Archives for "Society and culture"
Debater places first at novice parliamentary debate championships

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 10:25 am

Led by first-year student Brendan Jarboe of Acton, Mass., Bates College debaters swept the 2004 American Parliamentary Debate Association's Novice Championships, held Sept. 24 and 25 at Boston University. The tournament is organized specifically for debaters competing for the first time at the collegiate level.

Performance closes exhibition by major Chinese artist

Thursday, September 23, 2004 9:09 am

The Bates College Museum of Art installation "From Middle Kingdom to Biological Millennium," by Chinese artist Wenda Gu, closes with a reception and a performance piece by Gu at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

AESOP provides fabulous adventure for new students

Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:31 am

Organized and run by students, the Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program -- commonly known by its acronym, AESOP -- puts Bates first-years, guided by older peers, onto hiking trails and into kayaks.

Bates Dance Festival presents 'Different Voices' from around the globe

Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:48 pm

The Bates Dance Festival presents its Different Voices concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 in Schaeffer Theatre, located on College Avenue, Bates College. The concert showcases artists from the United States, Vietnam, Mexico and Cape Verde.

Everett Dance Theatre presents 'Home Movies' at Bates Dance Festival

Sunday, August 1, 2004 9:57 am

The Rhode Island-based Everett Dance Theatre returns to Bates College to present the 2004 world premiere of Home Movies. Incorporating dance, theater and video, Home Movies explores today’s American family, tackling such issues as mental illness, homelessness and immigration. The Bates Dance Festival presents Everett Dance Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, at Schaeffer Theatre, College Street. Tickets are $17/$10 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 10. (Home Movies is appropriate for people of all ages.)

Hip-hop legend Rennie Harris presents 'Facing Mekka' at Bates Dance Festival

Wednesday, July 21, 2004 11:12 am

Philadelphia’s Rennie Harris, one of hip-hop’s leading ambassadors worldwide, brings his company, Puremovement, back to the Bates Dance Festival for the 2004 Maine premiere of Facing Mekka, a work co-commissioned by the festival and conceived at Bates in 1998. The festival presents Rennie Harris Puremovement in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 22-24, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25, in Schaeffer Theatre, College Street. Tickets are $25/$15 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 10. (Facing Mekka is appropriate for people of all ages.)

Roberts '04 receives Fulbright for musical research in Mongolia

Wednesday, June 2, 2004 12:36 pm

Michael P. Roberts, a recent Bates College graduate from Longmeadow, Mass., has received an award to support postgraduate research in Mongolia from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

'Black Factory' preview at Bates College anticipates MassMoCA installation

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 2:59 pm

The Bates College Museum of Art presents the "Black Factory," an installation by nationally acclaimed visual and performance artist William Pope.L, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Bates College names additional Phillips Student Fellow

Monday, April 19, 2004 3:19 pm

Cynthia Freeman, a sophomore from Cameron, Ariz., has been named the seventh recipient of a 2004 Phillips Fellowship at Bates College.

Filmmaker screens documentary about Chinese Cultural Revolution

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 10:33 am

Chinese-born scholar and director Carma Hinton screens her new two-hour film about the Chinese Cultural Revolution, "Morning Sun," at 6 p.m. Monday, March 22, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell Street. Sponsored by the Asian studies program and the Freeman Foundation, the film and subsequent discussion led by the filmmaker are open to the public at no charge. For more information, call 207-786-8296.

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