Stories from May 2011
Annual Sangai Asia celebration features fireworks, Chinese food

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 2:51 pm

The Bates student organization Sangai Asia celebrates the end of another academic year with food and fireworks on Friday, May 13, at the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, adjacent to the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with appetizers from Chopsticks, a Chinese restaurant in Lewiston. Around 9 p.m., the fireworks display over Lake Andrews begins.

'Post-Human World' series concludes with multimedia dance piece

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 2:46 pm

Rachel Boggia, acting director of the Bates dance program, presents a dance incorporating interactive video at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the Plavin Dance Studio on the second floor of Merrill Gymnasium, 141 Russell St. Titled "In the Very Eye of the Night," the piece is an 11-minute solo created by Marlon Barrios Solano and performed by Boggia. The event concludes the series "Race in a Post-Human World," an examination of technology's impacts on concepts of social categories.

May 4 speakers look at political cartoons and globalization's impacts

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 2:49 pm

A community forum, film screening, and two speakers discuss their work on Wedndesday, May 4.

Athlete Ally pledge signing wraps up Pride Festival

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 11:47 am

The Bates College student group OUTfront hosts the first Bates Pride Festival, starting with an outdoor concert at noon Thursday, May 5, on the lawn at the student residence at 280 College St.

Video: Performance of "Santo" during Modern Dance Company tribute to Leonard Plavin

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 10:08 am

The dance “Santo” was performed during the Bates Modern Dance Company reunion...

Efficient private-public response to catastrophes topic of May 10 talk

Monday, May 2, 2011 4:42 pm

The roles that the public and private sectors can play in reducing the damage from and costs of extreme events will be the topic of a presentation by Howard Kunreuther '59, James G. Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the Keck Classroom (G-52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. Sponsored by the economics department, Kunreuther's presentation is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8296.

Video: Bodies in motion as dance alums rehearse their tributes

Monday, May 2, 2011 2:49 pm

This short video shows offers the sights and sounds of Modern Dance...

Sentiments sweet, feet fleet as dance alumni celebrate Plavins

Monday, May 2, 2011 2:47 pm

The standing ovation alone would have been plenty. But, lest there be any doubt about the reason for the gathering, a few dozen Bates dancers put it into words, too: "We love you, Marcy." The shout-out to Marcy Plavin kicked off an April 30 evening of dance honoring the retired Bates dance director and her husband, the late Leonard Plavin, a photographer who compiled an invaluable visual archive depicting 40 years of dance at the college.

Quips and quotes overheard during alumni dance reunion rehearsals

Monday, May 2, 2011 1:47 pm

A visitor on the first floor of Chase Hall heard muffled footfalls...

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