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Ellen E. Parr Doering, chief of the air toxics section of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, will deliver a lecture titled Mercury in Maine’s Environment April 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of Carnegie. The public is invited and admission is free.
Environmental historian John Perlin will read from his acclaimed book A Forest Journey: The Role of Wood in the Development of Civilization April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
“Models of Energy Self-Determination” a day-long forum focusing on community energy development, will be held at Bates April 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chase Hall. Chief Abel Bosum of the Ouje-Bougoumou Cree First Nation will deliver the keynote address on his village’s award-winning alternative energy project at 9:45 a.m. Consumers, environmentalists, activists, students, business owners and government officials are invited to register for the forum by calling the Bates Office of Special Projects at 207-786-6077.
Stephen Weil, emeritus senior scholar at the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Museum Studies, will discuss Stolen Art: A Perpetual Legal Puzzle April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.
Nancy Mairs, an acclaimed essayist confined for many years to a wheelchair, discusses Life’s Worth: Rethinking Who Lives, Who Dies in the annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture in Ethics and Education at Bates April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Benjamin Mays Center. Also on April 20 in the Mays Center, at 4 p.m., Mairs will read from her recently published book Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled. The public is invited to attend both events free of charge.
Bates’ free Noonday Concerts, open to the public, are held Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. There will be no concert on April 13 when Bates is in recess.
Dame Rose Catalan, a senior political science major from Cheshire, Conn., has been named Bates’ Student Employee of the Year by the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators.
Jane Costlow, associate professor of Russian at Bates College, has won the 1997 Heldt Prize for best essay in Slavic women’s studies. The award is given annually by the Association of Women in Slavic Studies. Costlow’s essay, The Gallop, the Wolf, the Caress: Eros and Nature in ‘The Tragic Menagerie’, explores Lydia Zinovieava-Annibal’s 1907 autobiographical novel, an account of childhood in Russia just before the revolution. The author was a turn-of-the-century writer married to the famous poet Ivanov.
Acclaimed African-American poet Jaki Shelton Green will read from her works at Bates College Friday at 7 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Bates has received a $1.2-million grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation of New York City to establish a professorship in interdisciplinary studies, Bates’ president Donald W. Harward announced.