Archives for "Language and literature"

Friday

July 22, 2005 9:44 am

Berkeley authors Adam and Arlie Hochschild present forum

Internationally recognized authors Adam and Arlie Hochschild, who frequently summer in Maine, lead a two-hour discussion titled “Finding Our Way in Bush’s America” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Saturday

June 4, 2005 4:37 pm

2005 Summer Reading List

The ninth edition of our summer leisure reading list: Each spring, the College Store solicits from members of the Bates community their suggestions for good summer reads.

Thursday

April 14, 2005 10:04 am

Short Term's a time for rigor, research…and Red Sox

Short Term at Bates is known among students for pressure-cooker courses like “Cellular and Molecular Biology,” aka “Cell Hell,” and “Introduction to Abstraction,” better known as “Math Camp.” But the academic offerings during these five weeks of spring have a reputation not only for rigor but for topicality, adventurousness and even, dare we say, for fun. And Short Term units new in 2005 are no exceptions.

Thursday

March 3, 2005 10:09 am

Maine essayist Franklin Burroughs to give Otis Lecture

Franklin Burroughs, author of the acclaimed books “Billy Watson’s Croker Sack” and “The River Home: A Return to the Carolina Low Country,” visits Bates College to give the eighth annual Otis Lecture Wednesday, March 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.

Tuesday

November 9, 2004 12:45 pm

Poet Mathis featured in Writers Harvest reading

The annual Writers Harvest reading at Bates College will be given by Cleopatra Mathis, professor of English at Dartmouth College and author of five collections of poetry, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Ave.

Thursday

September 9, 2004 3:20 pm

Convocation 2004: In praise of the 'courage of ordinary people'

“Everybody who acts is uncertain,” author Paul Rogat Loeb told the Bates College community and its Class of 2008 during the Sept. 8 ceremony marking the start of the college’s 150th academic year.

Tuesday

August 24, 2004 3:44 pm

'Soul of a Citizen' author to address Convocation

Paul Rogat Loeb, author of a highly praised book exploring community involvement, opens the 150th academic year at Bates College with the Convocation address “The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Hope in a Time of Fear” at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, on the main quadrangle. The rain site will be the Alumni Gymnasium.

Tuesday

March 23, 2004 9:12 am

H. Nigel Thomas, Caribbean writer to read from his work at Bates College

H. Nigel Thomas, a poet and novelist known for his examinations of Caribbean culture, visits Bates College to read from his work at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue.

Tuesday

January 27, 2004 4:22 pm

Brunswick poet's Spiritual Journeys talk at Bates canceled

The talk by Brunswick poet and teacher Gary Lawless, “Poetry as a Path of Pilgrimage,” scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, has been canceled.

Monday

October 27, 2003 2:05 pm

Lecture-workshop by 'Sunpie' Barnes rescheduled for Nov. 4

An accomplished musician equally at home with blues, zydeco and a spectrum of African and Caribbean styles, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes comes to Bates College to explore the music of the African Diaspora in a lecture-workshop from 8-10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Room 130 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. The visit was postponed to November from Oct. 28.