Stories about "Religious Studies"
Alison Melnick joined the religious studies faculty as assistant professor in August 2015. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Bates welcomes new faculty: Alison Melnick, religious studies

Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:53 pm

Religious studies gives "students a sense of cultural sensitivity and cultural literacy" important both at Bates College and thereafter, says Alison Melnick.

John Strong, Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies at Bates and 2015 recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
With Guggenheim, Strong to study Western views of Buddhist relics

Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:05 pm

Bates College professor John Strong has received a Guggenheim Fellowship to support research into ways in which Westerners have responded to Buddhist relics.

A scene from "Twelve O'Clock Boys," featured at the Emerge Film Festival.
Second annual Emerge Film Festival has a pronounced taste of Bates

Monday, April 6, 2015 3:46 pm

As the Emerge Film Festival returns to Lewiston-Auburn this Thursday, members of Bates College will have important parts to play in the event's second year.

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Theology professor looks at highs, lows of multiple religious participation

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:22 am

John Thatamanil of Union Theological Seminary speaks at Bates College about the pitfalls and possibilities of multiple religious identities on March 11.

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‘Unusual Positions’ lectures explore relationships between religion, sexuality

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:14 am

Lectures in the Bates College series "Unusual Positions: Controversial Approaches to the Study of Religion and Sexuality" take place March 4 and 20, and April 8.

Mays Professor Marcus Bruce gives his lecture “The Ambassadors: W.E.B. Du Bois, The Paris Exposition of 1900 and African American Culture.”  (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Marcus Bruce ’77 celebrates appointment to Mays Professorship

Monday, November 10, 2014 11:12 am

Bruce discussed how W.E.B. Du Bois and his contemporaries wrestled with what it meant to be both American and African American.

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Marcus Bruce ’77, Mays Distinguished Professor, looks at Du Bois and the Paris Exposition

Friday, October 31, 2014 3:44 pm

Marcus Bruce '77 gives a lecture titled "The Ambassadors: W.E.B. Du Bois, The Paris Exposition of 1900 and African American Culture" on Nov. 5.

Jay Michaelson gives the autumn 2014 Zerby Lecture at Bates.
In Zerby Lecture, author and rabbi examines Israel/Palestine discourse on campus

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:54 am

An author, scholar and rabbi, Jay Michaelson discusses optimum ways to discuss Israel and Palestine in campus settings on Oct. 29.

Commonweal editor Paul Baumann P'14.
‘Commonweal’ editor to discuss religious identity in this pluralistic age

Friday, March 28, 2014 4:22 pm

Paul Baumann, editor of Commonweal Magazine, discusses religious identity in this pluralistic age on March 31.

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‘Agent provocateur’ Thomas Tracy is 2014 Kroepsch honoree for excellence in teaching

Friday, February 28, 2014 5:56 am

For students, the intrinsic value of studying philosophy is a "richer and more interesting life."

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