Stories about "Partners and public"
Associate Professor of Theater Christine McDowell’s has curated Museum L-A 's shoe exhibition.Museum L-A’s gallery is filled to the brim with shoes for its newest exhibit “Footwear: From Function to Fashion.” The exhibit explores the whimsy and artfulness that shoe designs have played with for decades to acknowledge that shoes, while primarily used as an often-forgotten functional item, can be masterpieces in their own right. A certain focus is placed on the extensive history of the shoe industry in Auburn, once the fifth largest producer of footwear in the country, through a timeline representing the ebb and flow of the local companies historically making shoes in our community. This exhibit is Museum L-A’s next step in the progression of telling this industry’s story – this time focusing on the product that was being created by the millions right in our little corner of Maine while also creating an opportunity to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the City of Auburn, 1869-2019.
Q&A: Christine McDowell unpacks her shoes

Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:00 pm

In her written greeting to visitors entering an exhibition in Lewiston, Bates theater professor Christine McDowell bares her sole.

At Clean Sweep, students’ stuff makes great yard sale finds

Friday, June 28, 2019 1:06 pm

The hundreds of people who entered Underhill saw a cornucopia of college life, from a wall of bedding to a pile of yoga mats to electric kettles and an Egyptian drum.

When legal nonprofit needs French language interpreters, Bates students step in

Friday, November 9, 2018 12:50 pm

French and francophone studies majors volunteer to interpret during asylum seekers' meetings with their potential lawyers, in a partnership that has only grown.

At father’s alma mater, ‘Real American’ author discusses growing up black and biracial

Friday, September 21, 2018 8:46 am

Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the 2018 Common Reading and daughter of George Lythcott '39, returned to campus to share her father's story, her story, and the "catharsis" that allowed her to finally love herself.

“It was rewarding to start as a kind of blank slate and work my way to where I am now.”.— Ben Lyons ’19, an economics major from San Rafael, Calif., posing in front of the dramatic Nasdaq MarketSite overlooking New York City’s Times Square..Lyons is concluding a 10-week Purposeful Work internship at Nasdaq Private Market with the company’s head, Eric Folkemer ’02..Working on a long-term project under the guidance of Nasdaq Private Market staff, Lyons has gained practical understanding of data analysis, financial documents, and Nasdaq trading and technology. In the spirit of Purposeful Work, the experience has helped Lyons both explore and refine his interest in finance.
Bates in the News: Sept. 14, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018 9:39 am

A major feature on Purposeful Work, an alumna filmmaker disrupts the queer female narrative, and professors comment on dual enrollment and cell phones.

In labs, startups, and city streets, Bates students learn the meaning of their own work

Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:48 pm

In museums, labs, and cities; in San Francisco, Shenzhen, and Lewiston, Bates-funded summer experiences help students explore their interests and discover what's purposeful to them.

Q&A: For Bates interns, there’s ‘no better outlet’ for economics skills than alum-founded Analysis Group

Monday, August 6, 2018 3:34 pm

Find out what three Purposeful Work interns have learned at Analysis Group, which works on everything from antitrust cases to the opioid crisis.

Video: Brooke Drabkin ’18 values her relationship with Lewiston

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:42 pm

Spending time with Lewiston-Auburn's Jewish community, says Drabkin, has "opened my eyes to the differences that can exist in one tradition."

Student committee announces Carignan Fund grants to seven L-A groups

Friday, January 19, 2018 10:47 am

“I learned how many awesome organizations and people we have in Androscoggin County," said Brie Wilson '18.

Bates at Night: Alumni Gymnasium

Friday, February 3, 2017 12:07 pm

An octogenarian cheerleader, a ref with tender feet, and the newly temperate climate in Alumni Gym.

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