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FREE Summer Storage for Students [Sara Smith]

17 min 34 sec ago
The Association of Bowdoin Friends sponsors a program to provide FREE summer storage space for Bowdoin students returning in the fall. Since the College can provide only minimal space, and rental space is costly, this program has been appreciated by the students involved. If you are a student with such a need, contact Chris Toole at 207-751-1438 or chrisjtoole@gmail.com. Please provide a brief description of the items you wish to store. Please note you are storing items at your own risk. The College is not responsible for lost or damaged items.
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'Comrade' China and Queer Cinema, Monday, April 28, 7:00 p.m., Smith Auditorium [Suzanne Astolfi]

17 min 34 sec ago
"Queer China and 'Comrade' China"

Film Screening and Discussion with China's Outspoken Queer Activist Cui Zien

Monday, April 28
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. The documentary uses exclusive interviews and original film footage to examine how shifting attitudes in law, media, and education have transformed queer culture from an unspeakable taboo to an accepted social identity. Viewers will gain a comprehensive picture of queer culture in China through the film's extensive archival images and visual documentation.

Open to the public and free of charge.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, Film Studies, and Gay and Lesbian Studies.
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Tonight(Thurs.) @7pm- Must Mediterranean Men Be Masculine? Michael Herzfeld [Tammis Donovan]

17 min 34 sec ago
The Mediterranean Studies Mellon Humanities Initiative presents:

Michael Herzfeld
Harvard University

Must Mediterranean Men Be Masculine?
Reflections on a Stereotype

Thursday, April 24th
7:00 PM
Room 315, Searles Science Building

Michael Herzfeld is Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1991. The author of ten books -- including A Place in History (1991), Cultural Intimacy (1997), The Body Impolitic (2004), and Evicted from Eternity (2009) -- and numerous articles and reviews, he has also produced two ethnographic films (Monti Moments[2007] and Roman Restaurant Rhythms [2011]). His honors include the J.I. Staley Prize and the Rivers Memorial Medal (both in 1994) and honorary doctorates from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2005), the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (2011), and the University of Crete (2013). He has served as editor of American Ethnologist (1995-98) and is currently editor-at-large (responsible for "Polyglot Perspectives") at Anthropological Quarterly. He is also a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including International Journal of Heritage Studies, Anthropology Today, and South East Asia Research. His research in Greece, Italy, and Thailand has addressed the social and political impact of historic conservation and gentrification, the dynamics of nationalism and bureaucracy, and the ethnography of knowledge among artisans and intellectuals. He is currently working on a book and a film about the politics of heritage and spatiality in Bangkok.

Sponsored by the Mellon Initiative in Mediterranean Studies.
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Revised Buck Fitness Center Hours [Lynn Ruddy]

17 min 34 sec ago
Revised Buck Fitness Center Hours this weekend

Thursday, April 24 6:30am - 10:00pm
Friday, April 25 6:30am - 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 26 8:00am - 10:00pm

Regular Spring Hours resume Sunday, April 27
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Two Presidents are Better than One [Lynne Atkinson]

17 min 34 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.
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Thursday: "Spring Flowers: Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist" at the Museum of Art [Suzanne Bergeron]

17 min 34 sec ago
Thursday Night Salon at the Museum of Art: "Spring Flowers: Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist"

Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. | Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Curator Joachim Homann and Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow Sarah Montross moderate a conversation about flowers in Pop Art, exemplified by a silkscreen by Andy Warhol, recently donated to Bowdoin by the Andy Warhol Foundation, and a monumental painting by James Rosenquist on loan to the Museum of Art.

RSVPs are kindly requested, but not required. Contact Christine Piontek: cpiontek@bowdoin.edu.
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5K Roadrace on Sunday, April 27th in Brunswick [Marian Skinner]

17 min 34 sec ago
Coastal Youth Orchestra 5K/Walk and run "Go for Baroque...out and Bach.

When: Sunday, April 27th
Start: 5K at 9:30 a.m. and 1 Mile Fun Run at 9 a.m.
Cost: $25 for 18 & older; $20 under 18
Packet Pickup: start at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Pennellville Road in Brunswick
Course description: The 5K course in Brunswick is an out and back run and is generally flat and very scenic. The race starts at the intersection of Old Pennellville and Pennellville Roads, taking Pennellville Road to a right onto Pennel Way, left onto Simpson Pt. Road to the end and return to the start.

Prizes will be awarded in several categories. A registration form is available for download at www.coastalyouthorchestra.org or may be done online at Active.com. For more information contact Nancy Roderick at nancyrod@gwi.net, 751-4718.
Please come and join in the fun and "Go for Baroque!!!"
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Matthew W. Wilson Lecture, 4/28 - Quantified Self-City-Nation: Digital Systems for Attentional Control [Martha Janeway]

17 min 34 sec ago
Monday, April 28
7:00 p.m.
Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union

- 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.
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Mini Exercise Trampoline [Jan Day]

17 min 34 sec ago
Award winning Half Fold ReBoundAir mini tramp & case. Retails for around $300. Like new selling for $100
www.reboundair.com
jday@bowdoin.edu
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4th Annual 5K Road Race - Coastal Youth Orchestra Fund Raiser [Marian Skinner]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Coastal Youth Orchestra 5K/Walk and run "Go for Baroque...out and Bach.

When: Sunday, April 27th
Start: 1 Mile Fun Run at 9 a.m. and 5K at 9:30 a.m.
Packet Pickup: start at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Pennellville Road in Brunswick
Course description: The 5K course in Brunswick is an out and back run and is generally flat and very scenic. The race starts at the intersection of Old Pennellville and Pennellville Roads, taking Pennellville Road to a right onto Pennel Way, left onto Simpson Pt. Road to the end and return to the start.

Prizes will be awarded in several categories. A registration form is available for download at www.coastalyouthorchestra.org or may be done online at Active.com. For more information contact Nancy Roderick at nancyrod@gwi.net, 751-4718.
Please come and join in the fun and "Go for Baroque!!!"

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"Addictions Often Begin at Bowdoin" - A Talk by Bill Williams '69 at 7 PM Main Lounge, Thursday April 24. [Robert Ives]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Thursday, 7 PM, April 24, in Main Lounge of Moulton, Bill Williams '69 will offer a presentation entitled, "Addictions Often Begin At Bowdoin. Mr Williams talk will focus on his own life since his time at Bowdoin, and the life of his son who tragically died of heroin. The talk is open to all.
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Matthew W. Wilson Lecture: Quantified Self-City-Nation: Digital Systems for Attentional Control; Monday, April 28th [Martha Janeway]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Monday, April 28th
7:00 p.m.
Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union

- 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 Study Initiative.
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Thursday: Must Mediterranean Men Be Masculine? Reflections on a Stereotype [Tammis Donovan]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
The Mediterranean Studies Mellon Humanities Initiative presents:

Michael Herzfeld
Harvard University

Must Mediterranean Men Be Masculine?
Reflections on a Stereotype

Thursday, April 24th
7:00 PM
Room 315, Searles Science Building

Michael Herzfeld is Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1991. The author of ten books -- including A Place in History (1991), Cultural Intimacy (1997), The Body Impolitic (2004), and Evicted from Eternity (2009) -- and numerous articles and reviews, he has also produced two ethnographic films (Monti Moments[2007] and Roman Restaurant Rhythms [2011]). His honors include the J.I. Staley Prize and the Rivers Memorial Medal (both in 1994) and honorary doctorates from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2005), the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (2011), and the University of Crete (2013). He has served as editor of American Ethnologist (1995-98) and is currently editor-at-large (responsible for "Polyglot Perspectives") at Anthropological Quarterly. He is also a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including International Journal of Heritage Studies, Anthropology Today, and South East Asia Research. His research in Greece, Italy, and Thailand has addressed the social and political impact of historic conservation and gentrification, the dynamics of nationalism and bureaucracy, and the ethnography of knowledge among artisans and intellectuals. He is currently working on a book and a film about the politics of heritage and spatiality in Bangkok.

Sponsored by the Mellon Initiative in Mediterranean Studies.
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'Comrade' China and Queer Cinema [Suzanne Astolfi]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Film Screening and Discussion
with China's Outspoken Queer Activist Cui Zien

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

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, Film Studies, and Gay and Lesbian Studies.
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Let’s do the May 4th Habitat Walk together! [Shawn Gerwig]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
What: Habitat for Humanity, 7 Rivers Maine chapter Fundraising and Awareness Walk
How long: 5K = about 3.1 miles

When: Sunday, May 4, (registration starts at 1pm, walk starts at 2pm)
Where: St. Charles, 132 McKeen St, Brunswick – the walk route takes us right through part of the Bowdoin campus
Who: Any and all, and bring anyone you want. The more the merrier!

For more information and to register contact Michele Ober at Michele@habitat7rivers.org.
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THursday: Spring Flowers: Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist" [Suzanne Bergeron]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Thursday Night Salon at the Museum of Art: "Spring Flowers: Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist"

Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. | Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow Sarah Montross and Curator Joachim Homann moderate a conversation about flowers in Pop Art, exemplified by a silkscreen by Andy Warhol, recently donated to Bowdoin by the Andy Warhol Foundation, and a monumental painting by James Rosenquist on loan to the Museum of Art.

RSVPs are kindly requested, but not required. Contact Christine Piontek: cpiontek@bowdoin.edu.
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FREE Summer Storage for Students [Sara Smith]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
The Association of Bowdoin Friends sponsors a program to provide FREE summer storage space for Bowdoin students returning in the fall. Since the College can provide only minimal space, and rental space is costly, this program has been appreciated by the students involved. If you are a student with such a need, contact Chris Toole at 207-751-1438 or chrisjtoole@gmail.com. Please provide a brief description of the items you wish to store. Please note you are storing items at your own risk. The College is not responsible for lost or damaged items.
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Film: Vanishing Point (2012)-Thursday, April 24, 7 pm [Kristi Clifford]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 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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MUSIC: Vocal & Piano Recital on Wednesday [Linda Marquis]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:45
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Gibson Hall 101 - Tillotson Room (pls note venue)
7:30 pm - Free admission

A lovely piano and vocal recital featuring works by Brahms, Ellington, Monteverdi, Gluck, Hughes, Clemente, and others, performed by Aleph Cervo, Jean-Paul Honegger, Meghan Marr, Yabing Liu, Sarah Nelson, Caroline Montag, and Kathryn Lin.
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