Archives for "Events"

Monday

March 11, 1996 10:18 am

Vietnam Topic of Teachers' Workshop

The faculty for the all-day session includes Christopher Beam, director of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates; Robert Whelan, a lecturer in English at the University of Maine; Robert Weisbrot, a professor of history at Colby College; and Jon Oplinger, an associate professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Maine at Farmington. The workshop will include discussion of Graham Greene’s novel “The Quiet American,” which examines the early days of American involvement in Southeast Asia.

Thursday

March 7, 1996 10:11 am

FBI's Alleged Crimes are Conference Topic

Speaking at 1 p.m. March 23 will be Ed Tatro, who will present a four-hour lecture in which he will link the FBI to the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Tatro was a consultant to director Oliver Stone during the filming of the motion picture “JFK.”

Wednesday

March 6, 1996 10:06 am

Human Rights is Lecture Topic

Jack Donnelly, a professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, will discuss “The United Nations and Human Rights: Past Achievements and Future Prospects.” The talk, in the Benjamin Mays Center, is open to the public at no charge.

Wednesday

March 6, 1996 10:01 am

Brower to Present Muskie Lecture

Known to many as the godfather of the environmental movement, Brower served from 1952 to 1969 as the first executive director of the Sierra Club. During that time the organization grew from 2,000 to 77,000 members and became one of the nation’s most influential voices for environmental protection. In 1969 he founded Friends of the Earth, which now operates in 53 countries.

Tuesday

February 27, 1996 10:05 am

Author Baxter to Read From His Works

Award-winning author Charles Baxter will read selections from his short stories and poetry (Thursday) March 7 at 8 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge at Bates College. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Friday

February 23, 1996 10:02 am

Top Independent Films to be Screened at Bates

Some of 1995′s best independent films and video works will get a rare Maine showing March 9 and 10 at Bates College when the acclaimed Black Maria Film Festival visits the campus.

More than a dozen short films and videos will be screened in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at 7 p.m. March 9 and at 2 p.m. March 10. Admission is $5 and tickets will be sold at the door.

Monday

February 19, 1996 9:58 am

Rhodes to lecture at Bates

Motivational speaker Sidney J. Rhodes Jr. will explore racism, violence, drug abuse and the mass media in a lecture at Bates College at 8 p.m. Monday (Feb. 26).

Rhodes’ talk, “Freedom or Destruction,” is open to the public free of charge. It is sponsored by the Bates African-American student organization, Amandla.

Monday

February 19, 1996 9:53 am

Dale Bruning Trio to Perform at Bates

The innovative Dale Bruning Trio will present a jazz concert at Bates College on March 2 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Concert Hall.

The trio, composed of Bruning of Longmont, Colo., on guitar, Sam Sherry of Cape Elizabeth on bass and Steve Grover of Augusta, winner of the 1994 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz/BMI Jazz Composers Competition, on drums, will perform a variety of jazz standards as well as original compositions by Bruning.

Friday

February 16, 1996 9:49 am

Jazz Great Corea to Perform at Bates

Pianist Chick Corea, considered one of the preeminent forces in modern jazz, will perform with his quartet Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Bates College Chapel.

Tickets, at $10 each, may be reserved through the college box office at 207-786-6135.

Friday

February 16, 1996 9:44 am

Scientist to Speak at Bates

Distinguished scientist Jack E. Dixon will discuss “Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases: Their Roles in Signal Transduction” at Bates College on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in room 204 of the Carnegie Science Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Dixon’s talk, the second in a series to celebrate the establishment of a new Bates major in biological chemistry, will include a discussion of the biochemistry of cell cycling and the role of biological chemistry research in society.