Campus events: Feb. 1–29, 2016

"Low Water," a 2014 digital montage by Jeffery Becton.

“Low Water,” a 2014 digital montage by Jeffery Becton on display at the Museum of Art.

Hello from Bates!

These are public events at the college from Feb. 1–29, 2016.

The public is invited to events in this listing. Except as noted, admission is free.

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New in this edition are two events on Feb. 12: a lecture on the pedagogical aspects of musical improvisation and a senior thesis recital by flutist Rebecca Schwartz.

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Recurring Events

Taking place while Bates is in session. Please call ahead to confirm.

4:10pm Mon–Fri | Buddhist meditation with the Dharma Society. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

6pm Wed | Life drawing with the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $7/$6 for museum members. FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

5:30pm Sat | Catholic Mass led by Fr. Paul Dumais of the Prince of Peace Parish. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

4pm Sun | Bates Christian Fellowship chapel service with gospel singing, preceded by prayer time at 3pm. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

Selina Makana.

Selina Makana.

1 Mon

6:30pm | Women & Militarization in Angola: Researcher Selina Makana, a doctoral candidate in African diaspora studies at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses her fieldwork with women combatants. FMI 207-786-8296.
Pettengill G65

5 Fri

7pm | Men’s basketball vs. Amherst.
Alumni Gymnasium

Bates dancers will join performers and choreographers from around Maine and beyond in the 11th annual "F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase." (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Bates dancers will join performers and choreographers from around Maine and beyond in the 11th annual F.A.B. dance showcase. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

6 Sat

10am | Men’s & women’s swimming & diving: Maine Event Invitational.
Merrill Gymnasium

3pm | Men’s basketball vs. Trinity.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | F.A.B. 11th Annual Winter Dance Showcase: The Franco Center and Bates present works by performers from the Maine dance community and beyond. $15/$12/$5 (student fee cash only at the door). FMI 207-689-2000.
Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston

8 Mon

Noon | Power, Trash and Bates Mill 5: Environmental Studies Students’ Community-Engaged Research. A Public Works in Progress program. FMI 207-786-6202.
Commons 221–222

4:15pm | Too Long, Didn’t Read: Rethinking Reading in the Digital Era: Detmer Kremer ’16 and Laura Nguyen ’19, and faculty members Eden Osucha and Erica Rand, discuss the perceived growing resistance to reading among young people. First in the four-part series Privilege, Power and Digital Innovation: Intersectional Approaches to Computational Studies. FMI 207-786-8296.
Pettengill G52

9 Tue

4:15pm | Why Not Prison Abolition? A talk by Joshua Dubler, assistant professor of religion at the University of Rochester. First in a series of four talks addressing issues of mass incarceration. FMI 207-786-6308 or
Pettengill G52

7pm | Women’s basketball vs. Husson.
Alumni Gymnasium


In a Feb. 11 Language Arts Live presentation, Mikhail Iossel and Jeff Parker will read and discuss Russian perceptions of the United States

11 Thu

Noon | EnviroLunch: Student Stories From the Field. Seniors Clara Jessup and Toby Myers discuss their off-campus environmental projects. FMI 207-786-6464.
Commons 221

6:30pm | Two Views of Russia: Language Arts Live presents a reading and conversation with authors Mikhail Iossel and Jeff Parker, co-editors of Amerika: Russian Writers View the United States. FMI 207-753-6963.
Muskie Archives

12 Fri

4pm | Learning How To Improvise: Pedagogical Topics and Thoughts: This talk by Frank Carlberg, jazz pianist-composer and visiting artist at Bates, explores the distinctive aspects of teaching musical theory and ear training relative to improvisation. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin 104

7:30pm | Senior recital: Becky Schwartz, flutist: Schwartz of West Hartford, Conn., performs music by Mozart, Sancan, Kuhlau, Nielsen, Taktakishuili and Martin. FMI 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall

14 Sun

2pm | Women’s basketball vs. Williams.
Alumni Gymnasium

Community chaplain Kate Braestrup will give the 2016 Zerby Lecture at Bates. (Marti Stone).

Community chaplain Kate Braestrup will give the 2016 Zerby Lecture at Bates. (Marti Stone).

15 Mon

4:15pm | Why So Few Women Building the Digital World? A talk by Catherine Hill, vice president for research at the American Association of University Women. Part of the series Privilege, Power and Digital Innovation (see Feb. 8).
Pettengill G52

7pm | Sacred Responses to Grief: A talk by Kate Braestrup, the Maine community minister, law enforcement chaplain and New York Times bestselling memoirist. The annual Zerby Lecture on Contemporary Religious Thought. FMI 207-786-8272.
Muskie Archives

20–28 Sat–Sun

Winter recess: No classes take place, but administrative offices are open 8am–4:30pm Mon–Fri.

29 Mon

4:15pm | Avatars & Algorithmic Detectives: Queer STS Perspectives on the Digital Policing of Child Exploitation. Mitali Thakor, a doctoral candidate in the MIT program in history, anthropology, science, technology and society, offers a lecture in the series Privilege, Power and Digital Innovation (see Feb. 8).
Pettengill G52

Museum of Art

Hours: 10am–5pm Mon–Sat
(until 7:30pm Wed)
FMI 207-786-6158

Through March 26

The View Out His Window (and in his mind’s eye): Photographs by Jeffery Becton: This pioneering Maine photographer uses digital tools to create dreamlike montages of indoors and outdoors, domestic scenes and seascapes.

The Art of Occupy: The Occuprint Portfolio: Created by artists and activists affiliated with the worldwide Occupy movement, these works extend the tradition of prints and posters as vehicles for protest.

Maine Collected: Works by living artists from the permanent collection.

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