Stories about "Teaching and education"
$500K Keck award to support classroom technology

Monday, February 23, 1998 4:03 pm

A $500,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation of Los Angeles awarded to Bates College will support the construction of an innovative "kaleidoscope" classroom in the college's new $18-million academic building, scheduled for completion in the summer of 1999.

Wertheim to discuss "Faith vs. Reason" at Bates

Thursday, February 19, 1998 3:36 pm

Australian science commentator Margaret Wertheim, author of "Beyond 2000," a book based on the acclaimed Discovery Channel series, will discuss "Faith vs. Reason" at Bates College March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

Theologist to discuss artificial intelligence

Tuesday, February 17, 1998 3:23 pm

Anne Foerst, a theologist and participant in Project COG, an attempt to build a humanoid robot analogous to a human infant, will discuss "Ethical and Theological Reasoning in the Age of Humanoid Robots" at Bates College Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. Foerst's talk is part of the Religion, Science and Public Policy Lecture Series at Bates, and the public is invited to attend without charge.

Bates to host second Lewiston Aspirations summit

Friday, February 13, 1998 3:09 pm

The Lewiston Aspirations Partnership will hold a breakfast summit on research concerning the aspirations of Lewiston residents and their children Feb. 25 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the breakfast and summit free of charge.

Bates receives $1-million Libra grant

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 2:29 pm

The Maine-based Libra Foundation founded by Elizabeth Noyce has awarded Bates College a $1-million grant to support the construction of the college's new $18- million academic building, scheduled for completion in the summer of 1999.

Local residents receive Class of 1997 Scholarships

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 2:11 pm

Christopher J. Gousse of Lewiston and Brian H. Houston of Poland have been named inaugural recipients of a Bates College scholarship fund awarded annually to children of Bates employees.

Portland Muslim shares perspective

Monday, January 26, 1998 12:03 pm

Jim Weaver of the Portland Masjid and Islamic Center will discuss "A Muslim's Perspective" as part of a Bates College lecture series "Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul" at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Climate change debate is lecture topic

Wednesday, January 21, 1998 12:12 pm

Benjamin Santer, lead author of an international report linking human activity and global climate change, will discuss the political and scientific debate about global warming at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend the inaugural environmental studies lecture, and admission is free.

Film screening to mark King Day observance

Wednesday, January 7, 1998 12:29 pm

An award-winning film, a discussion with the foremost authority on violence in America and a lecture by a distinguished theologian are among the offerings in a series of workshops and presentations at Bates College Jan. 18-19 to honor the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The public is invited to attend all events free of charge.

Mercury in Maine's environment to be discussed

Tuesday, January 6, 1998 12:34 pm

Ellen E. Parr Doering, chief of the air toxics section of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, will deliver a lecture titled "Mercury in Maine's Environment" at Bates College on at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in Carnegie Science 204. The public is invited and admission is free.

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