Archives for "Language and literature"

Saturday

March 1, 2008 2:16 pm

Composition One-on-One

Students teach students as writing becomes an explicit value of the Bates curriculum.

Thursday

January 31, 2008 1:29 pm

Writer-in-residence Farnsworth receives 2008 Kroepsch Award

In winning the 2008 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching, writer-in-residence Robert Farnsworth won praise from current and former students, including two alums who are prizewinning poets themselves. Farnsworth will deliver the Kroepsch address, “Psst!: Poems Teach Themselves,” on Feb. 13.

Thursday

September 27, 2007 2:33 pm

Gabriel Fried '96 reads from award-winning poetry collection

The English department opens its 2007-08 Visiting Writers Series with a reading by poet Gabriel Fried, Bates Class of 1996, tonight in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.

Monday

June 4, 2007 4:27 pm

2007 Summer Reading List

Each spring, the College Store publishes a list of good summer reads suggested by members of the Bates community.

In a new twist this year, submitters were also asked to suggest that one book they’d like to have with them if they were shipwrecked on a deserted, tropical island for several months. So, look for a few titles for desert-island reading in this, the 11th annual “Non-required Reading List, or Good Reads for Leisure Moments.”

Wednesday

April 4, 2007 12:25 pm

Musician Corey Harris '91 to speak at Bates Commencement on May 27

Four honorary degree recipients will speak at Bates College’s 141st commencement, on May 27. The honorands are children’s book author Eric Carle, singer-songwriter Corey Harris ’91, inventor-entrepreneur Dean Kamen and actor and author Anna Deavere Smith.

Friday

February 16, 2007 4:34 pm

Trade-agreement analysis wins book award for college sociologist

The Social Construction of Free Trade: The European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur, an analysis written by Bates College sociologist Francesco Duina, has been named an “Outstanding Academic Title” by the editors of Choice magazine, published by the Association of College & Research Libraries. Friday, March 23, Duina is scheduled to present the book in a store appearance at Books Etc., 38 Exchange St., Portland.

Wednesday

October 11, 2006 12:00 am

Strout '77, author of 'Abide with Me' and 'Amy and Isabelle,' visits Bates

Elizabeth Strout, author of the nationally acclaimed novels Amy and Isabelle and this year’s Abide with Me, visits Bates College to read from her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Thursday

September 21, 2006 12:00 am

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver to read at Bates

Poet Mary Oliver, whose writing has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, visits Bates College to read from her work at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Friday

May 26, 2006 12:00 am

Historian McCullough among May 28 Commencement speakers

Four honorary degree recipients will speak at the 140th Commencement at Bates on May 28. They are Shakespearean scholar and cultural critic Marjorie Garber, AIDS researcher David Ho, historian David McCullough and choreographer Mark Morris. The 10 a.m. commencement ceremony takes place on the historic quad in front of Coram Library.

Tuesday

May 16, 2006 12:00 am

Award-winning journalist to discuss Maine coast

Colin Woodard, an award-winning journalist for The Christian Science Monitor and The Chronicle for Higher Education, will give a talk titled “The Lobster Coast: The Past, Present and Future of Coastal Maine” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Bates College. The public is invited to attend this talk, sponsored by the Department of History, free of charge.