Academics

Bring on the Science (Bowdoin Magazine)

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Grab your lab coat and goggles. At Bowdoin, scientific research has a central place in the liberal arts.

Mellon Mays Undergraduates Present Wide-ranging Research

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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.

A Bowdoin Summer

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Each summer, students on campus take a break from their busy schedules of work, studies, and recreation to gather at a cookout hosted by President Mills.

Bowdoin Team Heads to Brazil for Robot Soccer World Cup

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Now that the FIFA World Cup contenders have finished battling it out, another international soccer competition is just getting started in Brazil – only this time, the players aren’t human.

Coastal Studies Symposium Previews Summer Research, Marine Lab Expansion

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Summer may be a break from classes, but things are busier than ever at Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center: as the Marine Laboratory undergoes renovations for expanded programming, students and faculty presented a symposium on their research projects investigating green crabs, blue mussels, lobsters, sea stars, eelgrass, fish, clams, and more.

Maggie Bryan ’15 Explores Cultural Crossover Behind French Impressionism

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During the early 19th century, Japanese artworks such as fans, silks, kimonos, and prints began trickling into France, where they inspired significant changes in French art – a topic on which Maggie Bryan ’15 is becoming something of an expert.

Coastal Studies: Fathoming the Science Behind Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning #tbt

…and arriving at the dock: mission accomplished.

As students and faculty embark on another summer of research at Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center, here’s a throwback to last summer’s whirlwind of research activities: take a voyage through Harpswell Sound with Karl Reinhardt ’15 and Earth and Oceanographic Science Associate Professor Collin Roesler.

Bowdoin and INBRE Collaborators Receive $18.4 Million Grant

Bowdoin's Dube lab investigates disease-causing bacteria and develops therapeutics. From left: Sunnie Kuna ’14, Emily Clark ’15, Danielle Dube, Ian Kline ’15, Hallie Carol ’14, Van Tra ’13, and Jen Helble ’14

The National Institute of Health awarded an $18.4 million grant to the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), a coalition that includes Bowdoin and 12 other Maine institutions.

Summer Researchers Discover Kent Island (And Blog About It)

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This summer at the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island, students are doing everything from studying sea squirts and sponges to creating electronic music using island sounds.

Vogel Volunteers: Students and Faculty Get Involved at the Museum of Art

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Nine Bowdoin students donated their time, brainpower, and hard work to create the upcoming installation “It’s What You Do With What You View: Selections from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

15 Students Receive Nat’l Fellowships For Study, Research, Teaching, Humanitarian Work

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This year, 15 Bowdoin students received prestigious fellowships to dive into the research, regions, languages and community service projects that fascinate them.

Teachers on Twitter: A #BowdoinSummerResearch Project

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What can Twitter teach us about about the shortcomings in our educational system? Roya Moussapour ’17 is working with Bowdoin’s Associate Professor of Education Doris Santoro to find out.

Novel by Bowdoin’s Faverón Patriau Lauded by New York Times

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A “delightfully macabre” neo-gothic psychological thriller, Gustavo Faverón Patriau’s debut novel The Antiquarian is “intelligently conceived and well executed,” according to the New York Times.

Why Bowdoin Professors Love What They Do

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What’s the best part about teaching at Bowdoin? Just ask these twelve professors of government, film studies, Africana studies, biology, art history, Romance languages, Asian studies, chemistry, biochemistry, and history.

The Honorands: Who They Are, Why They’re Selected

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The College bestowed honorary degrees on four people at Bowdoin’s 209th Commencement. We caught up with this year’s crop of honorands during their various talks the day of Baccalaureate to learn a bit about their respective passions and how they came to receive an honorary degree.

Bowdoin Prof. To Join Federal LGBT Historic Landmark Group

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The National Park Service has invited 18 scholars, including Jack Jen Gieseking of Bowdoin, to discuss the people and places around the country that have been important to the LGBT movement.

Hubbard Classroom Renovation Honors Ambassador Pickering ’53

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Thanks to a generous gift from the Class of 1953 and a grant from the Alden Trust, the Hubbard West classroom will be renovated this summer and renamed in honor of Ambassador Thomas Pickering ’53.

Bowdoin Celebrates Baccalaureate 2014

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Bowdoin College held its 2014 Baccalaureate ceremony Friday, May 23, marking the official close of the academic year and celebrating the College’s 209th Commencement (to be held Saturday, May 25).

Bowdoin Faculty on Using iPads in the Classroom

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In a recent panel discussion, Bowdoin professors from both the sciences and humanities presented their methods for harnessing the technology of iPads in their classrooms.

Going Solo: Student’s Play Explores Pressures on Young People

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Earlier this semester when Phui Yi Kong ’15 was considering what project she wanted to work on for her independent theater assignment, her imagination and ambition traveled far beyond the edges of the stage, and far beyond Bowdoin’s campus.