Archives for "Humanities and history"
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.
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.
June 15, 2006 12:00 am
Seven Bates College faculty and staff have been awarded Harward Center grants in the inaugural round of a new, annual funding program by the Harward Center For Community Partnerships. The grants, awarded competitively by a selection committee, are designed to offer faculty and staff significant support for publicly engaged teaching, research, cultural and other community projects. Seven projects — five led by faculty and two by Bates staff members — received grants totaling $33,500.
May 23, 2006 12:00 am
The past retains its power to surprise today’s students, as Alison Vander Zanden ’06 learned during the winter. In a research project for the course “Sociology of Gender,” taught by professor Emily Kane, Vander Zanden was the latest student to delve into the regulatory “Bates Blue Books” and advice booklets that prescribed the limits of student life at the college.
March 30, 2006 12:00 am
Two Bates College seniors are among 50 students across the country to receive 2006 Thomas J. Watson Fellowships, $25,000 grants that support a year of independent research abroad. The Bates recipients are Amanda Harrow of Hopkinton, Mass., and Andrew Stowe of Wallingford, Conn.
March 28, 2006 12:00 am
Hilary Putnam, philosopher emeritus at Harvard Univerity, visits Bates College to address the topic “The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Sponsored by the Bates English department, Putnam’s talk is open to the public at no charge.
March 27, 2006 12:00 am
Tom Ewell, recently retired executive director of the Maine Council of Churches and an activist in many peace and justice arenas, will give a lecture and present the annual William Stringfellow Awards in Justice and Peace at 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, in Chase Hall Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, the talk and a potluck dinner that begins at 6 p.m. are open to the public free of charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.
March 21, 2006 12:00 am
Pepperdine Law School dean and former U.S. independent counsel Kenneth Starr visits Bates College to speak on the topic “Meaning of Marriage: Constitution and Judiciary” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Open to the public at no charge, the event is sponsored by the Bates College Republicans, the college Lectures Committee, the political science department, the offices of the president, dean of the faculty and dean of students, and Young America’s Foundation. For more information, please call 207-240-4549.
March 13, 2006 12:00 am
Scholar-activist William Santiago-Valles, associate professor of Africana studies at Western Michigan University, will give a talk titled “The Importance of Marronage as a Concept in Diaspora Studies” at 4 p.m. Friday, March 17, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. The public is invited to attend at no charge. For more information, please call the Multicultural Center at 207-786-8376.
March 6, 2006 12:00 am
Two Bates College students who traveled to New Orleans during February break to work on construction projects with Habitat for Humanity will discuss their experience at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Bates College.