Stories about "News and politics"
Science historian discusses views of climate change

Monday, October 20, 2008 11:40 am

Historian of science at the University of California, San Diego, Naomi Oreskes gave a lecture on the science of climate change and the notion of scientific consensus. (Total length: 1:16:12)

Muskie Oral History Project receives national award

Monday, October 13, 2008 1:45 pm

The Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Project, a decade-long College effort to preserve memories and impressions of people who knew the late U.S. senator and secretary of state, has received an important award from the national professional organization of oral historians.

Newspaper columnist, veterans among Iraq War panelists

Monday, October 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Newspaper columnist Bill Nemitz and two Iraq war veterans with political aspirations, Adam Cote and Alex Cornell du Houx, will take part in a Bates College panel discussion about the impacts of the Iraq War.

Crisis in the Caucasus: Cold War 2.0?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 3:46 pm

The German-Russian Studies Department invites you to this year's first "Samovar Series for Cultural Inquiry." The topic will be recent events in the Caucasus and the impact those events are having and might have for the international community.

Harward Center launches 2008-09 Civic Forum series

Monday, September 22, 2008 10:22 am

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships inaugurates its 2008-09 Civic Forum series with a talk by a leading scholar-activist on democratic renewal and civic engagement.

Expert in ethnomathematics, math history to give Sampson Lecture

Friday, August 29, 2008 12:00 pm

Ubiratan D’Ambrósio, an authority on the fields of ethnomathematics, math education and the history of mathematics, offers two talks at Bates College on Sept. 18. D’Ambrosio offers an informal look at 19th-century Brazilian mathematician Joaquim Gomes de Souza at 4:30 p.m. His second talk, Bates' annual Sampson Lecture, is titled "Ethnomathematics in a Global World" and begins at 7:30 p.m.

Iranians of all political stripes, ages believe U.S. will attack

Sunday, August 10, 2008 12:38 pm

In an essay published in Maine's Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel newspapers in Maine, Visiting Professor of Politics Eric Hooglund writes about his early summer trip to Iran, which coincided with U.S. Senate and House resolutions (since blocked) authorizing President Bush to set up a naval blockade of Iran.

To heal the wounded

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 12:45 pm

A book review in The New York Times praised the team of U.S. Army medical professionals, including Dr. Dave Lounsbury '72, a retired colonel, that pushed for publication of War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Series of Cases, 2003–2007.

Surdukowski and Karadzic

Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:40 pm

The Concord (N.H.) Monitor interviewed lawyer Jay Surdukowski in July after the capture of Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader who will stand trial after 12 years at large.

Switching careers

Sunday, July 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Economic uncertainty is leading more and more people to consider big career changes. Some are seeking new fields after a layoff, while others seek just-in-case alternatives in anticipation of troubles ahead.

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