By studying micron-millimeter sized slices of fist-sized rocks collected from the earth’s surface, Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science Rachel Beane can discern what has been happening miles below ground, in the depths of supervolcanoes. Her investigation of volcanic rocks is pushing forward our understanding of these enormous volcanoes, and could lead one day to better prediction models for their eruptions.
In classrooms and lecture halls across Bowdoin’s campus yesterday, faculty, staff and students engaged in a one-of-a-kind event at Bowdoin — a daylong “teach-in” devoted to exploring difficult issues affecting our world today.
Justin Ehringhaus ’16 has received a prestigious scholarship to study in Japan for a year.
This year, Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies Dharni Vasudevan won a National Science Foundation grant to investigate the trajectories, or “fates,” of common medicines in our environment.
The Media Commons reflects Bowdoin’s efforts to centralize and enhance its media services, and to better support cinema studies classes and student video production.
Several tenure-track professors joined Bowdoin’s faculty this year to teach and do research in a number of fields — math, Romance languages, chemistry, digital and computational studies, theater and dance, Asian studies, history and sociology.
Laura Griffee ’17 worked with Assistant Professor of Art Jackie Brown this summer to design an interactive, 3D interface for Brown’s sculpture installations.
This semester faculty members are offering many classes new to Bowdoin — 27 in all.
The College’s annual Convocation ceremony, marking the official opening of its 214th year, was held Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Pickard Theater of Memorial Hall.
Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science Michèle LaVigne has a National Science Foundation grant to research deep-sea bamboo corals and what they can tell us about the connections between the ocean depths and climate.
Karina Graeter, who graduated in 2014, is the lead author of an article published in this month’s issue of the journal American Mineralogist.
This summer, a group of students worked with John Lichter, Bowdoin professor of biology and environmental studies, on research that can support the restoration of Maine’s rivers, estuaries and coastal fisheries.
The Ecological Society of America has presented Nat Wheelwright, Bowdoin’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, with an award recognizing his “outstanding contribution to ecology” through teaching and mentoring.
Apekshya Prasai ’16 was two years old when the Maoist insurgency broke out in her home country of Nepal. Now, she’s researching women’s roles in the movement’s militarized political violence.
Assistant Professor of Economic Erik Nelson has found that the Endangered Species Act has made no discernible impact on what people do or don’t do on environments considered critical to listed species’ persistence.
Megan Maher ’16 and Meg Freiberger ’16 are this year’s recipients of the Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship, which is targeted at women doing research in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Professor Leah Zuo Discusses ‘Science’ in Premodern China, the Relevance of Confucius Today and Her Current Projects
After receiving a couple of fellowships, Leah Zuo has a generous sabbatical in front of her to finish her first book and begin her second. At the moment she is completing a book about the famous Chinese figure Shen Gua (1031-1095), who is credited with making a number of startling discoveries well ahead of his time.
This summer, Professor Danielle Dube and her student researchers — Ian Kline ’15, Jared Feldman ’16, Brigitte McFarland ’18 and Hal Miller ’16 —are developing therapies to fight a dangerous bacterial pathogen called H. pylori.
This summer, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology Erika Nyhus is working with four student researchers — Kylie Moore ’16, Helen Wieffering ’16, Jacob MacDonald ’16, and Andrew Engel ’16 — exploring memory, attention and the human brain.
This summer, scientists and students are conducting research at the Coastal Studies Center in its recently refurbished and expanded marine lab. They are looking into the life histories and adaptability of sea stars, mussels, sea urchins, mud snails and other organisms.