Archives for "North America"

Thursday

November 1, 2007 10:59 am

Noted Harvard sociologist to discuss her mother's extraordinary life

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist and professor of education at Harvard University, will give a presentation titled “Balm in Gilead: On Love, Justice and the Word, ” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

Wednesday

May 9, 2007 2:26 pm

Taegan McMahon '07 gives frogs the acid test

A childhood trip to the rainforests of Costa Rica introduced Taegan McMahon ’07 to poison dart frogs. Immediately, she was smitten. “They are very cool and absolutely beautiful,” she says.

Thursday

April 19, 2007 11:30 am

Statement from President Hansen on the Virginia Tech tragedy

I know you are all aware of the shocking tragedy that occurred at Virginia Tech early in the week. While no words are adequate in a situation so sad and horrifying, I know you join me in expressing our sympathies for the friends and families of those whose lives were lost, and for all members of the Virginia Tech community as they grieve. Our thoughts also go out to members of our own community who have friends or family at Virginia Tech. Our primary concern must be with the victims, but at the same time such painful incidents may understandably cause us to reflect on our own safety.

Monday

April 2, 2007 1:16 pm

Bates students participate in alternative spring break

Twenty-four Bates College students and two chaperones head to Biloxi, Miss., April 15-20 for an “Alternative Spring Break” as Hands on Gulf Coast volunteers in a hurricane-ravaged community.

Tuesday

March 27, 2007 1:59 pm

Bates hosts international conference on Rwandan genocide

Scholars and human-rights advocates will join survivors of the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda to discuss its origins and outcomes on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, at Bates College. Titled “Rwanda: From National Disintegration to National Reunification: The Legacy of the Genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda,” the conference is open to all free of charge. Sponsors of the event include the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tuesday

September 19, 2006 3:26 pm

Timothy McCall '08 researches Lewiston's Jewish community

A visit to the local Jewish cemetery taught Timothy McCall ’08 of Lawrenceville, N.J., a timeless lesson in history.

Wednesday

September 14, 2005 4:29 pm

Photography exhibit depicts Jewish life in the South

The Bates College Multicultural Center presents an opening reception for Bagels and Grits: Exploring Jewish Life in the Deep South, an exhibition of photographs by Bill Aron, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Chase Hall Gallery, 56 Campus Ave.

This photographic essay of contemporary Southern Jewish life features 46 images and text panels that explore home and community life, Jewish traditions and sacred spaces, livelihood and the South’s changing character. The reception is open to the public free of charge, and the exhibition will be on display at Bates through Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more information, call 207-786-8376.

“Southern and Jewish are two words not often associated with each other,” says Aron, author of Shalom Y’All: Images of Jewish Life in the American South (Algonquin Books, 2002). Aron’s photographs, commissioned by the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in Jackson, Miss., portray the Southern Jewish experience through photographs and first-person stories.

Monday

April 18, 2005 10:45 am

Bates ranked No. 1 'Best Value' by Princeton Review

Bates College is the nation’s “best value” college, The Princeton Review announced April 18. The New York-based education services company features the school in its “Top 10 Best Value Colleges” ranking list in the 2006 edition of its book, “America’s Best Value Colleges,” which goes on sale April 19, 2005.

Thursday

April 14, 2005 10:11 am

Bates ranked in top 5 percent of national athletics programs

In its highest rating ever, the Bates College athletics program has been ranked 19th out of 420 in the NCAA Division III winter rankings.

Friday

April 8, 2005 10:01 am

Bates selected as "College with a Conscience"

Bates College is one of the nation’s best colleges fostering social responsibility and public service according to The Princeton Review and Campus Compact.