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Cuban scholar to speak on issues of race

Thursday, September 14, 2000 3:08 pm

Gisela Arandia, a Cuban scholar who focuses on race issues in Cuba and among Cubans in Miami, will discuss "Race and Racism in Cuba: A Report from the Field" at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College as part of the college's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Barlows make major gift to support Study Abroad

Tuesday, May 30, 2000 12:02 pm

David Barlow, Bates College class of 1979, and his wife, Ann Barlow of Wellesley, Mass., have made a $1.5-million gift to support the experience of Bates students, faculty and alumni studying abroad, President Donald W. Harward announced.

Bates commencement slated for May 29; Tutu to speak

Wednesday, May 17, 2000 3:34 pm

Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of the Diocese of Cape Town and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy of racial justice in South Africa, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and speak at the 134th commencement at Bates College. Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College, will confer bachelor's degrees on approximately 475 seniors at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, in an outdoor ceremony in front of Coram Library. In case of rain, the graduation exercises will be held in the nearby Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.

"Colombia, According to the 'Color' of Your Viewpoint" to be discussed at Bates

Thursday, May 11, 2000 3:28 pm

MarĂ­a del Rosario Mina Rojas, a social worker from Cali, Colombia, will discuss "Colombia, According to the 'Color' of Your Viewpoint" at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in Room G10 of Pettengill Hall, Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Bates student wins fellowship to study in The Netherlands

Friday, May 5, 2000 3:22 pm

Jason Surdukowski, a Bates College sophomore from Concord, N.H., has been named a 2000 Humanity In Action (HIA) Fellow for five weeks of intensive study in the United States and The Netherlands on historic and contemporary resistance to human rights violations.

Dharma teacher concludes Spiritual Journeys series at Bates

Tuesday, April 25, 2000 1:00 pm

Laura Cluff, Dharma teacher at the Kwan Um School of Zen and Buddhist community adviser at Wellesley College, will present "My Life, The Big Mistake: The Long Journey Out of Perfectionism" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall on the Bates campus. The public is invited to attend the final talk of the Spiritual Journeys series free of charge.

Physical anthropologist to discuss myths of race at Bates

Monday, March 6, 2000 1:54 pm

Matt Cartmill, professor of biological anthropology and anatomy at Duke University, will discuss "Myths of Race" at 7:30 p.m. Monday March 13, in Room G52 of Pettengill Hall on the Bates College campus. The public is invited to attend the annual Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture free of charge.

Documentary filmmaker to discuss China

Tuesday, February 15, 2000 2:14 pm

Documentary film maker Carma Hinton, a leading chronicler of China, will present a workshop at Bates College about Western views of China's one-child policy and the status of Chinese women at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Keck Classroom G52 of Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Rabbi Paul Cohen continues Spiritual Journeys series

Wednesday, January 26, 2000 4:07 pm

Paul Cohen, a feminist theologian, pastoral minister and social activist from Berkeley, Calif., will discuss "A Catholic Feminist Spiritual Path" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, on the Bates College campus. The public is invited to attend this Spiritual Journeys lecture without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

Guitarist Eliot Fisk joins Shanghai String Quartet in performance

Wednesday, January 26, 2000 4:03 pm

Virtuoso guitarist Eliot Fisk joins The Shanghai String Quartet in a concert of works by at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6252.

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