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Tuesday

December 21, 1999
12:00 am

Children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman to speak

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.

Friday

December 17, 1999
12:00 am

Openings remain in Bates skating school

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.

Wednesday

December 15, 1999
12:00 am

Senior discovers new chemical process for splitting amino acids

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.

Tuesday

December 14, 1999
12:00 am

Mashpee student makes stellar discoveries

Bates College senior Alicia Soderberg of Mashpee, Mass., has identified nine new supernovae — including the most distant one found to date — as part of a National Science Foundation program that provides undergraduates with hands-on research experience.

Monday

December 6, 1999
12:00 am

Bates violinist to perform

Bates violinist Lesley A. Rabach, a sophomore from Cheshire, Conn., will perform with pianists Frank Glazer, artist in residence, and James Parakilas, professor of music, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge. For more information, call the Olin Arts Center at 207-786-6315.

Tuesday

November 16, 1999
12:00 am

Portland String Quartet's annual concert features Matthews composition

The Portland String Quartet will perform the ninth annual Florence Pennell Gremley Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College. A reception in the lobby will immediately follow the concert, and the public is invited to attend free of charge. For additional information, call the Olin Arts Center at 786-6135.

Monday

November 15, 1999
12:00 am

Former slave to address abolitionist gathering

How Long ‘Til Freedom? a 1999 abolitionist gathering to present the sobering reality of contemporary slaves and suggested innovative responses to their plight, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Benjamin Mays Center on the Bates College campus. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Monday

November 15, 1999
12:00 am

Seminar series in entrepreneurship explores finance and human capital

Jack Keigwin, a member of the Bates College class of 1959 and president of F.H. French Co. Inc. of Lincoln, R.I., a leading designer of commercial and industrial properties, will discuss “Sustaining the Vision: Finance and Human Capital” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Keigwin’s talk is part of the Bates Seminar Series in Entrepreneurship. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Monday

November 15, 1999
12:00 am

U.S. Rep. John Lewis to discuss "Civil Rights and Race in America"

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) will discuss “Civil Rights and Race in America” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 College Ave. The public is invited to attend the Muskie Archives Millennial Series lecture without charge.