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Thursday

September 19, 2002
9:55 am

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses “The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend his talk, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge. Donations in the form of canned goods or clothing for the Good Shepherd Food Bank will be accepted, and a reception will follow in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue.

Thursday

September 12, 2002
2:24 pm

Professors and students to discuss globalization

A group of Bates students and faculty will present a panel discussion titled “Perspectives on Globalization,” to be followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. The public is invited to attend this event, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, the College Republicans, the Bates Libertarians and the campus Anti-Sweatshop Coalition, free of charge.

Tuesday

September 10, 2002
2:12 pm

Scientist to discuss 21st-century chemistry

Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and founding director of the Beckman Institute of Technology at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver science lectures at 4 p.m. and at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the inaugural George S. Hammond ’43 H’73 Eminent Scientist Lecture event, and admission is free.

Monday

September 9, 2002
9:23 am

Iconoclastic journalist Christopher Hitchens to discuss 'Is Islam the Enemy?'

Iconoclastic journalist Christopher Hitchens, known for his trenchantly witty critiques of hypocrisy and entrenched political power, presents a lecture titled “Is Islam the Enemy?” at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge the talk, sponsored by the psychology department as part of a series of events connected to the observance of the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11.

Monday

September 9, 2002
8:09 am

Brookings Institution analyst to discuss war on terrorism

Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution, offers a review of the year’s progress in the U.S. war against terrorism at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is welcome to attend the lecture free of charge.

Tuesday

September 3, 2002
8:15 am

Exhibiting artists at explore polar landscapes, earthen mounds

Exhibiting at the Bates College Museum of Art through Oct. 16 are Will Richard, a nature photographer from Georgetown, Maine, and Grace Knowlton, a nationally known artist whose works at Bates are inspired by earthen mounds. The Knowlton exhibit in the museum’s upper gallery, titled “Dirt Piles,” opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, with an artist’s lecture and opening reception. The museum welcomes the public at no charge.

Wednesday

August 21, 2002
4:25 pm

$50,000 Tanaka Foundation grant bolsters Bates' scholarships, Asian studies

Bates College has added some new resources to its international scholarships and Asian studies programs, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Tanaka Memorial Foundation of Japan.

Tuesday

June 18, 2002
9:01 am

Economics department tops in scholarly publication citations

The Bates College Department of Economics ranks number one in terms of total citations per capita and third overall among 50 top liberal arts colleges studied.

Tuesday

June 4, 2002
8:47 am

Newprofessorship honors economist and commentator Thomas Sowell

Bates College has announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of Thomas Sowell, the economist, writer and commentator called America’s “most valuable public intellectual” for his challenge to orthodox thought across the spectrum of society.

Wednesday

May 15, 2002
9:56 am

In math as in juggling, it's OK to make mistakes

“I want my students to discover that in learning math, as in juggling, it is important to accept our mistakes, to pick up the pieces and to start over again until we get it right,” says David Haines, professor of mathematics at Bates College. Haines also encourages his students to juggle during class hours.