Posts from March 2006
Mount David Summit celebrates student achievement

Friday, March 31, 2006 12:00 am

Hundreds of Bates people and members of the local community flooded Pettengill Hall as the College mounted its fifth annual Mount David Summit on March 24. An eagerly anticipated presentation of student scholarship, service-learning and creative work, the summit unfurls a panorama of the rich life of the student mind at Bates.

Stowe to follow pole-to-pole path of world's most-traveled birds

Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:13 am

Spending up to eight months of the year in transit, arctic terns "migrate farther than any other bird -- 40,000 kilometers every year," says Andrew Stowe. "The length and duration of that migration is just absolutely mind-boggling and something I've been fascinated by. They can live up to 35 years, so you're talking about a lot of distance covered and a lot of the world seen."

Harrow to investigate diverse approaches to child protection

Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:03 am

Amanda Harrow has pursued her interest in child-protection policy and practice through an internship with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and through her Bates senior thesis, which has examined interventional approaches to domestic violence through service-learning work at the Abused Women's Advocacy Project, Lewiston.

Modern Dance Company, choir offer weekend performances

Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:00 am

It's a rich long weekend of music and dance performance at Bates as the college's choir and its Modern Dance Company hold a total of six performances over four days. The Bates College Choir performs Mozart's "Requiem," the composer's final work and one of the most intense and finely drawn interpretations of the Roman Catholic Mass, in concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. In four performances from March 31 through April 3, the Bates Modern Dance Company presents new dances and dance videos in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

Special debate to be held on hate speech code

Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:00 am

The Brooks Quimby Debate Council is hosting a special public debate at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives on the resolution: "This House believes that Bates College should institutionalize a hate speech code."

Prestigious Watson Fellowships awarded to two seniors

Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:00 am

Two Bates College seniors are among 50 students across the country to receive 2006 Thomas J. Watson Fellowships, $25,000 grants that support a year of independent research abroad. The Bates recipients are Amanda Harrow of Hopkinton, Mass., and Andrew Stowe of Wallingford, Conn.

Speaker discusses Palestinian-Israeli peace process

Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:00 am

As part of an Islam and Middle East Awareness Week at Bates College, Forsan Hussein, an expert on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, will give a talk on the conflict and discuss alternatives for the peace process at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science, 44 Campus Ave., Bates College. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by Mushahada and the recently established Bates College Middle East Peace Alliance, at no charge.

Bates, Mount Holyoke awarded $65,000 for tech project

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:00 am

Bates and Mount Holyoke colleges have received a grant of $65,000 to fund the development of teaching tools in bioinformatics -- the use of computing technology in biological research, such as gene mapping.

Harvard University philosopher to speak

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:00 am

Hilary Putnam, philosopher emeritus at Harvard Univerity, visits Bates College to address the topic "The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Sponsored by the Bates English department, Putnam's talk is open to the public at no charge.

Peace and justice activist to speak at Stringfellow Awards ceremony

Monday, March 27, 2006 12:00 am

Tom Ewell, recently retired executive director of the Maine Council of Churches and an activist in many peace and justice arenas, will give a lecture and present the annual William Stringfellow Awards in Justice and Peace at 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, in Chase Hall Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, the talk and a potluck dinner that begins at 6 p.m. are open to the public free of charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

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