Published: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:12:22 -0500
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Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:22:59 -0500
Susan Solomon is widely recognized as one of the leaders in the field of atmospheric science. She obtained some of the first chemical measurements that helped to establish chlorofluorocarbons as the cause of the ozone hole in Antarctica. The Solomon Glacier in Antarctica was named after her. Solomon is a former co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group One.
Solomon's lecture, titled "A World of Climate Change: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," addresses both scientific aspects of climate change and some of the reasons international agreement on climate change policy has proven particularly difficult.
Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:11:10 -0500Author and longtime New York Times foreign correspondent Chris Hedges will delivers the 2009 Tom Cassidy Lecture, titled "Covering War and Conflict as a Foreign Correspondent." He is the author of the best seller "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning," a book that draws on the many conflicts he covered to explore what war does to societies and individuals. He has examined faith and belief in American society in his books "Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments in America", and his New York Times bestseller "American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America". His most recent work on the subject is titled "I Don't Believe in Atheists".
Thu, 13 Nov 2008 16:22:34 -0500
A former professor of sociology and dean of the college at Colgate University, Weinberg is currently executive vice president and SIT provost of World Learning. Weinberg has garnered national attention from major foundations for his work on civic education and promoting youth political engagement.
Weinberg's talk is presented in conjunction with the opening and dedication of the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good at Bowdoin. The mission of the McKeen Center is to enable students to use their unique talents, passions and academic pursuits for the benefit of society through public engagement.
Thu, 13 Nov 2008 16:20:46 -0500The Bowdoin Breakfast is a lecture series with full buffet breakfast, featuring prominent Bowdoin alumni, faculty, parents, staff or Maine leaders who speak on topics of business, academia, arts, or community affairs. The public event is held approximately five times during the academic year and typically draws 150-200 community members.
Thu, 13 Nov 2008 16:21:02 -0500Senator George J. Mitchell was born and raised in Waterville, Maine, and graduated from Bowdoin College and Georgetown University Law Center. He entered the U.S. Senate in 1980 and went on to an illustrious career in the Senate that spanned fourteen years. In January 1989 he became Senate majority leader. He held that position until he left the Senate in 1995. During his tenure, Senator Mitchell earned enormous bipartisan respect. It has been said "there is not a man, woman, or child in the Capitol who does not trust George Mitchell."
Thu, 13 Nov 2008 16:21:12 -0500"You Can't Say That! Keeping Terrorists, War Crimes and Gay Marriage off TV." Henry Laurence is an associate professor of government with a joint appointment in Asian studies at Bowdoin. He teaches courses in Japanese and comparative politics, media and politics, and international political economy. In 2007–2008 he was a research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University. He is currently writing a book on broadcasting politics that compares the BBC, PBS, and Japan's NHK. He has also written on financial politics, the "Comfort Women," Japanese gangsters, the Asian currency crisis, and satellite television.
Fri, 03 Oct 2008 13:24:17 -0400Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering '53 holds the personal rank of career ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. In a diplomatic career spanning five decades, he has served as U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He served as U.S. ambassador and representative to the United Nations in New York from 1989 to 1992, a period that saw an international coalition move effectively against Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. He also served as U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs from 1997 to 2001.
Fri, 03 Oct 2008 13:22:48 -0400
Environmental activist and businessperson Gary Hirshberg calls on individuals to realize their power to effect change in the marketplace — "the power of one" — while proving that environmental commitment makes for a healthier planet and a healthier bottom line.
Hirshberg, president and "CE-Yo" of Stonyfield Farm, Inc. — the world's largest organic yogurt company — discusses how business can both save the planet and deliver higher growth and superior profits.
Fri, 03 Oct 2008 13:20:18 -0400
Bowdoin College's annual Convocation ceremony, marking the official opening of the 207th academic year, was held September 3, 2008, in Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater.
Following remarks by President Barry Mills, Daniel J. O'Leary, the John S. Osterweis Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, gave the Convocation address. O'Leary's talk was titled "Transformative Chemistry."
Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster presented "Voices from Bowdoin's Past". Music for the processional and recessional was provided by Robert James Hao Zhang-Smitheram '11 along with an interlude performance by Elizabeth Hayes Eypper '10.
Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:36:18 -0400
Bowdoin's 203rd Commencement Exercises were held Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. from the terrace of the Walker Art Building on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick, Maine.
This live video webcast of the 203rd Commencement features student speakers Nathan Reuben Chaffetz '08, Vanessa Lisbeth Vidal Castellanos '08, and Senior Class President Andrew Richard Fried '08.
Fri, 16 May 2008 16:17:42 -0400
On May 8, 2008, 430 student scholars, alumni and parent scholarship donors, and staff gathered together for the eleventh annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon in Thorne Dining Room.
Student entertainment was provided during the reception by violinist Michael Krohn '09 and during the program by jazz pianist Hassan Muhammad '10. Dennis Hutchinson '69 served as emcee of the program. Following remarks by President Barry Mills, Sheldon Stone '74 and Jessica McGreehan '08 gave heartfelt speeches about the importance of financial assistance at Bowdoin.
Tue, 25 Mar 2008 16:58:01 -0400Author David McCullough, upon whose Pulitzer Prize-winning biography the miniseries is based, and Kary Antholis '84, senior vice president, miniseries for HBO films and executive in charge of the John Adams production speak about the miniseries.
Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:57:36 -0400
Professor Mary Lou Zeeman “Mathematical Modeling in Biology: What Is It? And How Is It Useful?”
Inaugural Lecture -R. Wells Johnson Professorship of Mathematics - November 28, 2007
Mon, 17 Dec 2007 15:56:13 -0500Enrique Yepes, Bowdoin's Peter M. Small Associate Professor of Romance Languages, examines the vibrant emergence of new poetic voices in "Poetry and Social Activism in Latin America."
Tue, 20 Nov 2007 13:52:23 -0500Amanda Griscom Little, one of the leading environmental journalists of her generation, delivers Bowdoin College's 2007 Tom Cassidy Lecture in Journalism at 7 p.m. Monday, October 29, in Main Lounge, Moulton Union.
Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:22:30 -0400
Bowdoin College's annual Convocation ceremony, marking the official opening of the 206th academic year, was held Wednesday, August 29, 2007, in Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater.
Following remarks by President Barry Mills, Professor of Anthropology Scott MacEachern gave the Convocation address. MacEachern’s talk was titled "Time-scales."
Tue, 29 May 2007 16:22:02 -0400Bowdoin's 202nd Commencement Exercises were held Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. on the Terrace of the Walker Art Building. During Bowdoin College's 202nd commencement ceremony, 448 bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to students from 37 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and 16 foreign countries.
Tue, 08 May 2007 14:54:48 -0400Mark Ravina, Associate Professor of Japanese History at Emory University, discussed "Legends of the Last Samurai" at Bowdoin College. Professor Ravina has written widely on Early Modern and Meiji era Japan.
Wed, 28 Feb 2007 10:21:02 -0500February 27, 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Bowdoin Class of 1825, a native Mainer, and one of the College's most illustrious graduates. The occasion is being celebrated on campus, locally, and around the country during the entire month of February. Among the holdings of the George J. Mitchell Archives & Special Collections in Bowdoin’s Hawthorne-Longfellow Library are various translations of Longfellow’s epic poem “The Song of Hiawatha” in six languages.
Fri, 23 Feb 2007 14:27:46 -0500Speakers included Gabrielle Foreman from Occidental College, Kevin Gaines from the University of Michigan, Noliwe Rooks from Princeton University, Ken Warren from the University of Chicago, and Tukufu Zuberi from the University of Pennsylvania.
Fri, 22 Dec 2006 09:43:01 -0500Was a young Fidel Castro scouted by a major leage baseball team? Find out as Allen Wells, Roger Howell, Jr. Professor of History, regales an audience of Bowdoin Trustees with an animated tale of baseball's intriguing, politically charged history in Cuba.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 16:11:49 -0500Assistant Professor of Psychology Samuel Putnam is in the forefront of new research on toddler temperament. He discusses Bowdoin's Toddler Temperament Laboratory and new insights his work is shedding on personality development and parenting styles
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:57:15 -0500Bowdoin College honored its own French roots with the three-day symposium Celebrating the Franco-American Heritage of Maine co-sponsored by the Bowdoin College Multicultural Affairs Program and the departments of Government and Romance Languages.
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:53:51 -0500Bowdoin College honored its own French roots with the three-day symposium Celebrating the Franco-American Heritage of Maine co-sponsored by the Bowdoin College Multicultural Affairs Program and the departments of Government and Romance Languages.
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:52:20 -0500Bowdoin College honored its own French roots with the three-day symposium Celebrating the Franco-American Heritage of Maine co-sponsored by the Bowdoin College Multicultural Affairs Program and the departments of Government and Romance Languages.
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:49:18 -0500Bowdoin College President Barry Mills '72 speaks about the goals of the Bowdoin Campaign. He discusses how these priorities reflect the most important aspects of the College and its mission: Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Annual Giving, and Building projects.
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:47:52 -0500During Reunion Weekend 2006 Paul Franco, professor of government, discussed the relationship between religion and politics, and examined the implications and complications of the separation of church and state in the context of recent Supreme Court cases.
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:45:40 -0500How does the media influence our reactions to events at home and abroad? During Reunion Weekend 2006 Lawrence B. Lindsey '76, president and CEO of The Lindsey Group, and Jane R. Seagrave '76, vice president for new media at the Associated Press, examined this question.
Wed, 06 Sep 2006 15:46:03 -0400Bowdoin College's 2006 Convocation ceremony, marking the official opening of the 205th academic year. Bowdoin College's President Barry Mills welcomes Bowdoin Students and their families followed by the Convocation address delivered by Cristle Collins Judd, Bowdoin College's Dean for Academic Affairs.
Mon, 04 Sep 2006 13:06:59 -0400Bowdoin College President Barry Mills and Cristle Collins Judd, Bowdoin College's Dean for Academic Affairs, welcome familes and guests of first year students at Bowdoin.
Wed, 02 Aug 2006 09:40:53 -0400In a 2001 recording at Bowdoin College, Burroughs reads the full text of his award-winning essay "Compression Wood," originally published in The American Scholar.
Wed, 28 Jun 2006 11:09:03 -0400Neuroscience Chair Patsy Dickinson studies the physiology of neurons in lobsters, specifically, those involved in its stomatagastric system. It is a relatively simple nervous system that is helping scientists understand more about motor patterns in humans, such as respiration and locomotion. She discusses recent breakthroughs and discoverie
Tue, 27 Jun 2006 09:51:34 -0400Excerpts of the 201st Commencement beginning with an address by President Barry Mills and featuring student speakers David Duhalde-Wine '06, Alexandra Yanikoski '06, and Senior Class President Harry Jones '06.
Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:11:33 -0400Jason Moyer '97, Vice President and Account Director at Young & Rubicam, and Stella Grizont, Brand Planner at Young & Rubicam, discuss how to get into the career of advertising. Young & Rubicam is one of the world's leading marketing communications companies with a global network of 163 agencies in 81 countries around the world.
Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:35:18 -0400Associate Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Edward S. Steinfeld specializes in the political economy of reform in socialist and post-socialist systems. His book, Forging Reform in China (Cambridge University Press, 1998), explores the process of state enterprise restructuring in China and attempts to illuminate the institutional drivers of economic behavior in the Chinese system.
Fri, 09 Jun 2006 14:00:25 -0400The Baccalaureate ceremony marks the official close of the academic year and the coming together of graduates and their families. The ceremony includes music, Readings from Bowdoin's past by Dean Craig Bradley, speeches by President Barry Mills, Ely Delman '06 and honorary degree recipient, Beverly Daniel Tatum.
Mon, 05 Jun 2006 13:19:43 -0400Peter Yum Tak-Shing is the Dean of Engineering and Professor of Information Engineering of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joins the lecture series as the 2005-2006 Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, which is sponsored by the Hong Kong Government Information Services Department and the U.S. Department of State.
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 12:59:42 -0400Associate Professor of Political Science at Duke University, Tianjian Shi specializes in comparative politics with an emphasis on political culture and political participation in Chinese politics. He is the author of Political Participation in Beijing (Harvard University Press, 1997).
Mon, 15 May 2006 12:15:08 -0400David Vail, Bowdoin’s Adams-Catlin Professor of Economics. Discusses past efforts – and promising new ones – to stimulate rural economic development in Maine’s “rim counties,” which face chronic economic and social distress. He is joined by Lauren Withey ’06, who discusses her field research in Maine’s Katahdin region, which has been affected by the declining paper industry.
Mon, 08 May 2006 10:35:05 -0400A discussion about dorm rooms, roommates, social life, and how to make college life outside the classroom a rewarding experience. Participants include Bowdoin's Director of Residential Life Kim Pacelli, and Bowdoin students Kristen Van Der Veen '07 and Sam Kamin '08.
Tue, 04 Apr 2006 09:30:21 -0400Mary Hunter, violin & James Parakilas, piano perform Mozart's Sonata in Bb, K.454
Mon, 27 Mar 2006 14:40:33 -0500Nationally recognized composer Vineet Shende, Bowdoin assistant professor of music, talks about what inspires him to write, the state of classical music today, and his recent works – including a film score, an opera, and the highly rhythmic romp, “Throw Down or Shut Up.”
Thu, 23 Mar 2006 16:28:56 -0500Bridget Mullen, director of Upward Bound at Bowdoin College, talks with Scott Hood about the challenges of raising college aspirations among low-income high school students, preparing these students for success in college, and the specter of federal budget cuts that could eliminate Upward Bound programs nationwide.
Wed, 15 Mar 2006 17:41:16 -0500Bowdoin students Eliza Hutchinson '06 and Colin Beckman '07 join Susie Dorn, the Director of Bowdoin's Community Resource Center, for a conversation about making a difference in the community, alternative spring breaks, and balancing a heavy academic load at Bowdoin with a call to serve the common good. The program host is Scott Hood.
Fri, 10 Mar 2006 11:27:42 -0500Robert B. Reich is university professor and the Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandeis University and its Heller Graduate School. Before joining the Brandeis faculty, Reich served as the nation’s 22nd Secretary of Labor during President Bill Clinton’s first term. Prior to joining Clinton’s cabinet, Reich was on the faculty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and served as an assistant to the Solicitor General in the Ford Administration and on the policy planning staff of the Federal Trade Commission in the Carter Administration. He is the author of nine books and over 200 articles on the global economy and the U.S. workforce.
Mon, 06 Mar 2006 12:15:03 -0500The Bowdoin College women's basketball advanced to their sixth-straight "Sweet Sixteen" with a hard-fought 59-56 victory over Brandeis University in an NCAA Second-Round contest at Morrell Gymnasium. The Polar Bears (25-2) set the New England basketball record with their 70th straight victory at home, breaking the mark formerly held by the University of Connecticut women's team.
Sun, 05 Mar 2006 12:55:00 -0500The Bowdoin College women's basketball defeats Colby-Sawyer in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament 73-54. With the win, the Polar Bears tie the New England basketball record with their 69th straight home victory - a mark set by the University of Connecticut women's team.
Wed, 08 Mar 2006 13:39:43 -0500Visiting artist J.Ed. Araiza, from the internationally acclaimed SITI Theater Company, teams up with Bowdoin student Theo Salter '07, to discuss a new approach to acting.
Wed, 08 Mar 2006 13:39:17 -0500Associate Professor Jorrun Buckley, the world's leading scholar on the Mandaens - an endangered Middle Eastern religious sect - talks about how she became involved in human rights work on their behalf.
Mon, 27 Feb 2006 20:19:58 -0500Featured Stories: Recyclemania Progress Winter Carnival President’s Day Salmon Rushdie Update
Mon, 13 Feb 2006 13:10:23 -0500Scott Hood, Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Bowdoin College, speaks with Steve Joyce, Director of Student Aid at Bowdoin College, and Gary Weaver, Associate Director of Student Aid and Certified Financial Planner at Bowdoin College about some of the myths surrounding college affordability and financial aid.
Mon, 06 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500
Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:12:19 -0500An introduction to Bowdoin College's Peary-MacMillan Arctic museum. Discussions with Susan A. Kaplan, Director, Genevieve LeMoine, Curator/Registrar and Emma Bonanomi, Curatorial Assistant for Exhibitions.
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 13:13:37 -0500Bowdoin College's Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum has developed an iPod based audio tour that is also available as a free podcast allowing users to download the tour that displays images of exhibits and archived materials to enhance their experience of the museum. This podcast is a discussion about the project with Emma Bonanomi, Curatorial Assistant for Exhibitions, Genevieve LeMoine, Curator/Registrar and Susan Kaplan, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.
Fri, 20 Jan 2006 13:14:29 -0500Take a virtual tour of the gallery from home or download the tour and visit us on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick, Maine.
Fri, 13 Jan 2006 13:15:38 -0500A specialist and activist in the field of gender, Wu Qing has been the leading figure and voice for the interests and education of women in rural China. With her sincere concern for the educational and economic problems rural women are facing and her determined mission to change their situation, Wu Qing has been working on the frontlines of gender realities.
Fri, 06 Jan 2006 13:16:22 -0500Bowdoin College's Asian Studies department worked with Information Technology to build an innovative online scroll viewer to showcase the scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan. This podcasts explores the development of this project.
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 13:16:55 -0500Bowdoin College's Information Technology worked with Professor of Art History Emeritus Clif Olds to develop a website dedicated to the gardens of Japan, and more specifically to the historic gardens of Kyoto and its environs. The site is designed to provide the visitor with an opportunity to visit each garden, to move through or around it, to experience it through the medium of high-quality color images, and to learn something of its history.