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Tanya Tagaq in Concert with 'Nanook of the North'

January 25, 20157:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Tanya Tagaq in Concert with 'Nanook of the North'

Avant-garde music sensation Tanya Tagaq, winner of Canada's 2014 Polaris Prize, combines innovative Inuit throat singing with contemporary jazz to create exciting new music against the backdrop of the film 'Nanook of the North'.

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Tania Iqbar: "The Environment and Inflammation: Mechanisms of Neurogenic Inflammation in the Mouse Olfactory Epithelium"

January 29, 20154:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

Tania Iqbar: "The Environment and Inflammation: Mechanisms of Neurogenic Inflammation in the Mouse Olfactory Epithelium"

Our noses incur damage on a daily basis, and the olfactory epithelium is able to regenerate and maintain function. However, if chronic inflammation is initiated, it can lead to olfactory dysfunction. To begin to understand chronic inflammation, modulation of acute inflammation in the mouse olfactory epithelium is being studied by Tania Iqbal at the Hegg Laboratory at the University of Michigan.

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Thursday Night Salon with Anne Collins Goodyear: "Collaborations, Collusions, and Duchamp"

January 29, 20157:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Thursday Night Salon with Anne Collins Goodyear: "Collaborations, Collusions, and Duchamp"

Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, will offer a tour and overview of the exhibition, "Collaborations and Collusions: Artists' Networks from the Nineteenth Century to the Present."

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Common Hour with Dallas Denery: "How We Learned to Live with Lies"

January 30, 201512:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Common Hour with Dallas Denery: "How We Learned to Live with Lies"

Is it ever acceptable to lie? In this lecture, Dallas Denery examines the trajectory of historical progression from a medieval world of faith, in which every lie is sinful, to a more worldly early modern society in which lying becomes a permissible strategy for self-defense and self-advancement.

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Evening Discussion with Jill Abramson, Former Executive Editor of 'The New York Times'

February 4, 20157:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Evening Discussion with Jill Abramson, Former Executive Editor of 'The New York Times'

Jill Abramson is a journalist who spent the last 17 years in the most senior editorial positions at The New York Times, where she was the first woman to serve as Washington Bureau Chief, Managing Editor, and Executive Editor. Before joining the Times, she was Deputy Washington Bureau Chief and an investigative reporter covering money and politics at The Wall Street Journal for nine years.

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Community Lecture Series: "Challenges and Opportunities of the Contemporary Arctic"

February 5, 201512:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

Community Lecture Series: "Challenges and Opportunities of the Contemporary Arctic"

Join Susan Kaplan, director of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, and Genevieve LeMoine, curator of the Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, as they discuss some of the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary Arctic.

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Iris Levin '05: "Seabirds, Swallows and Social Networks"

February 5, 20154:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

Iris Levin '05: "Seabirds, Swallows and Social Networks"

In her presentation, Iris Levin '05 examines questions and themes from molecular ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and disease ecology. Her research explores biological interactions at multiple scales, from social transactions between individuals to patterns of population structure between hosts and parasites.

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Thursday Night Salon with Frank Goodyear: "Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900-1950"

February 5, 20157:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Thursday Night Salon with Frank Goodyear: "Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900-1950"

Frank Goodyear, co-director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, provides a tour of the exhibition "Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900-1950."

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Sherryl Vint: "To Seek Out New Worlds: Science Fiction in a Global Perspective"

February 5, 20157:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

Sherryl Vint: "To Seek Out New Worlds: Science Fiction in a Global Perspective"

Sherryl Vint, author and professor of science fiction media studies at the University of California, Riverside, will present an overview of science fiction in a global context, exploring the ways common science fiction icons appear differently when embedded in multiple local contexts, and will discuss the significance of the recent explosion of science fiction across the globe.

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Film: 'For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska'

February 5, 20157:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Film: 'For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska'

This one-hour documentary reveals the true-life story of an extraordinary Alaskan woman who becomes an unlikely hero in the fight for civil rights.

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Film, Dinner, and Discussion: 'Growing Local'

February 10, 20156:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Daggett Lounge

Film, Dinner, and Discussion: 'Growing Local'

Join us for dinner, discussion, and a viewing of 'Growing Local,' a film by Maine Farmland Trust about small farms and the uncertain fate of the local food movement.

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Emily Doolittle: "Animal Songs, Animal Music"

February 12, 20154:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 016

Emily Doolittle: "Animal Songs, Animal Music"

Can animal songs be considered music? Join composer Emily Doolittle as she explores this philosophical question within the context of zoomusicology, the study of the musical aspects of sound or communication produced and received by animals.

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Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture: Raymond Miller on 'Crime and Punishment'

February 17, 20157:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture: Raymond Miller on 'Crime and Punishment'

Raymond Miller will explore and discuss Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic, Crime and Punishment. Renowned as one of the world's greatest novelists and literary psychologists, Dostoyevsky's works grapple with deep political, social, and religious issues while delving into the often tortured psychology of characters whose lives are shaped by these issues.

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Kates Lecture with Robert Bazell: "Cancer: Progress and Profits"

February 23, 20157:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Kates Lecture with Robert Bazell: "Cancer: Progress and Profits"

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Christina Richards: "Exploring Implications of Genome Function in Complex Environments Using Model and Non-Model Plants"

February 26, 20154:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

Christina Richards: "Exploring Implications of Genome Function in Complex Environments Using Model and Non-Model Plants"

Christina Richards examines how incorporating genomics and systems biology into robust experimental design and statistical analysis on model and non-model organisms will be a critical component of fleshing out the relationship between genotype and phenotype. Her research integrates several disciplines to explore how plants respond to natural selection in stressful or novel environments.

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Film and Lecture with David Mrazek and Joel Greenberg: 'From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction'

February 26, 20155:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Film and Lecture with David Mrazek and Joel Greenberg: 'From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction'

What happened to the passenger pigeon? You could say we happened. This award-winning documentary tells the incredible forgotten story of the passenger pigeon, its unlikely extinction, and its striking relevance to conservation challenges today. Discover how and why this anthropogenic extinction foreshadows more recent, rapid, ongoing destruction of species in the wake of the deforestation, rising ocean temperatures, acidification of bodies of water, and melting of polar ice shelves that are of vital concern to the current generation of students.

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Jonathan Goldstein presents: "Nearly Everything You Need to Know about Hip Replacement Surgery: An Economist's Perspective"February 4, 2015
Jonathan Goldstein presents: "Nearly Everything You Need to Know about Hip Replacement Surgery: An Economist's Perspective"

Evening Discussion with Jill Abramson, Former Executive Editor of 'The New York Times'February 4, 2015
Evening Discussion with Jill Abramson, Former Executive Editor of 'The New York Times'

Community Lecture Series: "Challenges and Opportunities of the Contemporary Arctic"February 5, 2015
Community Lecture Series: "Challenges and Opportunities of the Contemporary Arctic"

Iris Levin '05: "Seabirds, Swallows and Social Networks"February 5, 2015
Iris Levin '05: "Seabirds, Swallows and Social Networks"

Russian Language TableFebruary 5, 2015
Russian Language Table

Sherryl Vint: "To Seek Out New Worlds: Science Fiction in a Global Perspective"February 5, 2015
Sherryl Vint: "To Seek Out New Worlds: Science Fiction in a Global Perspective"

Film: 'For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska'February 5, 2015
Film: 'For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska'

Thursday Night Salon with Frank Goodyear: "Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900-1950"February 5, 2015
Thursday Night Salon with Frank Goodyear: "Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900-1950"

Jill Pearlman presents: "The Spies Who Came into the Modernist Fold: The Covert Life of London's Lawn Road Flats, 1934-42"February 10, 2015
Jill Pearlman presents: "The Spies Who Came into the Modernist Fold: The Covert Life of London's Lawn Road Flats, 1934-42"

Film, Dinner, and Discussion: 'Growing Local'February 10, 2015
Film, Dinner, and Discussion: 'Growing Local'

Emily Doolittle: "Animal Songs, Animal Music"February 12, 2015
Emily Doolittle: "Animal Songs, Animal Music"

Russian Language TableFebruary 12, 2015
Russian Language Table

"We Love our Members" Double Discount Day at the Museum ShopFebruary 14, 2015
"We Love our Members" Double Discount Day at the Museum Shop

2nd Annual World Cinema FestivalFebruary 16, 2015
2nd Annual World Cinema Festival

Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture: Raymond Miller on 'Crime and Punishment'February 17, 2015
Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture: Raymond Miller on 'Crime and Punishment'

2nd Annual World Cinema FestivalFebruary 17, 2015
2nd Annual World Cinema Festival

Nat Wheelwright presents: "Crowdsourcing for Conservation: Making Tropical Cloud Forest Science Available in Spanish"February 18, 2015
Nat Wheelwright presents: "Crowdsourcing for Conservation: Making Tropical Cloud Forest Science Available in Spanish"

2nd Annual World Cinema FestivalFebruary 18, 2015
2nd Annual World Cinema Festival

Jason Castro, Bates CollegeFebruary 19, 2015
Jason Castro, Bates College

Russian Language TableFebruary 19, 2015
Russian Language Table

2nd Annual World Cinema FestivalFebruary 19, 2015
2nd Annual World Cinema Festival

Thursday Night Salon: "Translating Cupid and Pysche: Apuleius's Absurdity"February 19, 2015
Thursday Night Salon: "Translating Cupid and Pysche: Apuleius's Absurdity"

2nd Annual World Cinema FestivalFebruary 20, 2015
2nd Annual World Cinema Festival

Kates Lecture with Robert Bazell: "Cancer: Progress and Profits"February 23, 2015
Kates Lecture with Robert Bazell: "Cancer: Progress and Profits"

Jennifer Scanlon presents: "Art, Craft, or the Space Between? The Folly Cove Women's Printmaking Collective"February 24, 2015
Jennifer Scanlon presents: "Art, Craft, or the Space Between? The Folly Cove Women's Printmaking Collective"

Gallery Conversation: "'Now You Cookin' With Gas': Word and Image in African American Art"February 24, 2015
Gallery Conversation: "'Now You Cookin' With Gas': Word and Image in African American Art"

Christina Richards: "Exploring Implications of Genome Function in Complex Environments Using Model and Non-Model Plants"February 26, 2015
Christina Richards: "Exploring Implications of Genome Function in Complex Environments Using Model and Non-Model Plants"

Film and Lecture with David Mrazek and Joel Greenberg: 'From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction'February 26, 2015
Film and Lecture with David Mrazek and Joel Greenberg: 'From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction'

Russian Language TableFebruary 26, 2015
Russian Language Table

"Science Before Science" Symposium: Plenary Lecture with Lawrence PrincipeFebruary 26, 2015
"Science Before Science" Symposium: Plenary Lecture with Lawrence Principe

Common Hour with Emilie M. Townes, MLK Jr. Keynote LectureFebruary 27, 2015
Common Hour with Emilie M. Townes, MLK Jr. Keynote Lecture

Cyrus Chestnut Trio ConcertFebruary 27, 2015
Cyrus Chestnut Trio Concert

Hester Blum: "Polar Imprints: The News from the Ends of the Earth"March 2, 2015
Hester Blum: "Polar Imprints: The News from the Ends of the Earth"

Rachel Connelly presents: "The Role of Coresidency with Adult Children in the Labor Force Participation Decisions of Older Men and Women in China"March 4, 2015
Rachel Connelly presents: "The Role of Coresidency with Adult Children in the Labor Force Participation Decisions of Older Men and Women in China"

Members' Preview: "Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel and Postwar Art of the Americas"March 4, 2015
Members' Preview: "Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel and Postwar Art of the Americas"

Russian Language TableMarch 5, 2015
Russian Language Table

Music at the Museum: "Sebastian Bach to '2001: A Space Odyssey'"March 5, 2015
Music at the Museum: "Sebastian Bach to '2001: A Space Odyssey'"

Thomas Baumgarte presents: "100 Years of Gravity"March 24, 2015
Thomas Baumgarte presents: "100 Years of Gravity"

Sarah Schaack: "Understanding Mutational Dynamics Over Short and Long Time Scales"March 26, 2015
Sarah Schaack: "Understanding Mutational Dynamics Over Short and Long Time Scales"

Gabriel Perez-Barreiro: "Latitude 0'08791": Latin American Artists and Science FictionMarch 26, 2015
Gabriel Perez-Barreiro: "Latitude 0'08791": Latin American Artists and Science Fiction

Russian Language TableMarch 26, 2015
Russian Language Table

MIT's Craig Steven Wilder: 2015 John Brown Russwurm LecturerMarch 31, 2015
MIT's Craig Steven Wilder: 2015 John Brown Russwurm Lecturer

Inaugural Lecture - Stephen Perkinson presents: "The Ivory Grin: Humor and the Macabre in Sixteenth-Century Memento Mori Imagery"April 1, 2015
Inaugural Lecture - Stephen Perkinson presents: "The Ivory Grin: Humor and the Macabre in Sixteenth-Century Memento Mori Imagery"

Russian Language TableApril 2, 2015
Russian Language Table

Marshall Iliff, '97 Cornell UniversityApril 2, 2015
Marshall Iliff, '97 Cornell University

Members' Event: "Curators' Perspectives: Bowdoin's Historic Collection in New Installations"April 2, 2015
Members' Event: "Curators' Perspectives: Bowdoin's Historic Collection in New Installations"

Inaugural Lecture - Jack Bateman presents: to be announcedApril 7, 2015
Inaugural Lecture - Jack Bateman presents: to be announced

Gallery Conversation: "Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas"April 8, 2015
Gallery Conversation: "Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas"

Russian Language TableApril 9, 2015
Russian Language Table

Brian Mello: 'The End of the Liberalized Autocracy in the Middle East and North Africa'April 13, 2015
Brian Mello: 'The End of the Liberalized Autocracy in the Middle East and North Africa'

Birgit Tautz presents: "Misreadings, Re-Readings, New Readings: On Lessing's Hamburg Tragedy"April 14, 2015
Birgit Tautz presents: "Misreadings, Re-Readings, New Readings: On Lessing's Hamburg Tragedy"

Through the Heart of Dixie: Anne Sarah Rubin on Sherman's MarchApril 16, 2015
Through the Heart of Dixie: Anne Sarah Rubin on Sherman's March

Russian Language TableApril 16, 2015
Russian Language Table

Thursday Night Salon: "Snapshots of Dust and Time: Astronomy and Visual Art"April 16, 2015
Thursday Night Salon: "Snapshots of Dust and Time: Astronomy and Visual Art"

Gallery Conversation: "Art, Mathematics, and the Legacy of Black Mountain College"April 21, 2015
Gallery Conversation: "Art, Mathematics, and the Legacy of Black Mountain College"

Vineet Shende presents: "Thin Bits of Evidence: a Song-cyle for Mezzo-soprano and String Quartet"April 22, 2015
Vineet Shende presents: "Thin Bits of Evidence: a Song-cyle for Mezzo-soprano and String Quartet"

Ron Peck, Colby CollegeApril 23, 2015
Ron Peck, Colby College

Russian Language TableApril 23, 2015
Russian Language Table

Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of ArtApril 25, 2015
Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Rachel Sturman presents: "Notes on the History and Politics of Urban Development in Contemporary Mumbai"April 29, 2015
Rachel Sturman presents: "Notes on the History and Politics of Urban Development in Contemporary Mumbai"

Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Program Dinner & DiscussionApril 29, 2015
Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Program Dinner & Discussion

French Language TableApril 29, 2015
French Language Table

Brad Davidson, Swarthmore CollegeApril 30, 2015
Brad Davidson, Swarthmore College

Russian Language TableApril 30, 2015
Russian Language Table

Latin TeaMay 8, 2015
Latin Tea

Music at the Museum: "Composers in the Dark Room of Creativity"May 14, 2015
Music at the Museum: "Composers in the Dark Room of Creativity"