A semester-long study of Webber Pond and the environmental factors that influence the lake's water quality will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Vassalboro town office. It is open to the public and should last about one and a half hours.
Miriam Ching Louie, an activist for immigrant women's rights and an opponent of sweatshop labor practices, will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, December 4. Louie's lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Pugh Center and is open to the public free of charge.
Waterville's college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold its annual holiday food drive/music give-away on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its studio offices in the basement of Roberts Building on the Colby College campus. Donations will benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville.
HIV/AIDS activist Yan Hai Wan will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, December 5. Wan's lecture, "Human Rights and the Chinese Government's Reaction to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Henan Province," will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 213 of the Lovejoy Building.
Unprecedented threats to American civil liberties and encouragement to repressive regimes around the world who want to crack down on independent media are two consequences of America's war on terror, according to journalists who discussed "The Perils of Wartime Reporting" at this year's Lovejoy Convocation November 13 at Colby College in Maine.
The late Daniel Pearl of the Wall Street Journal was honored posthumously for his courage in pursuit of the truth as the 50th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Fellow. Pearl was on his way to interview a Muslim fundamentalist leader in Pakistan last January when he was abducted. He was later killed. His sister Tamara Pearl accepted the posthumous award on behalf of her family at this year's Lovejoy Convocation November 13 at Colby College in Maine.
Robert Pinsky, former U.S. poet laureate, will read selections of his poetry on Wednesday, December 4, at Colby College in Waterville. The reading will begin at 8 p.m. in the Robins Room of Roberts Building. Pinsky will be available for a book signing following the event.
On Saturday, November 16, more than 100 community activists from across Maine will gather at Colby College in Waterville for Maine Toxics Action 2002, the state's largest annual environmental conference on toxics and public health.
On Monday, November 18, beginning at 5 p.m. free tickets for Colby College's 33rd annual Service of Carols and Lights will be distributed in the lobby of Colby's Cotter Union to members of the community.
Members of Colby College's studio art faculty will show works in a variety of media for the annual Fall Faculty Art Exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. The exhibit will be on view from November 15 through December 22 and the public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, November 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Colby College's Department of Theater and Dance will present the play Iph..., an adaptation of Euripides's Iphigeneia in Aulis, November 21-23. Performances will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. in Colby's Strider Theater in Waterville.
On Monday, November 4, two speakers at Colby College in Waterville will discuss their personal experiences with war and terrorism. Seiko Ikeda, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, and Colby graduate Andrew Rice, who lost a brother in the September 11 terrorist attacks, will explain their views on the necessity of nonviolence and disarmament. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 100 of the Lovejoy Building. It is open to the public and free of charge.
A debate on reparations will be held at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, November 3. Roy L. Brooks, a legal scholar and civil rights activist, and Reginald Jones, spokesman for the conservative African-American group Project 21, will discuss whether African Americans are owed reparations for the enslavement of their ancestors.
Jemera Rone, researcher on Sudan for the Human Rights Watch organization, will present the lecture "Oil, War, Human Rights and the Peace Process" at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, November 6.
The Colby Wind Ensemble and the Colby Jazz Ensemble both will present fall concerts of international music in November. On Saturday, November 2, the Colby Wind Ensemble will perform "Gender, Race and Perception: Fanfares for Common Men and Uncommon Women" at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel.
Michael Kimmel, professor of sociology at SUNY-Stony Brook and advocate for gender equality, will give a lecture titled "Mars and Venus, or Planet Earth? Women and Men in a New Millennium" on Tuesday, November 5, at Colby College in Waterville. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the Keyes Science Building.