Mathematics professor Mary Lou Zeeman kicked off this year’s faculty seminar series with a talk titled “Harnessing Math to Understand Tipping Points and Resilience,” stressing the importance of bringing together the studies of math and the environment.
We asked faculty members attending this year’s Academic Fair what classes they were looking forward to teaching this semester.
The College’s annual Convocation ceremony, marking the official opening of the 213th academic year, was held Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Pickard Theater of Memorial Hall.
Bowdoin received a major grant from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation to support the Maine fisheries research of John Lichter, Director of the College’s Environmental Studies Program.
Associate Professor of Romance Languages Hanétha Vete-Congolo tell us about her summer researching gender and society in her native Martinique.
When is a religious identity also an ethnic identity, and how is that connection influenced by a history of colonization and conflicts? Omar Sohail ’15 has been exploring this question and others as he examines the Muslim concept of identity in Sri Lanka.
Sasha Kramer ’16 tells a captivating story about doing research at Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center, where she has been uncovering the science behind red tide and paralytic shellfish poisoning.
A Boston Globe columnist included Assistant Professor of Economics Dan Stone in a recent round-up of “surprising results from the social sciences.”
Bowdoin’s first-year students are busy getting oriented to their new home in coastal Maine – but what about new faculty members? They’ve got their own orienting to do.
Claudia Villar-Leeman lived in the woods for 11 weeks this summer to investigate the “chaotic” changes that a bug the size of a dot is wreaking on East Coast forests.
Laura Henry, associate professor of government at Bowdoin, tells us about her summer researching international politics in Russia.
Aidan Short ’15 has been working on the water and in the lab to figure out just what green crabs are eating in different habitats of Harpswell Sound.
This summer, Lucy Knowlton ’15 has been exploring the routes of the Brunswick shipping industry using ArcGIS maps and the resources available in Bowdoin’s Special Collections.
Two off-campus researchers, Davis Unruh ’16 and Karl Reinhardt ’15, are, respectively, investigating the skies and the seas this summer.
Sixteen Bowdoin students have been harnessing digital technology in impressively original ways through this year’s Gibbons Summer Research Program.
In the most recent issue of Bowdoin Magazine, “Bring on the Science” offers a taste of what it means to do science research at Bowdoin. Here, students and recent graduates give us the inside scoop.
Nat Wheelwright, Bowdoin’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, and chair of the Biology Department, documents what “was like a nuclear detonation” in his backyard pond when more than 200,000 wood frog tadpoles died within a day.
This year, Bowdoin’s Upward Bound program celebrates its 50th anniversary. Over the last half century, the federally funded program has helped thousands of low-income Maine students attend college.
Grab your lab coat and goggles. At Bowdoin, scientific research has a central place in the liberal arts.
This year’s ten Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) researchers recently presented five weeks worth of research to professors, faculty advisors and fellow students at Bowdoin’s 2014 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Summer Research Colloquium.