Archives for "Society and culture"

Thursday

December 17, 2009 2:15 pm

New (and Young) Orleans

But for enthusiastic and committed twenty- and thirty-somethings, New Orleans is an alluring story of opportunity, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to plunge into the trenches of what may be the world’s largest urban renewal project.

Thursday

December 3, 2009 9:01 am

Miller-McCune.com highlights immigrant research by politics professor Clarisa Perez-Armendariz

The online magazine Miller-McCune.com highlights new research by Assistant Professor of Politics Clarisa Perez-Armendariz suggesting that the presence of Mexican…

Thursday

December 3, 2009 8:32 am

The New York Times publishes funny, poignant essay by Charles Antin '02

In a New York Times essay, Charles Antin ’02 chronicles his breakup with a live-in girlfriend of five years. “We…

Wednesday

December 2, 2009 4:32 pm

Documentary filmmakers discuss video's civic role

Filmmakers Catherine Tatge and Dominique Lasseur speak about the role of new video technology in democratic citizenship at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Keck Classroom (Room G52) of Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Friday

November 20, 2009 3:58 pm

Sugar production, slave labor to be discussed at Bates

Jessica Harris, a professor at Queens College and an expert in African American foodways, speaks at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave. Titled “Cane Confluences: Sugar and Slaves in the Caribbean and Louisiana,” the lecture is sponsored by the Multicultural Center and is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.

Thursday

November 12, 2009 4:22 pm

Sun Journal profiles war veteran Jared Golden '11

The Lewiston Sun Journal, under the headline “War veteran attending Bates has heart still in Afghanistan,” profiles Jared Golden ’11,…

Wednesday

November 11, 2009 3:26 pm

Divine a nation's mood from its blogs? Danforth '01 explains how

Chris Danforth ’01, a University of Vermont mathematician who has devised a system for assessing widespread happiness from blogs, explains his work at Bates College at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom (G52), 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Wednesday

November 4, 2009 12:17 pm

The Rachel Maddow Show interviews Jesse Connolly '01, campaign manager for Maine's gay marriage referendum

The day after voters overturned Maine’s gay-marriage law, Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz writes a poignant profile of Jesse…

Monday

November 2, 2009 12:15 pm

Yearlong 'Bates Contemplates Food' initiative raised campus, community awareness of far-reaching issues

Inspired by the 2008 opening of its new dining Commons and a $2.5 million gift from an anonymous donor supporting organic, natural and farm-fresh food, Bates College devoted the 2008-09 academic year to reflecting on issues, from environmental impacts to food justice, around what and how we choose to eat.

Friday

October 30, 2009 12:39 pm

Expert on rising rates of mental illness to speak at Bates College

Liah Greenfeld, an authority on the causes and implications of rising rates of mental illness, delivers the lecture “The Burden of Our Time: Mental Illness in Contemporary America” at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Bates College’s Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Sponsored by the sociology, politics and psychology departments, the event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please contact this fduina@bates.edu.