Stories about "Society and culture"
Fulbright scholar examines Muslim world during Bates residency

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 3:52 pm

Ijaz Shafi Gilani, an expert on Pakistani public opinion and international relations, visits Bates College from Oct. 3 through Nov. 11. A Fulbright visiting specialist with the "Direct Access to the Muslim World" program, Gilani is professor and dean of the faculty of social sciences at International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan. He also heads Gallup Pakistan, an opinion and marketing research firm.

October brings Indiana, cryptozoology event to art museum

Thursday, September 29, 2005 4:18 pm

Coming to the Bates College Museum of Art in October are an exhibition of prints by Robert Indiana and a symposium relating the visual arts to cryptozoology, the study of unknown, rumored or hidden animals.

Photography exhibit depicts Jewish life in the South

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:29 pm

The Bates College Multicultural Center presents an opening reception for Bagels and Grits: Exploring Jewish Life in the Deep South, an exhibition of photographs by Bill Aron, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Chase Hall Gallery, 56 Campus Ave. This photographic essay of contemporary Southern Jewish life features 46 images and text panels that explore home and community life, Jewish traditions and sacred spaces, livelihood and the South's changing character. The reception is open to the public free of charge, and the exhibition will be on display at Bates through Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more information, call 207-786-8376. "Southern and Jewish are two words not often associated with each other," says Aron, author of Shalom Y'All: Images of Jewish Life in the American South (Algonquin Books, 2002). Aron's photographs, commissioned by the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in Jackson, Miss., portray the Southern Jewish experience through photographs and first-person stories.

Australian research suggests human potential to change environment

Monday, August 8, 2005 10:59 am

Why did one species disappear while the other survived? The simple answer is diet. Genyornis couldn't adapt to radical changes in the available food supply, while the emu could, according to a geological study published in the July 8 issue of Science magazine and co-authored by Bates geochemist Beverly Johnson.

Short Term's a time for rigor, research…and Red Sox

Thursday, April 14, 2005 10:04 am

Short Term at Bates is known among students for pressure-cooker courses like "Cellular and Molecular Biology," aka "Cell Hell," and "Introduction to Abstraction," better known as "Math Camp." But the academic offerings during these five weeks of spring have a reputation not only for rigor but for topicality, adventurousness and even, dare we say, for fun. And Short Term units new in 2005 are no exceptions.

Six named Phillips Student Fellows

Monday, March 28, 2005 9:01 am

Six students from have been named 2005 Phillips Student Fellows, recipients of an award that provides major funding for summer research projects involving meaningful immersion in different cultures.

Three students receive Philip J. Otis Fellowships

Monday, March 28, 2005 8:50 am

Three students have received Philip J. Otis Fellowships to support research into the relationships among individuals, societies and nature, the college Dean of the Faculty's office has announced.

Noblitt is front and center during rescue at sea

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 3:40 pm

When a sailing ship carrying 22 college students on an educational voyage in early March rescued 49 Haitians from their disabled vessel, a Bates sophomore was right in the middle of the widely reported story.

Performances reflect cultures of China, Russia, Indonesia

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 12:49 pm

A concert of Indonesian music and dance, a play by the Russian master Anton Chekhov and an afternoon of classical Chinese opera will open windows onto the world for audiences at Bates College during the next week and a half.

Wide variety of festival films to be screened during March

Tuesday, March 8, 2005 12:52 am

Bates College screens a wide variety of award-winning films with human and animal rights themes, some with visits by filmmakers, during the month of March.

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