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Academic Life

Lifelong Learning: Bowdoin Extends its Education to the Community

This fall, earth and oceanographic science professor Phil Camill is teaching a six-session course, on alternating Monday evenings, about climate change and “weird weather.” The attendees are mostly retired people living in Brunswick and nearby who belong to the Association of Bowdoin Friends.

A Green Roof for Beauty, Function, and Education

The roof garden is an important component of the building’s official environmental certification for two main reasons: It helps absorb storm-water runoff and it serves as insulation.

Bowdoin Professor’s New Exhibition Opens in Georgia Museum

This weekend a new solo exhibition will open at Telfair Museums with work by Erin Johnson, a visiting assistant professor of art and digital and computational studies at Bowdoin. Her show, Heavy Water, addresses questions and themes specific to our region and considers what it means to tell the history of a place.

Class Spotlight: Introduction to Music in Africa

To help her students better grasp the concepts underlying West African music and dance, Assistant Professor of Music Marcelina Saibou decided that they should get a chance to actually experience them.

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 […]