Academic Life

52 New Classes, From Jane Eyre to the Biology of Sex Differences

This semester, faculty are offering fifty two classes that are brand new to Bowdoin.

Basking in Phytoplankton’s Glow: The Novel Marine Research of Martha Boben ’19

This summer, Martha Boben ’19 managed to ask big questions of some of the smallest creatures.

In ‘Nature,’ Bowdoin Scientist Predicts Arctic Peatland’s Warming Impacts

A team of scientists that includes Bowdoin professor Phil Camill has just released new findings on a question with significant implications for the future of the planet: how will the Earth’s peatlands, particularly the vast stretches in the Arctic, respond to global warming? Will they serve as carbon sinks or carbon sources?

Artist Stephanie Rothenberg Thrilled To Be First Roux Scholar

Stephanie Rothenberg has a lot to learn, and she’s excited about it. “I’m interested in the Maine coastline, the impact of climate change, and what this is all doing to the livelihood of those who depend on the sea for a living.” She’s sitting behind her desk in Bowdoin’s newest building, the Roux Center for the […]

Dorn’s Book on Education Praised in Top History Journal

Historian Julie Reuben closes her review with this observation: “Dorn’s book is a gift to us. It is a model for combining analytical breadth and complexity and of using the particular to illuminate the general. It is now the best single-volume history of American higher education available.”

New Concentration Gives Nature-Minded Students an Academic Home

Beginning this fall, the biology department is offering an Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (EEMB) concentration for students who want to study the land, ocean, forest, lakes, and rivers of Maine and beyond.

Why Scholarly Research Should be Podcast (At Least Some of the Time)

Meghan Roberts is one of several Bowdoin professors who, along with asking students to write more traditional papers, also assigned podcasts this past year.

Bowdoin Historian Highlights Maine’s Debt to Slavery

In two years, Maine will turn two-hundred years old. Amid the birthday celebrations, Bowdoin’s Brian Purnell, an associate professor of history and Africana studies, asks that we consider the state’s indebtedness to slavery for its origins.