Stories about "Society and culture"
Her mentor retires, and Caitrin Lynch ’89 reflects on Steve Kemper’s lessons of equity and justice

Friday, January 17, 2020 10:35 am

Professor of Anthropology Steven Kemper taught lessons "in the interest of making sense of how we live in the world, what matters most for people, and why," writes Caitrin Lynch '89.

The top 10 Bates Facebook posts of 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:02 pm

The Bates Facebook page offered its 18,856 followers a total of 354 posts in 2019. Here are the top 10 as measured by engagements: likes, comments, and shares.

18 items in the library’s Lost & Found on Dec. 13, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019 12:07 pm

Lip balm, computer glasses, hoop earrings, transgender pride button, New England Patriots water bottle, and more.

Slideshow: From rubbish to runway at the 2019 Trashion Show

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:15 pm

At the 2019 Trashion Show, student models and designers posed for portraits and explained the creativity behind their outfits made from campus trash.

From the Archives: Hazing paddle, cigarette card, and huge peace sign

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:35 pm

From the Muskie Archives, a Varsity Club initiation paddle, a cigarette trading card featuring Bates, and a big peace sign on Lake Andrews.

As part of a team including Bates humanities librarian Christina Bell, noted childrenauthor-illustrator Anne Sibley O'Brien, and Brenna Callahan '15, Associate Professor of Psychology Krista Aronson has created the Picture Book Project: a set of interrelated resources that bring new accessibility to the world of diverse childrens books:A comprehensive collection of some 2,000 diverse books, housed at the Georgeand Helen Ladd Library, that is unique in that the books are available for anyoneto sign out; the Diverse BookFinder, a database and search language mirroring the collection, which for the first time makes diverse picture books findable by both the human characteristics and, importantly, narrative themes that recur in them; and an analytical tool, based on the DBF resources, that will enable librarians tounderstand how diversity is represented in their own childrens sections.
In its third year, Bates’ Diverse BookFinder is more accessible than ever

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:50 pm

Between a powerful children's book Search Tool and expanded outreach to libraries, parents and book professionals alike are increasingly making use of this unique Bates resource.

he college’s Philip J. Otis Committee invites members of the Bates community to attend:The 23rd Annual Otis LectureMonday, November 4, 7:30pmOlin Concert HallRESERVE TICKETSTickets free but required.Ross Gay, author of The Book of Delights, will deliver the 2019 lecture:“Delight, Gratitude, Joy: Entangle Me”Ross Gay is the author of three books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.Ross is also the co-author, with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, of the chapbook “Lace and Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens,” in addition to being co-author, with Richard Wehrenberg, Jr., of the chapbook, “River.” He is a founding editor, with Karissa Chen and Patrick Rosal, of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin’, in addition to being an editor with the chapbook presses Q Avenue and Ledge Mule Press. Ross is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Ross teaches at Indiana University.Gay’s lecture is made possible by the Philip J. Otis ’95 Endowment.
Dinner on the farm with poet and essayist Ross Gay

Friday, November 8, 2019 1:16 pm

Environmental studies major Alex Cullen '20 writes about a conversation-rich dinner, with faculty and students, at nearby Nezinscot Farm to honor and welcome this year's Otis Lecturer.

What’s in a Bates Name: Libbey

Friday, November 8, 2019 11:15 am

Dedicated 110 years ago, Libbey Forum was donated to Bates by Lewiston mill owner and entrepreneur W. Scott Libbey.

=Economics class sends team to Fed Challenge at Federal Reserve Bank in BostonThe course is “Central Banking and the College Fed Challenge” taught by visiting professor Michael OseiCourse meets Tue-Thur, 11-12:20, Pettigrew 300, The final team will be chosen on 10/31.11:05: Five-person team has moot presentation on Tues, Nov. 5.The team goes to the 2019 Boston Regional Fed Challenge competition at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Friday, Nov. 8. Other students will go to Boston and support the team.The team presents their views on the ideal course of U.S. monetary policy and field questions from outside economists. Here is a report containing the class’s views on the current state of the U.S. economy and the outlook as of Oct. 14.If they win, the team will then advance to the National Competition at the Board of Governors in Washington D.C. Heads-up: so a total of 26 teams (23 University/College teams and 3 community colleges) have registered for the competition. Here are the lists:Presenters (5)Jackson DavisRyan RigioneThomas DodgeJonathan NicholsJames MacDonaldSophie Matt (alternate)Espen Wheeler (run slides)Jeff Yang (participant)Ethan Johnson (participant)Chris Bierwirth (driver)
At the College Fed Challenge, Bates students learn about ‘the economy we live in’

Friday, November 8, 2019 9:00 am

At the competition in Boston, students become the Federal Reserve: They analyze the economy, predict the future, and make recommendations for monetary policy.

Q&A: ‘Chasing Portraits’ brings Rynecki ’91 full circle, back to Bates

Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:34 pm

“It’s full circle,” says Elizabeth Rynecki ’91, “which is fabulous.” A rhetoric...

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