Archives for "Global perspectives"


March 7, 2007 3:12 pm

College joins nationwide carbon-neutrality pact

Bates College is one of eight colleges and universities in Maine, and more than 100 nationwide, to sign an agreement to become “carbon neutral” — that is, to reduce institutional emissions of carbon-based greenhouse gases such that they no longer increase the atmospheric total of such gases.


November 3, 2006 1:20 pm

Multicultural Center presents 'Earth: Saviors and Sustainers'

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a one-day environmental symposium titled “Earth: Saviors and Sustainers” on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.


October 23, 2006 12:00 am

Alumnus discusses corporate social responsibility

Liam D. Leduc Clarke, a 1998 Bates College graduate and senior associate in APCO Worldwide’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropy practice, will give a lecture titled “Business and the Common Good: Corporate Responsibility in a Global Economy and Community” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-6400 or e-mail


October 5, 2006 12:00 am

Modern Dance Company offers 'Speechless'

The Bates College Modern Dance Company performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, and noon Sunday, Oct. 8, in the college’s Schaeffer Theater, 305 College St. In a program titled “Speechless,” the company will present works by guest artists Jodi Melnick and Jennifer Archibald, both of New York. The performances are open to the public at no charge. For more information, please call 207-786-6161.


August 25, 2006 12:00 am

Bates Dance Festival presents 'Different Voices' concert

The annual “Different Voices” concert features a wide range of dance from around the globe as visiting artists from the United States, Mexico, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Africa bring new works to the Bates Dance Festival stage. The festival presents “Different Voices” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, and Friday, Aug. 11, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 8.


July 27, 2006 12:00 am

Willett '73 named chair of the Bates board

Joseph T. Willett ’73 of Ridgewood, N.J., has been elected the new chair of the Bates board of trustees, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and trustees have announced. Willett succeeds Burton M. Harris ’59, who retired from the board following 23 years of service, including five as chair.


July 17, 2006 12:00 am

Robert Moses’ Kin performs at Bates Dance Festival

Described by The New York Times as “electrifying” and hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a local treasure,” Robert Moses’ Kin returns to the Bates Dance Festival to present Moses’ eloquent and streetwise brand of contemporary dance. The festival presents Robert Moses’ Kin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22, in Schaeffer Theatre, 365 College St., Bates College. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 8.


June 14, 2006 12:00 am

'Cryptozoology' transcends Nessie, yeti in exploring hidden creatures

Some, like the Tasmanian tiger, are considered extinct, yet sightings are still reported. Some, like the giant squid, existed only as rumors until hard evidence finally appeared. And roaming a shadowy habitat between myth, hucksterism and science are still others — for example, Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.


May 10, 2006 12:00 am

Alumna to read her award-winning fiction at Bates

Award-winning writer Alake Pilgrim, a member of the Bates College Class of 2003, returns to campus for a two-week residency in May that includes reading her short stories, screening a film about immigration and giving a talk about religious identity. These events, cosponsored by the English department and the program in African American Studies, are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-8294.


February 28, 2006 12:00 am

Amandla! presents 'Unity' conference, dinner and dance

Amandla!, the African American student organization at Bates College, presents ” Unity Conference 2006: Building a Black Community,” on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. A series of events featuring a keynote speaker and food, film, workshops and a dance, the fourth annual conference opens with “Flava,” a takeout dinner featuring Caribbean food, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 3, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the Eagles Breakaway Conference 2006 in Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The gathering aims to empower young Jamaicans with the knowledge they need to make more informed decisions about their educational future.