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Community Fabric

Sunday, June 1, 2008 12:00 pm

'Responsive and willing' is how curator Dumas describes faculty interest in Museum L-A projects, while Scobey notes that faculty engages about half of Bates' 1,700 students in 'significant community-based learning,' from internships to research.

New Maine Folk Art Trail leads to Bates art museum

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:40 am

An exhibition of delicate works on paper and handcrafted document boxes from the 18th and 19th centuries Maine opens Saturday, June 7, at the Bates College Museum of Art, located in Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Against Olympics backdrop, museum exhibit explores Chinese cityscape

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:15 am

As the 2008 Beijing Olympics put China in the global spotlight this summer, a photographic exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art will offer alternative perspectives on that intriguing, dynamic nation. "Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers" showcases work by 17 Chinese artists who examine how economic reform, a new influx of personal wealth and rapid industrialization have changed the urban environment. The exhibit appears from June 7 through Dec. 14.

1980 — The Iran Hostage Crisis

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:08 am

Feb. 13, 1980, was Day 102 of the hostage crisis in Tehran, Iran. But for globetrotting freelance journalist William Worthy ’42, it was just another day in just another post-revolution country.

Work, Truly Our Own

Sunday, May 11, 2008 11:49 am

Among workshops that Bates held on Jan. 21 to honor Martin Luther King Jr., one stood out by virtue of its subject: Bates itself.

New exhibit includes rare photos of U.S. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie '36

Friday, March 28, 2008 11:04 am

A new photographic exhibit, including seldom-seen family images, depicting the late Maine statesman and environmentalist Edmund S. Muskie is on display at Bates College's Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.

Historically Black

Saturday, March 1, 2008 2:13 pm

Spelman and Morehouse colleges offer something that Bates can't — and that's just the point

Mays and King

Friday, February 1, 2008 2:21 pm

Lawrence Carter, presenter of the keynote address for the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Jan. 21, talked partly about the influence that Benjamin E. Mays ’20 had on the great civil rights leader. “You can see Mays all through King,” said Carter, professor of religion at Morehouse College.

Award-winning fiction writer Michael Hyde reads at Bates

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 3:39 pm

Michael Hyde, winner of the 2005 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for his short story collection What Are You Afraid Of? (University of North Texas Press, 2005), reads from his work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall.

2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Workshops

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 1:38 pm

2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Workshops

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