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Bowdoin Seniors Win Fulbright Teaching, Language Study, and Reasearch Grants

Story posted July 24, 2013

Fulbright recipients Samantha Burns '13, Daniel Ertis '13, Uchechi Esonu '13, RaiNesha Miller '13, and Erin St. Peter '13 will travel to far-off places around the world to teach English. Meanwhile, Adam Rasgon '13 will study Arabic in Egypt …

Six Graduates Awarded Fulbright Scholarships, Austrian Teaching Assistantships

Story posted June 01, 2012

Three recent graduates — Laura Armstrong '12, Eli Garrard '12 and Dan Jeong '12 — have earned Fulbright Scholarships, which provide funding for study or teaching abroad for one year to promote cross-cultural interaction and increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and other countries through educational and cultural exchange. Three others — Zac Crawford '12, Derek Brooks '12 and Nicholas Powell '12 — have been awarded Austrian Government Teaching Assistantships, under the auspices of the Austrian-American Fulbright Commission …

Mariya Ilyas '14, Davis Peace Prize Winner, Reflects on Pakistan Experience

Story posted September 21, 2011

Having received a Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace award coordinated through Bowdoin Career Planning, Mariya Ilyas '13 spent the summer in her native Pakistan, starting a high school newspaper at Al-Imtiaz Academy, a secondary school for working-class families in Abbottabad. Ilyas lived there until she was eight, long before it became known as the location where Osama bin Laden was killed. Ilyas reflects on the experience of being back in a land that has seen such turbulence and what introducing journalism to students meant to them, and to her …

South African Scholars on Bowdoin and World Cup

Story posted September 21, 2011

Five talented, young South African scholars made the tough choice to forego the World Cup games—being played for the first time ever on African soil—in order to come to Bowdoin as Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows. The research program includes a challenging array of workshops, lectures, seminars and public service activities designed to introduce the fellows—including a complement of five Bowdoin students—to the rigors of research, encouraging them to pursue graduates studies leading to Ph.Ds. …

Bowdoin Professor Seeks Out Experimental Chinese Women Artists

Story posted September 15, 2011

Bowdoin Associate Professor Shu-chin Tsui, in Asian Studies, conducted research in Beijing where she was exposed to an exhibition of experimental works by contemporary women artists. Intrigued, Tsui purchased the exhibition catalog and other art albums and shipped them home …

Barbara Hendrie '80 Honored by Prince Charles

Story posted September 15, 2011

Dr. Barbara Hendrie '80 received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Charles, Prince of Wales, during an investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace July 9, 2010. Hendrie, a social anthropologist, holds dual American-British citizenship, allowing eligibility for the national award of merit …

Bowdoin Student Recounts Field Work in Israel

Story posted September 15, 2011

Caitlin Clerkin '11 is a classical archaeology major at Bowdoin and she just returned stateside from working at the Tel Kedesh project in Israel's Upper Galilee for nearly two months. Tel Kedesh was my first dig, and, being a small project with a super friendly team, was a wonderful place to learn how archaeology is done …

Khalil LeSaldo '11 Awarded State Department Scholarship

Story posted September 15, 2011

Khalil LeSaldo '11 has been selected for a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Arabic during the summer of 2010. LeSaldo will spend eight weeks in Alexandria, Egypt, at the Alexandria Centre for Languages, participating in a fully funded language-intensive program …

Ghodsee Book Examines Changing Culture of Islam After Communism

Story posted September 15, 2011

The reconfiguration of gender identities in a Bulgarian Muslim community, post-Communism and amid an influx of international aid from the Islamic world, is the focus of Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria (Princeton University Press, 2009) by Kristen Ghodsee, associate professor of gender and women's studies. …

Chase Taylor '12 Recounts Kenyan Tales

Story posted February 10, 2011

Chase Taylor ’12, who studied abroad in Uganda and Rwanda while at Bowdoin, returned to Africa following graduation. In August, Chase joined the teaching staff at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya …

President Barry Mills on Preparing Students for the Global Economy

Story posted December 13, 2010

Last week, I traveled to Memphis to participate in an education symposium at St. George’s Independent School on the occasion of the school’s 50th anniversary …

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill '74 To Leave Post For Academia

Story posted December 10, 2010

Christopher Hill '74, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, has been named the new dean of the University of Denver's School of International Studies, one of the top international studies schools in the world, founded in 1964 by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's father. In an in-depth and wide-ranging interview, Hill spoke at length with Bowdoin magazine about friendly persuasion, Whiffle golf and knowing when to pound the table. He also speaks of what it's like to negotiate on behalf of a U.S …

Bowdoin Among Top 25 Peace Corps Volunteer-Producing Colleges

Story posted December 10, 2010

Bowdoin is nationally ranked on the 2010 Peace Corps top 25 list of small schools producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 14 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Bowdoin is No …

Max Goldstein '09 Travels World: Swimming, Learning, Blogging

Story posted December 10, 2010

Max Goldstein '09 is living the good life. "A life where I am confidently understanding what I love and pursuing just that," writes Goldstein in his blog chronicling his Thomas J …

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