In a lecture titled ‘Volcanoes and the Great Dying,’ Lindy Elkins-Tanton drew parallels between Earth’s present-day situation and a major extinction caused by climate change 252 million years ago.
Within every object, no matter how unassuming, is a story. The Object Show at the Bowdoin Museum of Art draws from the diverse collections of the College to bring many such stories to light.
Assistant Professor of Economics Dan Stone argues that researchers are overlooking a real pattern in behavior when they dismiss the possibility that athletes, indeed anyone, can achieve exceptional streaks of success.
Bowdoin’s Visiting Professor of Theater Sally Wood is director of the new play “Veils,” performed by Portland Stage Company from Feb. 28 to March 16.
Acclaimed feminist writer Susan Faludi, currently Tallman Scholar in Gender and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin, will deliver a lecture on Feb. 27 as part of her 2013-2014 Tallman residency.
Clemson University English Professor Susannah Ashton explored the life of an escaped slave whom Harriet Beecher Stowe sheltered in her Brunswick home in 1850, two years before writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
The children, about 10 in all, are part of a new Japanese language program at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School in Brunswick. The weekly class is taught by two Bowdoin students, Ehringhaus and Rob Hughes ’14, who are both Asian studies majors and advanced Japanese language speakers.
This week Bowdoin presents the World Cinema Film Festival, drawing upon contemporary films from across the globe and international cinema expertise from across the campus.
A group of Bowdoin students discovered a harbor porpoise trapped in a salt marsh back in 2012, and now the rehabilitated porpoise has gained television stardom.
This year, Assistant Professor of Sociology Ingrid Nelson was tapped to give the Karofsky lecture. In her Jan. 31 talk, she addresses the gap between college expectations and college attainment in the United States, which has the largest divide of any developed country.
Eban Goodstein, director of sustainability at Bard College, gave a talk on what it means to become a sustainability professional.
Five Bowdoin faculty members have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure.
Seeking to “go beyond the headlines,” the two experts delivered their candid perspectives on the games. Jane Knox shared her knowledge of the history and culture of the region while Laura Henry shed light on the politics surrounding the event.
The Bowdoin’s history department is offering a new summer fellowship program that is designed to support students pursuing a wide range of history projects.
“One thing that many biologists do is revel in the beauty of what we see,” says biology department chair Bruce Kohorn – and right now there’s an entire art exhibit to prove his point, on view in the Fishbowl of the Visual Arts Center.
The short film “Rooms,” by Bowdoin’s Paul Sarvis, will be screened as part of the 42nd annual “Dance on Camera Festival” at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City.
The images presented in the current Hawthorne-Longfellow Library exhibit, “Visualizing Uncle Tom,” are so disturbing that a university in Great Britain decided they were too risky to present to the public.
Watch news coverage of Bowdoin’s man of steel, Sculptor in Residence John Bisbee, and his latest exhibition, “New Blooms,” at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.
Bowdoin’s Andrew Rudalevige writes for The Washington Post’s column “The Monkey Cage” about why U.S. presidents keep things vague.
Bowdoin faculty members take a turn as students in a short course titled “Digital Humanities @Bowdoin,” taught by Professor of Art History Pamela Fletcher and Professor of Computer Science Eric Chown.