Archives for "Humanities and history"
March 26, 2009 1:55 pm
Information and knowledge are two different things. Teachers like Joseph Hall Jr. proffer the first, but their real work is leading students to the second. Hall does that so well that Bates students chose him for the prestigious 2009 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.
March 19, 2009 9:42 am
Junot Díaz, whose novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, speaks at Bates College on Friday, March 20. Wao, Díaz’s first novel, also won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best novel of 2007 and appeared on more than 35 best-of-the-year book lists.
March 1, 2009 1:19 pm
The latest campus comings and goings
March 1, 2009 12:39 pm
For about a decade after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, hundreds of millions of Western dollars poured into Russia to promote civil society. The money, however, didn’t do the trick, and some of the reasons why are explained in a recent article by Professor of Politics James Richter titled “Integration from Below: The Disappointing Effort to Promote Civil Society in Russia,” published in Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change (2008), edited by Douglas Blum.
March 1, 2009 11:23 am
Two Bates professors muse about ‘Mao Jacket': Grafflin – It’s easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one’s own cultural background; Hirai – On what side of fame does Bates stand?
March 1, 2009 10:53 am
It’s easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one’s own cultural background.
March 1, 2009 10:23 am
Last winter, Judith Isaacson ’65, LL.D. ’94 got to hear her own words during a reading at the Lewiston Public Library by Katalin Vecsey, who read selections from Isaacson’s Seed of Sarah, a memoir published in 1990 that recounted her Holocaust experiences at the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Hessisch Lichtenau concentration camps.
February 27, 2009 2:17 pm
Frank Warren, creator of an award-winning Web site that has allowed hundreds of thousands of people to anonymously share their secrets through handmade postcards, gives Bates College\’s annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Lecture
February 6, 2009 3:37 pm
Katalin Vecsey, a member of the Bates College theater faculty, reads from the writings of Holocaust survivor Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65 in a free public event.
January 7, 2009 11:44 am
The Brooks Quimby Debate Council recently sent six debaters to the prestigious Cambridge University Cleary Gottlieb Intervarsity Tournament, hosted by Cambridge Union Society.