Stories about "Environmental Studies"
From folks on the front lines, Short Term students learn about sea level rise

Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:30 pm

For a Short Term course new in 2019, professors Lynne Lewis and Francis Eanes brought students to the front lines of the battle against rising seas.

Bates Women's Ultimate Frisbee team practices on the Bardwell Street field.Known as Cold Front, the Bates women’s Ultimate team competes in the Division III College Championships.From Josie Gillett:Coldfront, the Bates Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, is excited to have qualified for the Division III National Championship for the third time in team history! Coldfront is one of 16 women’s teams that qualified, and we will be headed to Rockford, Illinois, for the weekend of May 19–20 to play against the best of the best.Coldfront is a young team with a lot of grit and heart, and we strive to embody a core value of Ultimate Frisbee: the spirit of the game. Coaches Mohdis Baker ’14 and Chase Baker each bring a decade of experience in the Maine Ultimate programs to assist us in reaching our fullest potential.This year has been incredible for Coldfront. We have been pouring our hearts into this season: waking up for early morning track workouts, practicing until 11 p.m. out in the snowy Maine winters, and crafting new ways to bring positive energy to our team on and off the field. Our hard work has paid off! We have a record of 19-1 and are moving on to nationals as the number two seed. check out this sick highlight vid of us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=158O7IVK3uw
Video: Josie Gillett ’19, the ‘future’ of women’s ultimate, arrives now

Friday, May 17, 2019 10:00 am

Gillett got a prophetic team nickname when she joined the Bates women's club team as a first-year: "Future."

Through hands-on research, Bates students help expand access to energy-saving window inserts

Friday, December 14, 2018 9:56 am

In a community-engaged environmental studies research course, the community engagement and the research happen simultaneously.

Senior thesis sees green inspirations in iconic West Coast homes

Thursday, November 8, 2018 8:52 am

The topic of Emerson Krull’s senior thesis was as near as her father’s business and as remote as the post-World War II era.

Cheers for the Chairs: Holly Ewing appointed to Johnson Professorship

Monday, May 7, 2018 3:35 pm

Ewing's research, often with student collaborators, investigates the interconnections among atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic ecosystems.

"I think the biggest thing I'll take away from this experience is the intersection of community building and scientific innovation. Whiting Farm is building the agricultural community in both Auburn and Maine. It's a really beautiful thing to see and be a part of."--Environmental Studies major Isobel Curtis '17, a student in ENVR 417, working collaboratively on a community engaged research project with Whiting Farm (876 Summer Street, Auburn) on Summer Street in Auburn. Her focus is sustainable greenhouse design. Kim Finnerty, shown with Isobel, is the farm's director. Melissa Collins was at the cash register.She is photographed with Tony Kieffer, Managing Director of Arch Solar in Portland. They work in sustainable greenhouse design, building new and retrofitting existing greenhouses, making them airtight, using LEDs and heat capturing, geothermal technology. Poinsettias and cyclamen, 15 varieties available.
Bates’ environmental studies program cited as national model for community engagement

Friday, March 9, 2018 11:30 am

“The way the Bates environmental studies program weaves public engagement into the fabric of the major produces fabulous outcomes."

Look What We Found: A photograph of a Russian protester raising her voice

Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:18 am

Jane Costlow explains the significance of the photo in her office showing a St. Petersburg woman holding a protest sign in one hand and her snacking child in the other.

2015 Watson Fellow to explore sustainable ranching in three nations

Friday, May 8, 2015 9:08 am

2015 Watson Fellow and Bates College senior Caroline Caldwell will undertake an exploration of sustainable ranching in Australia, Finland and Tristan da Cunha.

2014 Otis Lecture to highlight role of virtue in perceptions of climate change

Monday, November 17, 2014 11:00 am

Known for his scrutiny of the cultural dimensions of climate change, Mike Hulme brings the ancient philosophical concept of virtue to bear on the climate crisis in Bates College's annual Otis Lecture on Nov. 17.

Jack Kent Cooke award to support graduate studies at Columbia for Bo Ra Kim ’14

Friday, June 27, 2014 1:41 pm

The highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarships are worth up to $50,000 annually for graduate studies in the U.S. or abroad.

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