Archives for "Alumni life"


April 5, 2007 12:12 pm

Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies delivers inaugural lecture

In celebration of his four-year appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Bates College, historian Michael Jones delivers his inaugural lecture, “Famine, Metahistory, and Interdisciplinarity.”


April 4, 2007 12:25 pm

Musician Corey Harris '91 to speak at Bates Commencement on May 27

Four honorary degree recipients will speak at Bates College’s 141st commencement, on May 27. The honorands are children’s book author Eric Carle, singer-songwriter Corey Harris ’91, inventor-entrepreneur Dean Kamen and actor and author Anna Deavere Smith.


April 3, 2007 12:35 pm

Celebration Barn, Italian actor to present commedia dell'arte program

An Italian actor expert in the influential stage genre called “commedia dell’arte” presents a workshop on the topic at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Plavin Dance Studio, Merrill Gymnasium, 141 Russell Street.


April 2, 2007 1:07 pm

Bates receives national grant for community-based research fellowships

Bates College is one of 11 institutions of higher education named by the National Community-Based Research Networking Initiative to receive funding for innovative community-based research projects.


April 2, 2007 1:00 pm

Bates student receives prestigious Watson Fellowship

Khoa Pham, a Bates College senior from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has received one of 50 prestigious research fellowships awarded by the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program.


March 7, 2007 3:35 pm

College presents acclaimed rappers the Roots

The Roots, a hip hop sextet recently nominated for two Grammy Awards, perform Monday, March 26, in the Bates College’s Gray Athletic Building, Central Avenue.


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.


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.


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.


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 The show is sponsored by the Chase Hall Committee. Please note that this performance is intended for mature audiences only.