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Wednesday

March 22, 2006
11:51 am

Student achievement is celebrated in fifth Mount David Summit

Through poster presentations, panel discussions and readings, a photography exhibit, film projects and much more, some 200 Bates College students will publicly share their academic and creative efforts at the fifth annual Mount David Summit, starting at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road.

Wednesday

March 22, 2006
12:00 am

World Music Weekend explores an Indian epic

Featuring the college gamelan orchestra and a Cambodian music and dance troupe, this year’s World Music Weekend at Bates College takes place Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Titled “The Ramayana in Southeast Asia,” the weekend explores adaptations of the ancient, seminal epic from India titled “Ramayana.”

Tuesday

March 21, 2006
12:00 am

Former Whitewater counsel Kenneth Starr to speak

Pepperdine Law School dean and former U.S. independent counsel Kenneth Starr visits Bates College to speak on the topic “Meaning of Marriage: Constitution and Judiciary” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Open to the public at no charge, the event is sponsored by the Bates College Republicans, the college Lectures Committee, the political science department, the offices of the president, dean of the faculty and dean of students, and Young America’s Foundation. For more information, please call 207-240-4549.

Friday

March 17, 2006
12:00 am

Orchestra performs Barber, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky

The Bates College Orchestra performs music by Barber, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The concert is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-6135.

Monday

March 13, 2006
2:12 pm

Bates Hillel to screen 'Another Road Home' as part of MJFF

Another Road Home, an award-winning documentary in English by Israeli filmmaker Danae Elon chronicling her search for the Palestinian man who cared for her as a child, will be screened as part of the 2006 Maine Jewish Film Festival at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, Bates College. The public is invited to the screening, co-sponsored by Bates Hillel and Temple Shalom Synagogue-Center, Auburn, free of charge. Seating is limited. For more information, e-mail Cali Lanza-Weil at this clanzawe@bates.edu.

Monday

March 13, 2006
12:00 am

Diaspora studies expert to discuss concept of 'marronage'

Scholar-activist William Santiago-Valles, associate professor of Africana studies at Western Michigan University, will give a talk titled “The Importance of Marronage as a Concept in Diaspora Studies” at 4 p.m. Friday, March 17, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. The public is invited to attend at no charge. For more information, please call the Multicultural Center at 207-786-8376.

Wednesday

March 8, 2006
12:00 am

Elton comedy 'Popcorn' explores media-violence link

Bates College presents Ben Elton’s play Popcorn, a scathing comedy about the relationship between public media and personal responsibility, in performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 10-11 and 17-18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12 and 19, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

Wednesday

March 8, 2006
12:00 am

Video-performance artist Gilmore '97 shows, discusses work

Kate Gilmore, a New York-based video and performance artist, visits Bates College to present a video lecture about her work at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Tuesday

March 7, 2006
12:00 am

Caribbean-studies scholar to speak

Faith Smith, who teaches Caribbean literature and chairs the African and Afro-American studies department at Brandeis University, gives a lecture titled “Travel and/as Authentication in Caribbean Studies: How to Tell a True West Indian” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Bates College. The talk, sponsored by the college’s African American studies program and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-753-6933.