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Bowdoin Marine Science Semester Information Session

Bowdoin Marine Science Semester Information Session

February 19, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Kanbar Hall, Room 107

BOWDOIN MARINE SCIENCE SEMESTER, FALL 2014
Information Session-Wednesday, Feb 19 7:00 pm
Kanbar Hall, Room 107

* Immersion semester for juniors and seniors
* Taught at the Coastal Studies Center on Orr's Island, Harpswell Sound
* Four courses in module format, field and lab experience, independent research, Marine biodiversity, biological oceanography, benthic ecology, molecular ecology & evolution
*Tropical field trip to Baja California

Interested? Come to informational meeting this Wednesday Feb.19, 7pm, Kanbar Hall, Room 107

Or contact Dave Carlon, Director of the Bowdoin Marine Lab, dcarlon@bowdoin.edu

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The bounce in a seastar's step: classifying gaits in underwater legged locomotion

The bounce in a seastar's step: classifying gaits in underwater legged locomotion

February 20, 2014 4:00 PM  – 5:00 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

Amy S. Johnson, James R. and Helen Lee Billingsley Professor of Marine Biology

The Johnson Lab applies the tools of physics, math and engineering to the understanding the biomechanics, functional morphology and ecophysiology of marine invertebrates and algae.

Focal research areas in the Johnson lab include quantifying and modeling: growth of sea urchins under conditions of variable temperature and pH, scaling of metabolic rate associated with urchin growth, lobster heart mechanics and the mechanics of underwater walking in marine invertebrates.


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Sarah Braunstein presents: Intimate Immensity: A Discussion & Fiction Reading with Sarah Braunstein, Coastal Studies Scholar

Sarah Braunstein presents: Intimate Immensity: A Discussion & Fiction Reading with Sarah Braunstein, Coastal Studies Scholar

April 9, 2014 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

Sarah Braunstein, Coastal Studies Scholar, Gender and Women's Studies is the featured speaker.  Her talk is titled: Intimate Immensity: A Discussion & Fiction Reading with Sarah Braunstein, Coastal Studies Scholar.

Open to faculty and staff.
Buffet lunch $3, or bring your own lunch.

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Is 'Conservative Environmentalist' an Oxymoron?

Is 'Conservative Environmentalist' an Oxymoron?

April 10, 2014 4:15 PM  – 6:00 PM
Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room

The lecture will be delivered by Steven F. Hayward, currently the inaugural visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

From 2002 to 2012 Professor Hayward was the F.K Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, and senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco. He holds a Ph.D in American Studies and an M.A. in Government from Claremont Graduate School. He writes frequently on a wide range of current topics, including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy for publications including National Review, Reason, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, The Public Interest, the Claremont Review of Books, and Policy Review. He is the author of a two-volume narrative history of Ronald Reagan and his effect on American political life, The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980, and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980-1989 (CrownForum books).

The evening is sponsored by the John C. Donovan Lecture Fund, which was established at Bowdoin College in 1990 by family members, professional colleagues and friends of John C. Donovan. Donovan served as Bowdoin's DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government from 1965 until his death in 1984. Established through the leadership of Shepard Lee, Bowdoin Class of 1947, this fund is used to support lectures in the field of political science.

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Fiction Writing Workshop with Sarah Braunstein

Fiction Writing Workshop with Sarah Braunstein

May 3, 2014 11:00 AM  – 4:00 PM
Coastal Studies Center Farmhouse

Calling all creative writers, environmentalists, conspiracy theorists, and lovers of words:

Join Sarah Braunstein, Novelist and Coastal Studies Scholar for a half-day writing workshop at the Coastal Studies Center Saturday, May 3 from 11:00-4:00.  Only 20 spaces are available for Bowdoin students. To reserve a spot e-mail:bowdoincoastalstudies@gmail.com with your name and Bowdoin ID number

Open to Bowdoin students free of charge, lunch (board transfer) and transportation provided.

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