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Harward Center awards faculty and staff grants for partnership projects

Thursday, 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.

'Betty Bates' materials show progress in women's rights

Tuesday, 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.

Prestigious Watson Fellowships awarded to two seniors

Thursday, 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.

Harvard University philosopher to speak

Tuesday, 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.

Peace and justice activist to speak at Stringfellow Awards ceremony

Monday, 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.

Former Whitewater counsel Kenneth Starr to speak

Tuesday, 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.

Diaspora studies expert to discuss concept of 'marronage'

Monday, 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.

Students return to discuss New Orleans service trip

Monday, 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.

Harward Center presents extensive program for grand opening

Thursday, January 19, 2006 3:50 pm

Marking a new chapter in Bates College's commitment to the Lewiston-Auburn community and to community-based education, the Donald W. and Ann. M. Harward Center for Community Partnerships presents a grand opening and welcome for its first director, David M. Scobey. The Jan. 25-27 celebration features three days of academic and cultural events, all of which are open free of charge to the Bates and Lewiston-Auburn communities. For more information call 207-786-6202.

Faculty from Columbia, Yale law schools to speak on economics, civil rights

Thursday, January 19, 2006 12:42 pm

On successive evenings in February, Bates College presents two lectures by noted scholars from the law schools at Columbia and Yale universities. Alan Schwartz '61, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School, offers a talk titled "The Economic Rationality Assumption and Its Challengers" at 7:30 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Patricia Williams, columnist for The Nation and James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, gives a lecture titled "Reconstructing Civil Rights for an Uncertain Future" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Bates Chapel, College Street.

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