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Seven Bowdoin Faculty Granted Tenure

At its recent meeting in Boston (February 4-6, 2016), the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees promoted seven faculty members to tenured positions.

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Nine New Courses Offered This Semester

The following is a complete list of new Bowdoin classes as they are described in the course catalog, plus comment from the faculty teaching the course. (NOTE: Some courses are labeled ESD or VPA. These refer to Exploring Social Differences and Visual and Performing Arts, which are two of the five distribution requirements mandated by […]

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Not Yet Graduated, Bowdoin Senior Has Already Launched Her Career

Addison Caravjal ’16, a rugby and track athlete, has already started the job she’ll have post-graduation and has bought the home she’ll live in. “I like to be ahead of the game,” she said. “I don’t like to be behind.”

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Perspectives from Bowdoin Professors on the New Climate Deal

We asked professors from different disciplines to weigh in on the new agreement among 195 nations to reduce global emissions in an attempt to save our planet from the worst effects of climate change.

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Machine Learning: How Computers Predict The Future

“Everyone wants to own data mining now and machine learning”, she says. “It’s because of the amount of data that are out there today”, she adds, noting that how many of our everyday transactions are now electronically logged.

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On Course: A Sampling of Bowdoin’s Newest Classes

This semester faculty members are offering many classes new to Bowdoin — 27 in all.

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Bowdoin Economist Assesses Impact of Endangered Species Act

Assistant Professor of Economic Erik Nelson has found that the Endangered Species Act has made no discernible impact on what people do or don’t do on environments considered critical to listed species’ persistence.

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A Year of Faculty Grants, Fellowships and Honors

Over the past year, Bowdoin faculty from every corner of campus received grants and fellowships to support new and ongoing research projects. Others were honored for their work.

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Economist Deb DeGraff Studies Effects of Mexico’s Aging Population

Bowdoin Professor of Economics Deborah DeGraff is exploring a world of new data coming out of a groundbreaking study in Mexico that is following older people over many years.

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Michael Butler ’17 Helps Develop Rainforest Products to Benefit Local Communities

Michael Butler ’17, who has a funded internship grant from Bowdoin to work at Runa, said he was drawn to the opportunity because he’s interested in forest conservation, natural resource management, social enterprise and “developing new products that aren’t bad for the world.”

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Emma Young ’15 Wins National Math Essay Contest

Math and economics major Emma Young ’15 has won a national essay contest on how math is applied to everyday lives.

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Five Bowdoin Faculty Receive Tenure

Two biologists, an economist, an artist and a political scientist have earned tenure this year.

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Need a New Hip? Bowdoin Economist Has Some Advice

Professor of Economics Jonathan Goldstein has analyzed the cost-effectiveness of different hip replacement techniques and found that the surgeon and the technique can make a big difference in cost.

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Bowdoin Professors on Sabbatical, All Over the Map

This year, more than three dozen Bowdoin faculty members have dispersed to all corners of the map for sabbatical projects. See where they’ve gone.

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Bowdoin Professors Win Honors and Grants

Bowdoin faculty members across the sciences and humanities continue to garner awards for their work – including research grants, scholarly accolades, and fellowships abroad – from institutions such as the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Fulbright Program.

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Bowdoin, Tuck Collaborate on Financial Accounting Course (EducationDive)

Bowdoin’s new collaboration with Dartmouth’s Tuck Business School is featured as one of “7 ways higher ed institutions are increasingly joining forces” on EducationDive.

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David Bruce’s Watson Year: Studying Cities At Sea

David Bruce’s interest in nature, urban planning and arts shaped his goal to traverse the globe to draw, paint and write about places threatened by rising sea levels.

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Sabbatical Seminars: Fitzgerald on How Welfare Affects Children

This week’s faculty seminar series featured John Fitzgerald, Bowdoin’s William D. Shipman Professor of Economics, who gave a presentation titled “Does Public Assistance Improve Long-Run Outcomes for Children? Avoiding Spurious Correlations.”

Bowdoin Dedicates New Classroom to Ambassador Pickering ’53, H’84

This summer, with a gift from the Class of 1953 and a grant from the George I. Alden Trust, Bowdoin renovated the former reading room in Hubbard Hall to make it suitable for 21st pedagogy.

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Bowdoin’s Lichter Garners Sewall Foundation Grant for Fisheries Research

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.