Stories about "Otis Lecture"
Known for her writing in The New Yorker about the environment, Elizabeth Kolbert gives the Otis Lecture at Bates on Oct. 24. (Nicholas Whitman)
2016 Otis Lecturer: A Q&A with journalist Elizabeth Kolbert

Friday, October 21, 2016 8:33 am

Known for her writing in The New Yorker about the environment, Elizabeth...

Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal gives the 2015 Otis Lecture on Oct. 5. (Jim Panou)
Documentary filmmaker to discuss her craft in 2015 Otis Lecture

Friday, September 18, 2015 2:43 pm

Jennifer Baichwal, a filmmaker whose award-winning documentaries have explored subjects as diverse...

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

Monday, November 17, 2014 11:00 am

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.

Rubén Martínez is the 2013 Otis Lecturer at Bates. (© Angela Garcia)
Chronicler of boom, bust in American West gives Otis Lecture on Oct. 14

Friday, September 27, 2013 2:01 pm

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

Noted environmental photographer Chris Jordan gives the 2012 Otis Lecture.
Environmental photographer Chris Jordan to give Otis Lecture

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 1:24 pm

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

Award-winning nature poet to present Otis Lecture

Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:36 pm

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.

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

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:32 pm

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.

Food writer Pollan explores 'American paradox'

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:00 pm

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

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

Friday, September 19, 2008 12:49 pm

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."

Historian William Cronon to give Otis Lecture

Monday, November 7, 2005 3:29 pm

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.