Stories from February 1998
Gates, Wallach named Bates trustees

Tuesday, February 17, 1998 3:29 pm

Author and scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and New York City businessman James G. Wallach have been appointed to the Bates College Board of Trustees, according to Bates President Donald W. Harward.

Theologist to discuss artificial intelligence

Tuesday, February 17, 1998 3:23 pm

Anne Foerst, a theologist and participant in Project COG, an attempt to build a humanoid robot analogous to a human infant, will discuss "Ethical and Theological Reasoning in the Age of Humanoid Robots" at Bates College Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. Foerst's talk is part of the Religion, Science and Public Policy Lecture Series at Bates, and the public is invited to attend without charge.

Earth Day founder to deliver Muskie Environmental Lecture

Tuesday, February 17, 1998 3:19 pm

Former U.S. Senator and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson will discuss "Environment-Population- Sustainable Development: Where Do We Go From Here?" at Bates College March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend the annual Muskie Environmental Lecture and admission is free.

Gospel pianist and singer to perform

Monday, February 16, 1998 3:13 pm

Boston-based gospel pianist and singer Edmund Bullock will perform in the Bates College Chapel Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Bates to host second Lewiston Aspirations summit

Friday, February 13, 1998 3:09 pm

The Lewiston Aspirations Partnership will hold a breakfast summit on research concerning the aspirations of Lewiston residents and their children Feb. 25 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the breakfast and summit free of charge.

Bates students to discuss gay-rights strategies

Thursday, February 12, 1998 3:02 pm

Members of several Bates College student organizations, including the Bates Democrats, the New World Coalition, the Gay-Lesbian Bisexual Alliance and Solidaridad Latina, will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Bates College Chapel to discuss political strategies that support gay rights in Maine.

Cummings to discuss "Narrative Quilts" at Bates Museum of Art

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 2:53 pm

Artist Michael Cummings will discuss his "Narrative Quilts" exhibit at the Bates College Museum of Art Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center. The museum will remain open after the lecture until 9 p.m. The public is invited and admission is free. The "Narrative Quilts" exhibit will be on view through March 20.

Bates receives $1-million Libra grant

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 2:29 pm

The Maine-based Libra Foundation founded by Elizabeth Noyce has awarded Bates College a $1-million grant to support the construction of the college's new $18- million academic building, scheduled for completion in the summer of 1999.

Bates receives Martin Luther King award

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 2:24 pm

Bates College has received the 1998 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Corporate Award given annually by the Portland NAACP to a corporation or organization exemplifying the philosophies of the late civil rights leader.

Asheville student named Philip J. Otis Fellow

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 2:15 pm

Matthew Ensner, a Bates College sophomore from Asheville, N.C., has been named a Philip J. Otis Fellow and will receive a $5,000 grant for research and travel to promote greater understanding of environmental issues and the connection between the environment and spirituality.

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