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Tuesday

June 8, 2010 4:37 pm

2010 Commencement honorand panel discussion: 'Principles into action'

The evening before Commencement, the honorary degree recipients gather in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall to share insights into…

Friday

June 4, 2010 10:26 am

2010 Commencement honorand addresses

A pioneering choreographer, leading researchers in the fields of climate change and reproduction, a best-selling novelist and one of television’s…

Sunday

May 30, 2010 2:46 pm

Commencement message: Don't compare yourself to others, says journalist Pauley

“I saw this headline,” renowned television journalist Jane Pauley told the 455 members of the Bates College class of 2010: ” ‘Inspiration is everywhere, but you have to be looking.’ May you find inspiration everywhere you look.” Pauley was one of five honorary degree recipients at the College’s 144th commencement ceremony.

Wednesday

May 26, 2010 3:21 pm

Bates announces Commencement 2010 honorands, speakers

The 2010 Bates honorands are:
Rennie Harris, the choreographer who brought hip hop to the mainstream world of dance;
James McCarthy, a scientist recognized internationally for helping to communicate the science of climate change;
Jane Pauley, the veteran television journalist;
Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and 1977 Bates graduate;
and Teresa Woodruff, a researcher responsible for pioneering work in the care of women who will become infertile due to cancer treatment.

Monday

April 20, 2009 5:21 pm

Elizabeth Strout ’77 wins Pulitzer for fiction

The 2009 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. Elizabeth Strout ’77 has received the 2009 award for fiction for “Olive Kitteridge.” Read one of the first stories on her award, in the Los Angeles Times.

Wednesday

October 11, 2006 12:00 am

Strout '77, author of 'Abide with Me' and 'Amy and Isabelle,' visits Bates

Elizabeth Strout, author of the nationally acclaimed novels Amy and Isabelle and this year’s Abide with Me, visits Bates College to read from her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Thursday

March 1, 2001 2:49 pm

TV adaptation of alumni's novel 'Amy & Isabelle'

Author Elizabeth Strout ’77 will see her best-selling prose transformed for the small screen March 4 with the ABC telecast of Oprah Winfrey Presents: Amy & Isabelle, an adaptation of Strout’s acclaimed debut novel.

Thursday

March 4, 1999 3:54 pm

Bates alumna's novel climbs bestseller list

The groundhog may not have seen his shadow this year, but he couldn’t avoid hearing the mid-winter buzz about Portland native and 1977 Bates College graduate Elizabeth Strout’s first novel, “Amy and Isabelle” (Random House, 1998). The book has climbed into the top 30 best Selling novels listed by The New York Times, who called it “one of those rare, invigorating books that takes an apparently familiar world and peers into it with ruthless intimacy, revealing a strange and startling place.”