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The Origin of a Poison

15 hours 57 min ago
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.
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Kolster Takes Camera to the Savannah River

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:11
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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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Major Grants Awarded to Bowdoin Faculty and Programs

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:10
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.
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Bowdoin Wins NHPRC Grant to Digitize Howard Collection

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:53
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.
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Bateman Wins NSF CAREER Grant for Genetics Research and Education

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:50
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."
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Bowdoin Wins Beckman Scholars Award for Scientific Research

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:47
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.
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Bowdoin Receives Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Award

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:44
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.
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Volcanoes and the Great Dying

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:38
In a lecture titled ‘Volcanoes and the Great Dying,’ Lindy Elkins-Tanton drew parallels between Earth's present-day situation and a major extinction caused by climate change 252 million years ago.
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