Stories about "The College"
Carl Benton Straub, professor and dean with a pivotal effect on Bates’ academic character, dies at age 83

Friday, November 22, 2019 12:00 pm

Straub joined the Bates faculty in 1965 and retired in 2005 as dean emeritus of the faculty, professor emeritus of religion, and Clark A. Griffith Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies.

Fall afternoon on Campus, walking up the historic Quad.Hlloe Warshaw '23 of Westwood, Mass., and Ilana Rosker '23 of Lexington, Mass. They ran into each other on their way to class and parted ways once they reached Hathorn Hall.
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:00 pm

As much as we love the change of seasons, we’re more than just the weather. Hence, the usual but hard-to-believe-it-all-happens-here selection of moments we’d like to share with you.

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.

‘We had each other’s backs’: Memories from volleyball’s perfect season

Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:50 pm

Thirty years ago, the Bates volleyball team put together the greatest season in Bates athletics history. This is the story of the undefeated 1989 Bobcats.

Musical firsts take Miura from Prague to the Left Coast and shakuhachi to shamisen

Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:34 am

The composer and Bates music professor already had a lot on on his plate when a Czech music festival made an offer he couldn't refuse.

What’s in a Bates Name: Libbey

Friday, November 8, 2019 11:15 am

Dedicated 110 years ago, Libbey Forum was donated to Bates by Lewiston mill owner and entrepreneur W. Scott Libbey.

Q&A: ‘Chasing Portraits’ brings Rynecki ’91 full circle, back to Bates

Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:34 pm

“It’s full circle,” says Elizabeth Rynecki ’91, “which is fabulous.” A rhetoric...

Campus Construction Update: Nov. 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019 9:32 am

For casual viewers, visual drama will be more abundant at the Bonney Science Center as steel and concrete start to rise.

Then and Now: winter Bates campus then, colorful autumn now

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:00 am

One moment, it can feel like winter. Then, shazam!, we're enveloped in a cocoon of color and light.

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