Archives for "Society and culture"

Friday

September 11, 2009 2:05 pm

Common practices and principles for the "liberated consumer"

Making better choices by going deep, taking the time, making the connection, staying focused.

Friday

September 11, 2009 1:59 pm

Hansen to new students: It’s about good choices

The ceremony beginning Bates’ 155th academic year on Sept. 9 took place on a choice afternoon, sunny and mild, and explored in depth the concept of choice — no small issue for 470 first-year students confronted with new freedom to make their own choices.

Friday

September 11, 2009 10:57 am

Authority on Afro-Mexican citizens to speak

A professor of Spanish, a poet and an authority on Mexican citizens of African descent, Marco Polo Hernández Cuevas offers a talk titled “Afro-Mexico 1519-” at Bates College at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St.

Monday

August 31, 2009 8:33 am

Famed author, first Native American Pulitzer winner, to give Otis Lecture

N. Scott Momaday, whose novel “House Made of Dawn” in 1969 earned him the first Pulitzer Prize awarded to a Native American, offers the annual Otis Lecture at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Friday

August 28, 2009 12:58 pm

David Scobey tells Inside Higher Ed readers that colleges should launch community news organizations

An Inside Higher Ed essay by Bates cultural historian David Scobey suggests how colleges might respond to the decline of…

Tuesday

August 25, 2009 8:58 am

New Hampshire Public Radio interviews Chris Danforth '01, co-creater of a way to measure worldwide happiness in real time

New Hampshire Public Radio interviews Chris Danforth ’01, an applied mathematician at the University of Vermont, and colleague Peter Dodds, who have created a way to measure worldwide happiness in real time, as expressed in blogs and Twitter.

Wednesday

August 19, 2009 10:09 am

Abroad Experience

Photographs from study abroad hint at the space between knowledge and experience

Tuesday

August 4, 2009 3:38 pm

Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

After sharing a meal at the end of a two-week homestay with a Zulu family in rural Ohwebede, my host siblings encouraged me to take out my camera for one last photo shoot.

Tuesday

August 4, 2009 3:28 pm

Khon Kaen, Thailand

In Thailand, the death of a loved one is never a sad occasion

Tuesday

August 4, 2009 3:15 pm

Fyn, Denmark

This was shot in April 2007 on the island of Fyn.