Posts from March 1996
Distinguished physicist to speak on laser technology

Wednesday, March 27, 1996 10:28 am

A distinguished physicist will speak at Bates College about lasers on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Building. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

President Harward issues a statement on Muskie's death

Tuesday, March 26, 1996 10:26 am

"From the day in 1932 when he first set foot on the Bates campus, Ed Muskie projected the intelligence and dignity the nation later was to know and respect so well. The death of Senator Muskie robs the world of an eloquent speaker for the dispossessed, for a clean environment and for decency in public life. His legacy is everywhere we look; and, as former President Jimmy Carter said during the dedication of the Muskie Archives in 1985, Ed Muskie should have been president of the United States. Although he fell short of that goal, Senator Muskie never lost the respect of all who knew him, including his political adversaries. Not to be forgotten as we contemplate the public man is his devotion to his family and his college. On behalf of the Bates community I convey condolences to Jane Muskie and their children. We have lost one of the giants of our time."

A Muskie-Bates chronology

Monday, March 25, 1996 10:24 am

1936: Graduates from Bates, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with degree in history and government. Enters Cornell Law School, graduating in 1939.

Senior exhibition highlights student artwork

Friday, March 22, 1996 10:22 am

Ten graduating art majors at Bates College will put their finest work on display in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition in the college's Museum of Art, April 5 through May 27.

Philosophy, religion departments to hold biblical studies conference

Thursday, March 21, 1996 11:05 am

In an effort to link the academic work of Maine scholars with community interest in the Bible, the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Bates will host a three-day conference of biblical studies on Friday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3.

Bestselling author to deliver annual Muskie lecture

Tuesday, March 19, 1996 10:19 am

Author Bill McKibben, whose books include the best-seller The End of Nature, will present the annual Edmund S. Muskie Environmental Lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 28 in the Muskie Archives. McKibben's talk, Hope, Fear and the History of the Next 50 Years: An Environmentalist's Perspective, is open to the public at no charge.

Original concerto to headline orchestra performance

Tuesday, March 19, 1996 10:16 am

A new concerto by Bates College music professor William Matthews and the monumental Ninth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich will be on the program when the Bates Orchestra performs March 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

Piano trio to perform classical works

Tuesday, March 19, 1996 10:14 am

Felix Mendelssohn's Trio No. 2 in C minor will be the featured work when the Trillium Piano Trio performs in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College March 31 at 3 p.m.

Distinguished conductor and cellist to receive honorary degree

Thursday, March 14, 1996 10:12 am

Rostropovich's fame as a cellist started at the age of 13 in 1940, when he played with an orchestra conducted by his father. He first performed in the United States in 1956 as part of a Soviet-American cultural exchange program.

Scholar to Discuss Greek Figured Art at Bates

Thursday, March 14, 1996 10:07 am

Nicholas Coldstream, Yates Professor in Classical Archeology Emeritus of University College, London, will deliver the talk, "The Rise of Greek Figured Art: Daily Life, Fantasy and Myth," as the last of three in a lecture series, "Speaking Pictures, Seeing Stories: Visual and Textual Representation in the Classical and Medieval World," offered by the Classical and Medieval Studies Program at Bates.

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