News Archive 2009-2018

Renowned German Author Bernhard Schlink Visits Bowdoin

Assistant Professor of German Jens Elias Klenner praised Schlink’s introspective novel’s ability to “ask us to read again, more than once slowly,” and “to serve as a looking glass into a troubled times.”

Bowdoin Orchestra Attracts Record Numbers of Students

The ensemble is now “bigger than ever” as more students are involved with music on campus. “We’re already thinking about Mahler,” says director George Lopez.

From Brazilian Slums to Bowdoin College: Sophomore Gives Back

Having suffered hardships himself, Juan Magalhães ’21 is giving back through community service. He’s currently raising money for a school improvement project in Thailand.

Live-streaming Event: Bowdoin College, the Liberal Arts, and the Path to a Career in Anything in Houston Oct. 21

The event, Bowdoin College, the Liberal Arts, and the Path to a Career in Anything, takes place Sunday, October 21, 2018, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the JW Marriott in Houston, Texas, and will be live-streamed at

‘Our Environmental Future’ Symposium Emphasizes Collaboration—and Hope

With the the Roux Center now officially open, a new era of environmental studies at Bowdoin has begun.

Let the Problem-Solving Begin: Roux Center is Officially Open

“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!”

How Sparrows Learn to Sing: Kent Island Researchers Publish Pioneering Study

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.

Senior’s Healthcare Research Begins in Maine, Moves to Rwanda

Darlene Ineza continues to investigate marginalized patients’ access to healthcare. But she has shifted her focus from Maine to her home country, which, almost a quarter century later, is still recovering from the trauma of its civil war and genocide.