Campus events, second update: May 16–26, 2019

A co-inventor of the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 technology, Jennifer Doudna will receive an honorary degree and give the keynote address at Bates’ 2019 Commencement.

A co-inventor of the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology, Jennifer Doudna will receive an honorary degree and give the keynote address at Bates’ 2019 Commencement, on May 26.

Greetings from Bates!

This is an updated listing of public events at the college from May 16 through May 26, 2019.

The public is invited to these events. Except as noted, admission is free.

Updated in this edition:

  • Topdog / Underdog, the theatrical production scheduled for May 16–19, has been canceled.

Need directions? Here’s a campus map.

Want the latest events information? Visit the daily Events page.

Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at calendar@bates.edu.


Recurring events

Taking place while Bates is in session. Please confirm before you go.

8:30am Mon | {Pause} in the A.M.: Held in the morning during Short Term 2019, the Multifaith Chaplaincy offers a deeply reflective, secular half-hour of silence, poetry, music, dance and art. In keeping with the early time slot, coffee and pastries will be offered. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

7:30pm Tue–Sun | Dharma Society meditation: A 20-minute silent group meditation. Beginners welcome and orientations provided. FMI abrownel@bates.edu.
Gomes Chapel

6:30pm Mon | Zen meditation led by Associated Buddhist Chaplain Heiku Jaime McLeod. Cushions provided, beginners welcome. FMI jaime@treetopzencenter.org.
Gomes Chapel

6pm Wed | Life drawing with the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $10/$9 museum members; $90/$80 for pre-purchased 10-session tickets. FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259


16 Thu

4:15pm | Loving Music Till It Hurts: The Program in American Studies presents a talk by William Cheng, associate professor of music at Dartmouth College. Cheng studies how people’s spoken and unspoken judgments of others’ artistic, musical and rhetorical abilities give rise to just vs. unjust social relations. FMI dbegin@bates.edu.
Pettengill G65

7pm | Swing and Rumba Dance Social: Take a break from the week and dance the evening away! Cookies and lemonade provided. No experience necessary. Beginner’s lesson at 7pm, followed by open dancing throughout the evening. FMI kcleary@bates.edu.
Mays Center

CANCELED | Topdog / Underdog: Scheduled for May 16–19, the Bates production has been canceled.
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater


Held every Short Term, the Short Term Curricular Innovation Showcase reveals what students have achieved in Practitioner-Taught and STIP courses. Shown in 2015, Hyo Sun Hong '16 explains a graphic design project to President Clayton Spencer and Professor of Russian Dennis Browne. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

The annual Short Term Showcase reveals what students have achieved in Practitioner-Taught and (re) Design courses. Shown in 2015, Hyo Sun Hong ’16 explains a graphic design project to President Clayton Spencer and Professor of Russian Dennis Browne. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

22 Wed

4pm | Short Term Showcase: An annual exposition of academic happenings during Bates’ five-week Short Term, including Practitioner-Taught Courses administered by the Center for Purposeful Work and Short Term (re)Design courses that involve students in revamping the curriculum. Among the Practitioner-Taught courses are “Spies, Secret Agents and the Presidency” with Elly Rostoum ’07, former security adviser to the White House and Department of State; “Advocating for The Environment” with Susan Inches, environmental consultant and former deputy director of the Maine State Planning Office; and “Apprentice Learning: Building the Japanese Boat,” which will entail the launch of such a boat on Lake Andrews during the showcase. FMI 207-786-6128.
Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium

6:30pm | Dance Variety Show: A performance of student-choreographed dance. FMI cjalbert@bates.edu.
Schaeffer Theatre


26 Sun

10am | Commencement: For its 153rd Commencement, Bates welcomes speaker and honorary degree recipient Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology and a leading voice in the discussion of its societal and ethical implications. Also receiving honorary degrees are Army veteran and veterans’ advocate Travis Mills, and former U.S. chief technology officer and tech visionary Megan Smith. (Invited to receive an honorary degree but unable to attend is civil rights and labor activist Dolores Huerta, who will visit Bates in the fall.) See the livestream. FMI 207-786-6400 or bates.edu/commencement.
Historic Quad (rain site: Merrill Gym, but all seating is reserved for families of graduates)


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Museum of Art

bates.edu/museum
museum@bates.edu

Through May 25

Senior Thesis Exhibition: The museum’s relationship with the Department of Art and Visual Culture entails a commitment to supporting the work of Bates students through this exhibition showcasing work in diverse media from the thesis projects of graduating studio art majors — 14 of them this year. The program emphasizes the creation of a cohesive body of work through sustained studio practice and critical inquiry.

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