Each year, many students receive fellowships from Bowdoin to spend the summer conducting research in a range of fields, from chemistry to Africana studies, physics, mathematics, literature, and more. This work typically leads up to an honors project. In this article, we reached out to three students who received grants to pursue research in history to find out what they are investigating.
On her seven-week archaeological excavation, Genevieve LeMoine is carrying an inReach—basically a satellite text messenger that allows her to post to Twitter (@IItaArchaeology) and Facebook (also IitaArchaeology)
With the 2016 US presidential elections less than six months away, Associate Professor of Government Michael Franz said SuperPACs have transformed political advertising in America.
Students, faculty, staff, and community members toured the Edwards Arts Center last Friday night, checking out the end-of-semester open house of artwork produced in the spring semester’s visual arts classes.
The exhibition Beautiful Monstrosities, Elegant Distortions: The Artifice of Sixteenth-Century Mannerism opened at the Bowdoin Museum of Art last month, featuring the work of artists “employed by European courts in the 16th century.” Despite its smaller size of roughly a dozen etchings, prints, and drawings, the exhibit leaves much open for debate and discussion.
The dance department staged its spring dance May 5-7, 2016, in Pickard Theater. Five dance classes performed—from beginner to advanced—and Julian Andrews ’17 screened a work he composed in an independent study.
The aim of person-centered care is to focus on the individual and not the disease, on what they’ve retained rather than what they have lost.
We’re visiting some Bowdoin professors in their offices, asking them to tell us about a special or important book. In this video, Anthropology professor Scott MacEachern talks about an unusual book translated into English and published in 1995.
As they traveled around Sicily for nine days in March, students didn’t just visit ancient sites and majestic ruins, they also spoke to shop owners about how they’re fending off the tyranny of the Mafia. They learned how to make marzipan, a traditional Arabic dessert made from almonds, and visited spots that have influenced contemporary Sicilian writers.
“One of the holy grails of archaeology is to find out if the Dorset and Thule people were in contact, and that is a very difficult thing to prove,” Archaeologist Genevieve LeMoine said. “But this site seems to be one of the kinds of sites that would be able to do that, perhaps, if it in fact happened.”
Wilder Nicholson ’16 has collaborated with the chair of the biology department, Nat Wheelwright, to create a series of brief videos to introduce some of the department’s scientists to prospective biology students and others.
In this video, English professor Marilyn Reizbaum talks about a book she picks from one of her shelves of poetry books.
“The key insight was realizing that you could treat pottery distributions the same way you could treat microbial distributions, which is the sort of cross-disciplinary perspective that a place like Bowdoin naturally encourages.”
We have launched a new series in which we visit Bowdoin professors to ask them about a meaningful book or two they keep in their offices. Because there are many such books, we ask faculty to select one from a shelf we point to at random. In this video, Dallas Denery, who teaches history at Bowdoin, speaks about two books that made a difference for him.
Marcos Lopez recently won a Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship in support of his ethnographic research. He is writing articles and a book on how the farmworkers in Baja, despite facing racism, violence and powerful employers, successfully fought to improve their living and working conditions.
While his honors project is motivated by intellectual curiosity, it also matters to Jordan Richmond ’16 that his work could do some good in the world.
Biology professor Vlad Douhovnikoff is researching the ecological benefits of cloning, as well as the evolutionary benefits. The latter might at first blush sound contradictory.
We are visiting professors to ask them about a meaningful book or two they keep in their offices. In this video, Michael Klimov, who teaches Russian at Bowdoin, speaks about a book by a Russian author that made a difference for him.
Prof. Allen Springer’s latest book examines the conflicts that sometimes erupt between individual countries and international environmental law.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Christopher Chong works on the kind of fantastic inventions you could imagine one day might be the mundane objects we all take for granted, such as walls that filter out traffic noise but let in the music of birdsongs, or gigantic underground coils that protect cities from earthquakes. Perhaps his most thrilling project is figuring out how people can charge their iPhones just by walking around with them.