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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.
An exhibition of works by nine graduating studio art majors will open with a reception in the upper gallery of the Museum of Art Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Dr. Bruce D. Dorsey of Merck Research Laboratories gives two lectures about AIDS on April 1. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
As part of its visit to New England, an “Africa Peace Tour” sponsored by The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), will make a stop at Bates April 1 at 4 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend the program free of charge.
Accomplished pianist and organist Trudy Pitts will discuss her life as a female African-American jazz artist when she delivers the annual Edith C. and Raymond L. Kendall Lecture April 1 at 3 p.m. in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center.