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Monday

August 31, 2009
8:33 am

Famed author, first Native American Pulitzer winner, to give Otis Lecture

N. Scott Momaday, whose novel “House Made of Dawn” in 1969 earned him the first Pulitzer Prize awarded to a Native American, offers the annual Otis Lecture at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Thursday

August 27, 2009
12:24 pm

2009 reading list for entering students focuses on global climate change

The members of the class of 2013 have been asked to explore the Global Project 350 Web site, and then read at least one other piece on the list. Through orientation and various events throughout the fall, Bates will join local, regional, national and global communities in the Global Project 350 effort to effect change and influence political leaders as the Global Climate Change Summit draws near.

Thursday

August 27, 2009
12:11 pm

Meet the Class of 2013

Although the final numbers are subject to change, Bates expects new students to include 470 first-years and a single transfer student, drawn from 4,913 applications. Of the new students, 220 are male and 251 are female, or 46.7 percent vs. 53.3 percent.

Thursday

August 27, 2009
11:42 am

First-years asked to act on climate change as academic year begins

As Bates College prepares for the start of its 144th academic year, the college is asking its 470 arriving first-year students to join together in researching and taking action on carbon emissions and climate change.

Wednesday

August 5, 2009
3:20 pm

Alumni survey will help Bates assess science, math programs

As part of a general assessment of its science and math programs, Bates is requesting that alumni who majored in those areas take part in a survey about their post-Bates careers.

Wednesday

August 5, 2009
3:17 pm

Bates, Bowdoin share $150,000 grant to improve quantitative education

A national foundation that supports liberal arts education has awarded nearly $150,000 to Bates and Bowdoin colleges for a collaborative effort to strengthen students’ quantitative reasoning skills.

Wednesday

August 5, 2009
2:57 pm

Bates Dance Festival, Lakeside Concerts offer season finales

The Bates Dance Festival and the Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series end their seasons in high style this weekend, starting Thursday, Aug. 6, with the first of two “Different Voices” dance festival performances and a concert by Réveillons!, a Québécois folk band.

Wednesday

August 5, 2009
2:48 pm

Summer Scholars Program gives first-years solid start in math, science

The goal of the Bates Summer Scholars Program is to build a community of science scholars from among a diverse group of first-years, including first-generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in the sciences. It introduces these students to college-level academics and helps them develop time-management, research and study skills.

Thursday

July 30, 2009
10:48 am

Bebe Miller Company presents 'Necessary Beauty' at dance festival

A longtime favorite at the Bates Dance Festival, the Bebe Miller Company returns to Lewiston with the mysterious, visionary piece “Necessary Beauty” in performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1, in Bates College’s Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.
Tickets are $20 for the general public and $12 for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 6.

Wednesday

July 29, 2009
12:39 pm

Role-reversal ritual encourages new perspectives

President for a Day, a tradition started three years ago by President Elaine Tuttle Hansen, reinforces the Bates goal of learning to see other perspectives