Stories about "Language and literature"
Historian McCullough among May 28 Commencement speakers

Friday, May 26, 2006 12:00 am

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.

Award-winning journalist to discuss Maine coast

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:00 am

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.

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.

Multicultural Affairs presents poetry reading for Black History Month

Friday, February 10, 2006 12:00 am

A poetry reading by Jaki Shelton Green will be the first in a series of events sponsored by the Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs in observance of Black History Month. Green, a poet in residence at Bates from Feb. 10 through 14, will read from her most recently published work, Breath of Song: New and Selected Poems (Carolina Wren Press, 2005), at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in Chase Hall Lounge, 53 Campus Ave. The reading is open to the public free of charge. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.

2006 Martin Luther King Day Workshops

Friday, December 23, 2005 2:28 pm

The following workshops will be held in Pettengill Hall, Monday, Jan. 16:

Bates and Veterans for Peace present Iraq war poetry reading

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 3:08 pm

Poet Brian Turner Brian Turner, author of the Beatrice Hawley Award-winning poetry collection Here Bullet (Alice James Books, 2005), will read from his work at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Benjamin Mays Center, Russell Street, Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

American historian to discuss contemporary religious literacy

Wednesday, November 2, 2005 3:37 pm

Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University, will give a presentation titled "Religious Literacy: What Americans Don't Know About the World's Religions, and Why Their Ignorance Is Imperiling Our Politics" at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave., at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the 2005-06 Zerby Lecture in Contemporary Religious Thought, sponsored by the chaplain's office, free of charge.

Poet Meena Alexander to read from her work

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 3:45 pm

Meena Alexander, an award-winning poet, novelist and memoirist, will read from her poetry at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Multicultural Affairs hosts Samoan American artist

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.

Novelist Richard Ford to read for Annual Writers Harvest

Monday, October 10, 2005 3:57 pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford reads from his work at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue, Bates College.

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