Archives for "Society and culture"


October 25, 2011 2:37 pm

Lisbon Street mural project of 1971

Lisbon Street mural project of 1971

A 1971 project to paint a colorful mural on a Lisbon Street brick wall was a sign of the times.


October 3, 2011 9:31 am

Material Culture group presents talks by Mandela archivist, food scholar

An October lecture series exploring the role of material culture in the humanities and social sciences present speakers Verne Harris, Nelson Mandela archivist and Darra Goldstein, food scholar.


September 15, 2011 11:03 am

Independent profiles international Internet entrepreneur Buckman '91

The Independent profiles John Buckman ’91, calling him “a man without borders, who splits his time between London and Silicon…


September 7, 2011 5:36 pm

Video: Francesco Duina's Convocation address on 'Winning'

Professor of Sociology Francesco Duina offers the keynote address at Convocation 2011. Duina is the author of the book Winning:…


August 31, 2011 10:40 am

Mara Tieken, assistant professor of education

Tieken researches how rural public schools shape their communities and, in particular, those schools’ influence on racial dynamics. A former public schoolteacher in rural Tennessee, Tieken says she is “continually stunned by how overlooked rural schools are in educational policymaking.”


July 28, 2011 1:15 pm

Student e-commerce site catches CNNMoney's eye

If you’ve bought a four-pound can of tuna at a warehouse store, you know buying in bulk pays off. But…


May 3, 2011 2:49 pm

May 4 speakers look at political cartoons and globalization's impacts

A community forum, film screening, and two speakers discuss their work on Wedndesday, May 4.


March 1, 2011 9:46 am

'Genetic Ancestry Tracing and the YouTube Generation' continues lecture series

As part of a series exploring the impacts of social and technological progress on concepts of race, Alondra Nelson visits Bates College to deliver her lecture, Roots Revelations: Genetic Ancestry Tracing and the YouTube Generation. The event takes place at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom (G52), 4 Andrews Road.


February 11, 2011 3:02 pm

Scene Again: Classroom in the Sky

In 1940, the Civilian Pilot Training Program put Bates students in the air From high in the sky, Maine looks…


February 11, 2011 2:00 pm

Connections: The intersection of careers and sexual orientation

Bates PRIDE, the College’s LGBT alumni group, examines the intersection of careers and sexual orientation By H. Jay Burns and…