Archives for "Impact"

Monday

May 29, 2000 2:15 pm

Tutu calls for debt forgiveness for poorest countries

As members of the world’s family, affluent nations should forgive the debt of Third World nations, Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu told Bates College graduates, family and friends during commencement exercises Monday, May 29.

Wednesday

May 17, 2000 3:34 pm

Bates commencement slated for May 29; Tutu to speak

Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of the Diocese of Cape Town and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy of racial justice in South Africa, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and speak at the 134th commencement at Bates College. Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College, will confer bachelor’s degrees on approximately 475 seniors at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, in an outdoor ceremony in front of Coram Library. In case of rain, the graduation exercises will be held in the nearby Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.

Friday

May 5, 2000 3:22 pm

Bates student wins fellowship to study in The Netherlands

Jason Surdukowski, a Bates College sophomore from Concord, N.H., has been named a 2000 Humanity In Action (HIA) Fellow for five weeks of intensive study in the United States and The Netherlands on historic and contemporary resistance to human rights violations.

Thursday

April 27, 2000 1:13 pm

"Adolescence at the Millennium: Tales From the Field" to be discussed at Bates

Georgia N. Nigro, Whitehouse Professor of Psychology at Bates College, will lead a roundtable discussion on “Adolescence at the Millennium: Tales From the Field” at 4 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Keck Classroom, Pettengill Hall, Bates College. The event, which celebrates Nigro’s appointment as the Whitehouse Professor of Psychology at Bates, is open to the public free of charge.

Wednesday

April 19, 2000 12:54 pm

Leon to discuss "Consumers' Most Important Environmental Choices" at Bates

Warren Leon, executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, will discuss “Consumers’ Most Important Environmental Choices” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Friday

April 14, 2000 12:45 pm

Three Bates students named Philip J. Otis Fellows

Bates College students Kara McKeever of Westport, Conn.; David Sharratt of Canton, Maine; and Amanda Smith of Santa Fe, N.M., have been named 2000 Phillip J. Otis Fellows and will each receive a $5,000 grant for research and travel to promote greater understanding of environmental issues and the connection between the environment and spirituality.

Thursday

March 9, 2000 11:41 am

Researchers from the Human Genome Project to speak at Bates

Ruth Hubbard, Richard Lewontin and Philip Reilly, scientists from the Human Genome Project, will discuss the medical, social, legal and ethical implications of their research at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 23, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College. The public is invited to attend the Muskie Millennial Series lecture free of charge.

Wednesday

March 8, 2000 2:23 pm

Mr. China's Son to discuss China

During a visit to Bates College, acclaimed Chinese author He Liyi will read from his autobiographical works at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Hirasawa Lounge of Chase Hall and show a slide presentation of his native Yunnan province at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the Keck Classroom, G52, of Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend both of these events free of charge.

Wednesday

March 8, 2000 2:21 pm

Chilean activist and poet to speak

Chilean activist, poet and musician Leonel Lienlaf will discuss “Poesia Mapuche de la Oralidad a la Escritura/Mapuche Poetry from Spoken to Written” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, in the Benjamin Mays Center on the Bates College Campus.

Thursday

February 24, 2000 2:55 pm

Maine student discovers low-tech way to purify arsenic-contaminated water

Katherine Heggeman, a Bates College senior from Standish, has discovered a method for purifying arsenic-contaminated groundwater in Zimapan, Mexico. Heggeman, a geology major at Bates, will present research related to her senior honors thesis at the 35th annual meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, March 13-15 in New Brunswick, N.J.