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Historian McCullough among May 28 Commencement speakers

Friday, May 26, 2006 12:00 am

Four honorary degree recipients will speak at the 140th Commencement at Bates on May 28. They are Shakespearean scholar and cultural critic Marjorie Garber, AIDS researcher David Ho, historian David McCullough and choreographer Mark Morris. The 10 a.m. commencement ceremony takes place on the historic quad in front of Coram Library.

'Betty Bates' materials show progress in women's rights

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:00 am

The past retains its power to surprise today's students, as Alison Vander Zanden '06 learned during the winter. In a research project for the course "Sociology of Gender," taught by professor Emily Kane, Vander Zanden was the latest student to delve into the regulatory "Bates Blue Books" and advice booklets that prescribed the limits of student life at the college.

Alumna to read her award-winning fiction at Bates

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 12:00 am

Award-winning writer Alake Pilgrim, a member of the Bates College Class of 2003, returns to campus for a two-week residency in May that includes reading her short stories, screening a film about immigration and giving a talk about religious identity. These events, cosponsored by the English department and the program in African American Studies, are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-8294.

Prestigious Watson Fellowships awarded to two seniors

Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:00 am

Two Bates College seniors are among 50 students across the country to receive 2006 Thomas J. Watson Fellowships, $25,000 grants that support a year of independent research abroad. The Bates recipients are Amanda Harrow of Hopkinton, Mass., and Andrew Stowe of Wallingford, Conn.

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.

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