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Fields Medal winner Manjul Bhargava to give 2015 Commencement address, joining honorands Mark Abelson, Thomas Moser and Joan Benoit Samuelson

Bates will confer honorary degrees on four leaders in medicine, mathematics, American furniture design and athletics during the college‚Äôs 149th Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 31. Manjul Bhargava, winner of the 2014 Fields…

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Monday

September 23, 1996 10:02 am

Novelist Carolyn Chute to read

Best-selling novelist and National Book Award winner Carolyn Chute will read from her newest book and discuss her political views and other matters on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Monday

September 23, 1996 9:41 am

Nobel Laureate in chemistry to speak

Harvard University scientist Dudley R. Herschbach, winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1986, will present two lectures at Bates College on Wednesday, Oct. 2, as this year’s visitor in the du Pont Eminent Scientists Seminar Series.

Thursday

September 12, 1996 9:36 am

Bates celebrates 100 years of debate with weekend program

One of the most successful and distinguished debate programs at any American college or university is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month with a series of newsworthy events

Wednesday

September 4, 1996 9:32 am

Students urged to embrace creativity

Quoting authors ranging from William Blake to E.B. White, scholar Catharine R. Stimpson on Wednesday told the class of 2000 to embrace creativity as one of the highest purposes of life.

Tuesday

September 3, 1996 9:32 am

Harpsichord concert to be given by Russian-born Israeli

Harpsichordist Zvi Meniker will perform J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Tuesday

September 3, 1996 9:23 am

Lecture series on civic life to begin

A Harvard political scientist will discuss civic life as the first talk in a lecture series, The Quality of Our Civic Discourse and Civic Life, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

August 29, 1996 10:48 am

Noonday Concert Series resumes

As the fall semester commences, Bates will resume its Noonday Concert Series with weekly performances by Bates faculty and students. The free concerts, open to the public, will be held on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the college’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, located on Russell Street.

Thursday

August 29, 1996 10:42 am

Class of 2000 arrives

Some remarkable young people — including an inventor, artists and unusual athletes — are entering the class of 2000, college officials say. Bates begins the new academic year with some 1,694 students. That number includes 493 first-year students and eight transfers, according to dean of admissions Wylie Mitchell.

Monday

August 26, 1996 11:09 am

Bates College Museum of Art celebrates 10 years

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Bates College’s Olin Arts Center, the Museum of Art will launch its 1996-97 season at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 with an opening reception for an upper-gallery exhibit by Bates College faculty. An exhibition of highlighted works from the museum’s permanent collection along with “Modern Artists and Book Illustration” will also be on display on the lower-level gallery.

Tuesday

June 18, 1996 11:22 am

Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series to be held

The Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series will present five Thursday evening musical performances on the open-air terrace overlooking Lake Andrews behind the Olin Arts Center. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend free of charge.