News Archives

Friday

October 14, 2011 8:34 am

Bates community to rally today for inclusion, acceptance and support for all

The Bates community rallies in support of the historic Bates values of inclusion

Wednesday

October 12, 2011 4:40 pm

Higher ed leaders to discuss cost — and value — of top-quality higher education

Bates College, in partnership with Brown University and Northeastern University, will host approximately 200 New England higher education leaders for a Leadership Symposium on College Cost, Price and Financial Aid, featuring an array of national experts on these subjects, from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

Tuesday

October 11, 2011 2:54 pm

Physicist Childress among 'spin doctors' making quantum discovery

While physicists have been able for decades to measure the spin state of a single atom in a vacuum, previous techniques for measuring the spin of a single electron or nucleus in a solid state disturb surrounding spins. Now researchers including Lilian Childress, assistant professor of physics at Bates, have developed a way to measure spin that avoids this problem.

Monday

October 10, 2011 1:18 pm

Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

On an October day that could have passed for August, Bates marked the 25th anniversary of its Olin Arts Center with a family arts festival. And while the attractions included a marching band, popcorn, balloon animals and juggling, the festivity was much more than just another day at the circus. The headliners, avant-garde marching band Asphalt Orchestra and the New Vaudeville act Two, managed both to honor the long traditions they represent and to show them in a new light.

Friday

October 7, 2011 2:58 pm

Events Schedule: October 2011, revised

Hello from Bates! Here’s a refreshed preview of public events at the college Oct. 7-31, 2011. This schedule includes events added since the first October edition, and corrections to the earlier edition.

Friday

October 7, 2011 2:19 pm

Meet the Translations 2011 poets

This year’s Translations international poetry festival celebrates cross-cultural communication with visiting poets from the Americas, Europe and Japan. The festival begins at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, with a welcome, readings and a reception in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. Readings continue in Chase at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 29, and at 7:30 Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27-28. For more information, please contact 207-786-8293 or gdumais@bates.edu.

Friday

October 7, 2011 1:41 pm

Bates presents second annual Translations international poetry festival and conference

During the first “Translations” poetry festival at Bates College, in 2010, conference organizer Claudia Aburto Guzmán had an encounter that seemed to crystallize the event for her.

This innovative festival presented international poets reading their work in the original language, with English translations prepared by Bates faculty and students. Working with Somali poet Omar Ahmed, “it struck me that I was involved in the true practice of communication,” says Aburto Guzmán, associate professor of Spanish.

Friday

October 7, 2011 10:56 am

U.S. Sen. George Mitchell among speakers for weeklong ‘Unbounded Learning’

U.S. Sen. George Mitchell among speakers for weeklong ‘Unbounded Learning’

George Mitchell, the former U.S. senator delivers the keynote address during a weeklong celebration of international and interdisciplinary education at Bates

Friday

October 7, 2011 10:49 am

About the 'Open to the World' speakers

More about “Bates Unbounded: Open to the World” speakers Gary Hirshberg, Paul Marks ’83 and U.S. Sen. George Mitchell.

Friday

October 7, 2011 9:18 am

With contemporary interest, Society of Antiquaries elects Michael Jones as Fellow

When Professor of History Michael Jones learned of his recent election as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of…