Academic Life

The Poetic Possibilities of Snail Research

The Bowdoin Marine Science Semester launched four years ago with large ambitions for enriching student’s education with research in the field. Since then, molecular ecologist Sarah Kingston — one of the program’s fulltime faculty — has been hatching excitement among her students about tiny things, from the DNA of blue mussels to the muscular feet […]

New Initiative Aims to Strengthen Cross-Cultural Teaching

Being aware of your own cultural background as well as that of your students is critical to more effective teaching and learning—that was the message explored recently by faculty taking part in the first day of the College’s four-day May Institute.

Bowdoin Marks Close of Academic Year with Baccalaureate Ceremony

Bowdoin College held its Baccalaureate ceremony Friday, May 25, 2018, in the Sidney J. Watson Arena, marking the official close of the academic year. The College’s 213th Commencement will be held Saturday, May 26.

Two Seniors — A Filmmaker and a Composer — Collaborate on Short Film

The film was the result of a year’s worth of work – Nevan Swanson ’18 wrote the script in a screenwriting course in the fall, and shot the film over the course of the year, and the soundtrack of the film became Sam Kyzivat’s senior honors thesis in music composition.

Honors Projects Across the Curriculum: From Schools to Spittlebugs

In the final days of the academic year, nearly 80 seniors defended their honors projects in front of faculty panels. Honors projects are intensive, yearlong studies pursued independently by students in majors across the curriculum. Here is a complete list of seniors who completed honors projects this year. We’ve highlighted four projects completed to show the […]

More Recognition for Bowdoin Art Professor Jackie Brown

Brown has been awarded a Maine Artist Fellowship by the Maine Arts Commission. Jackie’s work stems from an interest in nature, science, and a wholehearted belief in the arts to enrich the way we see, experience, and understand the world around us,” said the Commission.

Preparing for an Effusion of Art at Annual Spring Show

Students from every spring visual arts class exhibited their work at the annual Open House last week. They spent the week leading up to the Friday show finishing their pieces and preparing them for display.

Academic Awards, Karofsky Teaching Prize, Awarded on 2018 Honors Day

Bowdoin College held its 22nd annual Honors Day ceremony May 9, 2018, in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, to recognize the academic accomplishments of Bowdoin students.