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Bates in the News: Feb. 15, 2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024 4:40 pm

A Bates love story in the pages of The New York Times, an alumna's take on Super Bowl LVIII, and Puddle Jump photographs circle the world.

Bates in the News: Jan. 12, 2024

Friday, January 12, 2024 9:26 am

Bates professor Tyler Harper writes about the racial politics of the movie American Fiction, and the international media reports the death of a provocative performance arist who was a former longtime member of the Bates faculty.

Bates in the News: Dec. 7, 2023

Friday, December 8, 2023 2:20 pm

Among other media stories, The Japan Times covers the 1990 alum who pedaled a vintage high-wheel bike from Nagasaki to Yokohama, joined by his Bates roommate.

Bates in the News: Nov. 3, 2023

Friday, November 3, 2023 10:53 am

A selection of recent mentions of Bates in the news media, including a summary of coverage of Bates during the Lewiston tragedy.

Bates in the News: Sept. 29, 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023 11:40 am

Bates photographer Phyllis Graber Jensen's pathbreaking past, a student's new insight into the humanity of religion, and a faculty member's take on the conspiracy rhetoric of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Nathaniel Boone '52 poses with his wife who now lives in Manchester Center, Vt., Harriet Howell Boone outside of their Manchester Center, Vt., home, after Boone received a Congressional Gold Medal for his service as one of about 400 surviving "Montford Point Marines," the first African Americans to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. Given basic training in the 1940s at the racially segregated Montford Point facility at Camp Lejeune, N.C., more than 19,000 black Marines broke the Corps color barrier in a time and place where desegregation was anything but welcome.
Bates in the News: August 25, 2023

Friday, August 25, 2023 3:14 pm

A veteran's legacy is honored, a faculty member weighs in on anti-racist culture, and an alumus is creating queer community for gamers, all in this month's edition of Bates in the News.

Bates Dance Festival performance at Lake Andrews on Monday, July 11, 2022. Fist & Heel Performance Group …together, they stood shaking, while others began to shout Mon, July 11, 7 pm Lake Andrews Tickets Available June 1st Join Fist & Heel Performance Group, Bates Dance Festival students and faculty members, and community members from all around Southern and Central Maine in a devised performance using dances from the company’s Shaker-inspired work Power. Fist & Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that investigates the intersections of cultural anthropology and movement practices and believes in the potential of the body as a valid means for knowing. Our performance work is a continued manifestation of the rhythm languages of the body provoked by the spiritual and the mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora, including the Blues, Slave and Gospel idioms. The group has received support from major foundations and corporations and has performed at notable venues in the United States and abroad. In the spirit of building equitable relationships with our community partners, Bates Dance Festival would like to acknowledge the intellectual, creative and administrative labor that Indigo Arts Alliance has contributed to the fulfilment of Reggie Wilson’s residency. We could not have successfully executed community outreach and connections for all of the programs without the expertise of Indigo Arts Alliance.
Bates in the News: June 29, 2023

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 4:49 pm

An alumna's debut novel is making a national splash, The Bates Dance Festival is here, and some billion-year-old rocks are a hop, skip, and a jump away in Penobscot Bay.

Bates in the News: June 9, 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023 5:01 am

The news media covers Bates Commencement, a professor's expertise in the ritual practice of firewalking, and alumni trying to save local journalism.

For her senior thesis, Margaret Pickoff '13 (shown here with geology major David Harning '13 at salt marsh at Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area) is studying carbon storage in Maine salt marshes. Salt marshes are one of the most abused ecosystems on the planet; they have been and continue to be drained and converted into agricultural land, fish ponds, and coastal housing developments despite their ecological importance. My research is part of a greater project that is attempting to quantify the amount of "blue carbon", or carbon stored in marine vegetation, in salt marshes, which recent literature suggests is quite substantial. I'm hoping that my research will help to emphasize this critical function of marsh ecosystems, as global climate change and sea level rise continue to threaten the health of the planet. A major part of my field work is taking cores of marsh peat from the Sprague River Marsh at BMMCA, as well as several other Maine salt marshes. I take samples from many of the cores to be analyzed in the Environmental Geochemistry Lab at Bates. A variety of tests are run on the peat samples to determine what percentage of organic carbon is contained in the peat, and this value can be extrapolated upon to determine how much carbon the entire marsh is storing. It's hard to write briefly about my thesis project (I think that's a good sign..). Thanks again for coming out to take photos, and I apologize for not getting this to you sooner!
Bates in the News: April 21, 2023

Friday, April 21, 2023 3:36 pm

Bates experts talk about climate and Maine; an innovative database for pancreatic research; and a children's picture book about a lost lamb, and more in this month's Bates in the News.

Lou Scolnik '45 is still blowing his horn, joined by Physics professor John Smedley on guitar and area bassist Tim Clough on bass. Surviving members of the Bates V12 Naval program have their annual meeting on Friday October 2 2015 in the Benjamin Mays Center.
Bates in the News: March 17, 2023

Friday, March 17, 2023 3:38 pm

The media takes note of one alumnus turning 100, another renovating a canoe for his daughter, and of Garry W. Jenkins' selection as president.

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