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Wednesday

January 19, 2011 4:36 pm

'Destroy what destroys us,' says Service of Worship speaker

“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

MLK Day: Bates explores non-violent activism past, present and future

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

Pianist Glazer offers three concerts spotlighting Schubert

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 olinarts@bates.edu.

Friday

January 14, 2011 2:28 pm

Arts Summit to offer panel, performance, campus 'arts crawl'

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

College offices closing at noon Wednesday, Jan. 12, due to weather

Due to inclement weather, Bates College administrative offices will close at noon today, Wednesday, Jan. 12. Only personnel designated in…

Tuesday

January 11, 2011 3:17 pm

Harvard economist visits to offer assessment of healthcare reform

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

'Plutonium cities,' climate change at issue

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

Poetry, portraits of incarcerated women Jan. 20-Feb. 3 in Chase Hall Gallery

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

CORRECTION: BatesNews Monthly Update: January 2011

The second story in the January BatesNews Monthly Update, e-mailed today, included an incorrect URL. The correct URL is http://home.bates.edu/chat/….

Friday

January 7, 2011 9:52 am

Campus Construction Update: Jan. 7, 2011

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.