BatesNews Monthly Update: January 2010

For Bates alumni and parents, here is a look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates events and achievements of the past month, important upcoming events, and a sampling of Bates people making news.

Bates retrospective: 2009 in review

As we jump into a decade with double digits, enjoy this look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates events and achievements of 2009.

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Bates names new vice president and dean of enrollment and external affairs

“Nancy Cable brings us the expertise, national reputation and leadership skills needed to engage all Bates constituencies in advancing the mission of the College,” Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen said in announcing Cable’s appointment.

Multimedia: Students explore local need for Islamic banking practices

At the request of a local bank, a Bates anthropology class took on a community-based research project involving the local Somali population, exploring ways in which Islamic and American banking differ, and suggesting ideas for Islamic banking services.

King Day focus is ‘Faith and Ethics in the Public Sphere’

Barbara Savage, an expert in African American political and religious history, gives the Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address at Bates College at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The college traditionally cancels classes and offers special programming for King Day. This year’s theme is “Faith and Ethics in the Public Sphere: What is the Dream?”

Annual Report of Giving now online

Each year, thousands of Bates people step up to match their philanthropy to their spirit for Bates. Because of you, Bates has the financial resources to navigate a complex, challenging and competitive environment. Learn more in the Report of Giving:

Video: Bates researcher’s lake study wins federal support

Holly Ewing, assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates, is part of a team of researchers at three institutions that received nearly $1 million in National Science Foundation funding for their study of lake eutrophication and the role of a particular cyanobacterium.

Video: Bates dance director awarded summer residency in Australia

Carol Dilley, associate professor of dance and director of the Bates College dance program, has received an artist residency to produce a dance project in Newcastle, Australia. In July and August 2010, Dilley will be resident artist at the Lock-Up, a cultural center first built as a jail in 1861 and used for that purpose until 1982. When she begins her three-week residency, she will choreograph dances that take advantage of that unique space and also reflect on her past work at Bates and abroad.

Haley Johnson ’06 wins historic spot on U.S. Olympic biathlon team

With her 21st-place finish at a World Cup race in Pokljuka, Slovenia, on Dec. 17, Haley Johnson ’06 becomes the first woman to win a spot on the U.S. Olympic biathlon team.

Folk-pop legend Suzanne Vega holds two-day residency

During a Jan. 22-23 residency at Bates, folk-pop singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega offers two concert sets as well as workshops in writing and the business of creative work.

Bates in the News

Following the death of jurist Frank Coffin ’40 in December, The New York Times explores Coffin’s strong belief in the judiciary’s public accountability. Public Radio International’s The World looks at Ghetto Biennale, an unusual art event in Haiti co-curated by Myron Beasley, visiting assistant professor of American cultural studies and African American studies. And the PBS documentary A Girl’s Life, in its examination of the challenges facing young women, features Sonia Luna ’13 of East Harlem, N.Y., as she seeks to become the first in her family to attend college.

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