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Tuesday

March 12, 1996 10:44 am

Asian Studies Scholar to Lecture at Bates

An expert in late imperial and early modern Chinese history, she is the author of several books including “Agricultural Change and the Peasant Economy of South China,” “Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century” and “Education and Literacy in Ch’ing China” as well as the editor of “Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China.”

Tuesday

March 12, 1996 10:35 am

Labor Historian to Speak at Bates

A consultant for “Struggles in Steel: The History of African-American Steelworkers,” a documentary film to be released later this year, Hinshaw is the author and editor of numerous publications concerned with race, ethnicity and labor history, including the forthcoming book he co-edited with Paul LeBlanc, “U.S. Labor in the Twentieth Century: Studies in Fragmentation and Insurgency” (Humanities Press, 1997).

Tuesday

March 12, 1996 10:30 am

Annual Sampson Lecture set at Bates

Davis is the author of several books, including “The Mathematics of Matrices” and “Spirals: From Theodorus to Chaos.” Two books he co-authored with Reuben Hersh, “The Mathematical Experience” and “Descartes’ Dream,” have enjoyed worldwide popularity as explorations of the philosophy of mathematics and the role of mathematics in society. “The Mathematical Experience” won an American Book Award in 1983.

Tuesday

March 12, 1996 10:03 am

Contributor to 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' to lecture

Nancy P. Hawley, a prominent member of the group that published the pioneering women’s health book Our Bodies, Ourselves, will conduct a workshop and deliver a lecture at Bates College Friday, March 15. Hawley will conduct a session on new health and medical breakthroughs for women at 4 p.m. in Skelton Lounge. Her lecture, at 7 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge, will cover the history of the women’s movement and of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, its publications and its plans.

Tuesday

March 12, 1996 10:01 am

MLK Scholar to present annual Zerby lecture

The legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be discussed at Bates in the annual Rayborn L. Zerby…

Tuesday

March 12, 1996 9:56 am

Grammy-winning Ziggy Marley to perform

Two-time Grammy award-winning Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers will give a concert at Bates College at 8 p.m., March 16, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. Tickets are $20.

Monday

March 11, 1996 10:24 am

Famed Anthropologist to Lecture at Bates

In his talk March 24, Chagnon will address the controversy over who — anthropologists, missionaries or government agencies, among others — has the right to represent the Yanomamo’s interests to the outside world. The problem has intensified, Chagnon says, because the Yanomamo are now among the best- known ancient cultures in the world. The invasion of Yanomamo territory by Brazilian miners in 1987 focused attention on the issue. Chagnon himself has been assailed by all sides because of his refusal to endorse any of them.

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.