Stories about "Russian"
My Last Year of Teaching: ‘I really love the one-on-one interaction’

Friday, March 6, 2020 10:38 am

Jane Costlow shares stories and insights from 34 years of advising senior thesis students.

he collegeÕs 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:ÒDelight, Gratitude, Joy: Entangle MeÓRoss 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 ÒLace and Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens,Ó in addition to being co-author, with Richard Wehrenberg, Jr., of the chapbook, ÒRiver.Ó He is a founding editor, with Karissa Chen and Patrick Rosal, of the online sports magazine Some Call it BallinÕ, 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 WriterÕs Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Ross teaches at Indiana University.GayÕs lecture is made possible by the Philip J. Otis Õ95 Endowment.Jane speaks with Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Cassandra Shepard in the Olin Arts Center lobby after the lecture/presentation. Ross visited Shepard's class earlier in the day.
My Last Year: Jane Costlow encourages young faculty to be themselves

Thursday, January 30, 2020 5:24 pm

As she approaches retirement, Costlow considers her progress through the cycle of faculty mentoring.

Look What We Found: A photograph of a Russian protester raising her voice

Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:18 am

Jane Costlow explains the significance of the photo in her office showing a St. Petersburg woman holding a protest sign in one hand and her snacking child in the other.

Hannah Rae Porst of the Bates class of 2011.
Alumni panel to discuss work experiences in Latin America

Friday, September 26, 2014 10:10 am

Three recent Bates College alumni return to campus to discuss how their experiences in Latin America have influenced their working lives in a panel presentation Oct. 2.

Makman ’14 among first nationwide to receive new language scholarship

Friday, February 1, 2013 1:10 pm

A Bates junior studying in St. Petersburg, Russia, is among the first recipients of a new scholarship offered by CIEE.

Open to the World: Spain, ‘down the Plains’ come to Maine as poetry fest begins

Monday, October 31, 2011 6:23 pm

It had to be said: Sometimes, “something gets found in translation, too.”...

Open to the World: Foreign becomes familiar in Roger Williams Hall

Monday, October 31, 2011 6:03 pm

Bates’ global reach has been a driving theme behind Open to the...

Bates presents second annual Translations international poetry festival and conference

Friday, October 7, 2011 1:41 pm

During the first "Translations" poetry festival at Bates College, in 2010, conference organizer Claudia Aburto Guzmán had an encounter that seemed to crystallize the event for her. This innovative festival presented international poets reading their work in the original language, with English translations prepared by Bates faculty and students. Working with Somali poet Omar Ahmed, "it struck me that I was involved in the true practice of communication," says Aburto Guzmán, associate professor of Spanish.

Campus Construction Update: June 7, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011 2:14 pm

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the final days of the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls. On Monday, June 27, faculty in philosophy, religious studies and environmental studies will receive key-card access to the renovated Hedge Hall and be able to start settling into their spiffy new offices. Four weeks later, July 25 is moving day for staff of the Language Resource Center and Off-Campus Study office and the faculty of the foreign-language programs that will occupy Roger Williams Hall.

Our Man in Moscow

Friday, February 11, 2011 3:34 pm

You can still make money doing business in Russia, says Jere Calmes ’92, just not in the same wild ways.

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