Stories about "Diversity"
Sunday, May 27, 2007 12:08 pm
"If you want to solve all the problems that we're facing in this world, it's unlikely that the people and ideas that got us to where we are will be the ones that are going to get us to a different place," Segway inventor Dean Kamen told 464 graduates at Bates College' 141st Commencement.
Monday, May 21, 2007 12:25 pm
With its centerpiece a giant painting that depicts Brooklyn after millennia of global warming, an exhibition exploring the concept of environmental sustainability opens on June 9 at the Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St. "Green Horizons" will present prominent artists from Maine and the world in an adventurous attempt to provoke conversations around the questions: What is green? What is sustainable?
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 11:05 am
A symposium titled "A College for Coming Time: Diversity and the Changing Demographics of Higher Education" on May 10 takes its title from early writings of Bates founder Oren B. Cheney, who envisioned a new institution of learning to serve those who did not have easy access to higher education.
Monday, April 2, 2007 1:00 pm
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.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:59 pm
Scholars and human-rights advocates will join survivors of the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda to discuss its origins and outcomes on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, at Bates College. Titled "Rwanda: From National Disintegration to National Reunification: The Legacy of the Genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda," the conference is open to all free of charge. Sponsors of the event include the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:55 am
Bates College Professor Jane Costlow, a specialist in Russian literature and culture who travels frequently to Russia, will speak Thursday, Feb. 15, at 161 Wood St., as part of "Spiritual Sojourners," a series sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain at Bates College.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:39 am
This year's edition of the Bates College world music series features Wu Man, the renowned virtuoso on the Chinese stringed "pipa," and members of the premiere ensemble performing ancient Japanese court music.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 1:40 pm
The Bates College community observes the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. by canceling classes and scheduling special programming throughout the day.
Monday, January 1, 2007 4:07 pm
Civil rights activist and historian Cleveland Sellers is the keynote speaker for the 2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.
Friday, November 17, 2006 12:03 pm
Ninety percent of Bates College seniors and alumni applying to graduate programs in the health professions for fall 2006 matriculation were accepted.