At an interdisciplinary panel held on campus recently, Associate Government and Legal Studies Professor Allen Springer, Marine Geologist Peter Slovinsky and earth and oceonographic major Cameron Adams ’14 came together to explore the global and local impacts and responses to sea level rise.
Matthew Potoski of UC Santa Barbara presented a lecture at Bowdoin proposing a system of voluntary membership in “green clubs” for tackling environmental challenges in the corporate world – an approach inspired by the family dinners of his childhood.
Six professors and alumni held a panel conversation for students titled “What can I do with a degree in science?” in the Main Lounge of Moulton Union.
Meredith White of Maine’s Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences presented her research on scallops at Bowdoin on Oct. 10.
The Green Career Series, organized by Environmental Studies, launched Thursday night with a panel of four professionals who work in green building.
Aboard a 134-foot vessel with 17 other students and 12 crew members this summer, Josh Friedman and Schuyler Nardelli conducted research on the effects of ocean acidification on tiny pelagic snails and used celestial navigation to chart their ship’s course.
At a recent reception for Community Matters in Maine fellows, students shared their most memorable moments from a summer of service.
Patrick Millet ’14 of Haiti is studying the influence of aquatic vegetation on American eels in Maine’s Merrymeeting Bay, working under Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies John Lichter.
Last week Bowdoin’s John Lichter, director of the college’s environmental studies program, was featured on local news for his project aimed at helping migratory fish bypass obstacles on their way up Maine rivers.
Bowdoin Professor of Mathematics Mary Lou Zeeman is featured in the newsletter of the Mathematical Association of America, in an article highlighting her lecture titled “Harnessing Math to Understand Tipping Points,” given as part of the MAA Distinguished Lecture Series.
Even though they are just interns, Emma Chow ’15 and Dan Lipkowitz ’14 have already seen their contributions making an impact on Maine’s environment.
This spring the journal ‘Conservation and Society’ published a special issue on community-based conservation, inspired by a symposium hosted by Bowdoin College a few years back.
David Bruce ’13 is one of 40 students around the country who has won a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which gives graduating seniors $25,000 and the dictate to pursue a subject or issue that fascinates them. They must not return to the United States for 12 months.
Grace Hodge ’13 is one of nine students with a Psi Upsilon Fellowship from Bowdoin to work for a local environmental agency. Hodge is interning with the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust.
This year’s Community Matters in Maine fellows gathered recently to hear more about what to expect from the best source: alumni of the program.
The Bowdoin Board of Trustees recently voted to promote three Bowdoin faculty members to the rank of associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2011. Those faculty members are: Connie Y. Chiang (History and Environmental Studies); Gustavo FaverÃ³n-Patriau (Romance Languages-Spanish); and Rachel Sturman (History and Asian studies).
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