Archives for "Religion and spirituality"
Authority on Yoruba influence inaugurates Schomburg Speaker Series

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 2:25 pm

An expert in expressions of the ancient Yoruba religion in the African diaspora offers a lecture at Bates at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. The speaker is Marta Moreno Vega, who teaches Afro-Caribbean religions and Afro Latino/a studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Open to the public at no cost, the lecture inaugurates the Arturo Schomburg Afro-Latino Speaker Series, presented by the Multicultural Affairs office at Bates. For more information, please call 207-786-8376. Bates debaters rank 16th at Cambridge University tournament

Wake Up! call

Friday, November 14, 2008 5:02 pm

Professor of German Denis Sweet’s Short Term course “Wake Up! An Experiential...

I’m the Girl Talk of Philosophy

Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:29 pm

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?

Global Lens 2008 film series continues with Argentinian, Iranian entries

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 12:11 pm

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.

Wake Up Call

Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:06 pm

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.

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

Sunday, August 3, 2008 3:11 pm

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.

Reverend Gomes celebrates a milestone

Thursday, June 26, 2008 12:00 pm

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.

1980 — The Iran Hostage Crisis

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:08 am

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.

Ask Me Another

Sunday, May 11, 2008 11:40 am

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

Bates semester abroad in China (slideshow)

Thursday, May 1, 2008 12:00 pm

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

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