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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.
Five Bowdoin faculty members have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure.
Meredith Outterson ’17 and Courtney Payne ’15 have reestablished a campus tradition students call "grinner," for green dinner.
Five of Jean Painlevé’s fanciful science films from the 1930s-70s were recently screened at Bowdoin as part of a documentary film course.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, the students of Ladd House invited seven Bowdoin staff and faculty representing different eras, from the 1970s to the 2010s, to speak to students about Bowdoin through the ages.
Bowdoin continues to be a magnet for illustrious awards, with several major grants totaling more than $1.6 million awarded to faculty and programs at the College in recent months.
Rachel Beane (Earth and Oceanographic Science) and her collaborator from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for their work titled Probing Caldera-Forming Magmatism: Crystal Accumulation in Large, Upper Crustal Silicic Magma Chambers. The award will provide funding for Bowdoin undergraduate summer research fellowships, support field sampling of ancient volcanic systems […]
American Society for Microbiology awarded Associate Professor of Biology and Biochemistry Anne McBride $4,000 in support of an undergraduate summer fellowship. Bath Savings Institution gave $5,000 in support of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s exhibit Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture. The Edna McConnell Clark award, $12,000 granted annually, is used by Bowdoin’s Women’s Resource Center to offer innovative […]
Bowdoin received a grant award of $150,000 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s “Digitizing Historical Records” program to support a three-year project to digitize the college’s Oliver Otis Howard Papers.
Assistant Professor of Biology Jack Bateman has been awarded the National Science Foundation's prestigious CAREER award in the amount of $797,395 for his project "Mechanisms of cis-/trans-promoter competition in Drosophila."
Biology professor Jack Bateman, recently awarded a NSF CAREER grant, explains his research on gene regulation in fruit flies.
Bowdoin was one of only 12 colleges nationwide to win the coveted Beckman Scholars Program award, receiving $35,400 to support four student-mentor pairs over the next three years in fields related to chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and medicine.
Bowdoin has received $500,000 to support another four years of participation in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, along with $116,000 for continued support of a summer exchange program with the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Professor of English Peter Coviello’s latest book, Tomorrow's Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America (NYU Press, 2013), is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in the category of LGBT Studies.
Seven Bowdoin students, this year's group of Global Citizens, have each crafted a unique plan to travel to a foreign country this summer to do grassroots work.
Student cooking maestros recently faced off to see who could make the most gourmet — and tastiest — vegetarian meal in one hour. Every year at the annual Polar Chef Competition in Thorne Dining Hall, two teams of students who work in Bowdoin's dining halls compete for best dish.