Stories about "Society and culture"
Caribbean theater company blends music, dance and poetry

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:51 am

Bates College presents "Andidan Lawonn-la," a multilingual performance of music, dance and poetry by the Caribbean Theater Company Siyaj at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the college chapel, College Street. Performed mostly in French and French Creole (an English text will be provided), "Andidan Lawonn-la" is open to the public at no cost. It is sponsored by the departments of anthropology, music, and romance languages and literatures; the programs in African American studies and dance; the Francophone Club; and the Multicultural Center. For more information, please call 207-755-5938.

Time and room change for Coming Out Speaker

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:00 pm

Please note the following talk has a new time and location: Richard "Anguksuar" LaFortune, a Native American GLBT and "Two-Spirit" community organizer, presents a talk titled "A Thousand Years of Respect" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs, sponsor of the lecture, invites the public to attend at no charge. For more information, please call the Multicultural Center at 207-786-8376.

Timothy McCall '08 researches Lewiston's Jewish community

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 3:26 pm

A visit to the local Jewish cemetery taught Timothy McCall '08 of Lawrenceville, N.J., a timeless lesson in history.

'Cryptozoology' transcends Nessie, yeti in exploring hidden creatures

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 12:00 am

Some, like the Tasmanian tiger, are considered extinct, yet sightings are still reported. Some, like the giant squid, existed only as rumors until hard evidence finally appeared. And roaming a shadowy habitat between myth, hucksterism and science are still others -- for example, Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

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."

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