Stories from October 2011
Asking Bates to welcome change, President Hansen made Bates’ framework firmer

Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:00 am

In her final Bates interview, outgoing Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen talks about the college meeting challenges by being “alive to change.”

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

Friday, October 14, 2011 8:34 am

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

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:40 pm

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.

Physicist Childress among 'spin doctors' making quantum discovery

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2:54 pm

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.

Asphalt Orchestra performs on the Olin Arts Center terrace on Oct. 8. Photograph by Jose Leiva.
Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

Monday, October 10, 2011 1:18 pm

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.

Events Schedule: October 2011, revised

Friday, October 7, 2011 2:58 pm

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.

Meet the Translations 2011 poets

Friday, October 7, 2011 2:19 pm

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.

Bates presents second annual Translations international poetry festival and conference

Friday, October 7, 2011 1:41 pm

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.

The renovated Roger Williams Hall (at left) and Hedge Hall: "Projects I am proudest of," says Terry Beckmann. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
U.S. Sen. George Mitchell among speakers for weeklong ‘Unbounded Learning’

Friday, October 7, 2011 10:56 am

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

About the 'Open to the World' speakers

Friday, October 7, 2011 10:49 am

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

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