Archives for "Humanities and history"
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:51 pm
Bates College will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a series of events, beginning with a talk by photographer Kenji Kawano, author of the book Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers (Northland Publishing Company, 1990), at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Chase Hall Lounge. A reception featuring foods from five Native American nations will follow, and the public is invited to attend free of charge.
Tuesday, October 23, 2001 1:34 pm
Glenn Kumekawa, a leading public-planning expert and a veteran of a World War II relocation camp for Japanese Americans, discusses the implications of the relocation camps in the post-Sept. 11 civic environment at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Chase Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The public is welcome at no charge and refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, October 11, 2001 4:15 pm
A month after suicide-terror attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., killed almost 6,000 people, fear still locks the voices of the eminent Middle East clergy of Islam, says Mishael Caspi, an Israeli Islamic and Judaic scholar and visiting professor of religion at Bates.
Tuesday, August 7, 2001 4:16 pm
Several Holocaust survivors will discuss their experiences at the 11th annual Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine’s summer seminar, Teaching the Holocaust: Implications for the 21st Century, at Bates College Aug. 5-10.
Tuesday, June 5, 2001 3:46 pm
Bates College senior Frederick B. Brumder of Milwaukee, Wis., has produced "Prisoner of the Past: The Story of A World War II Jewish American P.O.W.," that will be broadcast Thursday, June 7, as part of "Maine Independents," a Maine Public Broadcasting television series.
Sunday, April 29, 2001 2:22 pm
Steve Hochstadt, professor of history at Bates College, has been selected as a finalist for the Pizzagalli Construction Company Celebration of Excellence Award.
Monday, April 9, 2001 1:17 pm
Ronald Lee, executive director of the Toronto-based Roma (commonly known as "Gypsy") Community & Advocacy Center, will speak about The Romanian Holocaust Friday, April 12, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 75 Russell St.
Wednesday, May 17, 2000 3:34 pm
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
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.
Monday, March 22, 1999 3:24 pm
Remembering Luboml: Images of a Jewish Community, a photo exhibit of daily life in a Polish shtetl (village), will be displayed at Bates College on the first floor of the George and Helen Ladd Library from April 5 through June 19. In honor of the exhibit's opening, Holocaust survivor Judith Magyar Isaacson, author and former dean of students at Bates, will deliver a talk, "Return to Auschwitz: How to Forgive?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend both the exhibit and lecture free of charge.