Archives for "Interdisciplinary studies"

Tuesday

February 24, 2015 11:02 am

Filmboard to screen, panel to discuss ‘Selma’

Filmboard to screen, panel to discuss ‘Selma’

“Selma,” director Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed depiction of Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights for African Americans, shows at Bates College Feb. 27-March 1.

Thursday

February 19, 2015 10:46 am

Faculty from Columbia, Yale law schools to speak at Bates

On successive evenings in February, Bates College presents two lectures by noted scholars from the law schools at Columbia and…

Wednesday

February 4, 2015 3:31 pm

‘Plucked': Race, gender, science, medicine converge in history of hair removal

‘Plucked': Race, gender, science, medicine converge in history of hair removal

“Plucked: A History of Hair Removal,” a new social history by Bates College professor Rebecca Herzig, weaves together for the first time Americans’ shifting beliefs about facial and body hair with the technology and business of body modification.

Tuesday

January 20, 2015 12:19 pm

MLK Day keynote: Black Lives Matter movement is a sign of hope

MLK Day keynote: Black Lives Matter movement is a sign of hope

What does the Black Lives Matter movement really want? In his keynote address during Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College, historian Peniel Joseph had an answer.

Thursday

January 15, 2015 3:38 pm

‘Future-proof': Second of its kind in Maine, new microscope is a game-changer

‘Future-proof': Second of its kind in Maine, new microscope is a game-changer

Bates College is now home to a state-of-the-art confocal microscope, only the second of its kind in the state, that professors call a “game-changer” for student learning and faculty research.

Monday

December 8, 2014 3:42 pm

Pursuing the hirsute, Rebecca Herzig explores suffering, feminism and science through hair removal

Pursuing the hirsute, Rebecca Herzig explores suffering, feminism and science through hair removal

Herzig talked about her new book in a lecture marking her appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

Wednesday

December 3, 2014 4:11 pm

Fellowships enable Bates trio to sample academe, graduate-style

Fellowships enable Bates trio to sample academe, graduate-style

Three Bates College students formed the largest contingent from a single institution to receive 2014 undergraduate fellowships from the Creating Connections Consortium.

Thursday

November 20, 2014 8:31 am

Herzig to speak on science, suffering and feminism

Herzig to speak on science, suffering and feminism

Rebecca Herzig marks her appointment to an endowed professorship at Bates College with a lecture on Dec. 2.

Monday

November 17, 2014 11:00 am

2014 Otis Lecture to highlight role of virtue in perceptions of climate change

2014 Otis Lecture to highlight role of virtue in perceptions of climate change

Known for his scrutiny of the cultural dimensions of climate change, Mike Hulme brings the ancient philosophical concept of virtue to bear on the climate crisis in Bates College’s annual Otis Lecture on Nov. 17.

Monday

November 10, 2014 11:12 am

Marcus Bruce ’77 celebrates appointment to Mays Professorship

Marcus Bruce ’77 celebrates appointment to Mays Professorship

Bruce discussed how W.E.B. Du Bois and his contemporaries wrestled with what it meant to be both American and African American.