Archives for "History"

Thursday

April 14, 2005 10:04 am

Short Term's a time for rigor, research…and Red Sox

Short Term at Bates is known among students for pressure-cooker courses like “Cellular and Molecular Biology,” aka “Cell Hell,” and “Introduction to Abstraction,” better known as “Math Camp.” But the academic offerings during these five weeks of spring have a reputation not only for rigor but for topicality, adventurousness and even, dare we say, for fun. And Short Term units new in 2005 are no exceptions.

Wednesday

March 2, 2005 9:36 am

Vietnamese victim and plaintiff to discuss historic Agent Orange case

Dr. Phan Thi Phi Phi, one of three Vietnamese plaintiffs in a lawsuit against American chemical manufacturers, and Susan Hammond, deputy director of the New York-based Fund for Reconciliation and Development, will discuss this historic case in a lecture titled “Agent Orange: A New Vietnam War” Thursday, March 3, in Chase Hall Lounge.

Friday

December 3, 2004 3:51 pm

Attorney discusses civil liberties restrictions caused by war on terror

Meeting today with students enrolled in “Wartime Dissent in Modern America” — a course taught by associate professor of history Hilmar Jensen — Boston civil rights attorney Howard Friedman discussed restrictions on civil liberties caused by the war on terror.

Thursday

October 14, 2004 11:56 am

Panel to discuss Vietnam and Iraq wars

To provide historical perspective on what happened more than three decades ago and what is going on now in the Middle East, a Bates College panel consisting of a Vietnam veteran, a Vietnamese student from Hanoi, a Republican Party student activist, and a former member of Congress and Reagan arms control official will debate the differences and similarities between the Vietnam War and the current conflict in Iraq.

Monday

September 20, 2004 2:32 pm

Nader's vice presidential running mate to address students

Peter Miguel Camejo, longtime antiwar and social justice activist and the vice presidential running mate of independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader, will address students of History 265, “Wartime Dissent in Modern America,” at 2:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in the Bates College Chapel. Taught by Associate Professor of History Hilmar Jensen, the course explores, in part, “what the long-term consequences of even short-term curtailments of freedom portend for the future of American democracy.” The event is open to the Bates community free of charge.

Thursday

July 22, 2004 9:47 am

Darcy York '05 makes a present of Bates' past

As a history major, Darcy York ’05 will spend her senior year researching how the Romans viewed women who led peoples conquered by the empire, women such as Cleopatra.

Thursday

February 12, 2004 12:23 pm

Cultural historian discusses rock 'n' roll

Glenn C. Altschuler, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies and dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at Cornell University, discusses “The Day the Music Died: The Conspiracy Against Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Late 1950s” at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by the Department of History and the American cultural studies program, free of charge.

Tuesday

January 20, 2004 11:36 am

College Republicans sponsor post-Address analysis

The Bates community is invited to the Frye Street Union lounge 8:45 p.m. Tuesday to watch President George W. Bush deliver his State of the Union Address and follow it with an informal discussion led by Professor of History Steve Hochstadt.

Thursday

March 27, 2003 10:26 am

Mount David Summit celebrates student academic achievement

A cavalcade of academic stars is ready to dazzle the College community and campus visitors at the second annual Mount David Summit, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, March 30.?? More than 100 students, working in 22 disciplines with 40 professors and assistants in instruction, will present poster displays, panel talks, artistic and musical performances and multimedia offerings at Pettengill Hall and other campus locations.

Thursday

September 19, 2002 2:28 pm

Bates panel offers Perspectives on the Middle East Conflict

Three panelists will present a discussion titled “Perspectives on the Middle East Conflict,” followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell Street. The public is invited to attend this event, sponsored by Bates Hillel and cosponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge.