Stories from January 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:36 pm
"It's been a long, a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come." The hopeful words of the Sam Cooke song sung by soloist Megan Guynes '11 made a fitting opening for the Jan. 16 Memorial Service of Worship that began Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:09 pm
In case you think that all the heavy lifting in the cause of social justice is over and done with, the Rev. James Lawson has news for you. "I am absolutely convinced" that the 21st century will be the time for a social justice movement that overshadows the transformative campaigns of the previous century, Lawson told a Bates College audience gathered on Jan. 17 to celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Friday, January 14, 2011 3:58 pm
Aiming to shine a light on one of the most important composers of the Classical era, renowned pianist Frank Glazer performs three "Sundays With Schubert" programs at Bates College in January and February. All at 3 p.m., the performances take place on Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For more information, please contact 207-786-6135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, January 14, 2011 2:28 pm
As part of an ongoing exploration of ways to connect to community audiences and enhance the campus environment for the arts, Bates College holds an "Arts Summit" Jan. 24-25 that includes events open to the public at no cost.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:23 am
Due to inclement weather, Bates College administrative offices will close at noon...
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 3:17 pm
Joseph Newhouse, a professor of health policy and management at Harvard University and founding director of the university's doctoral program in that field, offers an assessment of the national healthcare reform enacted last year at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). The talk is sponsored by the Bates economics department and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, please call 207-786-6490.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:22 am
The winter's lectures at Bates begin with two intriguing guests. Kate Brown, an award-winning historian at the University of Maryland, discusses "plutonium cities" in the U.S. and Soviet Union at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). A day later, Kerry Emanuel, an influential professor of meteorology at MIT, presents "Uncertainty, Modeling and Climate Change" at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.
Monday, January 10, 2011 3:50 pm
More Than a Rap Sheet [real stories of incarcerated women], an exhibition of poetry and portraits, opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in Bates College's Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The exhibition continues in the Chase Hall Gallery through Feb. 3.
Friday, January 7, 2011 3:25 pm
The second story in the January BatesNews Monthly Update, e-mailed today, included...
Friday, January 7, 2011 9:52 am
You can't judge a book by the cover, as Willie Dixon wrote. But you can, as Campus Construction Update wrote (perhaps less memorably) judge the progress of a construction project by its outer surfaces.