Harvard professor to discuss significance of tears


 LEWISTON — Harvard Divinity School professor Kimberley Patton will give a lecture, “The Gates of Weeping Are Not Closed: The Powerful Work of Tears in Human Experience,” on Monday, March 22, at Bates College.

Patton received bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard. She specializes in ancient Greek religion and archaeology, with research interests in archaic sanctuaries and the iconography of sacrifice. She also teaches history of world religions.

She is the author of “The Sea Can Wash Away All Evils: Modern Marine Pollution and the Ancient Cathartic Ocean” and “Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox and Reflexivity.”

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.  For more information, call 786-8273.