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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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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Spanish Fascism and the Spectacle of Garcia Lorca's Missing Corpse (Carmen Moreno Nuno) [Kate Flaherty]

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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The Future of the Car: Bridging Toward Petroleum Alternatives Friday 4/18 12:30 Beam Claaroom [Rosemary Armstrong]

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]

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]

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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Living on campus this summer? REMINDER: Deadline to submit Summer Housing leases is Friday, May 2nd. [Events Office]

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
2014 Summer Housing lease agreements are now available online. Please visit the Student Summer Housing website for details, and to download a writeable PDF copy of the lease agreement at: [Link]/

If you intend to live on campus during the summer, completed lease agreements should be returned to Michelle Morin in the Office of Events and Summer Programs (first floor, Coles Tower, across from OneCard) by Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5:00PM. Anyone with questions about summer housing should contact Michelle at summerhousing@bowdoin.edu.

Summer housing is available to Bowdoin students who are employed by the College or who have received a research fellowship. Each student employee must be working a minimum of 20 hours per week on campus during the summer – this minimum may be met by working more than one job on campus. Since staying on campus for the summer is a privilege, any student wishing to live on campus must also be in good social standing.

The summer housing rental rate is $60.00 per week. Student employees and fellowship recipients living in campus housing will be charged their summer rent through bi-weekly payroll deductions. Most fellowships cover the cost of summer housing, but please consult your advisor. Smith House, Harpswell Apartments, and Brunswick Apartments will be used for Summer Housing.
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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]

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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Free Bicycle Tune-up this Friday, 10am-3pm [Keisha Payson]

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
This Friday, April 18th Sustainable Bowdoin and the Bowdoin Yellow Bike Club are teaming up to offer free bicycle tune-ups on a first come, first serve basis.
From 10am to 3pm bring your bike to the polar bear statue in Hyde Plaza where a mechanic will be on hand to offer the following basic services: chain lubrication, tire pressure check, brake tightening and patching of flats.

This is not for major repairs, but should help prepare your bicycle for the beautiful riding weather ahead!
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5K race/run for a good cause [Mark Battle]

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Looking for a fun 5k near campus with
the cheesiest possible name?

Check out "Go For Baroque- Out and Bach", a 5k race/1mi fun-run that benefits the Coastal Youth Orchestra.

Professionally timed, it's held near Simpson's point and you'll find Frosty's donuts at the finish line.

Low-key and scenic, it's great for off-season training, warming up for the Polar Bear triathlon, or just a good race.

When: Sunday, April 27th, 9:30am.

Where: Soccer field, Pennellville Rd in Brunswick (less than 3mi from campus).

Cost: $25 (18 and under for $20). All proceeds benefit the Coastal Youth Orchestra's music programs for young people.

Other info: A 1-mile fun-run will be held at 9am. Day-of registration and packet pick-up starts at 7:30am. T-Shirts to the first 100 registrants. Prizes in many categories.

To register: Form available at www.coastalyouthorchestra.org, or register online at www.active.com. Contact Nancy Roderick for more information: 751-4718 or nancyrod@gwi.net

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MUSIC: Molly Ridley '14, jazz piano on Saturday [Linda Marquis]

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Studzinski Recital Hall
7:30 pm - free admission

'Molly Ridley will be performing all original music she has composed over the past year, and will be accompanied by some of Maine’s finest jazz musicians, including Steve Grover on drums, Jason St. Pierre on saxophone, and Tom Bucci on bass. Come enjoy a fun evening of jazz!'
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MUSIC: Cello Concert on Monday [Linda Marquis]

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
Monday, April 21, 2014
Studzinski Recital Hall
7:30 pm - free admission

‘Cello-palooza! An all-cello concert with Graham Hotchkiss '14 performing Brahms' Sonata in F and Sheng Ge '16 playing Shostakovich's thrilling Sonata in d minor, both partnered with faculty member George Lopez at the piano, followed by the first ever appearance of Cello Ensemble - seven Bowdoin cellists playing selections by Bach, the Beatles, Leroy Anderson, and Apocalyptica!’
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Backpacking Package [Jan Day]

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:49
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 - 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
Long Trail Guide Book
$500.00
jday@bowdoin.edu
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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]

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:45
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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Spring Dance [Nicole Sirois]

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:45
Please join the Theater and Dance Department for our Spring Dance Concert.

Thursday-Saturday April 17-19
Time: 8pm
Location: Pickard Theater

Bowdoin's Spring Dance concert features faculty-directed modern and afro-modern dance pieces, and independent work by students.

The evening emphasizes the collective strength of the ensemble with students of every level filling the stage. From small gestures to mighty leaps, the power of movement energizes dancers and viewers alike.

Tickets available at the SU Desk or at the door.
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