Archives for "Society and culture"

Friday

October 22, 2004 1:07 pm

Law professor Derrick Bell gives Brown v. Board of Education talk

The exhibition “Multicultural Center Retrospective: Eight Years of Diversity Programming” opens Thursday, Oct. 28, with a 6 p.m. reception whose guests include the author and attorney Derrick Bell, featured in a 7 p.m. talk commemorating the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision. The public is invited to attend free of charge the reception and the lecture, held in Chase Hall Gallery and Chase Hall Lounge respectively, Campus Avenue, Bates College. For more information, call 207-786-8376.

Thursday

September 30, 2004 12:04 pm

Representatives from Harvard, other schools to discuss graduate divinity studies

Representatives from Harvard Divinity School, Bangor Theological Seminary, Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity School visit Bates to present a workshop on graduate studies in religion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue.

Tuesday

September 28, 2004 1:35 pm

Bates to show influential documentary 'Affluenza'

The Bates College Program in Environmental Studies will show “Affluenza,” the acclaimed 1997 documentary about the impact of rampant materialism in America, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Room 104, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Tuesday

September 28, 2004 10:25 am

Debater places first at novice parliamentary debate championships

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.

Thursday

September 23, 2004 9:09 am

Performance closes exhibition by major Chinese artist

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.

Wednesday

August 25, 2004 9:31 am

AESOP provides fabulous adventure for new students

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.

Thursday

August 12, 2004 12:48 pm

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

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.

Sunday

August 1, 2004 9:57 am

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

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.)

Wednesday

July 21, 2004 11:12 am

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

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.)

Wednesday

June 2, 2004 12:36 pm

Roberts '04 receives Fulbright for musical research in Mongolia

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.