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Save the CFT!!! [Benjamin J. Citrin]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:45
The CampusFoodTrucks (CFT) needs your help in order to continue business next year!

Our lease for our truck is ending and we will be forced to go out of business if we cannot purchase the truck from its current owner. Due to a variety of circumstances explained on our kickstarter web page, we do not have enough capital to purchase the truck without the help of the community. Please visit our page below to find out how you can help keep the truck at Bowdoin permanently - there are some pretty cool incentives!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1958444894/save-campusfoodtrucks?ref=live

Thanks, Go U Bears!

-CFT
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cute apartment on lincoln street!! [Monique B. Kelmenson]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:45
-looking for someone to sublet for the summer (June, July, and at least part of August)

-one bedroom, kitchen, living room (or another bedroom), bathroom

-near gelato fiasco!!
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Impact of Exchange and Reciprocity: Harpswell Foundation and Bowdoin [Christine Wintersteen]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:45
The Impact of Exchange and Reciprocity: Bowdoin and the Harpswell Foundation
Wed. April 23rd| 4pm | Main Lounge

Alan Lightman, Professor of Humanities at MIT and Founding Director of the Harpswell Foundation will introduce this talk. Joining him and sharing their perspectives on the impact of their experiences at Bowdoin and in Cambodia are current Harpswell students, Chandy Eng and Sivgech Chheng, and Bowdoin College student, Juliet Eyraud '15, who was selected as a Leadership Resident in summer 2013.
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Film: Vanishing Point (2012)-Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m. [Kristi Clifford]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:45
7 PM - April 24, 2014
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall

Navarana is an Inughuit elder from the northern district of Greenland. In the 1860s, her ancestor led a legendary Inuit migration to Greenland. More than 150 years later, Navarana connects with distant cousins and explores these two isolated groups.

Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.

Free.
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Save the CFT!!! [Benjamin J. Citrin]

Student Digest - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:45
The CampusFoodTrucks (CFT) needs your help in order to continue business next year!

Our lease for our truck is ending and we will be forced to go out of business if we cannot purchase the truck from its current owner. Due to a variety of circumstances explained on our kickstarter web page, we do not have enough capital to purchase the truck without the help of the community. Please visit our page below to find out how you can help keep the truck at Bowdoin permanently - there are some pretty cool incentives!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1958444894/save-campusfoodtrucks?ref=live

Thanks, Go U Bears!

-CFT
Categories: Campus Digests

cute apartment on lincoln street!! [Monique B. Kelmenson]

Student Digest - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:45
-looking for someone to sublet for the summer (June, July, and at least part of August)

-one bedroom, kitchen, living room (or another bedroom), bathroom

-near gelato fiasco!!
Categories: Campus Digests

Impact of Exchange and Reciprocity: Harpswell Foundation and Bowdoin [Christine Wintersteen]

Student Digest - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:45
The Impact of Exchange and Reciprocity: Bowdoin and the Harpswell Foundation
Wed. April 23rd| 4pm | Main Lounge

Alan Lightman, Professor of Humanities at MIT and Founding Director of the Harpswell Foundation will introduce this talk. Joining him and sharing their perspectives on the impact of their experiences at Bowdoin and in Cambodia are current Harpswell students, Chandy Eng and Sivgech Chheng, and Bowdoin College student, Juliet Eyraud '15, who was selected as a Leadership Resident in summer 2013.
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Re Bounder for sale [Jan Day]

Student Digest - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:45
half fold Re Bound Air & Carry Case $120
Like New
http://www.ultimate-rebound.com
jday@bowdoin.edu
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Backpacking package [Jan Day]

Student Digest - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:45
Backpacking Package (Jan Day)

Thinking about hiking the LT or AT this summer. I'm retiring do to a foot problem. Package includes:
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 tent & Footprint
ULA Circuit Backpack -M- ultra sil liner & pack cover
Neo Air sleeping pad - M
Montbell UL Super Stretch Down Hugger #3 30 degree bag
REI Sub Kilo +15 sleeping bag
Montbell UL inflate pillow
Several ultra sil stuff sacks
Trangia West Wind Stove (alcohol)
Long Trail Guide Book
$500.00
jday@bowdoin.edu
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MUSIC: George Lopez, piano, Saturday, April 19 at 4:00 PM [Linda Russell]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
George Lopez, piano
Saturday, April 19 at 4:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

Bowdoin's Beckwith Artist in Residence, George Lopez, will give a performance of unique contemporary works by Vin Shende and Carter Pann among others, inspired by forms and composers of the distant past and present. Come and hear the living sounds of living composers.
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Generattion X & Y - Did you know? [Kristin Steinman]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Generation X & Y – Did you know?

Tuesday, April 29
Lancaster Lounge, MU
12:00pm-1:00pm

I’m still paying off my college loans, why should I worry about retirement and healthcare? With the changing world of healthcare costs and people living longer life spans, now is the time to take a long-term look at your retirement planning. While many find it difficult to plan for retirement just as they are beginning their careers, there are a variety of simple steps that can significantly improve the retirement preparedness of those in their 20’s and 30’s.

Join Tama Spoerri, Director of Human Resources & Mary Cote, Benefits Coordinator; lunch will be provided. Please RSVP Human Resources xs3837.
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Spanish Fascism and the Spectacle of Garcia Lorca's Missing Corpse (Carmen Moreno Nuno) [Kate Flaherty]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Monday, April 21, 2014
7:30 P.M.
Main Lounge, Moulton Union


Professor Carmen Moreno Nuño, University of Kentucky, focuses on the memory of the Spanish Civil War, which has become a central topic in Spain in the twenty-first century, generating a very heated public debate. Taking as a point of departure a new concept of memory that conceives of it as a contested site, she develops an analysis of the press (440 articles) released around the failed opening of poet Federico García Lorca's grave in 2009-10. García Lorca's death, which epitomizes the horror of Fascism, is one of the most intriguing mysteries of the twentieth century. The failed opening of his alleged grave illustrates how memory has become a site of contestation, as the meaning of the missing corpse and its emblematic status is displaced by a new discourse that turns the opening of the grave into a spectacle, constraining and encapsulating the elusive myriad of meanings that surround Lorca's dead body into a simplified (and politically non-threatening) discursive construction.

This event is open to the public and admission is free. Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages.
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Pete Schuh Memorial Softball Tournament - REGISTER TEAMS by Sunday! [Madelaine Eulich]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Hello Softballers,

The 20th Annual Pete Schuh Memorial Softball Tournament will be on Thursday May 8th, starting at 9:00AM.

Students, faculty, and staff can register teams of 8-20 people here:
[Link]l

The deadline to register teams is Sunday, April 20th. There is a $50 registration fee, which will go toward the Pete Schuh Scholarship Fund at St. Mark's School (MA). Please bring the money to the ResLife office before the day of the tournament.

Bats, balls, pizza, t-shirts, and lots of good times guaranteed. Make sure to bring your own glove!

Please contact Tim Coffey (tcoffey@bowdoin.edu) or Ryan Collier (rcollier@bowdoin.edu) with any questions.
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The Future of the Car: Bridging Toward Petroleum Alternatives Friday 4/18 12:30 Beam Claaroom [Rosemary Armstrong]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Friday, April 18 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Beam Classroom, VAC

How will we power our cars in the near future? Join three panelists from different perspectives to explore the issue. Ben Burke is a geologist with Noble Energy, Inc., a natural gas company; Mark Rosenblatt is an adviser and founder of several different organizations that work to open the transportation market to competitive fuels; and Tom Twist is a sustainability officer for the Chewonki Foundation who is responsible for all renewable energy advancements on the 400-acre Chewonki campus.
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Friday Flash Sale at the Bowdoin Stores - $5 Tees [Mary Foye]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Select T-shirts are just $5 at the Bowdoin Stores for one day only! On Friday, April 18, check out our displays at the Smith Union and The College Store to find the perfect bargain.
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Visions of Reality: Science and Other Means of Seeking Knowledge [Rebecca Banks]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Visions of Reality: Science and Other Means of Seeking Knowledge

Friday, April 18, 2014
9:00 a.m.–4:00 pm, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
Panels include “The Peripatetic,” “The Encyclopedic,” “The Reflexive,” “The Pious,” and “The Mathematical”

Modern science enjoys a prominent place and enormous authority in our age. Such prestige is the outcome of a long historical process, during which scientific knowledge and method have been gradually promoted over other forms of knowledge and methods of inquiry. This symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to examine the diverse means of creating technical knowledge before and after the birth of modern science. The keynote address and the panels will highlight the latest scholarship on a range of issues from scientific transference between traditional China and the West to nuclear power during the Cold War period.

Open to the Public and Free of Charge

Sponsored by Robert J. Kemp Lectureship Fund, Department of History, Department of Asian Studies, Department of Religion, Department of Chemistry, Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science
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Student Summer Housing lease agreements are available online [Events Office]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
2014 Summer Housing lease agreements are available online. Please have your Student Employee or Research Fellow visit the Student Summer Housing website for details and to download a copy of the writeable PDF lease agreement at: [Link]/

As a reminder, supervisors are required to sign the lease and students must work a minimum of 20 hours per week – this minimum may be met by working more than one job on campus.

Completed lease agreements should be returned to Michelle Morin in the Office of Events and Summer Programs (first floor, Coles Tower) by Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5:00pm. Anyone with questions about Summer Housing should contact Michelle at summerhousing@bowdoin.edu or x3433.
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Registration for the 2014 Bowdoin Summer Art Camp is open! [Events Office]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Registration for the 2014 Bowdoin College Summer Art Camp is now open. Please join us for this fun, creative, and popular program!
On our website http://www.bowdoinsummerartcamp.com, you will find a brochure and registration materials, along with other valuable information. If you would like to enroll your child/children for Art Camp, please complete all of the registration forms and include a non-refundable $65 deposit, per child, per class. All materials must be received by June 20th, however, space is limited as classes fill quickly.
Please e-mail artcamp@bowdoin.edu for further questions.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing your child this summer!
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Reminder: Mindful Nature Walk [Robert Carnicella]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Enjoy an opportunity to take a mindful walk with other Bowdoin community members on Friday, April 18. We will meet at the Outing Club at 3:15pm and take a college van to Wharton Point. We will return to campus by 5:15pm.

Please email Ben (bwest@bowdoin.edu) or Bobby (rcarnice@bowdoin.edu) by noon on Thursday, April 17, to reserve a seat on the van.

This event is sponsored by Counseling Services, the Huntington Bird Club, and the Outing Club.
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David Stork Lecture - Computer Vision in the Study of Art: New Rigorous Approaches to the Study of Paintings and Drawings; Monday, April 21st [Martha Janeway]

Faculty-Staff Digest - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Monday, April 21st
4:15 p.m.
Beam Classroom, VAC

- Open to the public -

What can computers reveal about images that even the best-trained connoisseurs, art historians, and artists cannot? How much more powerful and revealing will these methods become? In short, how is the "hard humanities" field of computer image and analysis of art changing our understanding of paintings and drawings?

David Stork's lecture will include computer vision, pattern recognition and image analysis of works by Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, Lorenzo Lotto, and several others. You may never see paintings the same way again!

Dr. Stork, Rambus Fellow at Rambus Labs, is a graduate in physics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland at College Park. He studied art history at Wellesley College, was Artist-in-Residence through the New York State Council of the Arts, and is a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition and a Fellow of SPIE, in part for his work on computer image analysis of art.

Sponsored by Bowdoin's Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.
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