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Renowned scholar in comparative religion to speak

Thursday, March 7, 2002 9:18 am

Referred to as "the world's ambassador to religions everywhere, a man of passionate intellect and immense heart" by theologian Thomas Moore, Huston Smith, a nationally renowned scholar in comparative religious studies, will discuss "Religion's Role in an Acutely Troubling Era" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend this annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture in Ethics and Education free of charge.

Student musical performances hit crescendo

Monday, March 4, 2002 2:35 pm

Performances by student musicians at Bates College hit a crescendo in late...

Bates secures $400,000 Asian studies grant

Friday, March 1, 2002 2:49 pm

Bates College has won a $400,000 grant from the Freeman Foundation to expand and enrich its Asian studies program, announced Jill N. Reich, dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs. The four-year grant will fund faculty research, the creation of new courses, travel for faculty and students, and the acquisition of library and technology resources.

'Dragapella beautyshop quartet' performs

Friday, March 1, 2002 2:44 pm

The singers who describe themselves as "America's favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet" perform at Bates College at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, on Russell Street. Sponsored by OUTfront, a campus advocacy and support group for issues of gender and sexuality, the concert is free and open to the public.

Colby-Bates-Bowdoin study abroad program awarded Mellon Grant

Thursday, February 28, 2002 2:53 pm

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges a $490,000 grant to support study abroad programs. The grant will support the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) Off-Campus Study Consortium for the next three years.

Innovative ensemble performs sound-poetry

Wednesday, February 27, 2002 3:01 pm

Lake Affect, an avant-garde ensemble exploring the merging of poetry and pure sound, holds two events during its residency next month. The quartet offers a lecture-demonstration at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, and performs in concert at 8 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Chapel.

College Choir performs Handel's Messiah

Wednesday, February 27, 2002 2:58 pm

In a concert appropriate for the Easter season, the College Choir performs the sections of Handel's oratorio Messiah dealing with Christ's crucifixion and resurrection at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

Bates seeks collaborative K-12 proposals for math and science grants

Tuesday, February 26, 2002 4:21 pm

Bates College is looking to Maine teachers and school administrators, as well as the college's own students and faculty, to propose initiatives designed to improve education in mathematics and the sciences.

Bates Dance Festival presents 20th anniversary season

Tuesday, February 26, 2002 8:44 am

The Bates Dance Festival, northern New England's leading contemporary dance producing and training program, presents its 20th anniversary season, July 20 through Aug. 17, 2002.

Robert Feintuch discusses his paintings

Monday, February 25, 2002 8:12 am

A member of the Bates art faculty whose work has received prominent exhibitions in America and Europe, Robert Feintuch discusses his paintings at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Room 104, Olin Arts Center.

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