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Monday

November 17, 2014 11:00 am

2014 Otis Lecture to highlight role of virtue in perceptions of climate change

2014 Otis Lecture to highlight role of virtue in perceptions of climate change

Known for his scrutiny of the cultural dimensions of climate change, Mike Hulme brings the ancient philosophical concept of virtue to bear on the climate crisis in Bates College’s annual Otis Lecture on Nov. 17.

Friday

September 27, 2013 2:01 pm

Chronicler of boom, bust in American West gives Otis Lecture on Oct. 14

Chronicler of boom, bust in American West gives Otis Lecture on Oct. 14

Rubén Martínez, chronicler of the harsh consequences of boom times in the West, gives the annual Otis Lecture on Oct. 14.

Wednesday

September 26, 2012 1:24 pm

Environmental photographer Chris Jordan to give Otis Lecture

Environmental photographer Chris Jordan to give Otis Lecture

Photographer Chris Jordan, known for depicting the environmental devastation produced by the consumer society, gives the Otis Lecture on Oct. 9.

Thursday

September 15, 2011 1:36 pm

Award-winning nature poet to present Otis Lecture

Camille Dungy, an award-winning environmental poet and editor of the first anthology of nature poetry by African American writers, presents the Otis Lecture at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Sponsored by the Philip J. Otis Endowment at Bates, the event is open to the public at no cost, but tickets are required.

Thursday

September 23, 2010 2:32 pm

Environmental activist famed for revealing chemical-cancer links is 2010 Otis Lecturer

Sandra Steingraber, a biologist who published the first book linking data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries, visits Bates College to deliver the 14th annual Otis Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Tuesday

October 28, 2008 12:00 pm

Food writer Pollan explores 'American paradox'

The annual Otis Lecture at Bates, Pollan’s droll, fact-rich talk was titled In Defense of Food: “The Omnivore’s Solution.”

Friday

September 19, 2008 12:49 pm

'Omnivore's Dilemma' author Pollan to speak at Bates

One of the most prominent advocates for changing the culture of eating in the United States, Pollan has expressed a food philosophy stunning in its reach and simplicity: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

Monday

November 7, 2005 3:29 pm

Historian William Cronon to give Otis Lecture

William Cronon, a leading scholar on the human relationship with land and nature, visits Bates College to give the ninth annual Otis Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.