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Last Build Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:35:34 -0400

Copyright: Copyright 2004 David Francis

Performance: Zolotoj Plyos and a Musical Journey across Russian Traditions [Sandy Kauffman]

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:35:34 -0400

March 26, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Join the Zolotoj Plyos folk ensemble for a virtual journey through Russia, with demonstrations of musical styles, costumes, songs, dancing, and more than thirty Russian folk instruments.

Founded in 1994 in the city of Saratov, Russia, it is comprised of members Alexander Solovov, Elena Sadina, and Sergei Grachev, who collectively play more than thirty Russian folk instruments, including the bayan, chromatic and diatonic accordions, the balalaika, domra, guitar, zhaleika, clarinet, saxophone, various percussion instruments, and Russian bells.

While students in Russia, the musicians collected old Russian songs and bell music in rural villages and towns. Their repertoire includes folk songs, dances, and instrumental pieces from various parts of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, and other areas; it also features Gypsy music, Russian popular music, and Jewish music.

Zolotoj Plyos has performed in the main halls of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the State Academic Choir in St. Petersburg. They have also made many tours of the United States, including a concert in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and they have directed the Russian Choir of the Middlebury College Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College. The members currently live and work in Belgium.

Sponsored by the Departments of Russian and Music, with the generous support of a loyal Bowdoin family.

Free and open to the public.

"Huge, Well Organized, Powerful": Mussolini's Vision of Augustan Rome with Lisa Mignone [Sandy Kauffman]

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:35:34 -0400

Styling himself a successor to the emperors of ancient Rome, Mussolini transformed the urban image of the city in the 20th century. In order to fashion an imperial identity modeled on that of Augustus, Rome’s first emperor, he promoted archaeological restoration projects of monuments built during the Augustan age. Lisa Mignone looks at how Mussolini’s “vision” for Rome is implicated in and influenced by the Fascist ideology of power, and informs our experience of Rome today.

Lisa Mignone is a Roman historian whose scholarship explores the interplay of social frameworks, historical events, and topographical environments. Her recent book, The Republican Aventine and Rome’s Social Order (2016), argues that Rome’s residential complexity was characterized by a significant degree of social integration, and that residency patterns throughout the caput mundi likely incorporated the full spectrum of Roman society. She is also one of three editors of a forthcoming volume on the archaeology of the Aventine hill. Her current research, on the Roman goddess Juno, examines religious interconnectivity and spiritual mobility across Etruscan, Punic, and republican Roman communities.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Department of Classics, with support from the Jasper Jacob Stahl Lectureship Fund.

Faculty/Staff Women's Book Read: Roxane Gay's "Bad Feminist" [Anne Clifford]

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:35:34 -0400

Faculty/Staff Women’s Book Read: Roxane Gay’s "Bad Feminist"

Faculty and staff women, please join us (The Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center, the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, and the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library) for a Women’s History Month book read, of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist. Widely lauded for its comical and astute explorations of feminism, politics, and popular culture (where else can you read about both Sweet Valley High and the immigrant experience in one sitting?), this collection of essays makes for an entertaining and important read.

What better to do to celebrate Women’s History Month than to read Bad Feminist and talk about it with friends and colleagues?

Wednesday, March 28, 12-1, Daggett Lounge, lunch provided
We will have facilitators at each table but encourage you all to come with thoughts, responses, ideas, and questions

Please come and bring a friend

Sign up by sending an email to Anne Clifford, program administrator for GSWS, at

The library has five copies of the book (ask at the Circulation Desk) and has two Kindles with the book loaded to check out at the Media Commons desk, and it’s widely available otherwise. We will be able to purchase a number of copies for those who don’t have access to it. Please let us know if you need a copy by indicating that when you send your sign-up message to Anne Clifford.

To sweeten the deal, please note that two days prior to our book read, you will be able to get your book signed, in person, because Roxane Gay will be on campus!

Roxane Gay
Monday, March 26, 2018
Pickard Theater
7:30 pm. (followed by book signing)

Brought to you by
The Edith Koon Lansing Sills Fund
The Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center
The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program

Website Redesign Drop-in Information Sessions [Juli Haugen]

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:35:34 -0400

Learn more about Bowdoin’s web site redesign during one of our bi-weekly drop-in information sessions. Come meet with a member or members of the redesign team and hear about the work that is being done or to ask questions.

Sessions scheduled through May include:

Wednesday, March 28
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Kanbar Hall 109

Wednesday, April 11
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kanbar Hall 109

Wednesday, April 25
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Kanbar Hall 109

Wednesday, May 9
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kanbar Hall 109

Wednesday, May 23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kanbar Hall 109

Additional information about the redesign can be found on the redesign web site or please feel free to contact Juli Haugen or Mary Baumgartner in the office of communications and public affairs.

You Know Hygge, But... [Michael Tucker]

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:35:34 -0400 you know "lagom" or "fika?" No?

Then stop by the Bowdoin Store in Smith Union to browse our selection of books to help keep you cozy while we all wait for the Spring thaw.

We also have books by upcoming campus speakers like Roxane Gay, and new faculty and alumni publications as well.

And as always, most books are priced at 20% off every day at the Bowdoin Store.

Happy reading!

FREE Tax Prep [Shawn Gerwig]

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:35:34 -0400

Midcoast CA$H Provides FREE Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Volunteer Tax Preparers

- keep 100% of your refunds without worrying about hidden fees or unexpected charges.

Generally, individuals who make less than $54,000 are eligible to have their taxes prepared and e-filed for free.

To see if you qualify or schedule an appointment at tax sites in Bath, Brunswick, or Wiscasset, call (207) 699-0752.

If you’re outside this area, visit or call 211 to find a site near you.

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