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Mathematics and Art Merge in New BCMA Exhibit

The deeply saturated and highly energetic colors of Dorothea Rockburne’s paintings and drawings seem to send vibrations through the gallery. At the end of a long grey winter, The Gift of Knowing: The Art of Dorothea Rockburne is a great place to recharge.

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Student Museum Collaborative Supports the Arts at Bowdoin

Through its programming, the Student Museum Collaborative is able to build connections between Bowdoin students, professors, staff and the greater Brunswick public and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Phui Yi Kong ’15 Wins Watson Travel Grant

Phui Yi Kong ’15 will travel around the world next year to practice martial arts and physical theater, and to study how these practices can nurture civic action.

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At Friday Latin Teas, Students Dive Into Erudite, and Sometimes Funny, Texts

Each Friday afternoon in the Peucinian Room, Classics Lecturer Michael Nerdahl meets with several dedicated Latin students for a tradition he calls "Latin Tea."

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Bowdoin Museum of Art Celebrates Opening with Pie

Before the clock struck 9:26:53, Bowdoin professor of mathematics Jennifer Taback gave a brief history of Pi.

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Bowdoin’s vibrant quadrangle houses world-class museums and performance venues all within a five-minute walk.

Recital HallPickard Theater and Wish Theater, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Studzinski Recital Hall, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hawthorne Longfellow Library.

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Film Screening: 'Secundaria' with Filmmaker Mary Jane Doherty

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March 30, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Cleaveland 151

Filmmaker Mary Jane Doherty's documentary 'Secundaria' follows one high school class on its journey through Cuba's world famous National Ballet School. The teenage dancers love to dance...but many of them MUST dance to bring themselves and their families out of poverty.

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Craig Steven Wilder, Russwurm Lecture: 'Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities'

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March 31, 2015 6:30 PM  – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

MIT's Professor Craig Steven Wilder will examine the contrasting figures of "the matriculating Indian" and "the uneducable Negro" to explore the limits on access to higher education in the second half of the 18th century.

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Lisa Yaszek: "Afrofuturism as Global Science Fiction?"

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April 1, 2015 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

As a mode of aesthetic practice characterized by the use of science fictional tropes and narrative technique to investigate the necessary relations of science, technology, and race, Afrofuturism has been deployed by artists across media to recover lost African and Afrodiasporic histories and to imagine rich, racially diverse worlds of tomorrow that oppose the white-washed futures implicit in much first-world scientific and economic rhetoric.

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Newell Lewey and Vera Francis on Passamaquoddy Tribe Initiatives: "Past, Present, and Building Dialogue"

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April 1, 2015 7:30 PM  – 8:30 PM
Cram Alumni House, Barn (Torrey Barn)

Passamaquoddy Tribal Council members Vera Francis and Newell Lewey will provide an opportunity for participants to gain understanding of the tribes struggle to recover from hundreds of years of discrimination, disenfranchisement and loss of self-determination.

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Francophone Film Festival - 'In The House' (Dans La Maison)

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April 2, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

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Francophone Film Festival: 'Ernest and Celestine'

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April 3, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

There is a world of where the bears live above ground in their cities and the rodents live below in in their underground ones in mutual fear and hate. Ernest, a bear, and Celestine, a mouse, must stand up for their love in the face of bigotry and achieve the impossible.

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Francophone Film Festival: 'Ernest and Celestine' (Children's Matinee)

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April 4, 2015 10:00 AM  – 12:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

There is a world of where the bears live in their cities above ground and the rodents live below in their underground ones in mutual fear and hate. Ernest, a bear, and Celestine, a mouse, must stand up for their love in the face of bigotry and achieve the impossible.

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Noliwe Rooks: "Because What is Beautiful is Good: Erasing Race and Selling Feminism in the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty"

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April 6, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Join us to explore the role Black women played at the beginning and the end of the first international Dove brand "real beauty" campaign, and how and why that campaign used feminism as an advertising tool.

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Zaheer Ali: "From Malcolm Little to El Hajj Malik Shabazz: A Journey of Faith"

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April 7, 2015 5:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Most discussions of Malcolm X's life tend to emphasize his politics and downplay the role of religion in his life. This talk examines the ways that religion in general, and Islam in particular, figured very early in his life and provided a passport for his growing internationalist politics.

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Anne Sarah Rubin: "Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory"

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April 16, 2015 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room

In this presentation, Anne Sarah Rubin uncovers and unpacks stories and myths about the Sherman's March from a wide variety of sources, including African Americans, women, Union soldiers, Confederates, and even Sherman himself.

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Spring Dance Concert

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April 16, 2015 8:00 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Bowdoin's Spring Dance Concert features students of all levels, in dances composed by faculty and returning alumni. Alternately raucous and tender, musical and austere, this annual event never fails to surprise and delight.

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