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Robert Kirshner, professor of astronomy at Harvard University and an associate director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will discuss “The Universe: Old, Expanding, Accelerating?” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Room 204, Carnegie Science, Bates College. The public is invited to attend without charge.
In recognition of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity in a local community school, the Bates College Center for Service-Learning and the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC) will co-sponsor a “read-in” by faculty, staff and students for grades 4-6 at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, and Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Martel Elementary School on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.
In an unusual cooperative effort between a private and public institution of higher education, the Bates College Center for Service Learning and the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC) share the services of an AmeriCorps*Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) member.
Executive directors from local nonprofit organizations and a national educational institute will discuss “Entrepreneurship as Service” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.
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.