Stories from September 2002
Cello-piano program spotlights Rachmaninoff sonata, work by Portland composer

Friday, September 27, 2002 8:40 am

Two expressive but seldom-heard compositions - one by Portland composer Elliott Cherry and the other Rachmaninoff's ultra-romantic Sonata in G Minor - headline a Bates College concert by cellist Kathleen Foster and pianist Martin Perry at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, Russell Street. Admission is free.

Environmental gathering scrutinizes local landscape

Thursday, September 26, 2002 8:32 am

Two specialists in interpreting the natural landscape will discuss their impressions of lands protected by the Androscoggin Land Trust in 7 p.m. presentations on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at Bates College. The Saturday talk is in Chase Hall Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, and Sunday's event is in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road. The talks by plant ecologists Tom Wessels and Mitchell Thomashow, both of Antioch New England Graduate School, are open to the public at no charge.

Bates College Modern Dance Company presents 'Suite Movement'

Thursday, September 26, 2002 8:28 am

The Bates College Modern Dance Company opens its 2002-03 season with "Suite Movement," a program of dances by student and guest choreographers, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St. Admission is free of charge, but seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested.

Death penalty researcher speaks

Monday, September 23, 2002 8:52 am

Brackette F. Williams, an anthropologist, author and 1997 recipient of the MacArthur "genius" grant, offers a lecture exploring the role of religion in the American system of capital punishment at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College, Campus Avenue. The lecture, titled "Killing in My Name, Poison in Their Veins: Religious Struggle and the Death Penalty," is open to the public at no charge.

Together again, alt-pop faves Gin Blossoms head for Bates

Monday, September 23, 2002 8:47 am

Together again after a five-year hiatus, Arizona alternative-pop favorites the Gin Blossoms are heading to Bates College for a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building ("Gray Cage"), 130 Central Avenue.

Brookings Institution analyst says war might be necessary

Friday, September 20, 2002 4:09 pm

Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution, told an audience at Bates College on Sept. 19 that war with Iraq might be the only way to forestall Saddam Hussein's employment of weapons of mass destruction. But O'Hanlon also said during a Great Falls Forum event that such a war would likely be bloodier than the 1991 Gulf War and could lead to a prolonged and costly U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Lecture looks at hydrogen as alternative fuel

Friday, September 20, 2002 3:11 pm

At a time when U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern fossil fuels has assumed ominous new overtones, a Sept. 25 lecture at Bates College holds out hope for a virtually unlimited new source of energy. In the second of two lectures that day inaugurating an "eminent scientist" series at Bates, National Medal of Science recipient Harry Gray will discuss recent progress on attempts to split water cost-effectively into hydrogen and oxygen gases, which would make hydrogen gas a feasible substitute for fossil fuels as our major energy source.

Nobel laureate and econometrician Lawrence R. Klein to speak

Friday, September 20, 2002 2:34 pm

Nobel Prize laureate and econometrician Lawrence R. Klein will spend a week in residence at Bates College, where he will deliver two public presentations about his research at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. The public is invited to attend these talks, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall, free of charge.

Bates panel offers Perspectives on the Middle East Conflict

Thursday, September 19, 2002 2:28 pm

Three panelists will present a discussion titled "Perspectives on the Middle East Conflict," followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell Street. The public is invited to attend this event, sponsored by Bates Hillel and cosponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge.

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism

Thursday, September 19, 2002 9:55 am

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses "The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend his talk, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge. Donations in the form of canned goods or clothing for the Good Shepherd Food Bank will be accepted, and a reception will follow in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue.

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