Gateway Login

Close X
Login for Bowdoin-only view  |  ?

Campus Digests

College Keys - Move to OneCard Office [Sharon King]

Faculty-Staff Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Effective Thursday May 1, 2014 the responsibility for issuing, receiving and tracking campus keys will transition from Facilities Management to the OneCard Office.

If you require a campus key, please submit a request to keyrequest@bowdoin.edu. You will receive notification when the key is ready and can pick the key up at the OneCard office located on the first floor of Coles Tower.

Students vacating College housing at the end of this semester should return their key to the OneCard office in Coles Tower.

If you have questions please contact Tony Sprague at onecard@bowdoin.edu.

Categories: Campus Digests

College Keys - Move to OneCard Office [Sharon King]

Student Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Effective Thursday May 1, 2014 the responsibility for issuing, receiving and tracking campus keys will transition from Facilities Management to the OneCard Office.

If you require a campus key, please submit a request to keyrequest@bowdoin.edu. You will receive notification when the key is ready and can pick the key up at the OneCard office located on the first floor of Coles Tower.

Students vacating College housing at the end of this semester should return their key to the OneCard office in Coles Tower.

If you have questions please contact Tony Sprague at onecard@bowdoin.edu.

Categories: Campus Digests

Matthew W. Wilson Lecture, Monday April 28, 7:00 p.m.: Quantified Self-City-Nation: Digital Systems for Attentional Control [Martha Janeway]

Faculty-Staff Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Monday, April 28th
7:00 p.m.
Lancaster Lounge, VAC

- Open to the public -

Matthew Wilson's presentation draws parallels between the rising consumer-electronic sector associated with personal activity monitors and the rapid visioning of smart urbanism. He interrogates developments in interoperability and propriety, competition and habit, fashion and surveillance. He addresses the social-cultural and political implications for this refiguring of spatial thought and action as well as the capacities reinforced and developed through the implementation of these technologies and techniques.

Matthew Wilson is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University and Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky, where he co-directs the New Mapping Collaboratory. Matt holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Washington. His website is http://matthew-w-wilson.com.

Sponsored by Bowdoin's Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.
Categories: Campus Digests

Matthew W. Wilson Lecture, Monday April 28, 7:00 p.m.: Quantified Self-City-Nation: Digital Systems for Attentional Control [Martha Janeway]

Student Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Monday, April 28th
7:00 p.m.
Lancaster Lounge, VAC

- Open to the public -

Matthew Wilson's presentation draws parallels between the rising consumer-electronic sector associated with personal activity monitors and the rapid visioning of smart urbanism. He interrogates developments in interoperability and propriety, competition and habit, fashion and surveillance. He addresses the social-cultural and political implications for this refiguring of spatial thought and action as well as the capacities reinforced and developed through the implementation of these technologies and techniques.

Matthew Wilson is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University and Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky, where he co-directs the New Mapping Collaboratory. Matt holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Washington. His website is http://matthew-w-wilson.com.

Sponsored by Bowdoin's Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.
Categories: Campus Digests

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day [Lindsay Moore]

Faculty-Staff Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day, 2014
When: Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Bowdoin College Campus, Walker Art Museum Quad (rain-site: Sargent Gymnasium)
How Much: Free

On the last Saturday of April, T’ai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts world-wide will again gather in their communities to celebrate these ancient arts and to raise awareness of their potential for improving health and quality of life. Starting on the other side of the planet in the New Zealand time-zone at 10:00 a.m., and moving like a wave across each time-zone to the west, people around the globe are joined in meditative movement. In Maine there will be a gathering at Bowdoin College, open to anyone interested; all are welcome to come observe or participate. There will be simple T’ai Chi and Qigong exercises everyone can do followed by informal demonstrations.
Categories: Campus Digests

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day [Lindsay Moore]

Student Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day, 2014
When: Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Bowdoin College Campus, Walker Art Museum Quad (rain-site: Sargent Gymnasium)
How Much: Free

On the last Saturday of April, T’ai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts world-wide will again gather in their communities to celebrate these ancient arts and to raise awareness of their potential for improving health and quality of life. Starting on the other side of the planet in the New Zealand time-zone at 10:00 a.m., and moving like a wave across each time-zone to the west, people around the globe are joined in meditative movement. In Maine there will be a gathering at Bowdoin College, open to anyone interested; all are welcome to come observe or participate. There will be simple T’ai Chi and Qigong exercises everyone can do followed by informal demonstrations.
Categories: Campus Digests

TUESDAY, April 29: Two Presidents Are Better Than One [Lynne Atkinson]

Faculty-Staff Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
4:15 pm
Shannon Room, 208 Hubbard Hall


How can we fix our broken political system? The notion of a plural executive was rejected in 1787, but perhaps two presidents, representing the two major political parties, would be better than one.

David Orentlicher of Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, will present this provocative argument which forms the basis of his new book, Two Presidents are Better than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch (NYU Press, 2013).

Join us for a look at a constitutional reform that some believe could help to solve the problems of executive power and decision-making, political polarization, and public disengagement.

Sponsored by the Department of Government and Legal Studies.
Open to the public, free of charge.
Light refreshments will be served.
Categories: Campus Digests

TUESDAY, April 29: Two Presidents Are Better Than One [Lynne Atkinson]

Student Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
4:15 pm
Shannon Room, 208 Hubbard Hall


How can we fix our broken political system? The notion of a plural executive was rejected in 1787, but perhaps two presidents, representing the two major political parties, would be better than one.

David Orentlicher of Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, will present this provocative argument which forms the basis of his new book, Two Presidents are Better than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch (NYU Press, 2013).

Join us for a look at a constitutional reform that some believe could help to solve the problems of executive power and decision-making, political polarization, and public disengagement.

Sponsored by the Department of Government and Legal Studies.
Open to the public, free of charge.
Light refreshments will be served.
Categories: Campus Digests

MUSIC: Middle Eastern Ensemble, Monday, April 28 @ 7:30 PM [Linda Russell]

Faculty-Staff Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Middle Eastern Ensemble
Monday, April 28 at 7:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

The Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble, directed by Eric LaPerna and Amos Libby, will present classical and contemporary music from the Arabic and Ottoman Turkish traditions. The ensemble performs on traditional Middle Eastern musical instruments like the oud (Middle Eastern lute) and qanun (72-stringed Middle Eastern zither) as well vocals and Western instruments along with Middle Eastern percussion.
Categories: Campus Digests

Summer Housing in Portland Sought by Graduating Senior [Martha Janeway]

Faculty-Staff Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Dana Hopkins '14, a graduating visual arts and art history major, is looking for summer housing in Portland for the months of June, July, and August. If you or your friends are looking for a responsible house-sitter/sub-letter/month-to-month renter/pet-petter and feeder for the entire summer, or a portion of the summer, she would be thrilled if you kept her in mind as an option. (dhopkins@bowdoin.edu)
Categories: Campus Digests

MUSIC: Afro-Latin Music Ensemble, Wednesday, April 30 @ 7:30 PM [Linda Russell]

Faculty-Staff Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Afro-Latin Music Ensemble
Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

The forced translocation of African peoples to the New World created sacred and secular cultural landscapes. The 1800 miles of West African coast from which kidnapped citizens were extracted guaranteed a plethora of varied tribal linguistic, musical, and folkloric idioms, both preserved as well as re-interpreted.

Resettlement patterns of Africans in the Western Hemisphere turn our attention to Cuba where the roots of the Yoruba, Congo, and Dahomey ancestral gifts run deep. The songs and rhythms presented represent the continued study by the 2013-2014 Afro-Latin Music Ensemble into this rich culture that is seen now making its way through the front door of mainstream Americana. The Ensemble is under the direction of Michael Wingfield.
Categories: Campus Digests

MUSIC: Middle Eastern Ensemble, Monday, April 28 @ 7:30 PM [Linda Russell]

Student Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Middle Eastern Ensemble
Monday, April 28 at 7:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

The Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble, directed by Eric LaPerna and Amos Libby, will present classical and contemporary music from the Arabic and Ottoman Turkish traditions. The ensemble performs on traditional Middle Eastern musical instruments like the oud (Middle Eastern lute) and qanun (72-stringed Middle Eastern zither) as well vocals and Western instruments along with Middle Eastern percussion.
Categories: Campus Digests

ISLE Dinner & Discussion 4/30 at 5:30pm [Emily Dunuwila]

Student Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
It's time for our final ISLE Dinner and Discussion of the year! Join us on Wednesday, April 30th from 5:30pm-7pm in Thorne Dining, Mitchell South Room (upstairs, 2nd room on the left).

Bowdoin junior and ISLE Fall '13 alum, Eli Peirce, will be discussing his ISLE Independent Study Project, "Happiness and Individualism: An Examination of the Buddhist Pursuit of Happiness." Eli spent four weeks researching the concepts of altruism and pursuit of happiness. He conducted his field study at both a Buddhist Meditation Centre and a Buddhist community development organization. Come learn about his unique experience in Sri Lanka!

Please RSVP to isle@bowdoin.edu. We hope to see you there!
Categories: Campus Digests

MUSIC: Afro-Latin Music Ensemble, Wednesday, April 30 @ 7:30 PM [Linda Russell]

Student Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Afro-Latin Music Ensemble
Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

The forced translocation of African peoples to the New World created sacred and secular cultural landscapes. The 1800 miles of West African coast from which kidnapped citizens were extracted guaranteed a plethora of varied tribal linguistic, musical, and folkloric idioms, both preserved as well as re-interpreted.

Resettlement patterns of Africans in the Western Hemisphere turn our attention to Cuba where the roots of the Yoruba, Congo, and Dahomey ancestral gifts run deep. The songs and rhythms presented represent the continued study by the 2013-2014 Afro-Latin Music Ensemble into this rich culture that is seen now making its way through the front door of mainstream Americana. The Ensemble is under the direction of Michael Wingfield.
Categories: Campus Digests

Summer Housing in Portland Sought by Graduating Senior [Martha Janeway]

Student Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Dana Hopkins '14, a graduating visual arts and art history major, is looking for summer housing in Portland for the months of June, July, and August. If you or your friends have housing in Portland already and are looking for a housemate for that timeframe, she would be happy to be considered. Dana can be contacted at dhopkins@bowdoin.edu.
Categories: Campus Digests

MONDAY at 7:00 p.m. 'Comrade' China and Queer Cinema, Smith Auditorium [Suzanne Astolfi]

Faculty-Staff Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Film Screening and Discussion
with China's Outspoken Queer Activist
Cui Zien

Monday, April 28th
7:00 p.m.
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall

The independent documentary "Queer China and 'Comrade' China" presents a comprehensive historical account of queer culture in China for the last 30 years.

Open to the public, free of charge.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, Film Studies, and Gay and Lesbian Studies.
Categories: Campus Digests

MONDAY at 7:00 p.m. 'Comrade' China and Queer Cinema, Smith Auditorium [Suzanne Astolfi]

Student Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Film Screening and Discussion
with China's Outspoken Queer Activist
Cui Zien

Monday, April 28th
7:00 p.m.
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall

The independent documentary "Queer China and 'Comrade' China" presents a comprehensive historical account of queer culture in China for the last 30 years.

Open to the public, free of charge.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, Film Studies, and Gay and Lesbian Studies.
Categories: Campus Digests

Tuesday: Daniel Dennett, "What Does Neuroscience Teach Us About Free Will?" [Jean Harrison]

Faculty-Staff Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Well known philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett will speak on Tuesday, April 29 at 4:00 pm in Druckenmiller 16. Recently, a number of distinguished neuroscientists have declared that science shows that free will is an illusion. Dennett will argue that what they mean is something quite trivial, having almost nothing to do with whether or not we can be morally responsible agents.

Dennett is the author of more than a dozen books, including Consciousness Explained, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Breaking the Spell, and Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking. He is Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies, University Professor, and the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University.
Categories: Campus Digests

Tuesday: Daniel Dennett, "What Does Neuroscience Teach Us About Free Will?" [Jean Harrison]

Student Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
Well known philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett will speak on Tuesday, April 29 at 4:00 pm in Druckenmiller 16. Recently, a number of distinguished neuroscientists have declared that science shows that free will is an illusion. Dennett will argue that what they mean is something quite trivial, having almost nothing to do with whether or not we can be morally responsible agents.

Dennett is the author of more than a dozen books, including Consciousness Explained, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Breaking the Spell, and Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking. He is Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies, University Professor, and the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University.
Categories: Campus Digests

Commencement Volunteer Opportunities [Events Office]

Faculty-Staff Digest - 8 min 32 sec ago
The Events and Summer Programs Office is in need of over 65 volunteers to convey a welcoming spirit to graduating seniors and their families during Commencement week (Thursday, May 22 - Saturday, May 24). There are a variety of ways to get involved during this wonderful weekend; below is a list of volunteer opportunities.

Members of the administrative and support staff interested in volunteering should email Emily Hricko in the Events Office (ehricko@bowdoin.edu) to sign up; please indicate which shifts interest you. Thank you for considering this invitation. We hope many of you will choose to volunteer!


Friday, May 23

Golf Cart Drivers: Shuttle guests from Main Quad to Baccalaureate/ Lobster Bake and to Parking
3:30pm-7:45pm
***This can be broken up into two shifts if necessary!


Saturday, May 24

Commencement Ushers: Assist with seating, hand-out programs, etc.
8:30am-Noon

Golf Cart Drivers: Shuttle guests from Commencement to Luncheon
8:30am-10:00am AND/OR
Noon-3:30pm
Categories: Campus Digests
Syndicate content