Stories from January 2004
Mellon Learning Associates Program in the Humanities enhances students learning experience

Friday, January 30, 2004 10:07 am

Thanks to the New York-based Andrew Mellon Foundation, a Spanish poet and three Maine experts in the performing arts will join author Carolyn Chute and others in a learning associates program at Bates College.

Bates College Orchestra and pioneering American composer to perform in weekend concerts

Friday, January 30, 2004 9:20 am

In a big weekend for music, the Bates College music department offers a concert by the college orchestra and one by pioneering American composer Pauline Oliveros.

'Lonely Planets' author to discuss extraterrestrial life

Thursday, January 29, 2004 10:52 am

David Grinspoon, whose "Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life" was published in November by HarperCollins, begins his talk at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road. Sponsored by Sigma Xi and the departments of geology and physics, the talk is open to the public free of charge.

Feminist theologian to deliver annual Zerby lecture at Bates

Thursday, January 29, 2004 10:42 am

Judith Plaskow, author of the landmark text "Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective" (HarperCollins, 1991) and professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, will give a presentation titled "Asking the Right Questions: The Development of Jewish Women's Studies" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 (snow date: Thursday, Feb., 12), in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue.

Cultural historian to discuss rock 'n' roll

Wednesday, January 28, 2004 4:12 pm

Glenn C. Altschuler, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies and dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at Cornell University, will discuss "The Day the Music Died: The Conspiracy Against Rock 'n Roll in the Late 1950s" at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by the Department of History and the American studies program, free of charge.

Princeton scholar to discuss memory and civil rights in Bates lecture

Wednesday, January 28, 2004 8:43 am

Valerie Smith, director of Princeton University's program in African American studies and a member of the Bates College Class of 1975, gives a lecture titled "Memory and the United States Civil Rights Movement" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by the Multicultural Center, free of charge.

Brunswick poet's Spiritual Journeys talk at Bates canceled

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 4:22 pm

The talk by Brunswick poet and teacher Gary Lawless, "Poetry as a Path of Pilgrimage," scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, has been canceled.

Jazz pianist, Grammy Award-winning cellist to perform

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 4:14 pm

Joined by renowned jazz pianist Tim Ray, Grammy Award-winning cellist Eugene Friesen comes to Bates College for a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Fulbright grant brings expert in Indonesian music, puppetry to Bates

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 11:03 am

Thanks to the college's first-ever grant from the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program, an expert in traditional Indonesian forms of music and shadow puppetry is currently in residence at Bates College.

Jean Kilbourne, ad critic and 'Lecturer of the Year,' to speak

Monday, January 26, 2004 11:08 am

Internationally recognized for her pioneering work on how advertising represents alcohol, tobacco and the image of women, author Jean Kilbourne offers a slide presentation titled "The Naked Truth: Advertising's Image of Women" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

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