Archives for "Alumni life"

Monday

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.

Monday

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.

Wednesday

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.

Wednesday

March 7, 2007 3:12 pm

College joins nationwide carbon-neutrality pact

Bates College is one of eight colleges and universities in Maine, and more than 100 nationwide, to sign an agreement to become “carbon neutral” — that is, to reduce institutional emissions of carbon-based greenhouse gases such that they no longer increase the atmospheric total of such gases.

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.