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Move-In DayPresident’s Welcome AddressAll are invited to enjoy a warm welcome from Clayton Spencer, Bates’ eighth PresidentCoram Library QuadRain Site: Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building
Arriving Monday, the Bates Class of 2023 steps into a ‘world of new connections’

Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:28 pm

Learn all about the 501-member Class of 2023, selected from the largest applicant pool in Bates history, and how they'll be welcomed on Monday.

My Maine Summer: Eric Stirling ’97 and a faraway getaway

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:22 pm

Eric Stirling and his family represent a longstanding vacation tradition virtually unique to Maine: the wilderness sporting camp. In 2003, Eric became the sixth generation of his family to operate West Branch Pond Camps,

“We are piloting the experiment for these students’ thesis experiments. They were piloting Hannah’s experiment. She’s interested in looking at the extent to which visual masking actually inhibits perception. So when you take a visual mask, you take an image followed by another image, you’re impaired at understanding the first image. The question is why. So what we’re going to do is take the neural activity that we’re measuring. And the nice thing about EEG is that it measures millisecond by millisecond electrical potentials that are generated in the brain , we measure them from the scalp. And we can see over time what the brain is processing and we use machine learning, we put these signals into a computer system tha t reads out the extent to which there is information about what the picture is. We’re wondering, does that information persist when you change the image? Does that persist over time? Hannah’s made the experiment, and we are going to try it out to make sure everything’s ready for participants.”? Michelle Greene, assistant professor of neuroscience, says of three thesis students in neuroscience: “They’re all terrific, I might add.”Hanna De Bruyn ‘18, Old Lyme, Conn. (black striped sweater with glasses)Katherine “Katie” Hartnett ’18 of St. Paul, Minn. (wearing EEG cap with Bates sweatshirt)Julie Self ’18 of Redwood City, Calif. (blue plaid shirt)Email from Hanna: Katie Harnett and I will be testing out our computational neuroscience theses and will be hooking each other up to the EEG tomorrow, Friday, at 12:45-2:30ish in the Bates Computational Vision Lab (Hathorn 108). 
Bates announces $3.97 million National Science Foundation grant for visual database project

Friday, August 16, 2019 11:02 am

The largest-ever federal grant awarded to Bates, the award will fuel creation of a vast video gallery to support research in various fields, including artificial intelligence.

Caitlin Cleaver named director of Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area and Shortridge Coastal Center

Friday, August 16, 2019 8:28 am

With extensive experience at the intersection of research, education, and conservation, Cleaver is "the right leader at the right time” for Bates–Morse Mountain and Shortridge, said Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill.

Baxter State Park, Maine—08-03-2018— Eben Sypitlowski waits to cross a snowmobile bridge at Abol Stream on his way to inspect recent trail improvements at Baxter State Park on Friday. Kevin Bennett Photo
My Maine Summer: Baxter State Park’s Eben Sypitkowski ’05 and a ‘step back in time’

Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:02 pm

Sypitkowski runs Baxter State Park, an icon of summer in Maine and home to the state's tallest mountain.

Campus Construction Update: Aug. 1, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:15 am

More cranes mean faster piledriving at the Bonney Science Center. Also: It's all over but the watering at Bates' returfed soccer field.

Professor of Geology Beverly Johnson uses a sediment elevation table to measure the height of the Sprague River Salt Marsh, part of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area..These data are used to measure the response of the marsh to rising sea level and storm activity, Johnson says. Four years ago, she and her Short Term geology students traveled to the Sprague, where they placed rods deep in the marsh as benchmarks to measure future changes.Show with Laura Sewall (in garnet baseball cap), Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Director of Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area, and Vanessa Paolella '21 of Dingmen's Ferry, Pa., who has been working with Johnson on geology research over the summer.Also present: Clailre Enterline (in green shirt and blue baseball cap), Research Coordinator with the Maine Coastal Program. And (not in selects but wearing a blue baseball cap and blue shirt) Ellen Bartow-Gieelie, Coastal Fellow with the Maine Coastal Program.
Q&A: Laura Sewall on 11 years as Bates–Morse Mountain director

Friday, July 19, 2019 10:30 am

Sewall shares takeaways from the conservation area, including the role of "blue carbon," the toll of climate change, and the value in letting nature take its course.

The Bates Forest is a story of bad luck, high taxes, and the Great Depression

Friday, July 12, 2019 10:12 am

A century ago, Bates' solid plan to own a southern Maine forest and run a forestry program became a "hopeless undertaking."

Campus Construction Update: July 8, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 3:10 pm

Summer's here and the time is right ... for construction projects at Bates. Campus Construction Update surveys how the major initiatives looked in early July.

Bates in the News: June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:40 am

Bates goes carbon neutral, students get real-world research experience, and a 1942 graduate turns 100.

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