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Wednesday

January 31, 2007
1:34 pm

Kelsey receives College award for teaching excellence

Nominated by students and alumni who extolled his scholarship, his challenge to his students and his encouragement, Professor of Psychology John Kelsey has received the College’s Ruth M. and Robert H. Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Monday

January 29, 2007
2:10 pm

Harvard sociologist discusses African American tradition

Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, will give a talk titled “King’s Dream, American Realities: Paradoxical Trends in the African-American Condition” Sunday, Feb. 4, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Friday

December 1, 2006
3:58 pm

Bates awards Johnson, Whitehouse professorships

Bates College has recently appointed two faculty members to four-year term professorships, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced.

Wednesday

September 13, 2006
12:00 am

Byzantine-studies symposium features up-and-coming scholars

Four recent Ph.D. recipients present a variety of research at a Bates symposium titled “Byzantine Studies: Back to the Future,” to be held from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road.

Monday

July 24, 2006
12:00 am

Bates contingent attends international sleep research conference

In June, four Bates students and assistant professor of psychology Roxanne Prichard traveled to Salt Lake City for the 20th anniversary SLEEP meeting, sponsored by the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

Wednesday

June 14, 2006
12:00 am

'Cryptozoology' transcends Nessie, yeti in exploring hidden creatures

Some, like the Tasmanian tiger, are considered extinct, yet sightings are still reported. Some, like the giant squid, existed only as rumors until hard evidence finally appeared. And roaming a shadowy habitat between myth, hucksterism and science are still others — for example, Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

Tuesday

May 23, 2006
12:00 am

'Betty Bates' materials show progress in women's rights

The past retains its power to surprise today’s students, as Alison Vander Zanden ’06 learned during the winter. In a research project for the course “Sociology of Gender,” taught by professor Emily Kane, Vander Zanden was the latest student to delve into the regulatory “Bates Blue Books” and advice booklets that prescribed the limits of student life at the college.

Tuesday

May 16, 2006
12:00 am

Award-winning journalist to discuss Maine coast

Colin Woodard, an award-winning journalist for The Christian Science Monitor and The Chronicle for Higher Education, will give a talk titled “The Lobster Coast: The Past, Present and Future of Coastal Maine” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Bates College. The public is invited to attend this talk, sponsored by the Department of History, free of charge.

Monday

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.

Tuesday

March 7, 2006
12:00 am

Caribbean-studies scholar to speak

Faith Smith, who teaches Caribbean literature and chairs the African and Afro-American studies department at Brandeis University, gives a lecture titled “Travel and/as Authentication in Caribbean Studies: How to Tell a True West Indian” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Bates College. The talk, sponsored by the college’s African American studies program and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-753-6933.