Stories from November 2009
Slide show features Trashion Show 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009 6:04 pm

* View the slide show by clicking the thumbnails. The fourth annual...

The Stanford Daily reports on symposium honoring art history professor Wanda Corn '62

Monday, November 30, 2009 3:32 pm

The Stanford Daily reports on the “Great American Thing,” a two-day symposium...

Sun-Times columnist at looks Pricefalls.com, founded by Elliot Moskow '10

Monday, November 30, 2009 1:46 pm

For a Cyber Monday story, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Sandra Guy looks Pricefalls.com,...

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter coming to Bates

Friday, November 20, 2009 4:06 pm

An acclaimed singer-songwriter influenced by Dylan and Springsteen, Josh Ritter performs at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College, 75 Russell St. The concert is presented by the Olin Arts Center in partnership with the Student Activities Office and the Chase Hall Committee. Tickets are $20 and available at www.batestickets.com. For more information please contact 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

Sugar production, slave labor to be discussed at Bates

Friday, November 20, 2009 3:58 pm

Jessica Harris, a professor at Queens College and an expert in African American foodways, speaks at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave. Titled "Cane Confluences: Sugar and Slaves in the Caribbean and Louisiana," the lecture is sponsored by the Multicultural Center and is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.

Civil rights leader and mathematician offers annual Sampson Lecture

Friday, November 20, 2009 3:43 pm

Civil rights activist and noted mathematician Robert Moses offers two lectures at Bates College on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Sponsored by the mathematics department in conjunction for the second year with the Multicultural Center, and with other offices at Bates, both lectures are open to the public at no cost. However, an RSVP is required because of limited seating. Please RSVP to Heidi Howard at 207-753-6993 or hhoward@bates.edu by Monday, Nov. 30.

Trashion Show 2009: Refuse reused, in the swankiest way

Friday, November 20, 2009 3:18 pm

Strutting down a vibrantly illuminated runway to blaring music played by student DJs, Kathryn Moraros '10 modeled the winning creation: a 1950s-style cocktail dress layered with nonrecyclable tea bag packets. Other ensembles gracing the Gray Cage runway on a mild November evening were fashioned from unused tents, discarded printer paper, cardboard boxes, aluminum cans and duct tape. This was the fourth annual Trashion Show, held Nov. 18 following the Harvest Meal.

Cold calculations fuel rare Defense Department grant for Bates

Thursday, November 19, 2009 12:19 pm

Assistant Professor of Physics Nathan Lundblad is the first member of the Bates College faculty to receive a Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. Sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the grant is for $388,088 over three years. It will fund Lundblad's research into atomic activity at ultralow temperatures.

Video: South African dancer and choreographer Gregory Maqoma spends a week in residence

Thursday, November 19, 2009 9:31 am

“As a black African dancer, I am constantly expected to conform to...

Video: Lee Abrahamsen is at the heart of Bates' medical studies program

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:49 am

Each year, close to 90 percent of Bates students applying to medical...

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