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February 7, 2011 9:35 am

Jazz by Parlato, commentator Hill, novelist Barton kick off culture-rich weekend at Bates

Over the short span of just a few days this week and next, Bates College is the place to be for a cornucopia of can’t-miss events in the humanities and the arts. It will be tough to choose among them — but try you must.


February 7, 2011 9:00 am

It's F.A.B.: Franco-American Heritage Center, Bates offer smorgasbord of Maine dance

The Franco-American Heritage Center and Bates College dance program are partnering to offer the sixth annual F.A.B. dance concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the FAHC, 46 Cedar St.


February 4, 2011 3:35 pm

Campus Construction Update: Feb. 4, 2011

Leaving a foot of new snow atop the foot Lewiston already had on the ground, this week’s snowfall fell somewhat short of the apocalypse predicted by the media. Classes were held as usual, though. And alongside the students heading through the flakes were the workers performing the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls.


February 4, 2011 3:23 pm

Pupfish Shakeup

Paul Barrett ’80 is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expert on the endangered Devil’s Hole pupfish, several of which…


February 4, 2011 3:01 pm

A Burning Interest in the Serengeti

• Click the thumbnails above to view the slide show These photographs of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park illustrate research by…


February 4, 2011 8:43 am

Folk fest features fiddler Erica Brown, Celtic fusion band the Bridgebuilders

Lewiston fiddler Erica Brown, the Boston-area folk-fusion band the Bridgebuilders, and local and Bates College performers appear at the Bates Community Folk Festival starting at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Following the festival in Chase Lounge at 8 p.m. is the college’s regular second-Friday contradance, featuring caller Chrissy Fowler and the bands Playgroup and Perpetual e-Motion.


February 3, 2011 4:04 pm

Panel, lecture focus on material culture of Wabanaki Indians

A panel discussion and lecture at Bates College on Feb. 11 will focus on the material culture of the Wabanaki people, the Native Americans that include Maine’s Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes.


February 3, 2011 3:03 pm

Lecture by Nishani Frazier marks Freedom Rides anniversary

In observance of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Riders protest, a historian from Ohio’s Miami University reviews the history, impacts and continuing relevance of this galvanizing episode in the civil rights movement at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College, 95 Russell St. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Education at Bates, Nishani Frazier’s talk, titled On the March, is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.


February 3, 2011 2:44 pm

Robinson Players offer 11th 'Vagina Monologues'

For the 11th year, Bates students are supporting efforts to reduce domestic violence with a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, in performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Feb. 11-13, in Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St.


February 2, 2011 3:19 pm

February 2011 images of Bates

Click on thumbnails, above, to view the slide show. Featured image of the month