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Bates alumna's novel climbs bestseller list

Thursday, March 4, 1999 3:54 pm

The groundhog may not have seen his shadow this year, but he couldn't avoid hearing the mid-winter buzz about Portland native and 1977 Bates College graduate Elizabeth Strout's first novel, "Amy and Isabelle" (Random House, 1998). The book has climbed into the top 30 best Selling novels listed by The New York Times, who called it "one of those rare, invigorating books that takes an apparently familiar world and peers into it with ruthless intimacy, revealing a strange and startling place."

Poet Paul Muldoon to read at Bates

Thursday, March 4, 1999 3:12 pm

Poet Paul Muldoon will read from his works at Bates College March 18 at 8 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. The reading is sponsored by the Bates College Department of English. The public is invited to attend without charge.

Bates Concert Band to perform

Thursday, March 4, 1999 9:10 am

The Bates College Concert Band, under the direction of Mark Manduca, a member of the college's applied music faculty, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.

The Fighting Bobcat Orchestra to perform

Wednesday, March 3, 1999 2:57 pm

The Bates College Fighting Bobcat Orchestra, directed by William Matthews, Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited and admission is free.

Native American attorney to discuss indigenous women at Bates

Wednesday, March 3, 1999 11:56 am

Tonya Gonnella Frichner, a founder and president of the New-York based American Indian Law Alliance, will discuss Woman as Leader: An Indigenous Perspective at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11 at 4 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Birman to deliver Sampson Lecture at Bates

Tuesday, March 2, 1999 2:49 pm

Joan Birman, professor of mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss Knots in Mathematics at 7:30 p.m. March 16 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, and admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Education forum to be held at Bates

Monday, March 1, 1999 11:42 am

"Where Are the Pressure Points for Changing Maine High Schools?" a two-hour open forum featuring a panel of Maine high-school educators, will be held at 7 p.m. March 15 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The forum, sponsored by the Bates and Bowdoin college departments of education and the Maine Commission on Secondary Schools, is open to the public without charge.

Award-winning journalist Robin Wright to speak at Bates

Friday, February 26, 1999 11:40 am

Robin Wright, winner of the 1989 National Magazine Award for her reportage from Iran in The New Yorker, will discuss Iraq: How Did We Get There and Where Are We Going? at 7:30 p.m. March 10 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

The Rev. Peter Gomes to deliver Muskie Environmental Lecture at Bates

Thursday, February 25, 1999 11:34 am

Noted Harvard preacher and author Peter J. Gomes '65, will discuss Stewards of Creation: Theological Reflections on Ecological Obligations Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend the annual Muskie Environmental Lecture, followed by a reception and book signing in Chase Hall Lounge, free of charge.

Bates celebrates International Weekend March 5,6

Thursday, February 25, 1999 11:25 am

The Bates College International Club will celebrate the college's annual International Weekend with a program of fairs and concerts March 6 and March 7.

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