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Bowdoin Hosts 80th One-Act Festival

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:58
Students gathered last weekend for Masque and Gown’s 80th Annual One-Act Competition, which began Friday evening with three distinctly different pieces, five to 10 minutes each. Bowdoin students wrote, directed and acted in each play.
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Christiana Whitcomb ’14 Wins Top Elie Wiesel Essay Prize

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:27
Each year, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity holds an essay contest for undergraduates, looking for pieces in which students grapple with ethical issues. This year, senior Christiana Whitcomb received $5,000 for the top prize.
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Seven Faculty Members Promoted to Full Professor

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:04
Seven Bowdoin faculty members have been promoted from the rank of associate to full professor: Aviva Briefel, Philip Camill, Kristen Ghodsee, Samuel Putnam, Patrick Rael, Shu-chin Tsui, and Tricia Welsch.
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A Walk Through New York’s Past

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:05
In this spring's Santagata Lecture, anthropologist Hugh Raffles presented a reflection on the human and natural history of Manhattan neighborhoods like Marble Hill.
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Arctic Museum: ‘Inuit Art from Cape Dorset and Beyond’ Opens April 17

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:06
On April 17, 2014, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center will open Cape Dorset and Beyond, an exhibition of Canadian Inuit art recently donated to Bowdoin College by Marcia and Robert Ellis.
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Dave Prouty ’80 on ‘Inside Baseball’

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:38
At his evening talk on campus last week, Dave Prouty ’80 said he initially did not want to work for rich baseball players; he wanted to stick with "low-income union players."
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Prouty ’80, MLB’s Head Lawyer, Offers Negotiation Workshop

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:38
David Prouty ’80, general counsel for Major League Baseball Players Association, was on campus to give a talk on "power, money and how collective bargaining and players' interests continue to shape the game of baseball."
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Students Show Off International Talents

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:37
At the International Club's 2014 annual talent show, students and faculty performed acts representing cultures all over the world, including France, Cambodia, Vietnam, Spain, China and the United States.
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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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