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The New York Kunqu Troupe of The Kunqu Society will perform two acts from “Pan Chin-lien,” a contemporary Chinese opera adapted from Shen Jing’s 16th-century classical work “Yi Xia Ji” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in Schaeffer Theatre.
Philosopher, educator and minister William R. Jones will deliver the keynote address, “Beyond Hate Language: The Oppressor’s Ploy or Pathology of the Oppressed?,” for the 2000 Bates College Martin Luther King Day Jr. celebration.
Pianist Frank Glazer, artist-in-residence at Bates College, will perform “Music From a Bygone Era” at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.
The 11th annual Maine Conference Investigating Crimes Committed by the FBI by will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.
Acclaimed 17-year-old cellist Alisa Weilerstein will perform a concert of works by Schubert, Barber and Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.
Lene Vestergaard Hau, a Danish physicist who stunned the global scientific community by slowing the speed of light in a Harvard University research laboratory, will discuss her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in Room 204, Carnegie Science, Bates College. The public is invited to attend without charge.
The Rev. Kirk Byron Jones, a specialist in the social theologies of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Walter Rauschenbusch and well-known for his work with the Commission on Justice and Liberation of the National Council of Churches, will be the guest preacher for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Called “the most influential children’s advocate in the country” by The Washington Post, Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of The Children’s Defense Fund, will deliver the annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture in Ethics and Education at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Bates College officials have announced that registration is open for the Bates Skating School, which begins Jan. 15 and still has openings in the youth power skating program for children in grades 1-8 and in the beginner adult class. The pre-school and youth figure skating programs are already full.
Jolene Thurston of Post Mills, Vt., a senior chemistry major, has discovered a new method for separating amino-acid components, an integral step in finding chemical compounds with undiscovered pharmaceutical value.