Archives for "Society and culture"


June 4, 2010 10:26 am

2010 Commencement honorand addresses

A pioneering choreographer, leading researchers in the fields of climate change and reproduction, a best-selling novelist and one of television’s…


March 12, 2010 10:21 am

Sociologist to speak on black Appalachian life and culture

William H. Turner, who holds the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, offers a lecture titled Blacks in Appalachia: Past, Present and Future at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.


March 5, 2010 4:10 pm

In Bates College lecture, Harvard professor of religion to discuss significance of tears

Kimberley Patton, professor of the comparative and historical study of religion at the Harvard Divinity School, offers a lecture titled “The Gates of Weeping Are Not Closed: The Powerful Work of Tears in Human Experience” Monday, March 22, in Bates College’s Chase Hall Lounge.


March 4, 2010 3:06 pm

Expert on U.S. penal system to speak at Bates College

Caleb Smith, an expert in the legal and cultural development of the U.S. penal system, offers a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave.


February 12, 2010 9:39 am

Activists to discuss indigenous politics, environmentalism in the Americas at Bates College

The politics and environmental interests of indigenous peoples in the Americas, including Native Americans from Maine, are at issue in two nights of panel discussions at Bates College at Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23.


January 15, 2010 11:13 am

Psychologist to discuss unconscious mind and its relation to behavior

Mahzarin Banaji, a social psychologist at Harvard University, visits Bates College to discuss what happens when well-intentioned people behave in ways that deviate from their own consciously stated intentions. Her talk takes place at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).


December 23, 2009 7:46 am

A Place We Can Talk

A Place We Can Talk

In Alex Dauge-Roth’s Short Term course, Bates students learn with, not from, orphan survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.


December 23, 2009 6:37 am

Following Suit

In the wake of an NCAA ban on high-tech swimsuits, the focus is again on the swimmers, not on what they wear.


December 23, 2009 6:12 am

The Right Questions

Wagner’s peace psychology journal adds to the discussion about torture and interrogation.


December 21, 2009 1:01 pm

Indigenous Delights

A collaboration between Dining Services and Multicultural Affairs, Bitsoie’s program was designed to increase representation of Native American culture on campus. (Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, and Maine’s Indian tribes are working together to draw more Native American students into college.)