Archives for "Maine/world"

Friday

January 19, 2001 9:25 am

"Where's Rumford?" Exhibit opens at Muskie Archives

The opening ceremony for the “Where’s Rumford” photographic exhibit will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, 70 Campus Ave. The exhibit is open to the public free of charge.

Monday

December 18, 2000 2:48 pm

Bates student writing first-ever text-to-speech synthesis program for Nepali language

Many of us talk to our computers, but Sameer Raj Maskey, a junior physics and math double major at Bates College, is working to make his talk back in various languages. Maskey, a native of Nepal, is finishing work on the first ever text-to-speech software for the Nepali language, which will allow a computer to “speak” typed Nepali text.

Tuesday

November 14, 2000 1:56 pm

Lecture on Maine Woods proposal

Jym St. Pierre from the environmental group RESTORE will speak on the proposed Maine Woods National Park and Preserve from 2:40 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall on the Bates College campus.

Thursday

November 2, 2000 1:33 pm

Bates College to sponsor Maine Day Nov. 10

Bates College will sponsor its annual Maine Day program for Maine high school students, parents and guidance counselors Friday, Nov. 10, on the Bates College campus. Last year, more than 125 people participated in the day-long program, intended to expose local students to the varied the fields of study and special programs offered at Bates as well as answer questions about the college admissions process. To register call the Bates College admissions office at 207-786-6000.

Thursday

October 19, 2000 2:23 pm

Environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill to speak at Bates

Environmental activist and writer Julia Butterfly Hill, who spent two years living in an ancient California redwood tree to protect it from loggers, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

September 14, 2000 3:08 pm

Cuban scholar to speak on issues of race

Gisela Arandia, a Cuban scholar who focuses on race issues in Cuba and among Cubans in Miami, will discuss “Race and Racism in Cuba: A Report from the Field” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College as part of the college’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Friday

September 1, 2000 2:54 pm

Bates College Receives Maine Development Foundation's Champion for Economic Growth Award

The Maine Development Foundation (MDF) presented its 2000 Champion for Economic Growth Award to Bates College at the organization’s 22nd annual meeting held in Lewiston on Sept. 12.

Tuesday

July 11, 2000 3:48 pm

Northfield student wins Fulbright Scholarship

Kari M. Jorgensen, formerly of Northfield, Minn., received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Turkey on the transition of women’s roles in Islamic mysticism and Turkish politics between the late Ottoman and early Republican periods. Jorgensen also will be studying Ottoman and modern Turkish.

Monday

July 10, 2000 3:44 pm

Education professor wins teaching award

Brunswick resident Anne Wescott Dodd, chair of the Department of Education at Bates College, has received the 2000 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. The two-part award includes a $1,000 prize and a $1,500 discretionary fund to support Dodd’s teaching.

Wednesday

June 21, 2000 2:05 pm

Wenzel receives National Science Foundation grant

Thomas J. Wenzel of Auburn, Maine will conduct research aimed at improving the use of NMR spectroscopy in distinguishing pairs of chiral compounds, used to distinguish the left- and right-hand sides of amino acids and other chemical compounds.