Posts from October 2007
Bates receives $450,000 Mellon grant for faculty development

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:59 am

Bates College has been awarded a three-year, $450,000 grant for faculty development from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York, N.Y. The Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund will support Bates faculty in three areas. Two of these are new, interconnected program areas related to important initiatives at Bates: the implementation of the college's new General Education curriculum, and the infusion of diversity into the overall academic program. The third area is continuing support for faculty scholarship and research.

Report from the road: Bates' Zipcar program

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:34 am

"Driving a Prius is . . . a little bit of an adjustment." But once she's past the unfamiliarity of operating the hybrid, a Bates student finds new freedom through Bates' Zipcar program.

Bates presents East Coast premiere of Elvgren's 'Five Cups of Coffee'

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 10:46 am

A dark romantic comedy about the nature of time and the human condition, Gillette Elvgren's play "Five Cups of Coffee" will be performed at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4. Performances take place in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

Harward Center launches intergenerational community dialogue project

Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:08 am

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships has launched Youth+Adults+Dialogue=Action or YADA, an intergenerational dialogue project that will bring together more than 100 community members to discuss how to make Lewiston/Auburn a better place for youth.

Four appointed to Bates Board of Trustees

Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:55 am

President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced four appointments to the Bates College Board of Trustees: Alison R. Bernstein of New York, N.Y., H. Scott Bierman of Northfield, Minn., Scott D. Freeman of Newton, Mass., and Kathleen M. Whelan of Boston, Mass.

Campus construction update: Week of Oct. 22

Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:48 am

The project isn't inspiring like Alumni Walk, magnificent like the new dining Commons or heartwarming like the new student housing. But a new parking lot behind Merrill Gymnasium that should open around Thanksgiving will come in handy, easing the squeeze that Bates motorists have felt the past six months.

Campus construction update: Week of Nov. 5

Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:45 am

The new dining Commons should be open for business when students return from break on Feb. 25, project manager Paul Farnsworth reported. And it's hoped that construction work will be complete about a month prior to the opening.

Lynd '79, pioneering ethanol researcher, to speak at Bates

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:19 am

Professor Lee Rybeck Lynd '79, a pioneer in the sustainable production of ethanol fuels from abundant, inexpensive and renewable plant materials, gives two public presentations at Bates College in October.

Ayotte '08 directs 'The Birthday Party,' Pinter's first full-length play

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:10 am

Bates College presents "The Birthday Party," the first full-length play by the renowned Harold Pinter, in performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St.

Leading Tolkien scholar discusses director's 'Lord of the Rings' treatment

Sunday, October 21, 2007 11:33 am

As the culmination of a three-day Tolkien Film Festival at Bates College from Monday, Oct. 22, through Wednesday, Oct. 24, leading Tolkien scholar Thomas Shippey delivers a lecture titled "Filming the Lord of the Rings: How Peter Jackson Coped with J.R.R. Tolkien," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

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