Archives for "Society and culture"


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.)


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.


April 28, 2004 2:59 pm

'Black Factory' preview at Bates College anticipates MassMoCA installation

The Bates College Museum of Art presents the “Black Factory,” an installation by nationally acclaimed visual and performance artist William Pope.L, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.


April 19, 2004 3:19 pm

Bates College names additional Phillips Student Fellow

Cynthia Freeman, a sophomore from Cameron, Ariz., has been named the seventh recipient of a 2004 Phillips Fellowship at Bates College.


March 17, 2004 10:33 am

Filmmaker screens documentary about Chinese Cultural Revolution

Chinese-born scholar and director Carma Hinton screens her new two-hour film about the Chinese Cultural Revolution, “Morning Sun,” at 6 p.m. Monday, March 22, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell Street. Sponsored by the Asian studies program and the Freeman Foundation, the film and subsequent discussion led by the filmmaker are open to the public at no charge. For more information, call 207-786-8296.


February 27, 2004 11:14 am

Bates Republicans host acclaimed gay marriage author Andrew Sullivan

Renowned journalist and political activist Andrew Sullivan will speak at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. His topic: “The Politics of Homosexuality.”


February 5, 2004 10:02 am

'Vagina Monologues' returns to Bates College

Carolyn Myles, a Bates College senior, directs the college’s fourth annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited and donations will be gratefully accepted, with proceeds going to V-Day, an international organization working to stop violence against women and girls.


January 28, 2004 4:12 pm

Cultural historian to discuss rock 'n' roll

Glenn C. Altschuler, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies and dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at Cornell University, will discuss “The Day the Music Died: The Conspiracy Against Rock ‘n Roll in the Late 1950s” at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by the Department of History and the American studies program, free of charge.


January 26, 2004 11:08 am

Jean Kilbourne, ad critic and 'Lecturer of the Year,' to speak

Internationally recognized for her pioneering work on how advertising represents alcohol, tobacco and the image of women, author Jean Kilbourne offers a slide presentation titled “The Naked Truth: Advertising’s Image of Women” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.


December 17, 2003 12:10 pm

Bates College Museum of Art photography exhibition depicts China in transition

Focusing on the impacts of urbanization and industrialization in China, a nationally significant exhibition of documentary images by Chinese photographers opens at the Bates College Museum of Art with a lecture and reception at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2004.