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Monday

November 11, 2002
4:00 pm

What the national publications are saying about Bates

National college guides and magazines continue to rank Bates College among the best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Tuesday

November 5, 2002
3:50 pm

Richard Russo to read at Bates for annual Writer's Harvest

Richard Russo, the Camden author who won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel “Empire Falls,” reads from his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend the event, part of the Writers Harvest, the annual literary benefit to fight hunger and poverty sponsored by the national hunger organization Share Our Strength (SOS). Donations will be accepted and proceeds will benefit the Maine Coalition for Food Security and the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Wednesday

October 23, 2002
9:37 am

November cultural calendar puts theater in spotlight

The play’s the thing when it comes to November’s public arts and entertainment events at Bates College. Two productions are planned by the college’s theater program (as well as two by the dance program), and there are two by the student theatrical troupe, the Robinson Players. Other performance highlights for November include two concerts by artist-in-residence Frank Glazer, a pianist of international stature. The month also holds a reading by Camden’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Richard Russo.

Wednesday

October 23, 2002
9:14 am

Bates Democrats honor Muskie '36

In an appearance sponsored by the Bates Democrats, the memory of Edmund S. Muskie ’36 — Maine governor, U.S. senator and secretary of state — will be honored in a talk by U.S. Rep. John Baldacci at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Campus Avenue. The talk is open to the public at no charge.

Thursday

September 26, 2002
8:32 am

Environmental gathering scrutinizes local landscape

Two specialists in interpreting the natural landscape will discuss their impressions of lands protected by the Androscoggin Land Trust in 7 p.m. presentations on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at Bates College. The Saturday talk is in Chase Hall Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, and Sunday’s event is in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road. The talks by plant ecologists Tom Wessels and Mitchell Thomashow, both of Antioch New England Graduate School, are open to the public at no charge.

Friday

September 20, 2002
3:11 pm

Lecture looks at hydrogen as alternative fuel

At a time when U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern fossil fuels has assumed ominous new overtones, a Sept. 25 lecture at Bates College holds out hope for a virtually unlimited new source of energy. In the second of two lectures that day inaugurating an “eminent scientist” series at Bates, National Medal of Science recipient Harry Gray will discuss recent progress on attempts to split water cost-effectively into hydrogen and oxygen gases, which would make hydrogen gas a feasible substitute for fossil fuels as our major energy source.

Thursday

September 19, 2002
9:55 am

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses “The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend his talk, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge. Donations in the form of canned goods or clothing for the Good Shepherd Food Bank will be accepted, and a reception will follow in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue.

Monday

September 9, 2002
4:13 pm

Fall T.G.I.F. lecture series begins

John McClendon, an associate professor in the Bates College programs in African American and American cultural studies, opens the college’s T.G.I.F lecture series at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Edmund S. Muskies Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to lectures in the series free of charge. Refreshments will be available.