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Kibbe Lecture - National Medal of Science Laureate Susan Solomon

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.

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Cassidy Lecture - Author/Foreign Correspondent Chris Hedges

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:11:10 -0500

Author 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".

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McKeen Center Adam Weinberg '87: "Educating for Democracy"

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.

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Bowdoin Breakfast - Douglas Kennedy '76: "Everything is Narrative"

Thu, 13 Nov 2008 16:20:46 -0500

The 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.

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Senator George J. Mitchell '54, Common Hour, September 19, 2008

Thu, 13 Nov 2008 16:21:02 -0500

Senator 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."

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Henry Laurence, Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture, Common Hour September 12, 2008

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.

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Ambassador Thomas Pickering '53: Priorities for the Next President of the United States in Foreign and Security Policy

Fri, 03 Oct 2008 13:24:17 -0400

Ambassador 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.

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Gary Hirshberg: Make Money and Save the World

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.

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Bowdoin College's 207th Convocation

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.

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Bowdoin College 203rd Commencement

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.

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Bowdoin College Scholarship Luncheon 2008

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.

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David McCullough, Kary Antholis '84 Introduce Segments from HBO's 'John Adams'

Tue, 25 Mar 2008 16:58:01 -0400

Author 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.

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Mathematical Modeling in Biology - Mary Lou Zeeman

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

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Poetry and Social Activism in Latin America - Enrique Yepes, Associate Professor of Romance Languages

Mon, 17 Dec 2007 15:56:13 -0500

Enrique 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."

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Amanda Griscom Little - Tom Cassidy Lecture in Journalism - 10-29-07

Tue, 20 Nov 2007 13:52:23 -0500

Amanda 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.

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Bowdoin College's 206th Convocation

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."

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Bowdoin College's 202nd commencement ceremony

Tue, 29 May 2007 16:22:02 -0400

Bowdoin'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.

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Mark Ravina, "Legends of the Last Samurai"

Tue, 08 May 2007 14:54:48 -0400

Mark 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.

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Excerpts of Longfellow's poem "The Song of Hiawatha" in six languages

Wed, 28 Feb 2007 10:21:02 -0500

February 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.

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Africana Studies: The State of the Field

Fri, 23 Feb 2007 14:27:46 -0500

Speakers 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.

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Cuba's Favorite National Pastimes: Baseball and Politics

Fri, 22 Dec 2006 09:43:01 -0500

Was 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.

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Psychologist Probes the Origins of Temperament

Tue, 28 Nov 2006 16:11:49 -0500

Assistant 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

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Bowdoin College Franco American Symposium - Nov. 15

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:57:15 -0500

Bowdoin 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.

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Bowdoin College Franco American Symposium - Nov. 14

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:53:51 -0500

Bowdoin 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.

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Bowdoin College Franco American Symposium - Nov. 13

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:52:20 -0500

Bowdoin 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.

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President Barry Mills Introduces the Bowdoin Campaign

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:49:18 -0500

Bowdoin 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.

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Reunion Lectures 2006: Church & State

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:47:52 -0500

During 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.

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Reunion Lectures 2006: Media & Society

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:45:40 -0500

How 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.

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Bowdoin College 205th Convocation

Wed, 06 Sep 2006 15:46:03 -0400

Bowdoin 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.

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President's Welcome to Parents

Mon, 04 Sep 2006 13:06:59 -0400

Bowdoin 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.

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Franklin Burroughs, "Compression Wood"

Wed, 02 Aug 2006 09:40:53 -0400

In a 2001 recording at Bowdoin College, Burroughs reads the full text of his award-winning essay "Compression Wood," originally published in The American Scholar.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Lobsters

Wed, 28 Jun 2006 11:09:03 -0400

Neuroscience 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

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Excerpts of the 2006 Commencement at Bowdoin College

Tue, 27 Jun 2006 09:51:34 -0400

Excerpts 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.

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Careers in Advertising

Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:11:33 -0400

Jason 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.

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China Lecture Series: "China's Real Energy Crisis"

Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:35:18 -0400

Associate 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.

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Bowdoin College Baccalaureate Ceremony '06

Fri, 09 Jun 2006 14:00:25 -0400

The 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.

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China Lecture Series: "The Story of Hong Kong and Shenzhen in Multiple Dimensions"

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 13:19:43 -0400

Peter 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.

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China Lecture Series: "Elections and Chinese Understanding of Democracy"

Fri, 02 Jun 2006 12:59:42 -0400

Associate 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).

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Helping to Spread Prosperity to the "Other Maines"

Mon, 15 May 2006 12:15:08 -0400

David 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.

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College Life Outside the Classroom

Mon, 08 May 2006 10:35:05 -0400

A 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.

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Sonata in Bb, K.454

Tue, 04 Apr 2006 09:30:21 -0400

Mary Hunter, violin & James Parakilas, piano perform Mozart's Sonata in Bb, K.454

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Bowdoin's Composer of Note

Mon, 27 Mar 2006 14:40:33 -0500

Nationally 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.”

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Upward Bound at Bowdoin

Thu, 23 Mar 2006 16:28:56 -0500

Bridget 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.

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Service Learning at Bowdoin

Wed, 15 Mar 2006 17:41:16 -0500

Bowdoin 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.

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Common Hour: Robert Reich 10/25/02

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 11:27:42 -0500

Robert 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.

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NCAA Women's Basketball (Bowdoin vs. Brandeis)

Mon, 06 Mar 2006 12:15:03 -0500

The 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.

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NCAA Women's Basketball (Bowdoin vs. Colby-Sawyer)

Sun, 05 Mar 2006 12:55:00 -0500

The 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.

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A New Approach to Acting

Wed, 08 Mar 2006 13:39:43 -0500

Visiting 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.

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Discovering the Mandaens

Wed, 08 Mar 2006 13:39:17 -0500

Associate 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.

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Bowdoin Cable Network: BCNews

Mon, 27 Feb 2006 20:19:58 -0500

Featured Stories: Recyclemania Progress Winter Carnival President’s Day Salmon Rushdie Update

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Financial Aid Myths

Mon, 13 Feb 2006 13:10:23 -0500

Scott 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.

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Introduction

Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:12:19 -0500

An 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.

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Audio Guide Project Discussion

Fri, 27 Jan 2006 13:13:37 -0500

Bowdoin 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.

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Audio Guide: This Extraordinary Paradise

Fri, 20 Jan 2006 13:14:29 -0500

Take a virtual tour of the gallery from home or download the tour and visit us on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick, Maine.

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Educating Women in Rural China

Fri, 13 Jan 2006 13:15:38 -0500

A 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.

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Japanese Scrolls Project

Fri, 06 Jan 2006 13:16:22 -0500

Bowdoin 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.

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Japanese Gardens Project

Tue, 03 Jan 2006 13:16:55 -0500

Bowdoin 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.

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