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Wednesday

April 21, 2010
4:27 pm

Nguyen wins grant to study monk symbolic of Vietnam War era

In June 1963, in Saigon, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire to protest the government’s discrimination against the nation’s Buddhist majority. This horrific act launched a series of events resulting in the fall of the Ngo Dinh Diem regime, and Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation came to symbolize America’s unpopular involvement in Vietnam.
Trian Nguyen, who teaches art and Asian studies at Bates, has received a fellowship for his research into this iconic figure.

Wednesday

April 21, 2010
1:10 pm

Crime Seen

The testimony of criminal witnesses can be notoriously flawed. But is there more to the problem than meets the eye?…

Thursday

April 1, 2010
1:34 pm

Physics highlights Lundblad’s work to solve ‘annoying situation’

The journal Physics highlights Bates physicist Nathan Lundblad‘s efforts, with colleagues, to solve an “annoying situation” involving optically trapped atoms…

Tuesday

March 30, 2010
1:01 pm

Student work in limelight at Mount David Summit

The ninth Mount David Summit, Bates College’s annual celebration of student academic achievement, takes place at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, in Perry Atrium, Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). More than 400 students will participate in this year’s summit, making it the largest ever. At Pettengill and additional locations, in concurrent sessions throughout the afternoon, students will present research posters, talks, panel discussions, a photography exhibition and film screenings.

Monday

January 4, 2010
1:43 pm

PRI’s The World, Miami Herald feature Ghetto Biennale

Public Radio International’s The World and The Miami Herald published recent stories about Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This unusual…

Wednesday

December 23, 2009
6:12 am

The Right Questions

Wagner’s peace psychology journal adds to the discussion about torture and interrogation.

Monday

December 21, 2009
10:49 am

Bates Matters: Homage to Hedley

Like other members of the post–World War II baby boom who went into academe, I emerged from graduate school in the mid-1970s. Here at Bates, a new generation of professors like Martin Andrucki, Mark Semon, Steve Kemper, and Carole Taylor — plus many others, boomers all — arrived in response to what was promised them: the opportunity to be vigorous scholars and great teachers.

Monday

December 7, 2009
4:36 pm

Gamelan Orchestra performance includes student composition

The Bates College Gamelan Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. “Gamelan” refers to a broad genre of traditional Indonesian music played primarily on percussion instruments. Senior Barbara Byers, an interdisciplinary major in music and dance, composed a piece titled “Monkey” that’s included on the program.