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Wednesday

March 27, 1996
10:35 am

Geology professor to present paper on arsenic

Lois K. Ongley, assistant professor of geology at Bates, will discuss the results of a study of the sorption of dissolved arsenic by sand at the 1996 Northeastern Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America on Friday at 8:40 a.m. in Regency A of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Buffalo, N.Y.

Wednesday

March 27, 1996
10:30 am

Geology students present results of research in Mexico

The drinking water in Zimapán has an average arsenic concentration of 0.3 mg/L. The WHO drinking water standard is 0.05 mg/L. The residents of Zimapán are beginning to show ill health effects of chronic arsenic poisoning which include skin cancer and kidney and liver disease. Montgomery and Tichenor are trying to determine the source of the arsenic and the pathway by which it enters the groundwater supply.

Wednesday

March 27, 1996
10:28 am

Distinguished physicist to speak on laser technology

A distinguished physicist will speak at Bates College about lasers on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Building. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Thursday

March 21, 1996
11:05 am

Philosophy, religion departments to hold biblical studies conference

In an effort to link the academic work of Maine scholars with community interest in the Bible, the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Bates will host a three-day conference of biblical studies on Friday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3.

Tuesday

March 19, 1996
10:19 am

Bestselling author to deliver annual Muskie lecture

Author Bill McKibben, whose books include the best-seller The End of Nature, will present the annual Edmund S. Muskie Environmental Lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 28 in the Muskie Archives. McKibben’s talk, Hope, Fear and the History of the Next 50 Years: An Environmentalist’s Perspective, is open to the public at no charge.

Tuesday

March 19, 1996
10:16 am

Original concerto to headline orchestra performance

A new concerto by Bates College music professor William Matthews and the monumental Ninth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich will be on the program when the Bates Orchestra performs March 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

Tuesday

March 19, 1996
10:14 am

Piano trio to perform classical works

Felix Mendelssohn’s Trio No. 2 in C minor will be the featured work when the Trillium Piano Trio performs in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College March 31 at 3 p.m.

Thursday

March 14, 1996
10:12 am

Distinguished conductor and cellist to receive honorary degree

Rostropovich’s fame as a cellist started at the age of 13 in 1940, when he played with an orchestra conducted by his father. He first performed in the United States in 1956 as part of a Soviet-American cultural exchange program.

Thursday

March 14, 1996
10:07 am

Scholar to Discuss Greek Figured Art at Bates

Nicholas Coldstream, Yates Professor in Classical Archeology Emeritus of University College, London, will deliver the talk, “The Rise of Greek Figured Art: Daily Life, Fantasy and Myth,” as the last of three in a lecture series, “Speaking Pictures, Seeing Stories: Visual and Textual Representation in the Classical and Medieval World,” offered by the Classical and Medieval Studies Program at Bates.

Wednesday

March 13, 1996
10:05 am

Political strategists to discuss presidential race

Republican Keene and Democrat Shrum, familiar faces on television discussion shows, will offer their views of the developing campaign season in a session at the Benjamin Mays Center March 27 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend at no charge.