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Thursday

October 7, 2010
4:10 pm

Student from Afghanistan leads book drive for Kabul university to top 2,000 volumes

Last spring, Bates, Colby and Bowdoin colleges channeled their long-standing rivalry for altruistic purposes. The three schools competed to collect the most books to donate to the Polytechnic University of Kabul, in Afghanistan. A Bates student, Kabul native Mustafa Basij-Rasikh ’12, launched the project in an effort to restock the university’s library, left critically short of English literature and textbooks. The book drive collected more than 2,000 books in a variety of disciplines. Bates raised the most books.

Friday

October 1, 2010
4:10 pm

Conference at Bates draws experts in African refugee healthcare

From Oct. 15-17, Bates hosts African Refugee Health: Best Practices, a regional conference also sponsored by, and presenting refugee health experts from, St. Mary’s Health System and the Central Maine Medical Family in Lewiston, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Wednesday

September 29, 2010
12:01 pm

Bates students reflect on research abroad, from Africa to Indonesia

Phillips Student Fellowship recipients will present their research on the fate of the orangutan and its rainforest home, the provision of eye care to underserved African communities and the aftermath of Liberia’s brutal civil wars at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11. and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Thursday

September 23, 2010
3:03 pm

Musica Nuova offers a program of Baroque Italian music

Baroque ensemble Musica Nuova brings to Bates a program called It’s Complicated -– a name borrowed from Facebook — at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Focused on music by Italian composers from the early 1600s, this highly entertaining concert illustrates that love and its complexities haven’t changed so much over the years.

Wednesday

September 15, 2010
8:46 am

Bates holds night of aid for victims of Pakistan flooding

A gathering to collect warm clothing and money for the victims of catastrophic summer flooding in Pakistan takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Bates College Chapel, on College Street near the intersection with Campus Avenue.

Thursday

September 2, 2010
1:41 pm

Chronicle of Higher Education quotes thought-leader Merisotis '86 on rankings

The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Richard Kahlenberg discusses a new book by Ben Wildavsky, former education editor at U.S. News…

Friday

August 27, 2010
2:00 pm

The Valpo Surf Project

• Click the thumbnails below to view the slide show In Valparaiso, Chile, Jon Steuber ’08, Henry Myer ’08 and…

Wednesday

August 4, 2010
10:32 am

Bangor Daily News profiles retiring judge Staples '55 as he enters seminary

The Bangor Daily News profiles retiring Maine District Court judge Bernard Staples ’55, who this fall begins studying to be…

Wednesday

July 7, 2010
3:14 pm

WCSH news offers update on Kaluba '10, a 'teen who cares'

WCSH-TV, southern Maine’s NBC affiliate, updates its 2007 story on Chomba Kaluba ’10, who received a Teens Who Care award…

Wednesday

July 7, 2010
2:55 am

Portland Press Herald essay by Anita Charles describes a church in action

In its religion and values section, the Portland Press Herald publishes an essay by Anita Charles, director of secondary teacher…