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As part of German Week at Bowdoin, Harvard history professor Alison Frank Johnson explained how cocaine's slide into infamy was a global process that illustrates the complicated relationship between the German and Austrian Empires.
Guggenheim fellow Michael Kolster spent a month this spring photographing the Savannah River in the southeastern U.S., where his old-fashioned camera setup caught the eye of an editor at The Augusta Chronicle.
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.
In this spring's Santagata Lecture, anthropologist Hugh Raffles presented a reflection on the human and natural history of Manhattan neighborhoods like Marble Hill.
Bowdoin's new printmaking studio buzzed with energy during the Spring 2014 Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project with visiting artist Susan Groce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bowdoin Magazine, Winter 2014 issue, features a Q&A With Marjorie Hassen, Director of the Bowdoin College Library.
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.
Is there a negative side to positivity? In a recent lecture at Bowdoin, psychology researcher Cynthia Stifter explored that question in "exuberant" children.
Five Bowdoin faculty members have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure.
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 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.
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."
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.