Sarah Kingston: An Evolutionary Look at Spotted and Collared Towhees

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Kingston has a new article in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology that explains how she and her co-authors used gene sequencing technology to understand how two bird species are swapping genes.

Bowdoin Student Techies Go West for Spring Break

Forty Bowdoin students — from across class years, majors, and backgrounds — trekked to California over spring break to explore career opportunities in technology. Now in its second year, the West Trek, a Bowdoin Career Planning program, was expanded this year to allow twice as many students to participate.

With Neighboring Marine Labs, Bowdoin Commits to Longterm Gulf Project

Teaming up with 10 marine research centers up and down the coast, Bowdoin College has embarked on a longterm study to better understand how the Gulf of Maine is transforming as the climate changes. Scientists report that the Gulf of Maine is heating up more rapidly than 99 percent of the world’s oceans.

Raisa Tolchinsky ’17: Writing in Italy

Senior Raisa Tolchinsky received a small grant from Bowdoin to study in Italy this spring break. An English major and Italian minor, Tolchinsky is pursuing an independent study on mystics and the meaning of mysticism.

Bowdoin Student Researchers Launch Pro-Science Blog

Danielle Haas Freeman ’17 and other student researchers at Bowdoin have launched a new “informal” science blog about their research. With “Bowdoin Student Scientists: Science in Informal Language,” they aim to communicate the importance of science in a time when public policy appears to be veering from mainstream scientific findings, particularly on climate change. Freeman explains in the blog that she is concerned that […]

Hiroshima Exhibition Student Curators Profiled in New York Times

Japanese language students Michael Amano ’17 and Ginny Crow ’18 recently appeared in a New York Times article about students collaborating with college museums. The two students spent last summer doing research in the U.S. and Japan for an exhibition titled “Perspectives From Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children’s Drawings, and the Art of Resolution.”

Alex Reed ’10 on Policing the Police

Alex Reed ’10 is in her final year at University of Michigan Law School. She spent last summer as a legal intern with a unit of the US Department of Justice, where she had the opportunity to work with experienced civil rights attorneys on investigations into police misconduct.

Honoring AIDS Activist Peter Staley and Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11

Nearly eighty members of the Bowdoin community were on hand at Yahoo in New York City March 9, 2017, to honor the work of AIDS activist Peter Staley and his brother, Barclays CEO and Bowdoin College Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11.

Human-Animal Relationship Inspires Printmaker and Visiting Artist Nancy Diessner

As a Spring 2017 Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project Visiting Artist, Diessner recently spent some time on campus, where she shared her insights with students, gave a presentation to the Bowdoin community, and exhibited her work in the Edwards Main Gallery.

Bowdoin Professor Argues Trump’s Foreign Policy Could Diminish US

President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, as expressed so far through his actions and rhetoric, threatens to weaken the United States’ standing in the world, according to a Bowdoin government professor.

Veteran Political Strategist Donna Brazile Urges Engagement, Listening

Donna Brazile, a longtime political strategist for the Democratic party, spoke to students in Smith Union on Wednesday night, urging them to get involved now, while they’re still young, in politics. She also beseeched them to remain receptive to people whose beliefs don’t match their own, to listen closely to their political opponents.

Bowdoin College Announces 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

Bowdoin College will bestow four honorary degrees at its 212th Commencement exercises May 27, 2017.

Bowdoin’s Lavigne Named Frontiers of Science Fellow

“This kind of collaboration can shed different perspectives on scientific problems, which might lead to new ideas and approaches that wouldn’t necessarily have been thought of at a traditional conference.”

Twelve Seniors Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated twelve seniors for membership in ΦΒΚ. The nominations are in recognition of the students’ outstanding academic records at Bowdoin and any other college or university where they may have studied through the first semester of their senior years. Eileen H. Bates Peter L. Cohen […]

Board of Trustees Grants Tenure to Two Faculty Members

The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees granted tenure to two faculty members during meetings held on campus February 9-11, 2017.

Rothschild: Moral Outrage Can Be Self-Serving

In a paper he recently co-authored, Rothschild argues that the anger sparked by moral outrage can sometimes be motivated by self-interest rather than a genuine concern for others.

To End Black History Month, Prof. Vete-Congolo Discusses African History in the ‘New World’

For the final installment of Black History Month, Howell House hosted Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Hanetha Vete-Congolo to discuss the representation of African history in the “so-called” New World.

‘Beauty in Color’ Photography Exhibit Puts Pictures to Words

A current photography show in Lamarche Gallery in Smith Union is the outcome of a discussion among women of color at Bowdoin, who gathered recently to speak about what it means, and how it feels, to be in their skin at Bowdoin. Part of the conversation included a photo shoot.

Biographer Peter Logan ’75 Discusses Audubon, ‘The Greatest Naturalist’

Peter B. Logan ’75, the author of a new biography of John James Audubon (1785-1851), visited campus on Thursday and Friday to give a public talk and meet with students, staff, and faculty who are interested in printmaking and conservation.

Physics and Astronomy Faculty Write Letter to Trump for Climate Change

In January 2017, two Bowdoin physics professors assisted in writing a letter to President Donald Trump (then President-elect) requesting him to undertake climate change as a top priority. Over 700 physics and astronomy professors across the nation signed the letter.