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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.
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.
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.
Bates College students enrolled in “Public Opinion,” an advanced-level seminar taught by Douglas Hodgkin, professor of political science, are investigating the Nezinscot River Dam for the town of Turner and a proposed middle school for the town of Sabbatus.
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.
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.