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Tuesday

September 19, 2006
3:26 pm

Timothy McCall '08 researches Lewiston's Jewish community

A visit to the local Jewish cemetery taught Timothy McCall ’08 of Lawrenceville, N.J., a timeless lesson in history.

Wednesday

May 10, 2006
12:00 am

Alumna to read her award-winning fiction at Bates

Award-winning writer Alake Pilgrim, a member of the Bates College Class of 2003, returns to campus for a two-week residency in May that includes reading her short stories, screening a film about immigration and giving a talk about religious identity. These events, cosponsored by the English department and the program in African American Studies, are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-8294.

Thursday

March 30, 2006
12:00 am

Speaker discusses Palestinian-Israeli peace process

As part of an Islam and Middle East Awareness Week at Bates College, Forsan Hussein, an expert on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, will give a talk on the conflict and discuss alternatives for the peace process at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science, 44 Campus Ave., Bates College. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by Mushahada and the recently established Bates College Middle East Peace Alliance, at no charge.

Monday

March 13, 2006
2:12 pm

Bates Hillel to screen 'Another Road Home' as part of MJFF

Another Road Home, an award-winning documentary in English by Israeli filmmaker Danae Elon chronicling her search for the Palestinian man who cared for her as a child, will be screened as part of the 2006 Maine Jewish Film Festival at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, Bates College. The public is invited to the screening, co-sponsored by Bates Hillel and Temple Shalom Synagogue-Center, Auburn, free of charge. Seating is limited. For more information, e-mail Cali Lanza-Weil at this clanzawe@bates.edu.

Monday

March 6, 2006
12:00 am

Middle East expert to discuss volatile mix of religion and politics

Charles Kimball, professor of comparative religion at the Wake Forest University Divinity School, will give a presentation titled “Hope for the Perilous Journey Ahead: Engaging the Volatile Mix of Religion and Politics in Christianity, Judaism and Islam” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the 2006 Bertha May Bell Andrews Lecture, sponsored by the chaplain’s office, free of charge. For more information, call the chaplain’s office at 207-786-8272.

Wednesday

January 4, 2006
1:38 pm

Stratton receives Fulbright award for Sri Lanka research

Rory Stratton, a 2005 graduate of Bates College, is researching Islamic art and architectural history in Sri Lanka with the support of a Fulbright grant.

Thursday

December 1, 2005
3:01 pm

Expert on Islam and women to speak at Bates

An internationally known scholar on the subjects of women and Islam and on the influences of Islam in America, Amina Wadud gives a talk titled “The States of Muslim Women’s Struggles for Gender Justice” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Bates College.

Thursday

December 1, 2005
2:57 pm

Rabbi discusses mid-career change in Bates spirituality series

Rabbi Hillel Katzir of Auburn’s Temple Shalom Synagogue-Center discusses his journey of religious heritage, culminating in a mid-life career change, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College.

Wednesday

November 2, 2005
3:37 pm

American historian to discuss contemporary religious literacy

Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University, will give a presentation titled “Religious Literacy: What Americans Don’t Know About the World’s Religions, and Why Their Ignorance Is Imperiling Our Politics” at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave., at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the 2005-06 Zerby Lecture in Contemporary Religious Thought, sponsored by the chaplain’s office, free of charge.

Wednesday

October 5, 2005
3:52 pm

Fulbright scholar examines Muslim world during Bates residency

Ijaz Shafi Gilani, an expert on Pakistani public opinion and international relations, visits Bates College from Oct. 3 through Nov. 11. A Fulbright visiting specialist with the “Direct Access to the Muslim World” program, Gilani is professor and dean of the faculty of social sciences at International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan. He also heads Gallup Pakistan, an opinion and marketing research firm.