Stories about "Maine/world"
Meet the 97-year old World War II vet who helped reopen the Bobcat Den

Friday, August 20, 2021 11:03 am

Shortly after the Bobcat Den reopened after its 516-day closure due to the pandemic, 97-year-old Ralph Sylvester ‘50 arrived for breakfast.

Bates to honor Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, artist Vanessa German, musician Rhiannon Giddens, and activist and lawyer Chase Strangio at Commencement

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:44 pm

Following last year's virtual event, the college's 155th Commencement will feature two complete, in-person ceremonies on May 27, each accommodating half the senior class.

Recalling 1941, when Bates touted ‘up-to-the-minute’ airline service

Friday, April 16, 2021 1:35 pm

Northeast Airlines, with a smiling pilgrim logo, used to serve Lewiston and a number of other New England cities.

Creative and curious WiFi names in Lewiston explained

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:36 am

We share a few creative WiFi names seen around Lewiston neighborhoods in recent days, and our best guess as what they refer to.

What’s in a Lewiston name: Luiggi’s

Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:34 am

A favorite Bates haunt since the 1950s, Luiggi’s Pizzeria is named for its founder, Luiggi Carmine Talarico.

Clay play: Learn about the stubborn and slick earth beneath Bates

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:45 pm

Bates and Maine have a historic love-hate relationship with marine clay, aka the Presumpscot Formation.

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.
Bates students dig into the science of dirt in a historic Maine landscape

Monday, December 7, 2020 5:46 pm

Bates environmental studies professor Holly Ewing guides her students to historic coastal Maine farmland for course that digs into the science of dirt.

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.

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.

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