Archives for "Global perspectives"

Thursday

October 7, 2010 4:10 pm

Student from Afghanistan leads book drive for Kabul university to top 2,000 volumes

Last spring, Bates, Colby and Bowdoin colleges channeled their long-standing rivalry for altruistic purposes. The three schools competed to collect the most books to donate to the Polytechnic University of Kabul, in Afghanistan. A Bates student, Kabul native Mustafa Basij-Rasikh ’12, launched the project in an effort to restock the university’s library, left critically short of English literature and textbooks. The book drive collected more than 2,000 books in a variety of disciplines. Bates raised the most books.

Friday

September 17, 2010 11:30 am

Speaker biographies for African Refugee Health: Best Practices

Here are speaker biographies for African Refugee Health: Best Practices. The conference’s nearly three dozen presenters include healthcare workers from across the country and beyond; faculty in diverse disciplines from Bates and other colleges; and interpreters, social workers, counselors and other experts in breaching cultural factors that impede refugee access to healthcare.

Wednesday

September 15, 2010 8:46 am

Bates holds night of aid for victims of Pakistan flooding

A gathering to collect warm clothing and money for the victims of catastrophic summer flooding in Pakistan takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Bates College Chapel, on College Street near the intersection with Campus Avenue.

Friday

August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

The Valpo Surf Project

• Click the thumbnails below to view the slide show In Valparaiso, Chile, Jon Steuber ’08, Henry Myer ’08 and…

Friday

August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

Heavenly Harvest in Nepal

In Mount Everest’s shadow, Judson Peck ’10 studies villagers who use greenhouses to supplement centuries-old farming practices

Thursday

August 26, 2010 4:30 pm

Global Lens Film series continues with Becloud

The Global Lens series of films from around the world continues at Bates with Becloud by Mexican director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci, showing at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Olin Arts Center, Room 105, 75 Russell St.

Wednesday

August 4, 2010 8:46 am

Sierra Star interviews organic garden volunteer and geo major Anderson '12

The Sierra Star of Oakhurst, Calif., interviews geology major Brigit Anderson ’12 for a story about how international volunteer networks…

Wednesday

July 7, 2010 3:14 pm

WCSH news offers update on Kaluba '10, a 'teen who cares'

WCSH-TV, southern Maine’s NBC affiliate, updates its 2007 story on Chomba Kaluba ’10, who received a Teens Who Care award…

Wednesday

May 26, 2010 3:21 pm

Bates announces Commencement 2010 honorands, speakers

The 2010 Bates honorands are:
Rennie Harris, the choreographer who brought hip hop to the mainstream world of dance;
James McCarthy, a scientist recognized internationally for helping to communicate the science of climate change;
Jane Pauley, the veteran television journalist;
Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and 1977 Bates graduate;
and Teresa Woodruff, a researcher responsible for pioneering work in the care of women who will become infertile due to cancer treatment.

Thursday

April 29, 2010 2:02 pm

Georgetown University professor to speak about Muslim relations with West

John L. Esposito, an expert on political Islam and the impact of Islamic movements from North Africa to Southeast Asia, offers a talk titled The Future of Islam and West-Muslim Relations Tuesday, May 4, in Chase Hall Lounge at Bates College, 56 Campus Ave.