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Bates King Day offers 'Old Roots, New Struggles' theme

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 11:52 am

The Rev. Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., Morehouse College professor of religion, is the keynote speaker for the 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College. Classes at the college are canceled and special programming is scheduled throughout the day with an emphasis on the theme "Modernizing King: Old Roots, New Struggles." Scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the Bates College Chapel, Carter's address is part of a celebration of King's life and work that includes performances, art exhibitions, workshops and orations. All events are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-6400 or see a complete list of events scheduled for Martin Luther King Day.

Noted Harvard sociologist to discuss her mother's extraordinary life

Thursday, November 1, 2007 10:59 am

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist and professor of education at Harvard University, will give a presentation titled "Balm in Gilead: On Love, Justice and the Word, " at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

Sociologist, PBS 'History Detectives' investigator to discuss Africa

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 2:06 pm

The 2007–08 Bates College Lecture Series opens with a discussion of Africa in the modern world by sociologist Tukufu Zuberi at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Bates' Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies delivers inaugural lecture

Thursday, April 5, 2007 12:12 pm

In celebration of his four-year appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Bates College, historian Michael Jones delivers his inaugural lecture, "Famine, Metahistory, and Interdisciplinarity."

Lecture at college to describe Vietnamese archaeological dig

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 3:30 pm

Le Thi Lien, a leading Vietnamese archaeologist, visits Bates College to discuss her involvement in a major archaeological site in Hanoi Thursday, March 29, in Room 104, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Whitehouse Professor of Sociology Emily Kane challenges privilege

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 1:26 pm

In celebration of her appointment as Whitehouse Professor of Sociology at Bates College, Emily Kane leads a panel discussion on "Disrupting Privilege: Inequality, Community and Social Change" Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Chase Hall Lounge.

Music of France's 'Belle Epoch' featured in concert

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:35 am

A quartet including three members of the Colby College music faculty visits Bates College to perform music from France's famously creative "Belle Epoch" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Multicultural Center presents political films from African Diaspora

Monday, October 23, 2006 3:45 pm

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a two-day film series titled "Political Films from the African Diaspora" on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 26, in Rooms 104 and 105 of the Olin Arts Center.

Bates students, alumni net at least six top fellowships

Friday, September 15, 2006 4:00 pm

In the 2005-06 academic season, at least six Bates students and alumni have received prestigious graduate fellowships. Most worked with the Bates Graduate Fellowship and Watson Committees to prepare their applications.

Grant, new Muskie papers 'a wonderful confluence' for Bates archives

Monday, August 14, 2006 11:38 am

Sen. Ed Muskie '36 speaks to Bates students about Vietnam in 1969. Thanks to a recent grant and a key donation of personal papers, one of the nation's most comprehensive collections of political documents outside the presidential library system has grown even larger.

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