Stories from August 2005
Tuesday, August 30, 2005 10:20 am
The Rev. Peter J. Gomes, named one of America's most influential preachers by Time magazine, opens the 151st academic year at Bates College with a convocation address at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, on the main quadrangle. In case of rain, the event will take place in Alumni Gymnasium.
Sunday, August 28, 2005 10:24 am
In the U.S. News & World Report 2006 edition of America's Best Colleges, Bates ranks 21st nationally among 215 liberal arts colleges. The magazine says its rankings are based on a mix of peer assessment, rates of student retention and graduation, faculty resources, admissions selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
Friday, August 26, 2005 10:31 am
Bates College Dining Services was one of two colleges to share a silver award in the 2005 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards, presented annually by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 10:39 am
Author Carolyn Chute, center, has worked with Bates students since 2001 through the Mellon Learning Associates Program in the Humanities. She is shown in class with her husband, Michael Chute (right) and Professor of English Carole Taylor. Bates College has received a $300,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a learning-associates program that in the past has involved experts like author Carolyn Chute and film director István Szabó in work with senior thesis students.A
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 10:36 am
For the third year, students starting their Bates College careers will discover their new community up close and personal through a walking tour of downtown Lewiston and Auburn led by community leaders.
Thursday, August 18, 2005 10:44 am
Bates College swimmer Phil Barr (Lincoln, R.I.), a survivor of the 2003 Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., who made an inspirational return to varsity swimming his senior year despite damaged lungs, was named the male 2005 NCAA Sportsmanship Award winner.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 10:49 am
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation of New York City has granted $150,000 to support the Thousand Words Project, a middle-school outreach program at the Bates College Museum of Art.
Friday, August 12, 2005 10:53 am
The Bates College Museum of Art is the subject of a half-hour profile in the television series The Maine Art Museum Trail, an original production of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. The program will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, on the stations of MPBN.
Tuesday, August 9, 2005 11:04 am
The annual Different Voices concert features an inspiring night of dance from around the globe as visiting artists from the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo bring new works to the Bates Dance Festival stage. The Different Voices concert will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 9. (This performance is appropriate for an audience of all ages.)
Monday, August 8, 2005 10:59 am
Why did one species disappear while the other survived? The simple answer is diet. Genyornis couldn't adapt to radical changes in the available food supply, while the emu could, according to a geological study published in the July 8 issue of Science magazine and co-authored by Bates geochemist Beverly Johnson.