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Join Professor Nadia Celis’s Book Launch and Celebration

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.

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New Course to Introduce Students to World of Digital Humanities

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.


Philosopher Jeff McMahan Lectures at Bowdoin on the Morality of War

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.


#CarbonFeed Installation at H-L Library Reminds Us of Our Social Media Footprint

The #CarbonFeed project, designed by artists John Park and Jon Bellona, is designed to prompt viewers to consider their digital carbon footprint.

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Art Museum Fellow’s Final Show Goes Back to Latin America’s Future

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.


2015 Spring Dance Concert

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 […]


Professor Crystal Hall Receives Digital Fellowship

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.

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Two Bowdoin Students Excel in Japanese Language Contest

Yu Zhao ’15 and Katherine Carter ’16 recently won first and second place in the Consulate General of Japan in Boston Japanese Language Contest.


Art History Students Close Their Books and Make Art

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.

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With New Grant, Bowdoin Physicist Plans High-Energy Research Year

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 Promoted to Full Professor

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.

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Physics Professor Baumgarte Describes 100 Years of Gravity

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.


English Professor’s Story Published in The New Yorker

A short story by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Sarah Braunstein has been published in the March 16 issue of the The New Yorker.


Elevating the Status of Teaching

Bowdoin’s education department recently hosted a panel discussion in Kresge Auditorium to discuss what can be done to raise the status of the teaching profession. The event was moderated by Doris Santoro, associate professor of education.

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Bowdoin Art Historian and Co-Authors Win Award for Online Scholarship

A team of academics and technology experts — including Bowdoin’s Pamela Fletcher, professor of art history, and David Israel, senior producer for academic new media — has won the Association of Research Institutes in Art History’s 2015 ARIAH Prize for Online Publishing.


Faculty Profile: Biologist, Genetics Education Advocate and Ferocious Drummer Jack Bateman

Biology professor Jack Bateman is the latest faculty member to be profiled in our series on professors. In these Q&As, faculty members answer our questions about their careers, research and little known facts about themselves.

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Math Class Dances Its Way to Computational Statistics

Math professor Jack O’Brien uses dance to help his students understand computational statistics.

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At Friday Latin Teas, Students Dive Into Erudite, and Sometimes Funny, Texts

Each Friday afternoon in the Peucinian Room, Classics Lecturer Michael Nerdahl meets with several dedicated Latin students for a tradition he calls “Latin Tea.”

Bowdoin Museum of Art Celebrates Opening with Pie

Before the clock struck 9:26:53, Bowdoin professor of mathematics Jennifer Taback gave a brief history of Pi.


Professor Higginbotham: The Islamic State’s Attack on the Past

“While attention tends to focus on the destruction of art and the looting of artifacts, the demolition of ancient ruins and the consequent loss of the archaeological context for these remains are even more troubling,” writes Associate Professor of Classics James Higginbotham.