Archives for "Environment"

Wednesday

February 12, 2003 2:20 pm

Gov. Baldacci, U.S. Rep. Allen to appear at Muskie Symposium

Gov. John Baldacci, U.S. Rep. Tom Allen, the co-founder of the pioneering newsweekly Maine Times and a host of experts in land use, economics and agriculture are among presenters at an environmental symposium planned for Feb. 28 and March 1.

Friday

January 17, 2003 1:41 pm

Pioneer in 'green' architecture to speak

Randolph Croxton, the architect whose design of the Audubon House in New York City is internationally recognized as a model of environmentally sound design, discusses “green” architecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Friday

September 6, 2002 4:16 pm

Artists at museum of art explore polar landscapes, earthen mounds

Exhibiting at the Bates College Museum of Art through Oct. 16 are Will Richard, a nature photographer from Georgetown, Maine, and Grace Knowlton, a nationally known artist whose works at Bates are inspired by earthen mounds.

[singlepic id=3970 w=240 float=right template=post-caption] Richard has studied nature photography with Jim Blair, Gary Braasch, André Gallant, David Middleton, Freeman Patterson and Brenda Tharp. His work has been exhibited at the Chocolate Church, L.L. Bean, Maine Audubon, the Maine State House, Bowdoin College’s Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, the Quebec-Labrador Foundation and the University of New England.

This semester Richard teaches the seminar “Perceptions of Place and Time — High Altitude Bioregions” at Bates. With the goal of developing students’ skills of perception, particularly visual, this seminar combines classroom work and field trips as far afield as the Gaspé Peninsula, in the province of Quebec. Richard’s position at Bates as a fellow in environmental studies occurs through a program, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to tap the expertise of off-campus experts from Maine and away.

The Bates College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. School groups and other tours are welcome. To schedule, please call 207-786-8302; for information, please call 207-786-6158.

Monday

July 29, 2002 8:11 am

Bates students named community research fellows

Bates College and its community-development partner LA Excels have announced three summer community research fellowships. The fellowships are the second phase of a two-year, $80,000 award from The Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education and the Council of Independent Colleges that gives students interdisciplinary opportunities to research issues important to the Lewiston-Auburn community.

Tuesday

March 12, 2002 9:13 am

Environmental justice, degradation to be discussed

A historian from Colby College and two members of a farm labor coalition formed in response to harsh conditions at the former DeCoster Egg Farm offer lectures on environmental issues at Bates College on Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Tuesday

February 19, 2002 3:22 pm

Maine natural history expert looks at past, future of Allagash

Dean B. Bennett, an expert on Maine’s natural history, discusses the history of the legendary Allagash Wilderness Waterway and current…

Tuesday

February 19, 2002 3:16 pm

Global warming at issue in annual Muskie Environmental Lecture

Kalee Kreider, manager of a national campaign to raise awareness about global climate change, assesses the effort to forestall global warming in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. Presented as the annual Muskie Environmental Lecture, the event is open to the public at no charge.

Monday

December 17, 2001 3:36 pm

Bates called exemplary in 'green campus' survey

Its environmental policies and practices make Bates College a leader among American universities and colleges in a survey that the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) released in October.

Thursday

November 8, 2001 2:47 pm

Bates conservation area awarded for service

On Nov. 2, the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area (BMMCA) Corporation, which owns the coastal research area administered by Bates College, received the Partnership Service Award from the Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District.

Thursday

October 11, 2001 8:09 am

'Coming Home To Eat' author speaks

Gary Paul Nabhan, who spent a year eating only foods produced in the desert Southwest within 250 miles of his home, discusses that experience at the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College Tuesday, Oct. 23.