Sizable grants were awarded to pursue research in the areas of biology, chemistry, oceanography, neuroscience, and anthropology. Dean for Academic Affairs Elizabeth McCormack said it’s been a banner year for the College.
“We want to break down barriers to entry, and figure out what would convince someone to come,” Director of Student Activities Nate Hintz said.
We have briefly described three student projects—in politics, marine biology, and theater/computer science—that will be part of the student research symposium Friday, where the full breadth of the liberal arts will be on display.
“This building provides a physical and intellectual model for how the rest of the campus can think about engaging in interdisciplinary work across a raft of problems,” said President Clayton Rose. Furthermore, he added, “it is a super cool building!”
The paper, published in the journal Current Biology, provides the first experimental evidence that wild birds—in this case Savannah Sparrows—learn how to sing based on sounds heard in early life.
Bowdoin is setting a precedent through the realization of innovative architectural design coupled with sophisticated, forward-thinking academic planning.
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.
This semester, faculty are offering fifty two classes that are brand new to Bowdoin.