Archives for "Academics"
September 23, 2002 8:52 am
Brackette F. Williams, an anthropologist, author and 1997 recipient of the MacArthur “genius” grant, offers a lecture exploring the role of religion in the American system of capital punishment at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College, Campus Avenue. The lecture, titled “Killing in My Name, Poison in Their Veins: Religious Struggle and the Death Penalty,” is open to the public at no charge.
September 20, 2002 4:09 pm
Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution, told an audience at Bates College on Sept. 19 that war with Iraq might be the only way to forestall Saddam Hussein’s employment of weapons of mass destruction. But O’Hanlon also said during a Great Falls Forum event that such a war would likely be bloodier than the 1991 Gulf War and could lead to a prolonged and costly U.S. occupation of Iraq.
September 20, 2002 3:11 pm
At a time when U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern fossil fuels has assumed ominous new overtones, a Sept. 25 lecture at Bates College holds out hope for a virtually unlimited new source of energy. In the second of two lectures that day inaugurating an “eminent scientist” series at Bates, National Medal of Science recipient Harry Gray will discuss recent progress on attempts to split water cost-effectively into hydrogen and oxygen gases, which would make hydrogen gas a feasible substitute for fossil fuels as our major energy source.
September 20, 2002 2:34 pm
Nobel Prize laureate and econometrician Lawrence R. Klein will spend a week in residence at Bates College, where he will deliver two public presentations about his research at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. The public is invited to attend these talks, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall, free of charge.
September 19, 2002 2:28 pm
Three panelists will present a discussion titled “Perspectives on the Middle East Conflict,” followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell Street. The public is invited to attend this event, sponsored by Bates Hillel and cosponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge.
September 19, 2002 9:55 am
Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism
Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses “The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend his talk, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge. Donations in the form of canned goods or clothing for the Good Shepherd Food Bank will be accepted, and a reception will follow in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue.
September 12, 2002 2:24 pm
A group of Bates students and faculty will present a panel discussion titled “Perspectives on Globalization,” to be followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. The public is invited to attend this event, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, the College Republicans, the Bates Libertarians and the campus Anti-Sweatshop Coalition, free of charge.
September 10, 2002 2:12 pm
Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and founding director of the Beckman Institute of Technology at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver science lectures at 4 p.m. and at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the inaugural George S. Hammond ’43 H’73 Eminent Scientist Lecture event, and admission is free.
September 9, 2002 4:13 pm
John McClendon, an associate professor in the Bates College programs in African American and American cultural studies, opens the college’s T.G.I.F lecture series at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Edmund S. Muskies Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to lectures in the series free of charge. Refreshments will be available.
September 9, 2002 9:23 am
Iconoclastic journalist Christopher Hitchens, known for his trenchantly witty critiques of hypocrisy and entrenched political power, presents a lecture titled “Is Islam the Enemy?” at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge the talk, sponsored by the psychology department as part of a series of events connected to the observance of the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11.