Archives for "Humanities and history"
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 1:38 pm
Rory Stratton, a 2005 graduate of Bates College, is researching Islamic art and architectural history in Sri Lanka with the support of a Fulbright grant.
Friday, December 23, 2005 2:28 pm
The following workshops will be held in Pettengill Hall, Monday, Jan. 16:
Thursday, December 1, 2005 3:01 pm
An internationally known scholar on the subjects of women and Islam and on the influences of Islam in America, Amina Wadud gives a talk titled "The States of Muslim Women's Struggles for Gender Justice" at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Bates College.
Friday, November 18, 2005 3:19 pm
With a reception on Nov. 16, the Bates community extended a warm "well done" to Erica Rand for the publication of her second book, The Ellis Island Snow Globe (Duke University Press).
Monday, November 7, 2005 3:29 pm
William Cronon, a leading scholar on the human relationship with land and nature, visits Bates College to give the ninth annual Otis Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.
Monday, October 10, 2005 3:59 pm
The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts Dan Taulapapa McMullin, a Samoan American writer, painter and filmmaker, as a weeklong artist in residence. Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, McMullin will make several presentations in commemoration of Coming Out Day and Anti-Columbus Day to which the public is invited to attend at no charge.
Saturday, October 1, 2005 10:34 am
In a milestone 20-year study of its well-known policy for optional SATs for admission, Bates College has found no differences in academic performance or graduation rates between submitters and non-submitters.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:29 pm
The Bates College Multicultural Center presents an opening reception for Bagels and Grits: Exploring Jewish Life in the Deep South, an exhibition of photographs by Bill Aron, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Chase Hall Gallery, 56 Campus Ave. This photographic essay of contemporary Southern Jewish life features 46 images and text panels that explore home and community life, Jewish traditions and sacred spaces, livelihood and the South's changing character. The reception is open to the public free of charge, and the exhibition will be on display at Bates through Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more information, call 207-786-8376. "Southern and Jewish are two words not often associated with each other," says Aron, author of Shalom Y'All: Images of Jewish Life in the American South (Algonquin Books, 2002). Aron's photographs, commissioned by the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in Jackson, Miss., portray the Southern Jewish experience through photographs and first-person stories.
Friday, August 12, 2005 10:53 am
The Bates College Museum of Art is the subject of a half-hour profile in the television series The Maine Art Museum Trail, an original production of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. The program will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, on the stations of MPBN.
Monday, August 1, 2005 11:11 am
Lois Lowry, winner of the 1990 Newbury Award for Number the Stars, will speak at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Keck Classroom (Room G52), located on the ground floor of Pettengill Hall. Sponsored by the Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine, the event is free and open to the public. Books by the author will be available for sale and signing at the event.