Archives for "Public health and safety"


March 27, 2007 10:30 am

College hosts international conference on Rwandan genocide

Scholars and human-rights advocates will join survivors of the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda to discuss its origins and outcomes on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, at Bates College.


March 2, 2005 9:36 am

Vietnamese victim and plaintiff to discuss historic Agent Orange case

Dr. Phan Thi Phi Phi, one of three Vietnamese plaintiffs in a lawsuit against American chemical manufacturers, and Susan Hammond, deputy director of the New York-based Fund for Reconciliation and Development, will discuss this historic case in a lecture titled “Agent Orange: A New Vietnam War” Thursday, March 3, in Chase Hall Lounge.


November 19, 2004 12:23 pm

Bates receives award for leadership in tobacco control

The college has received an award for its adoption of a policy that strengthens tobacco control efforts on campus.


September 9, 2004 3:55 pm

Directors of SUNY Brockport Vietnam Program discuss post-war Vietnam

Kenneth J. Hermann Jr. and Nguyen Thi My Hoa, director and vice-director of the State University of New York at Brockport’s Vietnam Program, discuss post-war Vietnam, its relations with the United States and the legacy of Agent Orange in a presentation titled “Vietnam: A Nation, Not a War,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend at no charge.


February 27, 2004 12:34 pm

Director presents toxic comedy about vinyl siding

Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Judith Helfand screens her documentary “Blue Siding,” a serio-comic expose of vinyl siding, at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the 96-minute screening, co-sponsored by Bates Hillel and the Environmental Coalition, free of charge.


February 28, 2003 3:02 pm

Take Back the Night march hosted

Bates debuts its first year of participation in the Take Back the Night march, an annual protest of violence against women. Keynote speaker is Noelle Roop, co-founder of PROUD (People Reaching Out Understanding Diversity), who will discuss her own experience as a survivor of violence.


January 31, 2003 3:43 pm

Civil liberties expert Christopher Pyle discusses terrorism's impact on privacy

hristopher Pyle, who researched the U.S. government’s domestic spying abuses for Congress in the 1970s, comes to Bates College to discuss terrorism’s impact on civil liberties in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue.


January 27, 2003 3:11 pm

Cyberculture expert to discuss implications of altering the human body

Chris Hables Gray, a noted cyberculture expert and activist, will discuss the social implications of altering the human body through technology in a lecture.


January 23, 2003 9:43 am

Ice Anniversary

As tree limbs crashed down on the Bates Quad at the height of the storm, Bates arborist Bill Bergevin felt helpless. “You just wanted to yell out, ‘Stop!'” he remembers. “But you knew it wouldn’t help.”


January 22, 2003 2:45 pm

Jean Kilbourne, ad critic and 'Lecturer of the Year,' to speak

Internationally recognized for her pioneering work on how advertising represents alcohol, tobacco and the image of women, author Jean Kilbourne offers a slide presentation titled “The Naked Truth: Advertising’s Image of Women.”