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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, University of Colorado, Boulder "Seabirds, Swallows and Social Networks"

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

Iris Levin '05, University of Colorado, Boulder "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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Nancy Blum: "Prints, Drawings, and Public Art"

February 10, 20154:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Nancy Blum: "Prints, Drawings, and Public Art"

Nancy Blum creates and exhibits extensively in the worlds of printmaking, public art, and drawing. Her work, which explores the pattern and architecture of nature, has been featured in solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions across the US, and in collections as far as Brussels and South Korea.

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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, Cornish College of the Arts  "Animal Songs, Animal Music"

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

Emily Doolittle, Cornish College of the Arts "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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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, University of South Florida "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, University of South Florida "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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Reception: Nancy Blum, Spring 2015 Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project Visiting Artist in Residence

March 5, 20154:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Edwards Arts Center, Room 116 [Gallery]

Reception: Nancy Blum, Spring 2015 Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project Visiting Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence Nancy Blum will present her work during a reception hosted by the Bowdoin College Department of Visual Art.

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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"

Nancy Blum: "Prints, Drawings, and Public Art"February 10, 2015
Nancy Blum: "Prints, Drawings, and Public Art"

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

Emily Doolittle, Cornish College of the Arts  "Animal Songs, Animal Music"February 12, 2015
Emily Doolittle, Cornish College of the Arts "Animal Songs, Animal Music"

Russian Language TableFebruary 12, 2015
Russian Language Table

Environmental Consulting: An Alumni Career ConversationFebruary 12, 2015
Environmental Consulting: An Alumni Career Conversation

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

Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)February 16, 2015
Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)

2nd Annual World Cinema Festival: "The Tribe"February 16, 2015
2nd Annual World Cinema Festival: "The Tribe"

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 Festival: "The German Doctor"February 17, 2015
2nd Annual World Cinema Festival: "The German Doctor"

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 Festival: "God Loves Uganda"February 18, 2015
2nd Annual World Cinema Festival: "God Loves Uganda"

Jason Castro, Bates College "Data-driven approaches for cracking olfaction"February 19, 2015
Jason Castro, Bates College "Data-driven approaches for cracking olfaction"

Russian Language TableFebruary 19, 2015
Russian Language Table

2nd Annual World Cinema Festival: "A Touch of Sin"February 19, 2015
2nd Annual World Cinema Festival: "A Touch of Sin"

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

Your Time - CMS Drop-in HourFebruary 20, 2015
Your Time - CMS Drop-in Hour

Easily Post Announcements to Your Web Site With the Announcement ToolFebruary 20, 2015
Easily Post Announcements to Your Web Site With the Announcement Tool

2nd Annual World Cinema Festival: "A Coffee in Berlin"February 20, 2015
2nd Annual World Cinema Festival: "A Coffee in Berlin"

2nd Annual World Cinema Festival: "Loose Cannons"February 21, 2015
2nd Annual World Cinema Festival: "Loose Cannons"

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

Your Time - CMS Drop-in HourFebruary 27, 2015
Your Time - CMS Drop-in Hour

Cyrus Chestnut Trio ConcertFebruary 27, 2015
Cyrus Chestnut Trio Concert

Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)March 2, 2015
Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)

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"

Reception: Nancy Blum, Spring 2015 Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project Visiting Artist in ResidenceMarch 5, 2015
Reception: Nancy Blum, Spring 2015 Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project Visiting Artist in Residence

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

Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)March 30, 2015
Tavola Italiana (Italian 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"

Ian Davison, Boston UniversityApril 2, 2015
Ian Davison, Boston University

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"

Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)April 6, 2015
Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)

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"

Mark Patterson, Northeastern University "Perforate and imperforate body plans in scleractinian corals: implications for coping with environmental stress"April 16, 2015
Mark Patterson, Northeastern University "Perforate and imperforate body plans in scleractinian corals: implications for coping with environmental stress"

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"

Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)April 20, 2015
Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)

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

Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)May 4, 2015
Tavola Italiana (Italian 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"