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Seventy student teams from grades kindergarten through high school will compete at the day-long Maine State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at various sites on the Bates College campus. The 12 state champion teams that emerge from the tournament at Bates will go on to compete at the Odyssey of the Mind 2000 World Finals at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 31-June 3. The public is invited to attend the state tournament at Bates free of charge.
The Bates College Modern Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Marcy Plavin, presents “Form, Function and Chaos,” a concert showcasing the talents of 14 student artists, and featuring two works by Terese Freedman and Jim Coleman commissioned by the college as part of its millennial celebration, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31; 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in Schaeffer Theatre on College Street.
Diana Chapman Walsh, the 12th president of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., will discuss “Living Our Stories Well” at noon, Monday, April 3, in Alumni Gymnasium as part of Bates’ annual Founders Day Convocation, a time when the college reflects on the principles that were at its founding and continue to sustain it. The public is invited to attend the convocation without charge.
Portland photojournalist Jim Daniels will discuss “Witnessing Spirit: A Photojournalist’s View” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, in Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall on the Bates campus. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
The Amsterdam-based Willem Breuker Kollektief, a contemporary European jazz band, will give a Bates College Concert series performance at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6252.
The Bates College Multicultural Center and the Creative Photographic Arts Center of Maine are sponsoring an art exhibit, “Two Voices from the Diaspora,” now through March 24. “Move San” (“Bad Blood”) by Haitian painter Joseph Eddy Pierre and “African Elements” by weaver and mixed-media artist Joanna Boley-Lee, a Lewiston resident and director of the affirmative action office at Bates College, comprise the Creative Photographic Arts Center exhibition on the fourth floor of the Bates Mill Enterprise, 59 Canal St. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bates College senior Kirsten Walter of Los Gatos, Calif., has been chosen as a recipient of the 2000 national Campus Compact Howard R. Swearer Humanitarian Award and the 2000 Gleistman Foundation’s Michael Schwerner Activist Award, both in recognition of the 1999 Hillview Community Garden project she developed in Lewiston.
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 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College. The public is invited to attend without charge.
Ruth Hubbard, Richard Lewontin and Philip Reilly, scientists from the Human Genome Project, will discuss the medical, social, legal and ethical implications of their research at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 23, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College. The public is invited to attend the Muskie Millennial Series lecture free of charge.
During a visit to Bates College, acclaimed Chinese author He Liyi will read from his autobiographical works at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Hirasawa Lounge of Chase Hall and show a slide presentation of his native Yunnan province at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the Keck Classroom, G52, of Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend both of these events free of charge.