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Wednesday

January 26, 2000
4:00 pm

Scholar of the African diaspora to speak

Robert Hill, the noted African diaspora scholar whose multidisciplinary work intersects with political science, history, sociology and psychology, will discuss “Afrogenesis, or The Genealogy of ‘Africa for Africans’” at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and “Afrognosis, or Caliban’s Books of Healing in the African World” at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Chase Hall Lounge.

Tuesday

January 18, 2000
3:48 pm

"Christian Boltanski: The Loss of Innocence" on view at Museum of Art

An exhibition of recent work by French artist Christian Boltanski will be on view at the Bates College Museum of Art Jan. 14-March 24, 2000. “Christian Boltanski: The Loss of Innocence” will highlight Boltanski’s photographic ensembles for which he has become widely known over the years in Europe, the United States and Israel. The artist uses children’s school photographs from the 1930s and 1940s found in European archives. Although the children are often portrayed smiling in the original photographs, Boltanski’s enlarged, grainy images become distorted and invoke the imminent tragedy of the Holocaust.

Friday

January 14, 2000
3:41 pm

Bates to host regional American College Dance Festival

Bates College will host the New England Regional American College Dance Festival (ACDF), a series of workshops and adjudicated performances that concludes with a gala concert performance at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, in Schaeffer Theatre on College Street.

Thursday

January 13, 2000
3:38 pm

Astrophysicist to discuss age, size of universe at Bates

Robert Kirshner, professor of astronomy at Harvard University and an associate director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will discuss “The Universe: Old, Expanding, Accelerating?” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Room 204, Carnegie Science, Bates College. The public is invited to attend without charge.

Saturday

January 1, 2000
1:57 pm

Physicist who slowed the speed of light to speak

Lene Vestergaard Hau, a Danish physicist who stunned the global scientific community by slowing the speed of light in a Harvard University research laboratory, will discuss her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in Room 204, Carnegie Science, Bates College. The public is invited to attend without charge.

Wednesday

December 15, 1999
12:00 am

Senior discovers new chemical process for splitting amino acids

Jolene Thurston of Post Mills, Vt., a senior chemistry major, has discovered a new method for separating amino-acid components, an integral step in finding chemical compounds with undiscovered pharmaceutical value.

Tuesday

December 14, 1999
12:00 am

Mashpee student makes stellar discoveries

Bates College senior Alicia Soderberg of Mashpee, Mass., has identified nine new supernovae — including the most distant one found to date — as part of a National Science Foundation program that provides undergraduates with hands-on research experience.

Monday

December 6, 1999
12:00 am

Bates violinist to perform

Bates violinist Lesley A. Rabach, a sophomore from Cheshire, Conn., will perform with pianists Frank Glazer, artist in residence, and James Parakilas, professor of music, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge. For more information, call the Olin Arts Center at 207-786-6315.

Tuesday

November 2, 1999
12:00 am

Modern Dance Company program features glimpse at millennial tribute

The Bates College Modern Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Marcy Plavin, presents “Simply Fabulous,” a concert showcasing the talents of student artists and featuring “Just A Moment,” a work in progress commissioned by the college as part of its millennial celebration, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Schaeffer Theatre.