Archives for "Diversity"


October 14, 2011 8:34 am

Bates community to rally today for inclusion, acceptance and support for all

The Bates community rallies in support of the historic Bates values of inclusion


October 5, 2011 11:51 am

Jones '92 to discuss film and teen violence

Ozzie Jones ’92, a writer and director for stage and film, discusses how film can bring the voices of young people into the discussion about teen violence in an event at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Benjamin Mays Center.


October 3, 2011 9:31 am

Material Culture group presents talks by Mandela archivist, food scholar

An October lecture series exploring the role of material culture in the humanities and social sciences present speakers Verne Harris, Nelson Mandela archivist and Darra Goldstein, food scholar.


September 28, 2011 1:49 pm

Multimedia: Homecoming 2011 offers something for everyone

Homecoming 2011 featured a wide range of activities and opportunities for good friends to get together, including: a memorial tree-planting…


September 26, 2011 10:47 am

Concert includes video, music, desert tales and 'signseeker-walkabouts'

A Native American musician and visual artist, a singer from a self-described fusion-trance-zouk band, a video artist and an avant-garde composer join forces for a multimedia experience at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College, 75 Russell St. Artist-performer Brad Kahlhamer and vocalist Kelsey Barrett of the Brooklyn-based band Effi Briest offer their program “Yondering.” They share the evening with video artist Ursula Scherrer and composer-bassist Kato Hideki, who create abstract sound-and-light pieces. All the artists hail from New York City.


September 15, 2011 1:36 pm

Award-winning nature poet to present Otis Lecture

Camille Dungy, an award-winning environmental poet and editor of the first anthology of nature poetry by African American writers, presents the Otis Lecture at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Sponsored by the Philip J. Otis Endowment at Bates, the event is open to the public at no cost, but tickets are required.


September 15, 2011 12:01 pm

President of Spelman College to discuss racial identity development and college communities

Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College and author of the book “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” visits Bates to discuss her work in racial identity development and its impact on campus communities at noon Friday, Sept. 16, at the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. To learn more, please email


August 31, 2011 10:09 am

TherĂ­ Pickens, assistant professor of English

Pickens investigates African American and Arab American literature, literary theory and disability issues. She bases her research on the exploration of the nature of awareness itself — a branch of philosophy called phenomenology.


August 17, 2011 9:48 am

2011 graduates include first students from distinctive math and science program

Among the students who graduated from Bates College last May were 11 pioneers of a nationally distinctive program designed to increase diversity among students in mathematics and the sciences. The 11 graduates were the inaugural participants in the college’s first Summer Scholars program, launched in 2007.


August 3, 2011 2:01 pm

Teach for America again counts Bates among top contributors

Bates College is again among a group of 20 U.S. colleges and universities contributing the most new graduates to Teach…