Fall 2014

Jack Gieseking Book Launch: "People, Place, Space Reader"

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September 10, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

Join Jack Gieseking, Bowdoin's New Media and Data Visualization Specialist, at the launching of her book "The People, Place, and Space Reader". Edited by Dr. Gieseking and William Mangold, the book brings together the writings of scholars from a variety of fields to make sense of the ways we shape and inhabit our world. An essential resource for students of urban studies, geography, design, sociology, and anyone with an interest in the environment, this volume presents the most dynamic and critical understanding of space and place available.Professor Matt Klingle will serve as interlocutor, facilitating a discussion of the book.With a B.A. from Mt Holyoke, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from CUNY, Dr. Gieseking joined the faculty at Bowdoin in Fall 2013.Sponsored by Bowdoin's Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.

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Why Did Americans Stop Eating Locally?

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September 11, 20147:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

What caused 19th century food panics and how did they lead urban Americans to lose faith in locally harvested foods?

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Author Pope Brock: "Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow's Moon"

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September 18, 20144:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Author Pope Brock will speak on his current book project, Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow's Moon, which imagines what might happen on the moon in the mid-to-late 21st century if the schemes various governments, corporations, and obsessed individuals have for it all come true.

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Common Good Day

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September 20, 201411:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Farley Field House, Infield

Bowdoin's 16th Annual Common Good Day will take place on Saturday, September 20th from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.Join 500 fellow students, faculty, staff and alumni to learn about our local community and contribute to the efforts of dozens of partner organizations throughout the Midcoast region. This year's projects include outdoor cleanup, painting, office support, recreating with seniors and kids, and much more. All participants will receive lunch, a free t-shirt, and great memories!

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Careers in the Locavore Economy

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September 25, 20147:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

Maine is an incubator of entrepreneurial opportunities connected to the food economy, and Bowdoin alumni are playing an active role in its success.

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Interested in Marine Sciences? Have lunch with Brown University Professor Jon Witman

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September 26, 201412:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Adams Hall, Room 111 (Common Room)

Jon Witman will join students and faculty for an informal pizza lunch and a short video about Cashes Ledge in the Gulf of Maine-- one of the most dynamic hotspots of biodiversity in New England

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The Mima Mounds Mystery- Solved?

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October 2, 20144:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 016

Did generations of prehistoric pocket gophers create the vast fields of Mima mounds found in south Puget Sound,and around the world?

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Dynamical Models of Locomotion

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October 3, 201412:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

John Guckenheimer, Abram R. Bullis Professor in Mathematics, Cornell University, will present the Dan E. Christie Mathematics Lecture, "Dynamical Models of Locomotion."

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Alonzo Plough: "Building Together a Culture of Health"

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October 8, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Alonzo L. Plough, Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will discuss the Foundation's new vision for working together to create a culture of health so that everyone in our diverse nation can lead healthy lives now and in future generations.

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Multiple Stable States: Theory and Evidence

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October 9, 20144:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

The past decade has seen resurgent interest in the topic because of large-scale changes in the species composition of many ecosystems around the globe and the extent to which anthropogenic activities and climate change may underlie these sudden shifts

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

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

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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Nova Southeastern University Graduate Study Information Session

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October 28, 20144:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Adams Hall, Room 111 (Common Room)

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

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

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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Information Session: Coastal Studies Expands as Bowdoin Adds Marine Science Semester

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November 7, 201411:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 110

Join faculty for a pizza lunch discussion about the Bowdoin Marine Science Semester, an immersion semester in Fall 2015 with four courses taught sequentially in three to four week modules at the Coastal Studies Center

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Jay Turner: "Unplugged: Toward an Environmental History of Batteries and a Culture of Mobility"

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November 10, 20144:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

The role of batteries in modern life is not new, nor are claims of sustainability straightforward. By examining the history of batteries, this project aims to shift discussions of sustainability toward the human and environmental dimensions of industrial materials and material flows.

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Bowdoin Marine Science Semester: Information Session

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November 12, 20141:00 PM – 3:00 PM
David Saul Smith Union, Vendor Station 2

Are you interested in marine sciences? Stop by the Smith Union Wednesday, November 12 between 1:00pm and 3:00pm to find out about Bowdoin's exciting Marine Science Semester.

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3rd Digital Computational Studies Initiative Hackathon

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November 12, 20145:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Room 304 (North)

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Bowdoin Marine Science Semester Dinner Info Session

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November 13, 20146:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Table by the windows on the Chamberlain side

Did you know Bowdoin will offer a Marine Science Semester at the Coastal Studies Center Fall 2015?

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Independent Summer Research at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science Information Session

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November 14, 201412:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Adams Hall, Room 111 (Common Room)

Find out about this Undergraduate Summer Research program at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences- funded by the National Science Foundation

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Nick Caloyianis: "Close Encounters with the Supersharks"

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November 19, 20147:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Adams Hall, Room 111 (Common Room)

Award-winning underwater photographer Nick Caloyianis will present a behind-the-scenes look at some of his groundbreaking film/research projects and the extraordinary effort these projects sometimes entail.

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Documentary Film: 'Pump'

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November 22, 20147:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

PUMP is a documentary film that chronicles the story of America's addiction to oil, from Standard Oil's illegal tactics to the monopoly that oil companies enjoy today. The film explains how we can end this monopoly--and win choices at the pump.

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Coastal Studies Center Holiday Gathering

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December 19, 20146:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Coastal Studies Center Farmhouse

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