Fall 2016

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.

Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google Inc.

Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google Inc.

Friday, October 21
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Peter Norvig is a Director of Research at Google Inc. Previously he was head of Google's core search algorithms group and of NASA Ames's Computational Sciences Division, making him NASA's senior computer scientist. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001. He has taught at the University of Southern California and the University of California at Berkeley, from which he received a Ph.D. in 1986 and the distinguished alumni award in 2006. He was co-teacher of an Artificial Intelligence class that signed up 160,000 students, helping to kick off the current round of massive open online classes. His publications include the books Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (the leading textbook in the field), Paradigms of AI Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp, Verbmobil: A Translation System for Face-to-Face Dialog, and Intelligent Help Systems for UNIX. He is also the author of the Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation and the world's longest palindromic sentence. He is a fellow of the AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), California Academy of Science and American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Student Chamber Ensembles Concert

Student Chamber Ensembles Concert

Friday, December 2
Studzinski Recital Hall

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

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Miranda Miller ’19, violin; Riena Harker ’20, viola; Matt Maguire ’19, piano;
Mary Hunter, coach
Dance Suite for Woodwind Quartet        
James Boeringer (b.1930)
I. Andante        
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gigue
Scout Gregerson ’18, flute; Alex Banbury ’20, oboe; Kelvin Guo ’18, clarinet; David Morrison ’19, bassoon; Kathleen McNerney, coach

String Quartet No.1 in A minor, Sz. 40
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
I. Lento        
II. Allegretto - Introduzione
III. Allegro vivace
Anne McKee ’20, violin; Devlin Shea ’18, violin; Benjamin Hoxie ’19, viola; August Posch ’18, cello; Kirsten Monke, coach