Archives for "Social sciences"


October 20, 2011 10:00 am

Food scholar presents cultural history of the fork

Food scholar presents cultural history of the fork

A lecture series exploring the role of material culture in the humanities and social sciences continues with a cultural history of the fork by Darra Goldstein, founding editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).


July 28, 2011 1:15 pm

Student e-commerce site catches CNNMoney's eye

If you’ve bought a four-pound can of tuna at a warehouse store, you know buying in bulk pays off. But…


November 5, 2010 3:49 pm

Bates-led consortium of schools awarded $619,000 to continue Shetlands study

The National Science Foundation has awarded $619,000 to Bates College and two other Maine schools to continue a long-term study of the relationship among climate, the environment and human activity in the Shetland Islands, northeast of Scotland. The three-year grant supports the Shetland Islands Climate and Settlement Project, an international multidisciplinary exploration of a period and place in history where “the sands of time” became more than just a cliche.


October 1, 2010 4:10 pm

Conference at Bates draws experts in African refugee healthcare

From Oct. 15-17, Bates hosts African Refugee Health: Best Practices, a regional conference also sponsored by, and presenting refugee health experts from, St. Mary’s Health System and the Central Maine Medical Family in Lewiston, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


February 12, 2010 9:39 am

Activists to discuss indigenous politics, environmentalism in the Americas at Bates College

The politics and environmental interests of indigenous peoples in the Americas, including Native Americans from Maine, are at issue in two nights of panel discussions at Bates College at Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23.


November 11, 2009 10:53 am

Psychologist to discuss mechanisms of will and self-control at Bates College

Roy Baumeister, an influential social psychologist at Florida State University, visits Bates College to discuss the mental processes enabling individuals to control their behavior at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

The talk is open to the public at no charge. For more information, please call 207-786-8204.


May 21, 2009 4:38 pm

Mount David Summit 2009 continues Bates tradition

More than 280 students participated in the eighth Mount David Summit, Bates College’s annual celebration of student academic achievement. In…


September 24, 2008 3:52 pm

What Happens On November 5? Activating Citizenship (No Matter Who Wins)

Peter Levine, Director of The Center For Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University, gives his lecture “What Happens on November 5? Activating Citizenship (No Matter Who Wins).”


September 24, 2008 3:46 pm

Crisis in the Caucasus: Cold War 2.0?

The German-Russian Studies Department invites you to this year’s first “Samovar Series for Cultural Inquiry.” The topic will be recent events in the Caucasus and the impact those events are having and might have for the international community.


September 23, 2008 1:57 pm

Lecture explores psychology of food choices

Paul Rozin, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, presents his findings on the moral, psychological and social factors involved in food choices in a lecture at Bates.