Archives for "Global perspectives"


October 8, 2010 3:54 pm

Filmmaker to be on hand for screening of 'Climate Refugees'

Bates College will show the 2009 film Climate Refugees that both addresses large-scale population displacement caused by climate change and questions the lack of any meaningful response to the problem at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Filene Room (Room 301), Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St.


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.


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.


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.


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…


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


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.


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…


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…


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.