Stories from September 2010
Jazzman Avishai Cohen returns to Bates

Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:02 pm

Jazz composer, bassist and singer Avishai Cohen made a Bates debut in 2008 that concert hall manager Seth Warner calls "amazing." Now he returns for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Tickets are $12 and $6, and are available at

Ensemble 415 showcases Albinoni, Muffat, Albicastro and Bach

Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:43 pm

The award-winning Ensemble 415 performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Lipton adds Q&A to visit; music resumes Sunday with gospel powerhouse

Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:12 pm

Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra bring roots-influenced, lyrically rich music to Bates College on Oct. 1. The Brooklyn-Bates connection resumes two days later as Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens perform in the Olin concert hall. The Bates Gospelaires, a student ensemble, open.

Musica Nuova offers a program of Baroque Italian music

Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:03 pm

Baroque ensemble Musica Nuova brings to Bates a program called It’s Complicated -– a name borrowed from Facebook -- at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Focused on music by Italian composers from the early 1600s, this highly entertaining concert illustrates that love and its complexities haven't changed so much over the years.

Phi Beta Kappa lecture explores evolutionary model for human morality

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:47 pm

Economist Herbert Gintis offers the lecture The Evolution of Morality, describing morality as a result of a dynamic cultural and genetic interplay, at Bates College at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Environmental activist famed for revealing chemical-cancer links is 2010 Otis Lecturer

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:32 pm

Sandra Steingraber, a biologist who published the first book linking data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries, visits Bates College to deliver the 14th annual Otis Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Poet Marianne Boruch continues Language Arts Live season

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:26 pm

Language Arts Live, the annual series of author readings at Bates College, begins its 2010-11 season with an appearance by essayist and award-winning poet Marianne Boruch at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.

Daily Series: Little '12 finds orangutans, resolve in Borneo

Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:02 pm

As summer turns to fall, we are sharing stories from students who...

Shalini Sharan '11 chosen as Wall Street Journal blogger

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:41 pm

Bates' own Shalini Sharan '11 has been selected as one of this year's "Hire Education" bloggers by The Wall Street Journal. The blogs are posted on the WSJ website by nine seniors at different colleges and universities around the United States as they finish their senior year and "look for work in a tough job market."

Daily Series: Michael '12 finds an oil-water mix at the Sierra Club

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 4:53 pm

As summer enters its final week, we are sharing stories from students...

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