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Thursday

March 26, 2009
1:55 pm

Joseph Hall's Wabanaki history course conveys hidden stories

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.

Thursday

March 19, 2009
9:42 am

Pulitzer-winning novelist Diaz to speak in Multicultural Center event

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.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
1:19 pm

Turning Points: Simple Questions

The latest campus comings and goings

Sunday

March 1, 2009
12:39 pm

Ask Me Another: Politics professor James Richter keeps an eye on Russian society

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.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
11:23 am

Trying on for size

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?

Sunday

March 1, 2009
11:00 am

Atskuo Hirai tries on 'Mao Jacket'

On what side of fame does Bates stand?

Sunday

March 1, 2009
10:53 am

Dennis Grafflin tries on 'Mao Jacket'

It’s easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one’s own cultural background.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
10:23 am

Vecsey reads Holocaust memoir sequel by Isaacson '65

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.

Friday

February 27, 2009
2:17 pm

Creator of PostSecret Web site to speak in Bates College event

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

Friday

February 6, 2009
3:37 pm

Katalin Vecsey reads from acclaimed memoirs of Judith Isaacson '65

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.