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Brett Rogers: Tyrannical Teachers and Student-Citizens

October 21, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Brett Rogers: Tyrannical Teachers and Student-Citizens

Professor Brett Rogers, University of Puget Sound, WA, will be joining the many conversations and debates we are having about the "usefulness" of a liberal arts education with his public lecture, "Tyrannical Teachers and Student-Citizens: Classical Greek Perspectives on Freedom and the Liberal Arts."

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Book Release Celebration - David Collings "Stolen Future, Broken Present: The Human Significance of Climate Change"

October 22, 20144:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

Book Release Celebration - David Collings "Stolen Future, Broken Present: The Human Significance of Climate Change"

Join us for a reading and reception celebrating the release of Bowdoin Professor of English David Collings' new book, Stolen Future, Broken Present: The Human Significance of Climate Change, moderated by Collin Roesler, Associate Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science at Bowdoin.

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"Pieter Coecke van Aelst and the Art of Designing Tapestries in Early Modern Europe"

October 22, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

"Pieter Coecke van Aelst and the Art of Designing Tapestries in Early Modern Europe"

Elizabeth Cleland speaks about Pieter Coecke van Aelst, a major figure of the Northern Renaissance who designed tapestries for the royal courts of Europe.

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Joe Goodkin: "Folk-Opera of the Odyssey"

October 23, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Joe Goodkin: "Folk-Opera of the Odyssey"

Joe Goodkin is a professional musician from Chicago and the lead song writer and singer for Paper Arrows. He will perform his original 30-minute Odyssey, written for solo acoustic guitar and voice.

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Helena Goscilo, "Seeing Red: Soviet Women in Graphic Form"

October 23, 20147:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Helena Goscilo, "Seeing Red: Soviet Women in Graphic Form"

The Soviet poster, which addressed the broad masses, was a genre ideally suited to the state's imperative of molding Soviet identity and everyday values while propagating the political ideology that fueled them. Goscilo examines the genre's convergence with official dicta in its assignment of gender roles, focusing primarily on the Soviet era. She takes into account the relationship between women's functions and achievements as urged or claimed by posters, on the one hand, and their everyday reality, on the other.

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The Alfred E Golz Memorial Lecture: "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture" - Streamed LIVE

October 23, 20147:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

The Alfred E Golz Memorial Lecture: "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture" - Streamed LIVE

Professor Laurent Dubois's upcoming Golz lecture, "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture," explores three intertwined legacies of the Haitian Revolution on political thought and practice in the country.

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Exploring with Drosophila:  Lessons Learned on a Journey through the Fly Genome

October 24, 201412:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Exploring with Drosophila: Lessons Learned on a Journey through the Fly Genome

Research - We are interested in the role that chromatin structure plays in gene regulation, both effects from packaging large domains and local effects of the nucleosome array. e Speaker

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Prof. Sherry Roush, "Haunting Authors, Haunting Us: Writing What the Dead Speak"

October 27, 20147:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Prof. Sherry Roush, "Haunting Authors, Haunting Us: Writing What the Dead Speak"

This talk presents parts from the forthcoming book "Speaking Spirits: Ventriloquizing the Dead in Renaissance Italy" which investigates the rhetorical power harnessed by Renaissance authors who feign "speaking" with the spirits of the dead in ghost stories, dream visions, and journeys to the afterlife.

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Gallery Conversations: "Anatomy of a Renaissance Painting"

October 28, 201412:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Gallery Conversations: "Anatomy of a Renaissance Painting"

Nina Roth-Wells, '91, an independent painting conservator, and Andrea Rosen, Curatorial Assistant at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, discuss the creation and restoration of the 15th century Italian tempera on panel paintings in the Museum's installation of Renaissance art, "Lovers and Saints: Art of the Italian Renaissance."

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Sujata Moorti: "Mothers, Inc.: The Racial Politics of Transnational Surrogacy"

October 28, 20144:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Sujata Moorti: "Mothers, Inc.: The Racial Politics of Transnational Surrogacy"

Prof. Sujata Moorti will examine the visual culture that has emerged around the transnational surrogacy industry located in India.

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Threatened and Endangered: Flora and Fauna of Maine: Artist's Books by Rebecca Goodale - Streamed LIVE

October 28, 20147:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Threatened and Endangered: Flora and Fauna of Maine: Artist's Books by Rebecca Goodale - Streamed LIVE

Book artist Rebecca Goodale discusses her project to create artist's books documenting all of the plants and animals on Maine's "Threatened and Endangered Species" lists.

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"The Gods of Times Square," with Cinematographer Richard SandlerNovember 3, 2014
"The Gods of Times Square," with Cinematographer Richard Sandler

Santagata Lecture: An Evening with Writer Karen Russell - Streamed LIVENovember 3, 2014
Santagata Lecture: An Evening with Writer Karen Russell - Streamed LIVE

Dharni Vasudevan presents: "Contaminants in the Environment: Factors Influencing Chemical Fate, Effects, and Policies"November 4, 2014
Dharni Vasudevan presents: "Contaminants in the Environment: Factors Influencing Chemical Fate, Effects, and Policies"

Italian TableNovember 4, 2014
Italian Table

Economics Seminar: Getting the dirt: how soil variability limits social learning in rural KenyaNovember 4, 2014
Economics Seminar: Getting the dirt: how soil variability limits social learning in rural Kenya

Film & Conversation: Peter Greenaway's "Goltzius and the Pelican Company"November 4, 2014
Film & Conversation: Peter Greenaway's "Goltzius and the Pelican Company"

25 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Pop-up ExhibitNovember 4, 2014
25 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Pop-up Exhibit

"The War on Terror. . .An Update" with Col. David HuntNovember 4, 2014
"The War on Terror. . .An Update" with Col. David Hunt

The Warburg Institute Presents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941): Michael Berkowitz LectureNovember 5, 2014
The Warburg Institute Presents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941): Michael Berkowitz Lecture

Robert Ives: "Bowdoin Has a Chapel, but Does Bowdoin Have Religion?"November 6, 2014
Robert Ives: "Bowdoin Has a Chapel, but Does Bowdoin Have Religion?"

Ben Ewen-Campen: "Stem Cell Genes in Germ Cells and in Brains"November 6, 2014
Ben Ewen-Campen: "Stem Cell Genes in Germ Cells and in Brains"

Lecture: "The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp: A Collision of the Personal and Professional"November 6, 2014
Lecture: "The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp: A Collision of the Personal and Professional"

Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis NaumannNovember 6, 2014
Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis Naumann

Brodie Family Lecture: "Race, Income, and the Reduction of Inequality in American Education."November 6, 2014
Brodie Family Lecture: "Race, Income, and the Reduction of Inequality in American Education."

Christopher Bolton Lecture "Oshii Mamoru's Avalon:  Gaming, Graphics, History, and the Future of Japanese Film"November 10, 2014
Christopher Bolton Lecture "Oshii Mamoru's Avalon: Gaming, Graphics, History, and the Future of Japanese Film"

Lecture, Julie McGee, "Home and Away--Africa's Mediterranean"November 10, 2014
Lecture, Julie McGee, "Home and Away--Africa's Mediterranean"

"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"November 11, 2014
"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"

Michael Birenbaum Quintero presents: "Teofilio Potes and the Counter-History of Black Politics in Colombia"November 12, 2014
Michael Birenbaum Quintero presents: "Teofilio Potes and the Counter-History of Black Politics in Colombia"

Italian TableNovember 12, 2014
Italian Table

Gallery Conversation with Professor Paul KaplanNovember 12, 2014
Gallery Conversation with Professor Paul Kaplan

From Hamdan to Hobby Lobby: Nine Years of the Roberts CourtNovember 12, 2014
From Hamdan to Hobby Lobby: Nine Years of the Roberts Court

New regulatory functions for ancient RNA-modifying enzymesNovember 13, 2014
New regulatory functions for ancient RNA-modifying enzymes

Genevieve LeMoine: "Finding Crocker Land: Archaeology at Etah and Beyond"November 13, 2014
Genevieve LeMoine: "Finding Crocker Land: Archaeology at Etah and Beyond"

Italian TableNovember 17, 2014
Italian Table

The Ying QuartetNovember 17, 2014
The Ying Quartet

Abigail Killeen presents: "Words Made Flesh: How the Art of the Theater Serves the Liberal Arts by Embodying Thought"November 18, 2014
Abigail Killeen presents: "Words Made Flesh: How the Art of the Theater Serves the Liberal Arts by Embodying Thought"

Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"November 18, 2014
Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"

Speciation causes flower color evolution in a Texas wildflowerNovember 20, 2014
Speciation causes flower color evolution in a Texas wildflower

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Members' Reception: "Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth"November 20, 2014
Bowdoin College Museum of Art Members' Reception: "Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth"

Thursday Night Salon: "Hendrick Goltzius: Virtuoso Printmaker, Exquisite Painter"November 20, 2014
Thursday Night Salon: "Hendrick Goltzius: Virtuoso Printmaker, Exquisite Painter"

Economics Seminar: Apologies: Theory, Empirics and ExperimentsNovember 21, 2014
Economics Seminar: Apologies: Theory, Empirics and Experiments

Bowdoin Premiere of Disney's Family Favorite "Frozen"November 22, 2014
Bowdoin Premiere of Disney's Family Favorite "Frozen"

Italian TableNovember 25, 2014
Italian Table

Roundtable Discussion of the Animated Disney Film "Frozen"December 1, 2014
Roundtable Discussion of the Animated Disney Film "Frozen"

Erik Nelson presents: "Explaining Trends in the Phylogenetic Diversity and Richness of Food Production and Consumption Around the Globe"December 3, 2014
Erik Nelson presents: "Explaining Trends in the Phylogenetic Diversity and Richness of Food Production and Consumption Around the Globe"

Italian TableDecember 3, 2014
Italian Table

Community Lecture SeriesDecember 4, 2014
Community Lecture Series

Having it both ways: The developmental genetics of dimorphisms in true bugsDecember 4, 2014
Having it both ways: The developmental genetics of dimorphisms in true bugs

Italian TableDecember 8, 2014
Italian Table

Benjamin Gorske presents: "'Neonatural' Architecture of Molecular Machines"December 9, 2014
Benjamin Gorske presents: "'Neonatural' Architecture of Molecular Machines"

Music at the Museum: Baroque Chamber Music with George LopezDecember 11, 2014
Music at the Museum: Baroque Chamber Music with George Lopez

Children's Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.January 19, 2015
Children's Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.