1800) on 140 acres of fields, woods, antique apple orchards and salt marsh. Most interesting are the etchings (sgraffitti) found on the plaster walls in the upper chambers of ships, sea monsters, longboats and animals. The farmhouse remains without plumbing, central heat and electricity and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Mildred Pettengill was its last resident and lived in the house until 1970.The students are digging up soil and making observations (soil profiles) before putting it back where it came from.ENVR 310 - Soils/LabDepending on one's point of view, soils are geological units, ecosystems, the foundation of plant life, a place for microbes to live, building material, or just dirt. This course takes a scientific perspective and explores the genesis of soils, their distribution and characteristics, and their interaction with plants. Field studies emphasize description of soils, inferences about soil formation, and placement within a landscape context. Labs investigate the chemistry of soils and their role in forestry and agriculture.
Picture story: “Thankful to get off campus and my hands dirty”

Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:01 pm

Follow along as Bates environmental studies students go off campus and dig into the science of dirt at a stunning coastal Maine site.

‘Wow!’ Bates Admission video series wins national communications award

Friday, June 26, 2020 12:20 pm

Produced in-house at Bates, the award-winning video series sheds light on the college search, application, and financial aid process with wit, warmth, and candor.

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.

My Last Year: Teaching in Russia

Friday, April 24, 2020 2:43 pm

From Gorbachev to Putin and St. Petersburg to Orel, retiring professor Jane Costlow looks back on leading students through 10 trips to Russia.

Associate Professor of Digital and Computational Studies Carrie Diaz Eaton teaches (in Carnegie 226) her course DCS 105. Calling Bull in a Digital World.Our world is rife with misinformation. This course is designed to hone digital citizenship skills. It is about "calling b***s*** ": spotting, dissecting, and publicly refuting false claims and inferences based on quantitative, statistical, and computational analysis of data (with R). Students explore case studies in policy and science; possible examples include food stamps, caffeine, improving traffic, and gendered mortality rates. Students practice visualizing data; interpreting scientific claims; and spotting misinformation, fake news, causal fallacies, and statistical traps. In so doing, the course offers an introduction to programming. New course beginning Winter 2019. Enrollment limited to 29. [Q] C. Diaz Eaton.
Bates professor Carrie Diaz Eaton wins $300K grant to support open education

Friday, April 24, 2020 8:16 am

Reflecting Bates' leadership in the field, Bates professor Carrie Diaz Eaton and colleagues will use a $300,000 grant from the Hewlett Foundation to create and share free educational materials — with a focus on equity.

Seeking lessons — and hope — in the depths of disaster

Friday, April 17, 2020 10:32 am

Meet members of the Bates faculty who are watching COVID-19 and wondering what it has to teach us in terms of the human experience.

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