Archives for "North America"

Friday

September 27, 2013 2:01 pm

Chronicler of boom, bust in American West gives Otis Lecture on Oct. 14

Chronicler of boom, bust in American West gives Otis Lecture on Oct. 14

Rubén Martínez, chronicler of the harsh consequences of boom times in the West, gives the annual Otis Lecture on Oct. 14.

Wednesday

August 4, 2010 9:09 am

Dance festival's 'Different Voices' hail from Africa, Mexico, U.S.

In the final week of the Bates Dance Festival, the annual “Different Voices” concert showcases the internationalism of contemporary dance, with choreographers from the United States, Africa and Mexico bringing compelling styles and perspectives to the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 5 and 6, in Bates College’s Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

Tuesday

March 2, 2010 8:41 am

The Boston Globe notes kickoff for My Secret Boston, co-founded by Jon Marcus '82

In his Names column, Boston Globe reporter Mark Shanahan ’87 notes the January kickoff party for My Secret Boston, a…

Thursday

January 14, 2010 9:04 am

Sun Journal tells of Haitian connections of Beasley, Mathieu '12

The Lewiston Sun Journal interviews Myron Beasley, assistant professor of American cultural studies and African American studies, and student Eric…

Monday

December 21, 2009 4:05 pm

About the Cover: Fall 2009

Photographer Phyllis Graber Jensen traveled to New Orleans in September to photograph alums involved in various New Orleans rebuilding efforts,…

Friday

December 18, 2009 8:08 am

Live Where You Pay

Hurricane Katrina didn’t stop people from living near the ocean. Along the Gulf Coast in Mississippi — where the monster storm came ashore — nine out of 10 people have come back. Economist Howard Kunreuther ’59 knows that people will always take such risks. What he’d like is for them to pay for the privilege.

Wednesday

November 11, 2009 2:40 pm

President Hansen guest at media roundtable on higher education

Nine college and university presidents including Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen were invited to join about two dozen members of national news media recently in a dialogue on higher education.

Friday

October 30, 2009 12:39 pm

Expert on rising rates of mental illness to speak at Bates College

Liah Greenfeld, an authority on the causes and implications of rising rates of mental illness, delivers the lecture “The Burden of Our Time: Mental Illness in Contemporary America” at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Bates College’s Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Sponsored by the sociology, politics and psychology departments, the event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please contact this fduina@bates.edu.

Friday

October 30, 2009 12:33 pm

CEO of American Indian Higher Education Consortium to speak at Bates College

Carrie Billy, president and chief executive officer of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, discusses her work at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Ave.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376. A dinner with Billy precedes the event at 5:15 p.m.; seating is limited and by RSVP only. For more information, contact ttaylor@bates.edu.

Monday

June 22, 2009 9:54 am

Men's crew traveling to UK for Henley Royal Regatta

For the past three years, the Bates College men’s rowing team has stood by as the women’s team has qualified for, and excelled in, the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships. Since the NCAA doesn’t sponsor championships in men’s rowing, it would be understandable if there might have been mixed emotions about seeing their teammates get to extend their season in something resembling the limelight.