Archives for "Global perspectives"


December 23, 2005 3:02 pm

2006 Bates King Day theme highlights the road to peace

A pioneer in the field of African American women’s history and chair of the Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, Professor Sharon Harley is the keynote speaker for the 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.


December 1, 2005 3:01 pm

Expert on Islam and women to speak at Bates

An internationally known scholar on the subjects of women and Islam and on the influences of Islam in America, Amina Wadud gives a talk titled “The States of Muslim Women’s Struggles for Gender Justice” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Bates College.


September 15, 2005 4:26 pm

Video conference gives students access to U.N. leaders

Americans for Informed Democracy, a non-partisan student organization, hosts an event this week that will allow Bates students some virtual face time via a live video link with leaders at the United Nations’ 2005 World Summit. The session takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Pettengill Hall, Room G13.


September 14, 2005 4:29 pm

Photography exhibit depicts Jewish life in the South

The Bates College Multicultural Center presents an opening reception for Bagels and Grits: Exploring Jewish Life in the Deep South, an exhibition of photographs by Bill Aron, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Chase Hall Gallery, 56 Campus Ave.

This photographic essay of contemporary Southern Jewish life features 46 images and text panels that explore home and community life, Jewish traditions and sacred spaces, livelihood and the South’s changing character. The reception is open to the public free of charge, and the exhibition will be on display at Bates through Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more information, call 207-786-8376.

“Southern and Jewish are two words not often associated with each other,” says Aron, author of Shalom Y’All: Images of Jewish Life in the American South (Algonquin Books, 2002). Aron’s photographs, commissioned by the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in Jackson, Miss., portray the Southern Jewish experience through photographs and first-person stories.


August 9, 2005 11:04 am

International choreographers perform at the Bates Dance Festival

The annual Different Voices concert features an inspiring night of dance from around the globe as visiting artists from the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo bring new works to the Bates Dance Festival stage. The Different Voices concert will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 9. (This performance is appropriate for an audience of all ages.)


August 1, 2005 11:11 am

Newbury Award winner Lois Lowry to speak at Bates

Lois Lowry, winner of the 1990 Newbury Award for Number the Stars, will speak at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Keck Classroom (Room G52), located on the ground floor of Pettengill Hall. Sponsored by the Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine, the event is free and open to the public. Books by the author will be available for sale and signing at the event.


July 26, 2005 9:42 am

Bebe Miller Company previews 'Landing/Place' at Bates Dance Festival

The Bates Dance Festival presents BESSIE Award-winning choreographer Bebe Miller’s Landing/Place, a highly kinetic, visually captivating work for five dancers using dance for the camera, interactive digital media and performance, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, at Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 9. (This production is appropriate for an audience of all ages.)


April 6, 2005 9:34 am

Phillips, Otis fellowships support research abroad for nine students

Thanks to two Bates College fellowship programs, nine Bates students will have the opportunity to pursue cultural and environmental research in countries around the globe this year.


March 10, 2005 9:22 am

Penn State geoscientist to discuss abrupt climate change

Richard Alley, whose book “The Two-Mile Time Machine” offers surprising conclusions about Earth’s climate, visits Bates College to give a lecture titled “Abrupt Climate Change, the Greenhouse Effect, and How We Can Make Money Cleaning up After Ourselves” Thursday, March 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.


March 2, 2005 9:36 am

Vietnamese victim and plaintiff to discuss historic Agent Orange case

Dr. Phan Thi Phi Phi, one of three Vietnamese plaintiffs in a lawsuit against American chemical manufacturers, and Susan Hammond, deputy director of the New York-based Fund for Reconciliation and Development, will discuss this historic case in a lecture titled “Agent Orange: A New Vietnam War” Thursday, March 3, in Chase Hall Lounge.