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Video: Looking back, Emily Howe '11 reflects on meeting Bates coaches

Thursday, May 26, 2011 2:58 pm

Through Commencement, we’ll offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their...

Website supports students affected by acts contrary to Bates values

Monday, May 23, 2011 2:10 pm

New to the Bates website is a collection of pages designed to serve as a sort of first-aid kit for students and other members of the campus community victimized by, or witness to, a sexual assault, hate crime or other act of violence or prejudice.

Faculty members Duina, Fra-Molinero, Read, Vecsey promoted

Friday, May 20, 2011 10:14 am

At its May 14 meeting, the Bates College Board of Trustees voted to promote three faculty members from associate professor to full professor, and one lecturer to senior lecturer. The promotions take effect in August, at the start of the college's academic year. The faculty members are Francesco Duina, sociology (promoted to professor), Baltasar Fra-Molinero, romance languages and literatures (professor), Kirk Read, romance languages and literatures (professor) and Katalin Vecsey, theater and rhetoric (senior lecturer).

Faculty promotions, 2011: Francesco Duina

Friday, May 20, 2011 10:12 am

Promoted to full professor in May 2011, Francesco Duina is a sociologist whose research interests include economic sociology, international political economy, historical institutionalism, globalization, comparative regional integration and the sociology of culture. He serves as chair of the sociology department at Bates and has been a visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. At Bates he has taught economic sociology, comparative sociology, sociological theory, globalization, European integration and the sociology of competition.

Faculty promotions, 2011: Baltasar Fra-Molinero

Friday, May 20, 2011 10:10 am

Promoted to full professor in May 2011, Baltasar Fra-Molinero is a professor of Spanish whose research interests include the Spanish Golden Age and Spanish-American colonial literature. He focuses on the representation of blacks and their diaspora and is the author of the book La imagen de los negros en el teatro del Siglo de Oro ("The image of the black in the theater of the Golden Age"; Siglo XXI, 1995).

Faculty promotions, 2011: Kirk Read

Friday, May 20, 2011 10:06 am

Promoted to full professor in May 2011, Kirk Read is professor of French and chair of the Division of Humanities. A specialist in early modern French literature, he concentrates on pre-Revolutionary France and Francophone North Africa. Released in April by Ashgate Publishing, his Birthing Bodies in Early Modern France: Stories of Gender and Reproduction investigates gender, sex and sexuality in medical discourse and across various literary genres building on an acute knowledge of early modern gender and culture as well as contemporary gender theory.

Faculty promotions, 2011: Katalin Vecsey

Friday, May 20, 2011 9:58 am

Promoted to senior lecturer in May 2011, Katalin Vecsey is senior lecturer in theater. Now in her 16th year at Bates, she teaches courses in voice and speech and voice and gender. With Dana Professor of Theater Martin Andrucki, Vecsey co-leads the Short Term course "Central European Theater and Film," which brings Bates students to Budapest and Prague.

Sun Journal visits Multifaith Chaplaincy for story on student faith traditions

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:33 pm

The Sun Journal‘s Dan Hartill visits a gathering at the Multifaith Chaplaincy...

Surge in Bates admission numbers creates rare 'triple crown'

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:59 pm

As thoroughbred racing’s triple crown chase gets under way, Bates is already...

Violist, pianist offer works by Beethoven, Schubert, Franck, others

Monday, May 9, 2011 3:42 pm

Internationally renowned violist Robert Dan and Maine pianist Chiharu Naruse perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information, contact 207-786-6135 or

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