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Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Now

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 13:11
Here are what a few BTS alumni are up to:  William Oppenheim ’09 is a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, studying education policy. Whitney Grass ’10 returned to her home town in northern Maine to teach at Central Aroostook Junior High School. Emily Walker ’11 taught in France for two years before starting a job […]
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The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, by Sarah Braunstein

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:30
An excerpt from the novel The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by acclaimed writer Sarah Braunstein, currently a visiting faculty member at Bowdoin.
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The Happiest People in the World, by Brock Clarke

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:27
An excerpt from the novel The Happiest People in the World by Professor of English Brock Clarke, who has been joined this year by four acclaimed writers teaching courses in fiction and creative nonfiction at Bowdoin.
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A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, by Jaed Coffin

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:20
An excerpt from the book A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants by acclaimed writer Jaed Coffin, a visiting faculty member at Bowdoin.
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The Terror Dream, by Susan Faludi

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:20
An excerpt from the book The Terror Dream by acclaimed writer Susan Faludi, currently a visiting faculty member at Bowdoin.
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Paris Twilight, by Russ Rymer

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:20
An excerpt from the novel Paris Twlight by acclaimed writer Russ Rymer, currently a visiting faculty member at Bowdoin.
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Bowdoin Announces 2014 Honorary Degree Recipients

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:23
Bowdoin College will award four honorary degrees at its 209th Commencement exercises Saturday, May 24, 2014. The degrees will be awarded to a civil rights advocate, a career diplomat, and two renowned scientists in the fields of ornithology and physiology.
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Q&A With Marjorie Hassen, Director of the Bowdoin College Library

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:26
The Bowdoin Magazine, Winter 2014 issue, features a Q&A With Marjorie Hassen, Director of the Bowdoin College Library.
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Nyhus Grants Open Up World to History Students

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 14:52
Since the Nyhus grant program was founded in 2006, the department has disbursed $33,450 to students working on a wide range of independent studies and honors projects.
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Potholm on a ‘Little French Going a Long Way’ (The World/PRI)

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:30
Christian Potholm, Bowdoin's DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government, is quoted in a segment for PRI's The World looking at the number of Franco-Americans in Maine and the enduring nature of their language.
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Students Check Out Portland’s Job Scene

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:29
Students visited Maine's biggest city for Bowdoin Day in Portland, a daylong trip designed to show students some of the diverse and interesting career possibilities in and around the city.
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The Downside of Positivity

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:48
Is there a negative side to positivity? In a recent lecture at Bowdoin, psychology researcher Cynthia Stifter explored that question in "exuberant" children.
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Museum of Art Acquires Camera Owned by Winslow Homer

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:22
Neal Paulsen, a long-time resident of Scarborough, Maine, has donated a camera owned by artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The camera joins an extensive collection of archival material at the Museum related to the life and art of Homer, including nearly 100 vintage photographs.
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Snow Doesn’t Deter Bowdoin Staffer From Bicycle Commute

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:36
Derbyshire said he gave up his car and started riding his bicycle to work in 1997 to protest the U.S. president’s policies toward oil.
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Five Faculty Members Earn Tenure in 2014

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:59
Five Bowdoin faculty members have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure.
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Students Relaunch ‘Grinner’ (Green Dinner) Tradition

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:53
Meredith Outterson ’17 and Courtney Payne ’15 have reestablished a campus tradition students call "grinner," for green dinner.
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‘Science is Fiction’: The Fanciful Films of Jean Painlevé

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:00
Five of Jean Painlevé’s fanciful science films from the 1930s-70s were recently screened at Bowdoin as part of a documentary film course.
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Professor Henry Sheds Light on Crimean Conflict

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:58
Bowdoin College students, curious about the unfolding political situation in the former Soviet Union, recently asked Laura Henry, a government professor and an expert on Russian civil society, to lead a discussion at Burnett House on the topic.
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Bowdoin’s Spring Break Trip a ‘Favorite’ (NerdScholar)

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:37
NerdScholar, a division of the personal finance website NerdWallet, has called Bowdoin's spring break trip to the Passamaquoddy reservation one of the best school-sponsored alternative spring break programs that colleges have to offer.
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Karen Mills Talks Business to Students

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:01
Karen Gordon Mills recently took time out of her schedule as a senior fellow at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government to deliver a talk on finance to Bowdoin students.
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