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Friday

May 1, 2009
11:39 am

Planting the Seeds of Sustainability

As part of an environmental studies requirement, Molly Mylius ’11 will help create an herb garden next to new dining Commons building.

Monday

April 6, 2009
11:23 am

Military doctor discusses ethics and careers

Doctor and retired U.S. Army Col. Dave Lounsbury ’72 shares his experience in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tuesday

March 31, 2009
4:09 pm

Food-justice advocate Winne brings praise for Bates, advice for Obama

If you think of the yearlong Bates Contemplates Food initiative as an arch built from many stones, Mark Winne ’72 set the moral keystone in place with a lecture on March 30.

Thursday

March 26, 2009
3:38 pm

Winne '72 to discuss 'Food Justice and Good Food'

Food activist Mark Winne ’72, author of the book Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty, gives a talk titled “Food Justice and Good Food – When Shall the Twain Meet?” at Bates on March 30.

Wednesday

March 25, 2009
12:39 pm

Environmental journalist McKibben speaks at Bates

Bill McKibben, the environmental journalist who wrote the first book aimed at a general readership about climate change, gave a talk titled “Global Warming: Fighting Against It, Living With It” on Thursday, March 12.

Tuesday

March 24, 2009
9:50 am

World Food Prize recipient to discuss global poverty, food crisis

“The Global Food Crisis and World Poverty,” a talk by Cornell University professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen, takes place at Bates College on March 24, in an event sponsored by the economics department.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
12:39 pm

Ask Me Another: Politics professor James Richter keeps an eye on Russian society

For about a decade after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, hundreds of millions of Western dollars poured into Russia to promote civil society. The money, however, didn’t do the trick, and some of the reasons why are explained in a recent article by Professor of Politics James Richter titled “Integration from Below: The Disappointing Effort to Promote Civil Society in Russia,” published in Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change (2008), edited by Douglas Blum.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
10:43 am

Scribbling Meets Nibbling

Poets, essayists put food on the menu at a ‘Literary CafĂ©’.

Friday

February 27, 2009
3:09 pm

Bates students to take part in D.C. energy demonstration

Fifty Bates College students are among an estimated 10,000 young people from around the United States who will gather in the nation’s capital on Feb. 27 for a four-day summit supporting immediate action on climate, energy and economic issues.

Wednesday

February 4, 2009
2:09 pm

2009 King Day Keynote: Who Plays King in the Age of Obama?

During her keynote address during Bates’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, scholar Melissa Harris-Lacewell asked her audience the key question: Now that Obama is president, who in our society is going to play the role of Martin Luther King?