Stories about "Society and culture"
Author to discuss contemporary Native American women artists

Tuesday, November 5, 2002 3:42 pm

Phoebe Farris, editor of the book "Women Artists of Color: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook to 20th Century Artists in the Americas" (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999), and professor of art, design and women's studies at Purdue University, discusses contemporary female Native American artists at 4:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

U.S. Muslim woman describes peace pilgrimage to Afghanistan in Spiritual Journey series

Wednesday, October 16, 2002 3:01 pm

Shamshad Sheikh, Muslim chaplain at Mount Holyoke College, will discuss her experiences in a Bates College lecture titled From Pakistan to Afghanistan via the United States: A Muslim Peace Pilgrim's Journey, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend this discussion, part of the "Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2002-03" series sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, free of charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism

Thursday, September 19, 2002 9:55 am

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses "The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend his talk, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge. Donations in the form of canned goods or clothing for the Good Shepherd Food Bank will be accepted, and a reception will follow in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue.

Fall T.G.I.F. lecture series begins

Monday, September 9, 2002 4:13 pm

John McClendon, an associate professor in the Bates College programs in African American and American cultural studies, opens the college's T.G.I.F lecture series at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Edmund S. Muskies Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to lectures in the series free of charge. Refreshments will be available.

Renowned scholar in comparative religion to speak

Thursday, March 7, 2002 9:18 am

Referred to as "the world's ambassador to religions everywhere, a man of passionate intellect and immense heart" by theologian Thomas Moore, Huston Smith, a nationally renowned scholar in comparative religious studies, will discuss "Religion's Role in an Acutely Troubling Era" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend this annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture in Ethics and Education free of charge.

Colby-Bates-Bowdoin study abroad program awarded Mellon Grant

Thursday, February 28, 2002 2:53 pm

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges a $490,000 grant to support study abroad programs. The grant will support the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) Off-Campus Study Consortium for the next three years.

Global warming at issue in annual Muskie Environmental Lecture

Tuesday, February 19, 2002 3:16 pm

Kalee Kreider, manager of a national campaign to raise awareness about global climate change, assesses the effort to forestall global warming in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. Presented as the annual Muskie Environmental Lecture, the event is open to the public at no charge.

Symposium examines stereotyping through children's literature

Friday, February 15, 2002 3:58 pm

In an examination of how children's literature transmits stereotypes, a series of talks, accompanied by three one-act plays, in a symposium titled What is Children's Literature? will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2. The public is invited to attend the sessions, which include breaks for discussion and meals, free of charge.

Catholic chaplain from Harvard discusses feminist journey

Wednesday, February 13, 2002 3:54 pm

Jacqueline Landry, Catholic chaplain at Harvard University, will present a talk titled The Path is Made by Walking: A Catholic Feminist's Journey as a Change Agent at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall.

Debaters say it's time to share love's labor

Wednesday, February 13, 2002 9:31 am

Love might be a many-splendored thing, but it's also darned hard work for men -- or so says the Brooks Quimby Debate Council, whose members will argue the topic "Resolved: women should bear the burden of dating" at 4 p.m. Valentine's Day in the Keck Classroom of Pettengill Hall.

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