Archives for "Social sciences"

Thursday

March 3, 2005 9:16 am

Three faculty members receive tenure

Faculty members in the fields of art, psychology and the study of American and African American culture were awarded tenure at Bates College this year. The three tenure recipients are assistant professor Pamela Johnson of the Department of Art and Visual Culture; associate professor John McClendon of the programs in African American studies and American cultural studies; and assistant professor Michael Sargent of the Department of Psychology.

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.

Tuesday

November 30, 2004 12:19 pm

Lecture on stereotyping and academic achievement cancelled

Due to travel difficulties, tonight’s lecture titled “Addressing Stereotype Threat” by Joshua Aronson, associate professor of applied psychology at the Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, has been canceled.

Thursday

November 11, 2004 12:41 pm

International Monetary Fund official to speak at Bates

Mark Plant, assistant director of the Policy Development and Review Department of the International Monetary Fund, comes to Bates College to offer a lecture on IMF policies regarding poverty at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road.

Monday

November 1, 2004 12:37 pm

Panel to discuss U.S. relations with Middle East and South Asia

Bates College will hold a panel discussion about U.S. relations with the Middle East and South Asia at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue. Titled “Comments for the New Administration: The Middle East and South Asia Revisited,” the event is free and open to the public.

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.

Saturday

October 9, 2004 1:00 pm

Bates community urged to register, vote

“It’s often said that democracies are measured by the participation of their citizens,” President Elaine Tuttle Hansen observed. “We are fortunate at Bates to have student Democrats and Republicans who each year take that civic commitment to heart and work to register their fellow students.”

Wednesday

October 6, 2004 1:40 pm

Peace activists working in Israel offer pair of lectures

Safa Abu-Rabia and Hannah Safran, two feminist peace activists working in Israel, offer a pair of lectures Monday, Oct. 11, in Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, Bates College. Titled “Israeli-Palestinian Peacework: Two Women’s Story,” the afternoon lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Skelton Lounge is part of “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2004-05.”

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.