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

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:17 pm

The day after voters overturned Maine’s gay-marriage law, Portland Press Herald columnist...

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

Monday, November 2, 2009 12:15 pm

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.

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

Friday, October 30, 2009 12:39 pm

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.

CEO of American Indian Higher Education Consortium to speak at Bates College

Friday, October 30, 2009 12:33 pm

Carrie Billy, president and chief executive officer of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, discusses her work at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Ave. 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. A dinner with Billy precedes the event at 5:15 p.m.; seating is limited and by RSVP only. For more information, contact ttaylor@bates.edu.

Global Lens series continues with Kazakh film Song from the Southern Seas

Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:21 pm

The Global Lens film series at Bates College continues with "Song from the Southern Seas," by Kazakhstani director Marat Sarulu, in 8 p.m. showings on Friday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 8, in Room 105, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. Hosted by the Bates College Museum of Art, the series continues throughout the fall. Admission is $5. "Song from the Southern Seas" (80 min.) is in Russian with English subtitles.

Global Lens series continues with Iranian film Those Three

Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:06 pm

The Global Lens film series at Bates College continues with "Those Three," by Iranian director Naghi Nemati, in 8 p.m. showings on Friday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 15, in Room 105, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Global Lens film series concludes with Brazilian film Margarette's Feast

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 12:04 pm

The Global Lens film series at Bates College concludes with "Margarette's Feast", a film from Brazilian director Renato Falcão. The film will be shown at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec.11, and Sunday, Dec. 13, in the Olin Arts Center, Room 105, 75 Russell St.

Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P'13 reviews Bates, Maine food

Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:23 am

Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P’13, sharing her splendid experience in Maine...

Award-winning Latino poet and gay activist to speak

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 10:27 am

Emanuel Xavier, an award-winning Latino poet, spoken word artist, author and activist, speaks at Bates College in observance of National Coming Out Day at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Stonyfield Farm chairman to speak at Bates screening of 'Food, Inc.'

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 1:30 pm

A Bates College screening of the food-industry exposé "Food, Inc." will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the director of Bates Dining Services and with Gary Hirshberg, head of organic yogurt producer Stonyfield Farm.

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