Archives for "Religious Studies"

Wednesday

October 3, 2012 4:13 pm

Panel to explore religious perspectives on marriage equality

A panel of religion scholars and clergy will examine the topic of marriage equality for same-sex couples on Oct. 8.

Monday

June 6, 2011 2:14 pm

Campus Construction Update: June 7, 2011

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the final days of the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls. On Monday, June 27, faculty in philosophy, religious studies and environmental studies will receive key-card access to the renovated Hedge Hall and be able to start settling into their spiffy new offices. Four weeks later, July 25 is moving day for staff of the Language Resource Center and Off-Campus Study office and the faculty of the foreign-language programs that will occupy Roger Williams Hall.

Wednesday

December 8, 2010 2:05 pm

$150,000 grant from Alden Trust supports Hedge-Bill renovations

As Bates continues to transform two 19th-century residence halls into state-of-the-art academic buildings, the college has received a $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust to support the renovation project.

Wednesday

September 8, 2010 11:20 am

Slide show presents Class of 2014 orientation

View the slide show above by clicking the thumbnails. Orientation for the Class of 2014 helped ease first-year students into…

Friday

August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

Ask Me Another: Cynthia Baker, religious studies professor

Cynthia Baker examines a ‘fraught’ identity term: ‘Jew’ Associate Professor of Religious Studies Cynthia Baker is something of an expert…

Friday

August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

Bates Matters: Traditions and Facilities

How a tradition of learning inside, outside, and around the classroom influences Bates facilities growth By President Elaine Tuttle Hansen…

Tuesday

January 26, 2010 12:00 am

Religion professor receives NEH grant for 'identity terms' research

“Identity terms” are the words that people use to affiliate themselves and others with particular groups — ethnic, racial, religious, social and so on. Cynthia Baker, associate professor of religious studies at Bates, recently received $50,400 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support her research into one of history’s most fraught identity terms: “Jew,” a word that can convey praise, pride, prejudice or pure description.

Wednesday

September 30, 2009 3:31 pm

Consulting Magazine names Olivia Wakefield Lee '92 a leader in the field

Olivia Wakefield Lee ’92, a religion major at Bates, is one of Consulting Magazine‘s “future leaders,” as noted in the…

Friday

December 5, 2008 3:08 pm

On Being Raised Buddhist

Oh Buddhism, you complicate my life in so many ways but you also make it easy to write off bad things that happen. Chalk it up to karma. That spider was obviously some evil-doer in its past life, hence why it got killed by my Raid handling mother. Same with the black fly. However, it gets more complicated when you start to think about human beings. Could the starving people of this world really all have racked up bad karma in their past lives? I don’t buy it. That’s a question I constantly ponder. I hope I’ll come find some sort of satisfactory answer to that question someday. Maybe lying on the side of the road looking like road kill like my fake fur stole. Sigh.

Thursday

November 6, 2008 1:29 pm

I’m the Girl Talk of Philosophy

Concerning mash-up music, debates have been circulating concerning the question of whether a mash-up song should be considered new or not. Is a mash-up song authentic? Is it “real” music? Or is it simply two previously written songs placed together into something that is less novel than it is a rip-off. And what does it mean that computers are so fancy these days that any Joe-shmo can take two of his favorite songs and layer them together? Does that count as authentic?