Following the regular Monday afternoon faculty meeting, Bowdoin professors gathered in Thorne Hall for a dinner to honor — and sometimes poke a bit of fun at — President Barry Mills and his wife, Karen.
Museum Pieces, a Bowdoin tradition for more than 20 years, capped off this year’s Common Hour series. This year’s show featured a farewell dance for departing President Barry Mills and his wife, Karen.
In the movie SurvIvies, a 45-miunute documentary Rickey Larke ’15 shot last year for an independent study at Bowdoin, the suspense mounts.
Each year, students majoring in subjects that span the curriculum incorporate community projects into their studies, partnering with local agencies from across the street to organizations in places as far away as Asia and Africa.
Bowdoin College held its 19th annual Honors Day ceremony on May 6 in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, to recognize the academic accomplishments of Bowdoin students.
As part of Bowdoin’s TED-Talk-style Uncommon Hour series, Associate Professor of Classics Robert Sobak recently discussed authority, dissent, and how to be a “gadfly.” He spoke a full audience of students at Reed House.
Bowdoin’s Africana Studies program recently organized a panel of professors to sit down and discuss the background and significance of Boko Haram.
Associate Professor of Romance Languages Nadia Celis will be celebrating her new book, La Rebelión de las niñas: El Caribe y la “conciencia corporal, Tuesday, April 28, at 4:30 in Massachusetts Hall’s faculty room.
A Bowdoin computer science professor and a digital humanities expert are teaming up to teach a new digital and computational course next fall. The class will tackle two major projects: for the first, students will recreate what General Joshua Chamberlain saw from Little Round Top in 1865. For the second, they will explore the notion of identity in the age of social media.
Jeff McMahan, the White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford, spoke at Bowdoin recently about the responsibilities of participants in war. His view is that soldiers must be able to morally justify the killing of others, even if they do so as uniformed members of an armed service.
The #CarbonFeed project, designed by artists John Park and Jon Bellona, is designed to prompt viewers to consider their digital carbon footprint.
Based on her interest in the relationship betwee past and future, and in Latin American art, Sarah Montross has put together the first-ever exhibition dedicated to postwar art of the Americas inspired by science fiction and space travel.
Every April, the Department of Theater and Dance puts on a popular spring dance show. This year, with music ranging from Puccini to Piazzolla, repertory courses played with the shape and formalities of social relationships, while composition students exposed choreographic devices, scores, and sources through short studies and improvisations. This season’s concert featured a duet […]
This summer and next, Crystal Hall, a visiting assistant professor of digital and computational studies, will attend a new institute in North Carolina that’s been designed to teach humanities scholars about cutting-edge digital tools that can broaden and deepen their research.
Yu Zhao ’15 and Katherine Carter ’16 recently won first and second place in the Consulate General of Japan in Boston Japanese Language Contest.
Peggy Wang, assistant professor of art history and Asian studies, worked with Jackie Brown, assistant professor of visual arts, to conduct an art-making workshop that Wang said would help students better understand the challenges and particularities of generating meaning through art.
In the four years that the Simons Foundation has been awarding fellowships to theoretical physicists to support their sabbatical research, it has only given one such grant to a physicist at a liberal arts college. Stephen Naculich, professor of physics at Bowdoin, became that first awardee this year.
Five faculty members have been promoted from associate to full professor based on their scholarly output and teaching credentials. Oceanographer Collin Roesler, religion scholar Robert Morrison and historians Dallas Denery, David Gordon and Susan Tananbaum will all be promoted on July 1.
This year is the 100th anniversary of general relativity. In recognition of this anniversary, Thomas Baumgarte, a professor of physics and astronomy, spoke recently to an audience of Bowdoin faculty and staff about the history of our understanding of gravity.
A short story by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Sarah Braunstein has been published in the March 16 issue of the The New Yorker.