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Family Weekend Highlights
Please see the weekend schedule available on the mobile app or at the above link for complete information.

Friday, October 27
8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Registration and Welcome Center open in the David Saul Smith Union

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Opportunity to attend classes

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Common Hour: Arnold D. Kates Lecture -"How and Why Cells Keep Time: The Cyanobacterial Circadian Clock" with Erin O'Shea, President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

1:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
President's Summer Research Symposium - a unique opportunity for students to present their summer research during a poster session. Families, faculty, staff and fellow students are invited to attend this celebration of student research and creativity and engage in conversation with the student presenters about their work

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sarah and James Bowdoin Day Exercises - a celebration of student scholarly achievement featuring a keynote address by Hadley Horch, associate professor of biology and neuroscience and director of the neuroscience program, a student address, and a book awards presentation.

Evening
"The Laramie Project," Presented by Masque and Gown (7:30 p.m.)
Haunted Bowdoin Tour (7:00 p.m.)
Screening of ET, presented by the Bowdoin Film Society (7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, October 28
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Registration and Welcome Center open in the David Saul Smith Union

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Q&A with President Clayton Rose, Dean for Academic Affairs Elizabeth McCormack, and Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Special Faculty Presentations
“A Fragile Superpower? Understanding the Role of Protests in Contemporary China"
Christopher Heurlin, Assistant Professor of Government and Asian Studies

“From Harriet Beecher Stowe to Beyoncé: Two Centuries of Copyright Laws”
Zorina Kahn, Professor of Economics

“Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Einstein's General Relativity”
Thomas Baumgarte, William R. Kenan Professor of Physics

11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Women's Rugby vs. Malloy and Football vs. Wesleyan (CT)

3:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
Performance by the Bowdoin Chorus, directed by Anthony Antolini '63

4:00-4:50 p.m.
Performance by the Bowdoin Chamber Choir, directed by Robert K. Greenlee

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Northern Bites RoboCup Demo

Evening
Student Group Performances - drumming, dance, a capella groups, and slam poetry (7:00 p.m.)
"The Laramie Project," Presented by Masque and Gown (7:30 p.m.)

Sunday, October 29
9:00 a.m.
5K Family Fun Run (registration begins at 8:15 a.m.)

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Jazz Brunch at Thorne Dining Hall

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Performance by the Bowdoin College Concert Band, directed by John P. Morneau