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Friday

January 5, 2007
4:00 pm

College wins grant for collaborative library program with Colby, Bowdoin

Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges have received a $280,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to build a model program for the collaborative development of library collections.

Wednesday

January 3, 2007
4:24 pm

National business journalist shares spiritual journey

Paul Solman, business and economics correspondent for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer since 1985, will speak Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., as part of “Spiritual Sojourners,” a series sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain at Bates College.

Thursday

November 9, 2006
3:58 pm

Award-winning mathematician to give annual Sampson Lecture

Jennifer J. Quinn, executive director of the Association for Women in Mathematics, presents two lectures at Bates on Friday, Nov. 10. At 4 p.m., she gives a talk titled “Synchronicity: Alternating Sums, Determinants, Continued Fractions and More.” At 7:30 p.m., in the college’s annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, her subject is “Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers.” Sponsored by the mathematics department, both talks are open to the public at no cost and take place in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. For more information, please call the college concierge at 207-786-6255.

Thursday

October 26, 2006
1:51 pm

Comedian Bob Saget to perform at Bates

Actor, comedian and TV host Bob Saget performs at Bates College at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Gray Athletic Building, Central Avenue. Comedian Alexandra McHale, known for her VH1 commentaries about television, opens for Saget. The doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $18, with tickets available at Bull Moose locations and online at www.batestickets.com. The show is sponsored by the Chase Hall Committee. Please note that this performance is intended for mature audiences only.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006
4:00 pm

Unusual mix of jazz, Mongolian music opens concert series

A jazz trombonist playing with a Mongolian band, famed jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and two distinctive classical concerts are featured in the 2006-07 Bates College Concert Series. The series starts with trombonist Roswell Rudd and the Mongolian Buryat Band on Nov. 2. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., and are open to the public. Admission fees vary by concert. For more information, please visit http://abacus.bates.edu/concerts/. For reservations, please call 207-786-6135.

Monday

October 23, 2006
12:00 am

Alumnus discusses corporate social responsibility

Liam D. Leduc Clarke, a 1998 Bates College graduate and senior associate in APCO Worldwide’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropy practice, will give a lecture titled “Business and the Common Good: Corporate Responsibility in a Global Economy and Community” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-6400 or e-mail bpelleti@bates.edu.

Tuesday

August 8, 2006
12:00 am

Three alumni elected to Bates Board of Trustees

President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced three appointments to the Bates College Board of Trustees: Susan S. Kozik of Matthews, N.C., Christopher J. Gorayeb of New York, N.Y., and James F. O’Brien Jr. of New York, N.Y.

Thursday

July 27, 2006
12:00 am

Willett '73 named chair of the Bates board

Joseph T. Willett ’73 of Ridgewood, N.J., has been elected the new chair of the Bates board of trustees, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and trustees have announced. Willett succeeds Burton M. Harris ’59, who retired from the board following 23 years of service, including five as chair.

Tuesday

July 25, 2006
12:00 am

Bates alum pursues medicine with Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship

Jason Rafferty of Greenland, N.H., a 2005 magna cum laude graduate of Bates College, has received a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship, one of the nation’s largest graduate study awards. Rafferty is one of 77 graduate and professional students chosen from among 1,100 applicants.

Thursday

June 22, 2006
12:00 am

Sene '00 selected 2006-07 White House Fellow

Considered to be the most competitive and prestigious U.S. public leadership program, White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Lena Sene ’00 is among 14 White House Fellows appointed for 2006-07, the White House recently announced.