Fall 2015

Common Hour is held on select Fridays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., during which time no classes or committee meetings are scheduled. Open to Bowdoin students, faculty, and staff. Common Hour statement of purpose.

Additional events may be added to the Fall 2015 program; please check back for news and announcements.

Aviva Briefel, Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture

Aviva Briefel, Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture

Friday, September 18
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

"Parenting through Horror: Reassurance in Jennifer Kent's The Babadook"

Aviva Briefel is Professor of English and Cinema Studies.  She is the author of The Deceivers: Art Forgery and Identity in the Nineteenth Century (Cornell University Press, 2006) and coeditor of Horror after 9/11: World of Fear, Cinema of Terror (University of Texas Press, 2011). Her most recent book, The Racial Hand in the Victorian Imagination, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. At Bowdoin, she teaches courses on Victorian literature and culture, the horror film, and film adaptation.

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Chad Mirkin, President's Science Symposium

Chad Mirkin, President's Science Symposium

Friday, October 23
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Dr. Chad Mirkin is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Northwestern University.  He is a chemist and a world renowned nanoscience expert, known for his development of nanoparticle-based biodetection schemes, the invention of Dip-Pen Nanolithography, and contributions to supramolecular chemistry. Dr. Mirkin received a B.S. degree from Dickinson College and a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the Penn State University. He was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the MIT prior to joining the faculty at Northwestern.

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Family Weekend Student Performances

Family Weekend Student Performances

Friday, October 30
Morrell Gym

Join visiting families and other members of the Bowdoin community for dance, poetry, and a capella performances by Bowdoin's very own student groups. Don't miss this popular Common Hour!

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Student Chamber Ensembles Concert

Student Chamber Ensembles Concert

Friday, December 4
Studzinski Recital Hall

Please join us for a relaxing midday concert of wonderful music performed by students in the Bowdoin Department of Music.

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