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'Los Angeles Times' Quotes Marcos Lopez on Farmworker Rights in Mexico

The Los Angeles Times taps Assistant Professor of Sociology Marcos Lopez for his insight for the article "Mexico Growers, Striking Farmworkers to Hold Direct Talks Amid Unease."

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A Bowdoin Reading List

Somehow, in the midst of all of their teaching and research, professors at Bowdoin also find time to write books. Check out these recent and upcoming titles by faculty members.

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Bowdoin Professors on Sabbatical, All Over the Map

This year, more than three dozen Bowdoin faculty members have dispersed to all corners of the map for sabbatical projects. See where they've gone.

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Outside of Class, Kaylee Wolfe ’15 Helps Birth Babies

“It wasn’t like anything I had ever experienced,” Kaylee Wolfe said. “The energy of birth — there’s an intensity and an atmosphere that accompanies it. You see the power of a woman’s body. It is awe-inspiring to me.”

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2014 Riley Research Award Fellows Present at Colloquium

The three recipients of summer 2014 Riley Research Award fellows gave short presentations to an audience of students, faculty, and staff during a colloquium in October 2014.

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Bowdoin Organic Garden Offers 'Food for Thought' Talks

On a recent Saturday morning, Bowdoin professors of chemistry, English, biology and sociology gathered at the newly renovated 52 Harpswell residence hall to give short talks on gardening and organic food.

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Helen Mohney ’15: Enabling the Disabled to Make Beautiful Art

Combining her interest in art and mental health, Helen Mohney '15 is working this summer at Spindleworks, a Brunswick art center for adults with disabilities.

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Students Harness Tech Tools for History, Art, Literature, Education, Politics, and More

Sixteen Bowdoin students have been harnessing digital technology in impressively original ways through this year's Gibbons Summer Research Program.

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Bowdoin Maps Students' Summertime Jobs

For the second year in a row, a Bowdoin student is collecting information from her peers about their summertime jobs, internships, fellowships and volunteer placements around the world.

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Department Awards, Karofsky Prize Presented on 2014 Honors Day

Bowdoin College held its 18th annual Honors Day ceremony to recognize the academic achievements of Bowdoin students and faculty.

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Students, Staff, Faculty Honored for Commitment to Common Good

The McKeen Center has recognized the work of 11 people who are striving to end hunger, to bring art to the community, to help refugees and immigrants set up new lives in Maine, and to help preserve historic buildings.

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A Walk Through New York’s Past

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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Students Present at American Educational Research Association

Kaylee Wolfe '15 and Luisa LaSalle '14 gave a presentation to the American Educational Research Association's Annual Meeting in March 2014, "'Kind of a 'Make-Your-Own-Pathway': Rural College Graduates' Social Capital During the College Process."

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Greg Rosen '14 Presents at Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting

Greg Rosen '14 gave a poster presentation during the Eastern Sociological Society's Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD during February 2014.

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Prof. Nelson Delivers Karofsky Lecture on U.S. Educational Gap

This year, Assistant Professor of Sociology Ingrid Nelson was tapped to give the Karofsky lecture. In her Jan. 31 talk, she addresses the gap between college expectations and college attainment in the United States, which has the largest divide of any developed country.

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Community Read: 'The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down' with Online Talk Apr. 1

The Bowdoin community is invited to take part in a community read, culminating with the College's first open, online book talk April 1, 2014.

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Museums: Myths, Memories and Meaning

Why do some objects become historically significant while others slip into obscurity? Professor of Anthropology Susan Kaplan's students explored that question in museum projects exhibited in Hubbard Hall.

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Maine Tribal Members Visit Campus to Speak of Painful History

Bowdoin recently invited people involved in the Maine Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission to speak about the history of removing Native children from their families.

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Building Brains, One Policy at a Time

Dr. Pat Levitt of the University of Southern California gave an Oct. 4 lecture "Toxic Stress and its Impact on Early Learning and Health," explaining that our brains' stories are shaped not only by our genes, but also by our early childhood experiences.

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Symposium: Adolescents in the Americas

On October 3-4, Bowdoin held a symposium examining the influence of race, class, and citizenship status on adolescence, titled "Adolescents in the Americas: Negotiating Identities, Shaping Contexts in an Interconnected World."

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