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Speaker discusses Palestinian-Israeli peace process

Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:00 am

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.

World Music Weekend explores an Indian epic

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 12:00 am

Featuring the college gamelan orchestra and a Cambodian music and dance troupe, this year's World Music Weekend at Bates College takes place Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Titled "The Ramayana in Southeast Asia," the weekend explores adaptations of the ancient, seminal epic from India titled "Ramayana."

2006 Bates King Day theme highlights the road to peace

Friday, December 23, 2005 3:02 pm

A pioneer in the field of African American women's history and chair of the Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, Professor Sharon Harley is the keynote speaker for the 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

Expert on Islam and women to speak at Bates

Thursday, December 1, 2005 3:01 pm

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.

Rabbi discusses mid-career change in Bates spirituality series

Thursday, December 1, 2005 2:57 pm

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.

American historian to discuss contemporary religious literacy

Wednesday, November 2, 2005 3:37 pm

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.

Symposium examines intersection of art and cryptozoology

Thursday, October 27, 2005 3:39 pm

A symposium at the Bates College Museum of Art this weekend relates the visual arts to cryptozoology, the study of unknown, rumored or hidden animals. Treating issues of cryptozoology, science and art, the symposium "Out of Time Place Scale" takes place at the museum Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29. Friday's keynote speaker is cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, an authority in the field and the founder of the Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, where he lives. An exhibition relating to cryptozoology opens at the museum in June 2006.

Lectures at Bates spotlight compelling issues

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:54 pm

Lectures at Bates this week shed light on three diverse, yet equally momentous, realms of contemporary concern.

Writer from Equatorial Guinea to speak

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:26 pm

Equatorial Guinean writer Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel gives a talk called The...

Multicultural Affairs hosts Samoan American artist

Monday, October 10, 2005 3:59 pm

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts Dan Taulapapa McMullin, a Samoan American writer, painter and filmmaker, as a weeklong artist in residence. Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, McMullin will make several presentations in commemoration of Coming Out Day and Anti-Columbus Day to which the public is invited to attend at no charge.

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