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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.

Friday

February 16, 2007
4:34 pm

Trade-agreement analysis wins book award for college sociologist

The Social Construction of Free Trade: The European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur, an analysis written by Bates College sociologist Francesco Duina, has been named an “Outstanding Academic Title” by the editors of Choice magazine, published by the Association of College & Research Libraries. Friday, March 23, Duina is scheduled to present the book in a store appearance at Books Etc., 38 Exchange St., Portland.

Tuesday

February 6, 2007
1:26 pm

Whitehouse Professor of Sociology Emily Kane challenges privilege

In celebration of her appointment as Whitehouse Professor of Sociology at Bates College, Emily Kane leads a panel discussion on “Disrupting Privilege: Inequality, Community and Social Change” Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Chase Hall Lounge.

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.