News Archives

Monday

September 9, 2002 9:23 am

Iconoclastic journalist Christopher Hitchens to discuss 'Is Islam the Enemy?'

Iconoclastic journalist Christopher Hitchens, known for his trenchantly witty critiques of hypocrisy and entrenched political power, presents a lecture titled “Is Islam the Enemy?” at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge the talk, sponsored by the psychology department as part of a series of events connected to the observance of the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11.

Monday

September 9, 2002 8:09 am

Brookings Institution analyst to discuss war on terrorism

Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution, offers a review of the year’s progress in the U.S. war against terrorism at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is welcome to attend the lecture free of charge.

Friday

September 6, 2002 4:16 pm

Artists at museum of art explore polar landscapes, earthen mounds

Exhibiting at the Bates College Museum of Art through Oct. 16 are Will Richard, a nature photographer from Georgetown, Maine, and Grace Knowlton, a nationally known artist whose works at Bates are inspired by earthen mounds.

[singlepic id=3970 w=240 float=right template=post-caption] Richard has studied nature photography with Jim Blair, Gary Braasch, André Gallant, David Middleton, Freeman Patterson and Brenda Tharp. His work has been exhibited at the Chocolate Church, L.L. Bean, Maine Audubon, the Maine State House, Bowdoin College’s Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, the Quebec-Labrador Foundation and the University of New England.

This semester Richard teaches the seminar “Perceptions of Place and Time — High Altitude Bioregions” at Bates. With the goal of developing students’ skills of perception, particularly visual, this seminar combines classroom work and field trips as far afield as the Gaspé Peninsula, in the province of Quebec. Richard’s position at Bates as a fellow in environmental studies occurs through a program, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to tap the expertise of off-campus experts from Maine and away.

The Bates College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. School groups and other tours are welcome. To schedule, please call 207-786-8302; for information, please call 207-786-6158.

Thursday

September 5, 2002 4:24 pm

Former U.S. surgeon general opens 148th academic year

On Sept. 4, former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders opened the 148th academic year at Bates College with a challenge to the Class of 2006. In her second visit to Bates this year, Elders told a convocation gathering of about 1,000 students, staff and faculty that the students now starting here must summon the courage and the will to become transformational leaders for a new century fraught with pressing difficulties.

Tuesday

September 3, 2002 4:05 pm

Pianist, poet, columnist lead cultural offerings in September

As some 1,700 students head back to campus, Bates College is gearing up for an autumn packed with public events in the arts and humanities. These offerings will interest your readers and provide opportunities for fresh, behind-the-scenes coverage.

Tuesday

September 3, 2002 8:15 am

Exhibiting artists at explore polar landscapes, earthen mounds

Exhibiting at the Bates College Museum of Art through Oct. 16 are Will Richard, a nature photographer from Georgetown, Maine, and Grace Knowlton, a nationally known artist whose works at Bates are inspired by earthen mounds. The Knowlton exhibit in the museum’s upper gallery, titled “Dirt Piles,” opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, with an artist’s lecture and opening reception. The museum welcomes the public at no charge.

Sunday

September 1, 2002 9:47 am

Images of war, displacement and peace from Eritrea and Ethiopia featured in exhibit

An exhibition of drawings and paintings encompassing themes of war and peace by artist and activist Betty LaDuke opens at the Bates College Chapel on Monday, Sept. 23. The exhibit runs through Nov. 15 and is open to the public free of charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

Sunday

September 1, 2002 9:39 am

Young Maine activists open Spiritual Journey series

Members of the Greene-based Maine Center for Justice, Ecology and Democracy (JED) present “In Solidarity with the No Longer and the Not Yet: Stories of Collective Resistance, Struggle and Creation” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, at Bates College. The public is invited to attend this discussion free of charge. The JED talk opens a series of lectures, “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2002-03,” sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.