News Archives

Tuesday

January 26, 2010 12:00 am

Religion professor receives NEH grant for 'identity terms' research

“Identity terms” are the words that people use to affiliate themselves and others with particular groups — ethnic, racial, religious, social and so on. Cynthia Baker, associate professor of religious studies at Bates, recently received $50,400 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support her research into one of history’s most fraught identity terms: “Jew,” a word that can convey praise, pride, prejudice or pure description.

Saturday

December 8, 2007 11:25 am

Chechen surgeon and human rights activist to speak

Dr. Khassan Baiev, a Chechen physician, author and human rights activist, will speak at Bates College on International Human Rights Day, Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.

Tuesday

March 27, 2007 10:30 am

College 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.