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Tuesday

May 11, 2010
1:40 pm

Lecture to examine role of illicit trade in American history

Peter Andreas, a professor of political science and international studies and the director of the International Relations Program at Brown University, gives the talk Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America at 4:15 p.m. Monday, May 17, in Bates College’s Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road, Room G21.

Friday

March 12, 2010
10:21 am

Sociologist to speak on black Appalachian life and culture

William H. Turner, who holds the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, offers a lecture titled Blacks in Appalachia: Past, Present and Future at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.

Friday

October 30, 2009
12:39 pm

Expert on rising rates of mental illness to speak at Bates College

Liah Greenfeld, an authority on the causes and implications of rising rates of mental illness, delivers the lecture “The Burden of Our Time: Mental Illness in Contemporary America” at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Bates College’s Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Sponsored by the sociology, politics and psychology departments, the event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please contact this fduina@bates.edu.

Wednesday

October 21, 2009
4:12 pm

Byers, Kaluba recount Phillips Fellowship experiences in Indonesia, Central America

Barbara Byers ’10, a resident of Elkins, W.V., offered a performance native to West Java, Indonesia as part of an Oct. 7 presentation on student experiences made possible by the Phillips Student Fellowship program at Bates. Also presenting was Chomba Kaluba ’10, originally from Mpika, Zambia, and now a resident of Long Island, Maine.

Wednesday

July 1, 2009
12:56 pm

The Bates Mace

The Bates mace, seen here cradled by Professor of Sociology Sawyer Sylvester, symbolizes academic authority — an understandable connection, since…

Wednesday

July 1, 2009
11:09 am

Arts' Desire

A sociology class plumbs the depths of student interest in creative arts at Bates

Friday

May 22, 2009
2:50 pm

Passion, intensity drive Short Term offerings

As students choose just one intensive course from a portfolio of offerings, Bates’ Short Term is amenable to all kinds of academic experimentation. But one of its most desirable qualities is the precious time it affords for sustained concentration.

Friday

April 3, 2009
10:05 am

UMass Amherst sociologist to discuss interracial Asian adoption

C.N. Le, director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Program at UMass Amherst, offers a lecture titled “Interracial Asian Adoption: Issues and Identity in 21st-Century American Society” at Bates on April 6.

Friday

April 20, 2007
9:03 am

Don't look now, but we've been medicalized

Not so long ago, shyness was usually seen as a random character trait, sadness the natural reaction to misfortune and alcoholism a sign of personal weakness. In recent decades those conditions, and many others, have been “medicalized” — associated with biological causes and redefined as medical diagnoses, not merely products of personality or fate.