Strother Roberts is researching the role of domesticated dogs in pre-modern North America, questioning how wild or domesticated they were, and how they contributed to Native American civilization.
Assistant Professor of Economics Gonca Senel asked her students to weigh in on some of the key issues relating to free trade that policymakers in the US and beyond are dealing with at the moment.
The Institute for Advanced Study, where Albert Einstein lived and worked after he fled to the US, recently invited a Bowdoin professor of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies to speak on memory projects about World War II and the Cold War.
Bowdoin hosted the American Mathematical Society Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting in late September. Between 300 and 400 mathematicians visited, reserving every single classroom on campus for a two-day conference that included three plenary speakers, eighteen special sessions, and thirty-five undergraduate research presentations—including five Bowdoin students.
In a new analysis of US carbon-offset programs that reward farmers for reforesting their farmland, Assistant Professor of Economics Erik Nelson finds that the programs are not enticing enough orchard farmers in Northern California to switch from fruit production to carbon production. These programs are designed to help mitigate climate change.