Archives for "Social sciences"


July 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Switching careers

Economic uncertainty is leading more and more people to consider big career changes. Some are seeking new fields after a layoff, while others seek just-in-case alternatives in anticipation of troubles ahead.


June 9, 2008 12:00 pm

New report calls avoidance a poor green alternative

A Rogers Casey Inc. researcher argues that targeted bets on “green” companies could prove superior to more sweeping strategies that purge polluters from institutional portfolios.


June 1, 2008 12:00 pm

Community Fabric

‘Responsive and willing’ is how curator Dumas describes faculty interest in Museum L-A projects, while Scobey notes that faculty engages about half of Bates’ 1,700 students in ‘significant community-based learning,’ from internships to research.


January 16, 2008 12:00 pm

Re-Imagining Globalism: Maine in the World’s Economy

A panel discussion presented by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.


March 13, 2006 12:00 am

Diaspora studies expert to discuss concept of 'marronage'

Scholar-activist William Santiago-Valles, associate professor of Africana studies at Western Michigan University, will give a talk titled “The Importance of Marronage as a Concept in Diaspora Studies” at 4 p.m. Friday, March 17, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. The public is invited to attend at no charge. For more information, please call the Multicultural Center at 207-786-8376.


January 6, 2004 10:36 am

Social scientist examines Haitian revolution at Bates

In conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Georges E. Fouron, professor of education at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, will give a talk titled “The Influence of the Haitian Revolution on Revolutionary Movements in the 19th and 20th Centuries and Beyond” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall.


December 12, 2002 2:56 pm

New lecture series explores links between natural sciences, humanities

“Science, Power, and Difference,” a new lecture series at Bates College, will present innovative research into the social, cultural and political dimensions of the natural sciences.


September 30, 1999 12:00 am

Dedication ceremony to take place for Pettengill Hall

Bates College will dedicate its new academic building, the Frederick B. and Ursula P. Pettengill Hall, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, on the corner of Bardwell Street and Andrews Road as the highlight of its 1999 Celebrate Bates! Alumni and Parents Weekend.


March 12, 1996 10:44 am

Asian Studies Scholar to Lecture at Bates

An expert in late imperial and early modern Chinese history, she is the author of several books including “Agricultural Change and the Peasant Economy of South China,” “Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century” and “Education and Literacy in Ch’ing China” as well as the editor of “Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China.”


March 12, 1996 10:35 am

Labor Historian to Speak at Bates

A consultant for “Struggles in Steel: The History of African-American Steelworkers,” a documentary film to be released later this year, Hinshaw is the author and editor of numerous publications concerned with race, ethnicity and labor history, including the forthcoming book he co-edited with Paul LeBlanc, “U.S. Labor in the Twentieth Century: Studies in Fragmentation and Insurgency” (Humanities Press, 1997).