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Thursday

November 6, 2008
1:29 pm

I’m the Girl Talk of Philosophy

Concerning mash-up music, debates have been circulating concerning the question of whether a mash-up song should be considered new or not. Is a mash-up song authentic? Is it “real” music? Or is it simply two previously written songs placed together into something that is less novel than it is a rip-off. And what does it mean that computers are so fancy these days that any Joe-shmo can take two of his favorite songs and layer them together? Does that count as authentic?

Wednesday

November 5, 2008
12:11 pm

Global Lens 2008 film series continues with Argentinian, Iranian entries

The Global Lens 2008 film series, a touring program of narrative feature films from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, continues at the Olin Arts Center, Bates College, this week with 7 p.m. screenings of the 2006 Iranian drama ‘The Fish Fall in Love’ on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Room 104, and ‘Kept and Dreamless’ (Argentina, 2005) on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Room 105.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
3:06 pm

Wake Up Call

A chain of such experiential moments — the solo fast being just one of the more salient examples — stretched from one end of Short Term to the other. As far as I knew, nothing quite like “Wake Up!” had ever been tried at Bates before. It was a hybrid that wedded rigorous academic inquiry with direct, personal, unmediated experiential learning.

Wednesday

October 29, 2008
8:59 am

Darwin anniversary series continues with Flock of Dodos

The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of naturalist Charles Darwin and the 150th publication anniversary of The Origin of Species, the book in which Darwin set forth the theory of evolution.

Sunday

August 3, 2008
3:11 pm

How does one define productivity at the end of an era?

So it is my second to final night here at Upaya and I am antsy to return to my life as I once knew it. I won’t forget this experience when I return to Bates to continue my academic life.

Thursday

June 26, 2008
12:00 pm

Reverend Gomes celebrates a milestone

Peter J. Gomes ’65, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and pastor of Memorial Church at Harvard University, recently celebrated his 40th anniversary in the ministry.

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.

Sunday

May 11, 2008
11:40 am

Ask Me Another

There’s nothing alien about ET abduction, says Stephanie Kelley-Romano.

Thursday

May 1, 2008
12:00 pm

Bates semester abroad in China (slideshow)

The Bates group trekked up Mount Pamuling to visit the Buddhist monastery, which sits amidst a stunning landscape.

Thursday

May 1, 2008
12:00 pm

Inside China

As China becomes a global player, Bates economist Margaret Maurer-Fazio and her students have ringside seats. Bates economist Margaret Maurer-Fazio has tracked China’s economy since the early 1980s.