Stories about "The College"
Katherine Segal Frekko ’95 elected to Bates College Board of Trustees

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:29 pm

Frekko is an attorney and Chicago-area civic leader.

11 words: Students describe indigenous archaeology in an Alaskan village

Friday, October 11, 2019 12:25 pm

At the site of an abandoned Alaskan village, an alumnus hears 11 words illuminating experiences of students and their professor conducting indigenous archaeology.

Associate Professor of Theater Christine McDowell’s has curated Museum L-A 's shoe exhibition.Museum L-A’s gallery is filled to the brim with shoes for its newest exhibit “Footwear: From Function to Fashion.” The exhibit explores the whimsy and artfulness that shoe designs have played with for decades to acknowledge that shoes, while primarily used as an often-forgotten functional item, can be masterpieces in their own right. A certain focus is placed on the extensive history of the shoe industry in Auburn, once the fifth largest producer of footwear in the country, through a timeline representing the ebb and flow of the local companies historically making shoes in our community. This exhibit is Museum L-A’s next step in the progression of telling this industry’s story – this time focusing on the product that was being created by the millions right in our little corner of Maine while also creating an opportunity to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the City of Auburn, 1869-2019.
Q&A: Christine McDowell unpacks her shoes

Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:00 pm

In her written greeting to visitors entering an exhibition in Lewiston, Bates theater professor Christine McDowell bares her sole.

Campus Construction Update: Oct. 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019 9:33 am

We’ve passed another milestone in the construction of the Bonney Science Center, as most of the concrete basement floor was placed yesterday.

Lecturer in Environmental Studies Ethan Miller '00 at Wild Mountain Cooperative at 217 South Mountain Road in Greene where his wife Kate, and their son, Loren, 6, who live cooperatively with a group of people, including short term residents Katharine Gaillard ’19 and Kyra Bleicher '19, both with Bates Garden experience, who are apprenticing with Kate in the herb garden, aka the community apothecary. With medicinal plants.Pictures include the group harvesting medicinal herbs (including Spilanthes), picking apples, peaches and grapes (Clementine and Somerset Seedless), and working on building a tree house in the woods. Loren has just learned to ride a bicycle (he taught himself) Says Bleicher: It's a great place to be inspired by dreams and schemes of the people here and to create your own in the midst of it."Wild Mountain Cooperative is a multifaceted collective effort: we are a cooperatively-run subsistence and medicine farm, a gathering place for transformative teaching and learning, a wildlands sanctuary, and a small cooperative living community. We are situated in Greene, Maine, within a 300 acre wildland preserve that embraces the entire watershed of a 40 acre lake called Berry Pond.
Q&A: It’s time for a new paradigm in our view of how to live, says Ethan Miller

Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:45 pm

In a 2019 book, Bates lecturer Miller calls for a fundamentally new approach to the conversation about living sustainably.

A field guide to conspiracy-theory rhetoric

Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:16 pm

If you want to understand what’s driving a particular conspiracy theory, advises rhetoric professor Stephanie Kelley-Romano, try to understand the perceived evil behind the theorists’ stories.

Bates College announces record $28.85 million in total gifts for fiscal 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:01 pm

Gifts to Bates, both great and small, have led to a doubling of yearly giving to the college since 2013.

BIES 271 - Dendrology and the Natural History of Trees/LabIn this field-based course, students engage in the scientific study of the natural history and identification of trees and important shrubs native to New England, and some commonly planted non-native trees. Topics include the anatomy, function, taxonomy, biology, and uses of trees. Lecture topics support weekly outdoor laboratories, which include trips to such field sites as the Saco Heath, Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, and Wolfe's Neck State Park. Study of the woody flora of New England serves as a foundation for further work in biology, environmental studies, conservation, or related fields. ___________________________Closeups of two students in particular: Olivia LaMarche '20 of Lynnfield, Mass., in purple with long blonde hair and environmental studies major Grace Warder ’20 of New York City with green vest and long brown hair.Hugget took students for an inspection of trees in the neighborhood surrounding Bates on the Mountain Avenue side of Campus Avenue, quizzing them along the way about the tree species they encountered. They entered their answers on a slip of paper, which he then collected from them at the end of their walk. Examples of the trees were : catalpa, butternut, red pine, sugar maple and ginkgo.
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Monday, September 23, 2019 4:14 pm

Busy isn’t always better, but in the case of This Month at...

Investing in student success: Meet Bates faculty new to the tenure track in 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:40 am

Five professors newly appointed to the tenure track have found that their values, interests, and goals are reflected in the Bates community.

Man Ray (American 1890-1976)[Marsden Hartley], 1925Gelatin silver printGift of Norma Berger1955.1.118
Fueled by $192,000 grant, Bates museum to publish catalog of art by Marsden Hartley

Monday, September 16, 2019 2:17 pm

Creation has begun of the first-ever comprehensive, publicly accessible guide to all known artworks of Marsden Hartley, a pioneer of American Modernism, thanks to a major grant to Bates College from a foundation dedicated to the arts.

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