Archives for "Convocation"


September 9, 2011 2:01 pm

Video: Bates professors say what course they’re excited to teach (2011)

Video: Bates professors say what course they’re excited to teach (2011)

As faculty members joined the academic procession for Convocation on Sept. 6, we asked several professors a question: What course…


September 8, 2011 6:58 pm

Multimedia: an academic community begins its 154th year

Phyllis Graber Jensen captures the scenes of Convocation, which welcomed approximately 500 members of the Class of 2015 and marked…


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:…


September 7, 2011 5:31 pm

Video: President Cable explores 'our shared anthem" in Convocation address

In her Convocation Invitation to the College Community, President Cable transcended the usual convocation advice, instead asking the entire campus…


September 7, 2011 3:59 pm

Don’t be ruled by social constructs, ‘Winning’ author tells Convocation audience

“Become a sociologist of conscience, or perhaps an archeologist of culture,” the Bates College Class of 2015 was told as the new academic year began — in other words, this is your time to understand, and redefine, the social norms that guide us through life.


September 1, 2011 2:56 pm

Francesco Duina and the Convocation keynote

In his 2011 Convocation keynote address, Professor of Sociology Francesco Duina will draw from his book Winning, inviting all incoming…


September 1, 2011 2:47 pm

Convocation to feature remarks by faculty member nationally noted for recent book

Bates begins its 154th academic year on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with Convocation ceremonies that formally open the year and welcome new students, including transfer students and the 506 members of the Class of 2015.