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Don J. Wyatt to Deliver Kemp Symposium Keynote Address April 17

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:32
Don J. Wyatt, Middlebury College's John M. McCardell Jr. Distinguished Professor, is to deliver the Kemp Symposium keynote address, "The Spear and Shield of Knowledge: Scientific Transference and Cultural Obstruction Between China and the West," at 7:30 p.m., April 17, 2014.
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Kemp Symposium: ‘Visions of Reality: Science and Other Means of Seeking Knowledge’ Apr. 17-18

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:58
The Kemp Symposium, "Visions of Reality: Science and Other Means of Seeking Knowledge," brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to examine the diverse means of creating technical knowledge before and after the birth of modern science.
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NFL Player Opens Up About Race and Sexuality in Sports

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 15:25
At the invitation of Bowdoin's Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, former NFL player Wade Davis visited campus for the College's annual Anything But Straight in Athletics event. This event is dedicated to raising awareness about gay athletes who play at every level of every sport.
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Visiting Artist Joins Printmaking Students in New Studio

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:51
Bowdoin's new printmaking studio buzzed with energy during the Spring 2014 Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project with visiting artist Susan Groce.
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Amernet Quartet, Calloway to Premiere Work by Bowdoin’s Shende

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 16:09
Mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway and the Amernet String Quartet will premiere Bowdoin composer Vineet Shende's new song cycle ‘Thin Bits of Evidence’ in Studzinski Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9th, in a program that includes works by Janacek, Grieg, and Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz.
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Learning to Teach: Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Program

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:20
In its fifth year, Bowdoin's teacher certification program has more participants than any to date. Fifteen Bowdoin students, both graduates and current seniors, are currently enrolled in the intensive semester-long training, learning what it takes to be a middle or high school teacher.
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Sage Santangelo ’12 Spurs Policy Change in Marine Corps

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:01
In response to a March 30 Washington Post op-ed by Sage Santangelo ’12, the U.S. Marine Corps Commandment has ordered a change in the rules that had prevented female recruits from getting a second chance to pass the Marine Corps Infantry Officers Course.
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Watch the Online Book Talk with Author Anne Fadiman

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 15:36
In case you missed the live chat with author Anne Fadiman on April 1, you can still watch the recorded online book discussion of her book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.
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Lonnie Hackett ’14 Wins Projects for Peace Award

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 15:33
Lonnie Hackett is not yet a college graduate, but already he is founder of a healthcare nonprofit in Zambia that provides free medical treatment to children. For his humanitarian work, Hackett has received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant.
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Amicable Numbers

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 15:31
In a talk on April 8th open to Bowdoin faculty and students, Pomerance relates some of the colorful history of amicable numbers and some of the techniques that go into proving theorems about them.
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What we still don’t know about Addition and Multiplication

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:59
How could there be something we don't know about arithmetic? It would seem that subject was sewn up in third grade. Professor Carl Pomerance gives a lecture on these and many more topics as well as some recent progress made in these areas.
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Bowdoin Students Ski for Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:44
Jerrod Dobkin ’15, an alpine skier at Bowdoin, formed a Bowdoin College volunteer ski team and raised $1,300 for last Saturday's Maine Adaptive Ski-a-Thon at Sunday River ski resort in Newry.
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Japanese Dept. Offers Popular Sushi Lesson, Dinner to Students

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:41
Over 70 students gathered at Howell House last weekend for Bowdoin’s first-ever Sushi Party, an event sponsored by the Japanese department. Students were treated to tea and miso soup, followed by fresh sushi created by chef Shuji Oki.
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Finding the Role of Culture in ‘Nature vs. Nurture’

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:10
Compared to an American childhood, does a Danish upbringing make for a happier kid? Temperament has traditionally been considered an innate trait, but Associate Professor of Psychology Samuel Putnam and Ariye Krassner ’14 think there's more to the story.
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Annual Student Art Show Spreads Through Smith Union

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:06
This was the 15th year of the Delta Sig art contest, and the largest show yet, with works from more than 120 students.
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Filming the Sea: David Conover Comes to Bowdoin

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:54
Documentary filmmaker David Conover ’83, who will be joining the Bowdoin faculty as Coastal Studies Scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year, presents an April 2 lecture in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, at 7-9 p.m.
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New Berkeley Show Fusing Art, Science Warns of Songbird Collapse

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:23
A Bowdoin ornithologist, two artists and a composer have collaborated on an evocative new art installation that warns its viewers of rapidly collapsing songbird populations while mesmerizing them with its moving images and music.
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Goodwill to Repurpose Bowdoin’s Give and Go Sale

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:46
After a successful 12-year run, Give and Go, Bowdoin’s giant yard sale, is entering a new phase. The College has partnered with Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, a Maine non-profit organization, to administer its 2014 Give and Go program.
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Creative Energy: Acclaimed Writers on Campus

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:28
Right now Bowdoin is a writing powerhouse. No fewer than four illustrious writers – Susan Faludi, Russ Rymer, Jaed Coffin, and Sarah Braunstein – are on campus as visiting faculty members.
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John Lockwood ’01 Joins Winemakers to Watch List (San Francisco Chronicle)

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:02
A Washington, D.C., native, John Lockwood '01 moved west after graduating from Bowdoin 2001. Four years later, winemaker David Mahaffey happened into the Oakland, California, wood shop where he was working and began a conversation that ended with Lockwood's moving north and working in wine country.
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