March 19, 2009 9:42 am
Junot Díaz, whose novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, speaks at Bates College on Friday, March 20. Wao, Díaz’s first novel, also won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best novel of 2007 and appeared on more than 35 best-of-the-year book lists.
March 17, 2009 4:32 pm
Professor of English Lavina Shankar was inspired by the loss of her beloved pet German shepherd to cancer three years ago to create a course using literature as a lens through which to examine the unique relationship between canines and humans. She’s giving a talk about “dogs and their humans” on Thursday, March 19.
March 16, 2009 3:02 pm
Making his fourth appearance at the NCAA Skiing Championships, senior Sylvan Ellefson (Vail, Colo.) didn’t quite get the results he wanted, but he put forth an outstanding showing nonetheless and was a major factor in Bates’ five-athlete contingent placing 13th overall at the championships, the Bobcats’ fourth consecutive top-15 showing at NCAAs.
March 15, 2009 11:59 am
The Boston Herald noted the hiring of Buddy Schultz ’81 as head coach of the Lobsters, the Boston entry in the professional World Team Tennis league. “I had a partiality to Bud,” Lobsters CEO Bahar Uttam told the Herald, “because he’s local, he’s got the experience, he’s been out on the (pro) circuit and appreciates what it takes for people who are on the circuit to get excited about what it means to be on the team.”
March 15, 2009 11:51 am
The Hartford Courant published a feature obituary for George Stewart ’46, a resident of East Hartford who died Feb. 22. The story noted that Stewart was “an active volunteer in community organizations and president of a local bank [who] seemed to know everyone and over the decades had been involved in nearly every town activity.”
March 13, 2009 5:24 pm
First-year Bates students Colin Etnire of San Francisco and his partner Ian Mahmud of Milton, Mass., defeated a team from Yale University to win the novice division of the 2009 Stanford University Parliamentary Debate Tournament, held March 6 and 7 in Palo Alto, Calif.
March 12, 2009 12:16 pm
Borealis Breads founder Jim Amaral ’80 and food activist-author Mark Winne ’72 are among Bates College alumni featured in two March events relating to the Nourishing Body and Mind: Bates Contemplates Food initiative.
March 12, 2009 11:40 am
On March 12 and 13, two decisive actors in the effort to curtail global climate change offer back-to-back talks at Bates College.
March 10, 2009 12:56 pm
Featuring performers from Bates and from around the region, the fourth annual F.A.B Winter Dance Showcase takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
March 10, 2009 12:52 pm
Bates plays host to the NCAA Skiing Championships, March 11-14. See a video preview of the Black Mountain Nordic course produced by H. Lincoln Benedict ’09