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Wednesday

May 10, 2006
12:00 am

Alumna to read her award-winning fiction at Bates

Award-winning writer Alake Pilgrim, a member of the Bates College Class of 2003, returns to campus for a two-week residency in May that includes reading her short stories, screening a film about immigration and giving a talk about religious identity. These events, cosponsored by the English department and the program in African American Studies, are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-8294.

Tuesday

March 7, 2006
12:00 am

Caribbean-studies scholar to speak

Faith Smith, who teaches Caribbean literature and chairs the African and Afro-American studies department at Brandeis University, gives a lecture titled “Travel and/as Authentication in Caribbean Studies: How to Tell a True West Indian” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Bates College. The talk, sponsored by the college’s African American studies program and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-753-6933.

Tuesday

February 28, 2006
12:00 am

Amandla! presents 'Unity' conference, dinner and dance

Amandla!, the African American student organization at Bates College, presents ” Unity Conference 2006: Building a Black Community,” on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. A series of events featuring a keynote speaker and food, film, workshops and a dance, the fourth annual conference opens with “Flava,” a takeout dinner featuring Caribbean food, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 3, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the Eagles Breakaway Conference 2006 in Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The gathering aims to empower young Jamaicans with the knowledge they need to make more informed decisions about their educational future.

Wednesday

January 25, 2006
12:00 am

Metropolitan Museum curator to discuss acclaimed Byzantine exhibitions

Helen Evans, who curated two popular and critically acclaimed exhibitions of Byzantine art at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, visits Bates College to discuss the creation of those shows at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road.

Friday

December 23, 2005
2:28 pm

2006 Martin Luther King Day Workshops

The following workshops will be held in Pettengill Hall, Monday, Jan. 16:

Friday

November 18, 2005
3:19 pm

Bates greets 'Ellis Island Snow Globe'

With a reception on Nov. 16, the Bates community extended a warm “well done” to Erica Rand for the publication of her second book, The Ellis Island Snow Globe (Duke University Press).

Monday

November 7, 2005
3:27 pm

Bates names new Dukakis Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies

Bates College has named Laurie O’Higgins, professor of classical and medieval studies, as successor to Anne Thompson in the position of Euterpe B. Dukakis Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies. She will deliver her inaugural lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Wednesday

November 2, 2005
3:34 pm

Bates community gathers to honor Rosa Parks

In honor of Rosa Parks’ legacy of leadership and life contributions to the struggle for civil and human rights, the Martin Luther King Day Committee and the Multicultural Center of Bates College held a program in memoriam and appreciation from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Benjamin Mays Center.

Wednesday

October 26, 2005
3:45 pm

Poet Meena Alexander to read from her work

Meena Alexander, an award-winning poet, novelist and memoirist, will read from her poetry at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.