“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
On Sept. 26-27 Bowdoin hosted a symposium on the pharmaceutical industry and modern dynamics of medicine and medical research, led by Professor Susan Bell.