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Wednesday

September 24, 2008
3:46 pm

Crisis in the Caucasus: Cold War 2.0?

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.

Monday

September 22, 2008
10:22 am

Harward Center launches 2008-09 Civic Forum series

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.

Friday

August 29, 2008
12:00 pm

Expert in ethnomathematics, math history to give Sampson Lecture

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.

Sunday

August 10, 2008
12:38 pm

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

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.

Tuesday

August 5, 2008
12:45 pm

To heal the wounded

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.

Thursday

July 31, 2008
1:40 pm

Surdukowski and Karadzic

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.

Sunday

July 13, 2008
12:00 pm

Switching careers

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.

Wednesday

May 28, 2008
11:15 am

Against Olympics backdrop, museum exhibit explores Chinese cityscape

As the 2008 Beijing Olympics put China in the global spotlight this summer, a photographic exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art will offer alternative perspectives on that intriguing, dynamic nation. “Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers” showcases work by 17 Chinese artists who examine how economic reform, a new influx of personal wealth and rapid industrialization have changed the urban environment. The exhibit appears from June 7 through Dec. 14.

Tuesday

May 13, 2008
10:08 am

1980 — The Iran Hostage Crisis

Feb. 13, 1980, was Day 102 of the hostage crisis in Tehran, Iran. But for globetrotting freelance journalist William Worthy ’42, it was just another day in just another post-revolution country.