Archives for "Society and culture"
Cultural activists from South America to speak at Bates

Thursday, March 19, 2009 4:40 pm

Marfa Inofuentes and Rosana Silva Chagas, cultural activists from Bolivia and Brazil, speak at Bates College on March 23. The event is co-sponsored by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and the Arturo Schomburg Afro-Latino Speaker Series, a program of the Bates Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Darwin correspondence discussed in final 'Darwin at 200' event

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 8:18 am

Science historian Sheila Ann Dean, who has studied the correspondence of Charles Darwin extensively, presents the lecture "Charles Darwin: After the Origin and Before the Descent" at Bates.

'Red Sox Nation' faces competition from a likely source

Friday, March 6, 2009 12:42 pm

"Red Sox Nation," a course taught by Professor of History Margaret Creighton, uses the Olde Towne Team to discuss issues like race, class and gender in America.

They Came, They Bought

Sunday, March 1, 2009 4:17 pm

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Ask Me Another: Politics professor James Richter keeps an eye on Russian society

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:39 pm

For about a decade after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, hundreds of millions of Western dollars poured into Russia to promote civil society. The money, however, didn’t do the trick, and some of the reasons why are explained in a recent article by Professor of Politics James Richter titled "Integration from Below: The Disappointing Effort to Promote Civil Society in Russia," published in Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change (2008), edited by Douglas Blum.

No News is Bad News

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:24 pm

The volume of news from Washington, D.C., is growing, but fewer newspaper journalists are around to explain it. At stake, perhaps, is the democratic process.

They Came, They Bought

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:13 pm

Josh Holdeman '93, international director of 20th-century art for Christie's, talks to clients during bidding. Holdeman and his team oversaw the sale Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection in December 16-17, 2008, which acheived a record total -- more than $7 million -- for a single owner Christie's sale dedicated to photographs.

Help Wanted

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:10 pm

Anthropology students identify obstacles to Somali employment in the Lewiston-Auburn area — as well as potential solutions.

Trying on for size

Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:23 am

Two Bates professors muse about 'Mao Jacket': Grafflin - It's easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one's own cultural background; Hirai - On what side of fame does Bates stand?

What boys want: perspectives on gender differences

Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:23 am

If you’ve been paying attention to education news, you know that boys are falling behind academically. You’ve heard they are lagging in reading and writing, graduating from high school at lower rates than girls, and filling fewer seats in college classrooms.

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