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Spring 2014

Spring 2014

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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Bowdoin Marine Science Semester, Information Table

Bowdoin Marine Science Semester, Information Table

February 26, 2014 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
David Saul Smith Union, Vendor Station 3

Did you know that Bowdoin will offer a Marine Science Semester at the Coastal Studies Center Fall, 2014?

Learn more Wed. 2/26 from 4:00-5:30 from Dave Carlon (marine lab director) and Sarah Kingston at the Smith Union Marine Science Semester Table

The Marine Science Semester will be an immersion program consisting of 4 courses taught at the Coastal Studies Center in module format, and will include field, lab, and independent research, and a filed trip to Baja CA.

The courses offered Fall 2014 will include: Marine Biodiversity; Biological Oceanography; Benthic Ecology; and Molecular Ecology & Evolution. and a field excursion to Baja, CA.

See the Bowdoin Marine Laboratory webpage for more information.

Questions? Contact Dave Carlon, Director of Bowdoin's marine laboratory at: dcarlon@bowdoin.edu

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Discussion and Screening of "The Garden" with Director Scott Kennedy Hamilton

Discussion and Screening of

March 31, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Scott Hamilton Kennedy comes to Bowdoin for a discussion and screening of his 2008 Oscar-nominated documentary The Garden. Kennedy's film tells the story of South Central Farm, a community garden and urban farm in Los Angeles. When the landowner decides he no longer wants the farm on his property, the working class families who created and work on South Central Farm protest - confronting a web of backroom land development deals, green politics, and corruption.

Indiewire says of The Garden: "(the film) exposes the fault lines in American society and raises crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us."

Includes appearances by Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Willie Nelson, and Joan Baez.

The Garden website

Sponsored by Lectures and Concerts, the Film Studies Program, the Environmental Studies Program, the Latin American Studies Program, the Center for the Common Good, the Africana Studies Program, and the English Department.

Contact the Film Studies Program at 725-3552 for more information.

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Filming the Sea: a Talk by Documentary Filmmaker David Conover

Filming the Sea: a Talk by Documentary Filmmaker David Conover

April 2, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

As a documentary filmmaker, David Conover has spent twenty-five years on some of the most extreme coasts on earth, sharing his eclectic explorations and innovations with a camera.

Weaving clips and personal stories, Conover's talk is an inter-disciplinary visit to that dynamic zone between land and sea; from Newfoundland to Madagascar, Svalbard to the Galapagos, analog past to the digital future.

Encounters include an around-the-world voyage with geneticist Craig Venter, an excavation of the pirate Captain Kidd's ship, and a paddle with the extinct Great Auk.

Conover is Bowdoin's 2014-15 Coastal Studies scholar and will be teaching courses in the fall and spring semesters of next year.

Sponsored by the Film Studies Program. For more information, call 725-3552.

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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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DamNation Film Screening

DamNation Film Screening

May 4, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning rounds, after decades without access. DamNation's majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

Watch the trailer:

Open to the public free of charge. Sponsored by the Economics Department and the Environmental Studies Program.

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