Seven Bowdoin faculty members have been promoted from the rank of associate to full professor: Aviva Briefel, Philip Camill, Kristen Ghodsee, Samuel Putnam, Patrick Rael, Shu-chin Tsui, and Tricia Welsch.
In this spring’s Santagata Lecture, anthropologist Hugh Raffles presented a reflection on the human and natural history of Manhattan neighborhoods like Marble Hill.
Two SolarCity representatives, John Conley and Matt Gitt, were on campus Wednesday to talk about their company and its plans to build a solar power complex at Bowdoin.
In one year, Teona Williams ’12 got lost in a slum in New Delhi, visited a fake corporate city in Thailand, celebrated Christmas in Cape Town, lived with a big, friendly family in Brazil, hiked 20 miles to a secluded cove in Trinidad, and watched the sunrise from a mountaintop in Jamaica.
A group of Bowdoin students discovered a harbor porpoise trapped in a salt marsh back in 2012, and now the rehabilitated porpoise has gained television stardom.
Eban Goodstein, director of sustainability at Bard College, gave a talk on what it means to become a sustainability professional.
For many months, Alithea MacFarlane ’14 and Courtney Payne ’15 have been planning a one-day program at Bowdoin to investigate social justice and diversity in the environmental movement.
Bowdoin faculty members take a turn as students in a short course titled “Digital Humanities @Bowdoin,” taught by Professor of Art History Pamela Fletcher and Professor of Computer Science Eric Chown.
On January 13-16 of 2014, nearly two dozen Bowdoin faculty members are taking a turn as students in a short course for faculty titled “Digital Humanities @ Bowdoin,” as part of the College’s new Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.
Six student films, created as end-of-semester projects, had their public debut in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library.
Emily Hochman ’15 spent two months last summer as Artist in Residence at Bowdoin’s Kent Island Scientific Station filming her documentary. Back at Bowdoin in the fall with hours of footage, Emily is working with her independent study project director, Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies Sarah Childress, to edit her film.
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.