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#CarbonFeed Installation at H-L Library Reminds Us of Our Social Media Footprint

The #CarbonFeed project, designed by artists John Park and Jon Bellona, is designed to prompt viewers to consider their digital carbon footprint.

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Students Learn to Build Shaker Boxes, and Much More

Each semester, Rev. Bob Ives offers a Shaker box class at Bowdoin, teaching students how to craft small oval boxes out of delicate cherry wood. Yet, workshop is more than a craft class.

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Students Launch New Theater Group, Donate First Ticket Sales to Local Nonprofits

This weekend Beyond the Proscenium premiered its first production: Spring Awakening, a German rock musical based on Frank Wedekind’s eponymous 1891 play.

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Art Museum Fellow's Final Show Goes Back to Latin America's Future

Based on her interest in the relationship betwee past and future, and in Latin American art, Sarah Montross has put together the first-ever exhibition dedicated to postwar art of the Americas inspired by science fiction and space travel.

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Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble: Music from the Arabic and Ottoman Turkish Traditions

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April 27, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

The Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble, directed by Eric LaPerna and Amos Libby, will present classical and contemporary music from the Arabic and Ottoman Turkish traditions. The ensemble performs on traditional Middle Eastern musical instruments like the oud (Middle Eastern lute) and qanun (72-stringed Middle Eastern zither) as well vocals and Western instruments along with Middle Eastern percussion.

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Nadia Celis, Book Presentation: "The Rebellion of the Girls. The Caribbean and 'Corporeal Conscience'"

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April 28, 2015 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

Please join Nadia Celis, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American studies, for the celebration of her book "La Rebelion de las ninas: El Caribe y la 'conciencia corporal' (The Rebellion of Girls: The Caribbean and 'Corporeal Consciousness'). Students and colleagues will lead an open conversation about the book, and light refreshments will be served.

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Afro-Latin Music Ensemble with Director Michael Birenbaum Quintero

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April 29, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Under the direction of Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Bowdoin's Afro-Latin Music Ensemble will present a concert highlighting the scintillating rhythms and cultural richness of the descendants of Africans in Latin America, including music from Colombia, Cuba, and Peru.

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Senior Studio Exhibition Opening: Visual Art Majors, Class of 2015

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April 30, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Edwards Arts Center, Miscellaneous

Work from the Senior Visual Art majors on view throughout the Edwards Art Center!

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Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra with Conductor Anthony Antolini '63

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April 30, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra will perform J.S. Bach's St. John Passion in German with conductor Anthony Antolini '63. Soloists include Erin Chenard, soprano; Joelle Morris, contralto; David Myers, tenor; John David Adams, bass; and Jerry LiaBraaten, bass.

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Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra with Conductor Anthony Antolini '63

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May 1, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra will perform J.S. Bach's St. John Passion in German with conductor Anthony Antolini '63. Soloists include Erin Chenard, soprano; Joelle Morris, contralto; David Myers, tenor; John David Adams, bass; and Jerry LiaBraaten, bass.

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Bowdoin Chamber Choir with Conductors Robert K. Greenlee and Benjamin Haile '15

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May 2, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:30 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Robert K. Greenlee will conduct the Chamber Choir in a program of American spirituals, as well as music of the Netherlands, French Switzerland, and France, highlighting Gabriel Faure' and Lili Boulanger. Benjamin Haile '15 will conduct Faure's Messe Base with George Lopez accompanying on organ and piano.

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Bowdoin Chamber Choir with Conductors Robert K. Greenlee and Benjamin Haile '15

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May 3, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:30 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Robert K. Greenlee will conduct the Chamber Choir in a program of American spirituals, as well as music of the Netherlands, French Switzerland, and France, highlighting Gabriel Faure' and Lili Boulanger. Benjamin Haile '15 will conduct Faure's Messe Base with George Lopez accompanying on organ and piano.accompany on organ and piano.

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Film Screening and Discussion with Wang Jiuliang and Shu-Chin Tsui: "Plastic China"

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May 4, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

The waste that we produce each day quickly disappears from our view. But where does it go? Is it recycled properly as we hope? Plastic China is a story about how plastic waste from all around the world, including the United States, ends up in China. It is because of this plastic waste that water is no longer clean, air is no longer fresh, and food is no longer safe in many areas of the vast country. People living in these polluted areas experience elevated rates of disease and mortality. This film reveals the shocking degree to which we all play a part in this problem; the connection among people around the world grows ever closer, and China is in fact not that far from home.

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Visual Art Department Open House

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May 8, 2015 5:00 PM  – 7:00 PM
Edwards Arts Center, Miscellaneous

Work from the Spring 2015 Visual Arts classes on view throughout the Edwards Art Center!

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