Archives for "Social sciences"

Tuesday

June 18, 2002 9:01 am

Economics department tops in scholarly publication citations

The Bates College Department of Economics ranks number one in terms of total citations per capita and third overall among 50 top liberal arts colleges studied.

Tuesday

June 4, 2002 8:47 am

Newprofessorship honors economist and commentator Thomas Sowell

Bates College has announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of Thomas Sowell, the economist, writer and commentator called America’s “most valuable public intellectual” for his challenge to orthodox thought across the spectrum of society.

Wednesday

April 24, 2002 4:16 pm

Major alumnus gift supports professorship

Robert J. Barro, the Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will deliver the Thomas Sowell Professorship of Economics inaugural lecture, titled Economics and Religion, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Keck Classroom of Pettengill Hall. A reception will follow in Pettengill’s Perry Atrium, and the public is invited to attend the entire event free of charge.

Monday

April 22, 2002 4:25 pm

Bates presents films about Muslim life

Bates College presents “Films of Muslim Life”, a festival of award-winning films set in Iran and Senegal, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays from May 1 through May 22 in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell Street. A member of the Bates faculty or a Muslim student will host a discussion following each screening, and the public is invited to attend free of charge.

Friday

March 8, 2002 4:23 pm

2nd District Democratic contenders debate at Bates

The Bates Democrats help launch the campaign season with a debate among the six Democratic candidates for Maine’s 2nd District congressional seat, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday

January 14, 2002 3:39 pm

Three Bates faculty members receive Phillips Fellowships

Matthew Cote, associate professor of chemistry; Atsuko Hirai, Kazushige Hirasawa Professor of History; and John Rhodes, associate professor of mathematics, have been awarded Phillips Faculty Fellowships for the 2002-03 academic year, announced Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College.

Tuesday

December 4, 2001 3:46 pm

Lewiston Middle School hosts 'Diversity Day' for preschoolers

Under the direction of a Bates College junior and two Lewiston Middle School (LMS) teachers, a group of eighth graders will host a hands-on “Diversity Day” for 30 preschoolers Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Lewiston Middle School Library.

Monday

November 5, 2001 2:56 pm

Bates takes part in premiere science education institute

Five members of the Bates College science faculty took part last August in an institute sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The outcome of the five-day summer institute was a new national initiative called Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER).

Thursday

October 25, 2001 1:56 pm

Bates historians to discuss meaning of Sept. 11

Three Bates College historians and an anthropologist will lead a discussion of the Sept. 11 attacks and consider the tragedy’s aftermath in a forum at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

October 25, 2001 1:28 pm

Economics department ranked at top of leading liberal arts college

The Bates College Department of Economics ranks second in the nation in the number of times its faculty’s scholarly research is cited by other researchers.