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Friday

March 24, 2000
12:44 pm

Bates to host State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament April 8

Seventy student teams from grades kindergarten through high school will compete at the day-long Maine State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at various sites on the Bates College campus. The 12 state champion teams that emerge from the tournament at Bates will go on to compete at the Odyssey of the Mind 2000 World Finals at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 31-June 3. The public is invited to attend the state tournament at Bates free of charge.

Monday

March 13, 2000
12:11 pm

Haitian and Lewiston artists exhibit at Bates Mill Center

The Bates College Multicultural Center and the Creative Photographic Arts Center of Maine are sponsoring an art exhibit, “Two Voices from the Diaspora,” now through March 24. “Move San” (“Bad Blood”) by Haitian painter Joseph Eddy Pierre and “African Elements” by weaver and mixed-media artist Joanna Boley-Lee, a Lewiston resident and director of the affirmative action office at Bates College, comprise the Creative Photographic Arts Center exhibition on the fourth floor of the Bates Mill Enterprise, 59 Canal St. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday

March 10, 2000
11:52 am

Physicist who slowed the speed of light to speak

Lene Vestergaard Hau, a Danish physicist who stunned the global scientific community by slowing the speed of light in a Harvard University research laboratory, will discuss her work at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College. The public is invited to attend without charge.

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.

Monday

March 6, 2000
1:50 pm

Stoneyfield Farm CEO to speak at Bates

Gary Hirshberg, president and CEO of Stoneyfield Farm Inc. of Londonderry, N.H., makers of the popular Stoneyfield Farm yogurt, will discuss “Caring for Community is a Strategy for Business Success” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

March 2, 2000
1:19 pm

"Technology and Education in the New Millennium" to be discussed at Bates

Seymour Papert, an early pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence and technology-based education methods at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss “Technology and Education in the New Millennium” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College. The public is invited to attend the Muskie Millennial Series lecture free of charge.

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.