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Fall 2003

Friday, September 12

Nancy Riley, Associate Professor of Sociology

"Foreign Bodies: SARS, Leprosy and Construction of Race"

Nancy E. Riley received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Public Health and a Masters of Sociology from the University of Hawai`i and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. Her research and teaching areas include families, gender, and population, often focusing on China and Asia. She has recently co-authored a book entitled Demography in the Age of the Postmodern, published by Cambridge University Press. She is currently at work on a book based on her field research on migrant factory workers in Northeast China, examining how women's power within their families is affected by their new industrial jobs. This fall, she is teaching a first year seminar on epidemiology; a course on China which will be followed by a seminar in Asia over winter break; and a new half-credit course, "Re-Orient," which examines the relationships between the US and other, non-western, societies.

Location: Pickard Theater

Friday, September 19

Linda Greenlaw, fisherman and author of "The Hungry Ocean" and "The Lobster Chronicles"

One of the few women involved in the commercial fishing industry, Linda Greenlaw is perhaps the only female ever to captain a swordfishing boat, working the waters east of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. One of the top-producing swordboat captains, she prefers the term ìfishermanî to ìfisherwoman.î ìI am a woman,î she says, ìI am a fisherman . . . I am not a fisherwoman, fisherlady, or fishergirl. If anything else, I am a 37-year-old tomboy. Itís a word I have never outgrown.î

Linda has skippered boats from Newfoundland to Brazil and has enjoyed a number of types of fishing, including harpooning and long-lining for sword, dragging for squid, tub-trawling for halibut, and trapping lobster and crab. Presently, she works her own boat inshore, lobstering the water surrounding her home on Isle Au Haut, a small island off the coast of Maine.

Greenlaw penned the book, The Hungry Ocean in 1999, telling the story of a month-long swordfishing trip she embarked upon that took her more than 1,000 nautical miles out to sea. The book quickly became a smash-hit national best-seller. Greenlawís new book, already a national best-seller, The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island, is a return to her roots, a moving story of her adventures as a lobsterman, fighting the weather, surviving the seasons, and the 47 eccentric full-time residents of the her tiny island home.

Greenlaw was raised and educated in Maine. She graduated from Colby College in 1983, where she majored in English.

Location: Pickard Theater

Friday, September 26

Tom Chappell, CEO and founder of Tom's of Maine

Since co-founding Tom's of Maine with his wife Kate in 1970, Tom Chappell has dedicated himself to creating a company that produces innovative, natural care products in a caring and creative work environment. The company now produces over 100 products, including a full line of ADA-accepted fluoride toothpastes, shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash, flossing ribbon, soap, and cough, cold and wellness products, which are sold throughout the world.

Chappell's first book, The Soul of a Business: Managing for Profit and the Common Good, set a practical yet powerful new agenda for ethical and profitable business leadership in the 1990s. Chappell hopes to set an example of ethical business standards for others. He has received number awards recognizing his commitment to responsible entrepreneurial practices.

A 1966 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., with a BA in English, Chappell graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1991 with a Masters in Theology.

Location: Kresge Auditorium

Friday, October 3

Dr. Samuel Broaddus '73, Director of the Division of Urology at Maine Medical Center and recipient of the 2003 Common Good Award

"Finding Common Good: The Healthcare Tragedy in Haiti"

Dr. Samuel Broaddus has promoted international cooperation among urologists for 20 years. During this time, he has volunteered his urologic expertise to hospitals in Vietnam, Haiti, St. Lucia, Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand. As a member of the International Relations Committee of the American Urological Association, he represented that committee at the Pan-African Urological Surgeons' Association (PAUSA) Congress in Zimbabwe in 1992 and Kenya in 1995. At this later Congress in Nairobi, PAUSA presented Dr. Broaddus with an award for "helping to bring urology to the door step of the underprivileged in Africa." He served as the Maine Representative to the Board of Directors of the New England Section of the American Urological Association in 1998 and 1999.

Broaddus is the Director of the Division of Urology at Maine Medical Center. He is currently on the medical staff at the Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. His academic appointments include Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at Tufts University, School of Medicine.

Location: Kresge Auditorium

Friday, October 10

Student Performances

Enjoy Parent's Weekend with Common Hour performances by BOCA, the Improvabilities, the Meddiebempsters, Poeting, VAGUE, and more! We hope to see you there!

Location: Morrell Gymnasium

Friday, October 24

Masque and Gown

"She Stoops to Conquer"

Masque and Gown celebrates their 100th anniversary during Homecoming Weekend by presenting select scenes from the delightful comedy of errors "She Stoops to Conquer."

Location: Walker Art Museum Steps

Friday, October 31

Ed Morales, author and columnist for The Village Voice

"Living in Spanglish"

Ed Morales paints a portrait of America as it both embraces and turns away from an onslaught of Latino influence. His book is the story of groups of Hispanic immigrants struggling to move beyond identity politics into a postmodern melting pot. Morales delves deep into the individual's response to Latino stereotypes and suggests that their ability to hold on to their heritage, while at the same time working to create a culture that is entirely new, is a key component of America's future.

Ed Morales is a longtime Village Voice contributor whose work has also appeared in a verity of national magazines and newspapers, from The Los Angeles Times to The Miami Herald, from Rolling Stone to The Nation. He is also a poet and fiction writer, whose work has appeared in Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Iguana Dreams and Boricuas.

Location: Kresge Auditorium

Friday, November 7

Frank D'Alessandro, Directing Attorney for Portland, Lewiston, Rockland and Augusta offices of Pine Tree Legal Assistance

Location: Kresge Auditorium

Friday, November 14

Rich Appelbaum, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research (ISBER) at University of California Santa Barbara

Richard P. Appelbaum is Professor of Sociology and Global and International Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He currently serves as Director of the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, and as Co-Director of ISBER's Center for Global Studies.He has previously served as chair of the Sociology Department, and was founder and Acting Director of the UCSB Global & International Studies Program.

He has published extensively in the areas of social theory, urban sociology, public policy, the globalization of business, and the sociology of work and labor. His most recent books include Behind the Label: Inequality in the Los Angeles Garment Industry (with Edna Bonacich; University of California Press, 2000); States and Economic Development in the Asian Pacific Rim (with Jeffrey Henderson; Sage, 1992), and Sociology, an introductory textbook which emphasizes the importance of economic, political, institutional, and cultural globalization on American life (with William J. Chambliss; Addison Wesley Longman, 1998). He is also the author of the report of the Los Angeles Jewish Commission on Sweatshops, for which he served as a founding member. His next book, The Normative Order of Global Business Transactions, is co-edited with William J. Felstiner and Volkmar Gessner; its expected publication date is 2003. He is a founding editor (and currently emeritus editor) of Competition and Change: The Journal of Global Business and Political Economy. He is currently engaged in a multi-disciplinary study of the apparel industry in Los Angeles and the Asian-Pacific Rim.

He received his B.A. from Columbia University, M.P.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Location: Kresge Auditorium

Friday, November 21

Lunchbreak Music Series - Student Performances

Please join us for three or four pieces performed by students in the Music Department.

Location: Gibson 101

Friday, December 5

Patrick Rael, Associate Professor in History

Patrick Rael came to Bowdoin faculty in 1995 with a focus on American History He has taught courses including: Diversity in America; War and Society; The History of African Americans from 1865-present;, The History of African Americans to 1865; Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction; and Comparative Slavery and Emancipation.

Rael's emphasis on 19th Century American can be detailed through his book Black Protest and Black Identity in the Antebellum North as well as numerous articles, reviews, conference papers, and reference publications.

Location: Kresge Auditorium