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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.

Symposium examines intersection of art and cryptozoology

Thursday, October 27, 2005 3:39 pm

A symposium at the Bates College Museum of Art this weekend relates the visual arts to cryptozoology, the study of unknown, rumored or hidden animals. Treating issues of cryptozoology, science and art, the symposium "Out of Time Place Scale" takes place at the museum Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29. Friday's keynote speaker is cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, an authority in the field and the founder of the Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, where he lives. An exhibition relating to cryptozoology opens at the museum in June 2006.

Lectures at Bates spotlight compelling issues

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:54 pm

Lectures at Bates this week shed light on three diverse, yet equally momentous, realms of contemporary concern.

Writer from Equatorial Guinea to speak

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:26 pm

Equatorial Guinean writer Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel gives a talk called The...

Multicultural Affairs hosts Samoan American artist

Monday, October 10, 2005 3:59 pm

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts Dan Taulapapa McMullin, a Samoan American writer, painter and filmmaker, as a weeklong artist in residence. Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, McMullin will make several presentations in commemoration of Coming Out Day and Anti-Columbus Day to which the public is invited to attend at no charge.

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.

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