Stories about "Humanities and history"
Holocaust survivors to speak 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.

Bates senior's documentary airs on PBS

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.

Bates historian receives Celebration of Excellence Award

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.

Roma author to speak in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

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.

Bates commencement slated for May 29; Tutu to speak

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.

Bates student wins fellowship to study in The Netherlands

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.

Holocaust photo exhibit to be held at Bates; survivor and author to speak

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.

Judith Magyar Isaacson concludes Spiritual Journeys series

Thursday, March 18, 1999 12:56 pm

Judith Magyar Isaacson, Holocaust survivor and author of "Seed of Sarah: Memoirs of a Survivor," will discuss "Return To Auschwitz: How To Forgive" from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend the Spiritual Journeys lecture at Bates without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

Bates to stage English-language premiere of Hungarian play

Thursday, February 25, 1999 10:13 am

"The Red Faust," a new two-act Hungarian play based on the life of the fiercely anti-communist Jozsef Cardinal Mindszenty, will premiere in English at at 8 p.m. March 5, March 6, March 12 and March 13 and at 2 p.m. March 7 and March 14 in Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $3 for senior citizens and non-Bates students. For reservations or additional information, call the Schaeffer Theatre box office at 207-786 6161.

Award-winning author John Edgar Wideman to speak at Bates on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 6, 1999 3:55 pm

Novelist John Edgar Wideman, two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson, will speak at Bates College on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of a two-day series of activities and workshops focused on Two Societies: A Focus on Class through the Lenses of Race and Gender. The public is invited to attend all events free of charge.

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