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Wednesday

October 16, 2002
3:01 pm

U.S. Muslim woman describes peace pilgrimage to Afghanistan in Spiritual Journey series

Shamshad Sheikh, Muslim chaplain at Mount Holyoke College, will discuss her experiences in a Bates College lecture titled From Pakistan to Afghanistan via the United States: A Muslim Peace Pilgrim’s Journey, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend this discussion, part of the “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2002-03″ series sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, free of charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

Wednesday

October 2, 2002
4:19 pm

'Passion: Soul Music of Southern Europe' visits

Diverse in the stylistic details but united in their expressive power, three groups playing traditional music of southern Europe perform at the Bates College Chapel, College Street, at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Sponsored by the Bates Multicultural Center, this production titled “Passion: Soul Music of Southern Europe” is open to the public at no charge.

Tuesday

October 1, 2002
4:26 pm

Children of war featured in film to be screened

An Academy Award-nominated documentary film that features Israeli and Palestinian children, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Room 204 of Pettengill Hall.

Monday

September 9, 2002
4:21 pm

Sept. 11 commemorative events at Bates

At Bates College, Sept. 11 begins with a Slow Walk for Peace, the contemplative ascent of a wooded hill near campus. Bells signal a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. and a Memorial Gathering in the College Chapel is planned for evening. Interpretive events later in the month include a faculty panel discussion and, on Sept. 25, the lecture “Is Islam the Enemy?” by The Nation columnist Christopher Hitchens.

Sunday

September 1, 2002
9:47 am

Images of war, displacement and peace from Eritrea and Ethiopia featured in exhibit

An exhibition of drawings and paintings encompassing themes of war and peace by artist and activist Betty LaDuke opens at the Bates College Chapel on Monday, Sept. 23. The exhibit runs through Nov. 15 and is open to the public free of charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

Wednesday

August 21, 2002
4:25 pm

$50,000 Tanaka Foundation grant bolsters Bates' scholarships, Asian studies

Bates College has added some new resources to its international scholarships and Asian studies programs, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Tanaka Memorial Foundation of Japan.

Wednesday

May 8, 2002
9:47 am

African-Ecuadorian writer and environmental activist to speak at Bates

African-Ecuadorian writer and environmentalist Juan Monaño will give a talk titled “Intercultural Adventure: Black Ecuadorians Have a Point of View” at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in Room G52 of Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Friday

April 26, 2002
8:12 am

Fulbright award supports graduate study in Germany for senior

Holli M. Cavender, a senior at Bates College from Austin, Texas, has received a Fulbright Student award for study in…

Tuesday

April 9, 2002
3:44 pm

Ecuadorian pianist plays traditional music at Bates College

Pianist and composer Vicente López performs a program largely based on the traditional music of his native Ecuador in a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College, 75 Russell Street. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about the performance, please call 207-786-6135

Wednesday

March 27, 2002
3:24 pm

Senior wins Watson Fellowship to study traditional medicine

Diana Shaghayegh Sepehri, a Bates College senior born in Iran and now a resident of Sacramento, Calif., has received one of 60 prestigious research fellowships awarded this month by the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program.