Stories about "Society and culture"
Whitehouse Professor of Sociology Emily Kane challenges privilege

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 1:26 pm

In celebration of her appointment as Whitehouse Professor of Sociology at Bates College, Emily Kane leads a panel discussion on "Disrupting Privilege: Inequality, Community and Social Change" Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Chase Hall Lounge.

Harvard sociologist discusses African American tradition

Monday, January 29, 2007 2:10 pm

Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, will give a talk titled "King's Dream, American Realities: Paradoxical Trends in the African-American Condition" Sunday, Feb. 4, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Harvard professor discusses the shaping of Christianity

Friday, January 12, 2007 3:02 pm

Karen Leigh King, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Harvard Divinity School, will give a presentation titled "The Shaping of Christianity: Gospel Discoveries from the Egyptian Desert" Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

Multicultural Center presents social justice institute

Friday, November 10, 2006 3:20 pm

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a two-day social justice institute designed to introduce students to individuals and organizations working on a variety of social justice issues, such as human rights, reparations and economic equity, on Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Comedian Bob Saget to perform at Bates

Thursday, October 26, 2006 1:51 pm

Actor, comedian and TV host Bob Saget performs at Bates College at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Gray Athletic Building, Central Avenue. Comedian Alexandra McHale, known for her VH1 commentaries about television, opens for Saget. The doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $18, with tickets available at Bull Moose locations and online at The show is sponsored by the Chase Hall Committee. Please note that this performance is intended for mature audiences only.

'Challenging Nature' author to speak at Bates

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 2:03 pm

Lee Silver, a molecular biologist and author known for his trenchant analysis of issues at the intersection of biotechnology, law, ethics and religion, visits Bates College to offer a lecture based on his new book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Caribbean theater company blends music, dance and poetry

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:51 am

Bates College presents "Andidan Lawonn-la," a multilingual performance of music, dance and poetry by the Caribbean Theater Company Siyaj at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the college chapel, College Street. Performed mostly in French and French Creole (an English text will be provided), "Andidan Lawonn-la" is open to the public at no cost. It is sponsored by the departments of anthropology, music, and romance languages and literatures; the programs in African American studies and dance; the Francophone Club; and the Multicultural Center. For more information, please call 207-755-5938.

Time and room change for Coming Out Speaker

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:00 pm

Please note the following talk has a new time and location: Richard "Anguksuar" LaFortune, a Native American GLBT and "Two-Spirit" community organizer, presents a talk titled "A Thousand Years of Respect" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs, sponsor of the lecture, invites the public to attend at no charge. For more information, please call the Multicultural Center at 207-786-8376.

Timothy McCall '08 researches Lewiston's Jewish community

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 3:26 pm

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

'Cryptozoology' transcends Nessie, yeti in exploring hidden creatures

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 12:00 am

Some, like the Tasmanian tiger, are considered extinct, yet sightings are still reported. Some, like the giant squid, existed only as rumors until hard evidence finally appeared. And roaming a shadowy habitat between myth, hucksterism and science are still others -- for example, Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

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