Stories from February 1996
Tuesday, February 27, 1996 10:05 am
Award-winning author Charles Baxter will read selections from his short stories and poetry (Thursday) March 7 at 8 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge at Bates College. The public is invited to attend at no charge.
Friday, February 23, 1996 10:02 am
Some of 1995's best independent films and video works will get a rare Maine showing March 9 and 10 at Bates College when the acclaimed Black Maria Film Festival visits the campus. More than a dozen short films and videos will be screened in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at 7 p.m. March 9 and at 2 p.m. March 10. Admission is $5 and tickets will be sold at the door.
Monday, February 19, 1996 9:58 am
Motivational speaker Sidney J. Rhodes Jr. will explore racism, violence, drug abuse and the mass media in a lecture at Bates College at 8 p.m. Monday (Feb. 26). Rhodes' talk, "Freedom or Destruction," is open to the public free of charge. It is sponsored by the Bates African-American student organization, Amandla.
Monday, February 19, 1996 9:53 am
The innovative Dale Bruning Trio will present a jazz concert at Bates College on March 2 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Concert Hall. The trio, composed of Bruning of Longmont, Colo., on guitar, Sam Sherry of Cape Elizabeth on bass and Steve Grover of Augusta, winner of the 1994 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz/BMI Jazz Composers Competition, on drums, will perform a variety of jazz standards as well as original compositions by Bruning.
Friday, February 16, 1996 9:49 am
Pianist Chick Corea, considered one of the preeminent forces in modern jazz, will perform with his quartet Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Bates College Chapel. Tickets, at $10 each, may be reserved through the college box office at 207-786-6135.
Friday, February 16, 1996 9:44 am
Distinguished scientist Jack E. Dixon will discuss "Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases: Their Roles in Signal Transduction" at Bates College on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in room 204 of the Carnegie Science Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Dixon's talk, the second in a series to celebrate the establishment of a new Bates major in biological chemistry, will include a discussion of the biochemistry of cell cycling and the role of biological chemistry research in society.
Friday, February 16, 1996 9:39 am
The last year in the life of William Shakespeare is the subject of a dramatic play to be staged at Bates College on March 7, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., and on March 10 at 2 p.m. in the Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $6.
Thursday, February 8, 1996 9:34 am
Loring M. Danforth, professor of anthropology at Bates, has written a book about the claims to and construction of Macedonian identity in Northern Greece and Australia. In The Macedonian Conflict: Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World, just published by Princeton University Press, Danforth examines the Macedonian conflict in light of contemporary theoretical work on ethnic nationalism, the construction of national identities and cultures, the invention of tradition and the role of the state in building a nation.
Monday, February 5, 1996 9:30 am
Students in a Bates College economics seminar are asking area residents who lived through the Great Depression to discuss their experiences.
Friday, February 2, 1996 9:26 am
A leading figure of the Baha'i faith will speak Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 as part of a Bates lecture series on the United Nations and transnationalism.