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Frogpocalypse: Bowdoin’s Wheelwright on Mysterious Frog Die-off (NBC News)

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Nat Wheelwright, Bowdoin’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, and chair of the Biology Department, documents what “was like a nuclear detonation” in his backyard pond when more than 200,000 wood frog tadpoles died within a day.

Novel by Bowdoin’s Faverón Patriau Lauded by New York Times

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A “delightfully macabre” neo-gothic psychological thriller, Gustavo Faverón Patriau’s debut novel The Antiquarian is “intelligently conceived and well executed,” according to the New York Times.

One on One: Paul Miller ’92 aka DJ Spooky and Deepak Chopra

Multimedia artist Paul Miller ’92, aka DJ Spooky, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first artist-in-residence, founder of Origin magazine, and professor of music at the European Graduate School, sat down with Deepak Chopra, renowned physician, and alternative medicine and New Age guru, for a One World conversation on Newswire.

Potholm on Maine’s ‘Worrisome’ Three-Way Governor’s Race in Wall Street Journal

In a state where bumper stickers reading “61%: We did not vote for Paul LePage” are commonplace, it’s no surprise that a potential repeat of the same kind of three-way race that ushered in Maine’s controversial governor is garnering some concern among voters. Independent Eliot Cutler is again campaigning, and will again, many democrats fear, […]

John Lockwood ’01 Joins Winemakers to Watch List (San Francisco Chronicle)

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A Washington, D.C., native, John Lockwood ’01 moved west after graduating from Bowdoin 2001. Four years later, winemaker David Mahaffey happened into the Oakland, California, wood shop where he was working and began a conversation that ended with Lockwood’s moving north and working in wine country.

Potholm on a ‘Little French Going a Long Way’ (The World/PRI)

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Christian Potholm, Bowdoin’s DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government, is quoted in a segment for PRI’s The World looking at the number of Franco-Americans in Maine and the enduring nature of their language.

Museum of Art Acquires Camera Owned by Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer on the Gallery of his Studio, Prouts Neck, Maine, ca. 1884. Gift of the Homer Family, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Neal Paulsen, a long-time resident of Scarborough, Maine, has donated a camera owned by artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The camera joins an extensive collection of archival material at the Museum related to the life and art of Homer, including nearly 100 vintage photographs.

History Department Offers Innovative New Student Fellowships

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The Bowdoin’s history department is offering a new summer fellowship program that is designed to support students pursuing a wide range of history projects.

Putney CEO Jean Hoffman ’79 Finds Success in Generic Pet Meds

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Putney Inc., a private generic pet medication company founded by Jean Hoffman ’79, had a busy year in 2013: the company released its first three medications, now totaling five FDA-approved medications available on the market.

Bowdoin’s Nancy Riley Talks ‘Child-Free’ Choice on WGME

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Professor of Sociology Nancy Riley weighs in on the increasing number of couples choosing not to have children, and the huge role the work-life-kids balance plays in this decision.

Hockey Coach Terry Meagher Profiled on WCSH

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Now in his 31st season as head coach of Bowdoin’s hockey team, Terry Meagher has more than 500 victories under his belt, and the respect of those inside and outside the world of hockey. The WCSH (Channel 6) newsmagazine 207 came to Watson Arena for a look at Meagher’s career and the lessons he imparts to his student athletes.

In Vogue: Museum of Art’s ‘Cool’ Frank Goodyear Helps Feed the Beast

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Museum of Art Co-Director Frank Goodyear has been making the media rounds, discussing ‘American Cool.’

Prof. Henry Discusses ‘Putin’s Games’ on Public Radio (MPBN)

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Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s call-in program, Maine Calling, invited Bowdoin political scientist Laura Henry, along with three other Russian experts, onto its program Wednesday.

Rudalevige Talks Presidential Politics on PBS ‘NewsHour’

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Direct from the College’s studio, Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, appeared on the PBS NewsHour January 30, 2014, weighing in on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and how the president’s agenda is shaped amid partisan politics.

Bisbee Nails New Exhibition at Vermont’s Shelburne Museum

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Watch news coverage of Bowdoin’s man of steel, Sculptor in Residence John Bisbee, and his latest exhibition, “New Blooms,” at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.

Patrick Dempsey H’13 Talks Bowdoin on The Ellen Show

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“Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey H’13 appeared on The Ellen Show Oct. 10, 2013.

Maine’s Largest Solar Power Complex Proposed for Bowdoin

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A proposed solar power complex at Bowdoin would be nearly eight times larger than any existing solar installation in Maine and would generate much of the energy used to power the school’s largest athletic facilities.

Thomson ’08 on Lehman Brothers in the Civil War

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In a recent story for The New York Times, David Thomson ’08 traces the history of the Lehman Brothers firm back to its origins in the antebellum south.

The Fugitive Who Inspired Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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Susanna Ashton writes about research surrounding a fugitive slave who was harbored for one night in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Brunswick home, an event that likely influenced Stowe’s decision to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Fudge ’02 Finds Climate Insight in Antarctic Ice Core

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Geologist T.J. Fudge ’02 is lead corresponding author on a new study published in Nature, revealing that West Antarctica started warming up from the last ice age a few thousand years earlier than previously thought — an insight that could influence our understanding of climate change today.