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Gardens of the Past: The Sourdough Project

An environmental historian recently visited Bowdoin to speak about a global citizen-science effort to map and genetically sequence some of humanity’s microbial partners: the yeasts and bacteria found in sourdough bread.


  • “Blood and Sympathy”

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    It Started with Dracula!

    English professor Ann Kibbie gets her teeth into a gory subject in her latest book, which examines the literary and medical history of blood transfusion in nineteenth-century British literature.

  • Art + Stories + Kids

    Student Viewing Art
    An Artful Collaboration: The Telling Room x ArtVan

    This summer two students brought two youth-focused community initiatives together—one that focuses on storytelling, the other on art making—and now the work inspired by this joining is on display in Lamarche Gallery.

  • The Importance of Art

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    “Art Purposes" Alumni Panel Discussion

    Three heavyweights from the world of fine arts administration—all Bowdoin graduates—visited campus recently to reflect on the important work to be done by the arts today.

  • Literary Kudos

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    Book Honors for Birgit Tautz

    The George Taylor Files Professor of Modern Languages wins an academic award for her 2017 book, Translating the World, which “invites a reconsideration German literary history.”

  • Bowdoin’s Laird on NPR

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    Black America: A Democratic Stronghold?

    Assistant Professor of Government Chryl Laird discusses research from her forthcoming book Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior, which she coauthored with Duke University’s Ismail White.

  • The Food Behind the Studies

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    Between the Bells: SuperSnack!

    SuperSnack is a highly popular way to fuel late-night studies or merriment. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Bowdoin Dining lays out its offerings—jello, jalapeno poppers, grilled cheese, nachos, etc.

  • A Public Service Profile

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    Fred Hill ’62 Talks Journalism and War Games

    Not many people can claim to have had an illustrious twenty-year career promoting the common good on a global scale. Even fewer can say they’ve had two. But, Fred Hill ’62 can say he’s done that and then some.

  • How to Make Yourself an Asset

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    A Curious Path to the NHL

    Ahron Cohen '06 recently described himself as “the one guy [from] Minnesota that didn’t skate, didn’t play hockey.” It is perhaps ironic then that he is now the CEO and president of the Arizona Coyotes hockey team.

  • The Politics of Carbon Pricing

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    From Medical Doctor to Climate Lobbyist

    Washington DC-based climate lobbyist Danny Richter—who trained as a doctor—discusses the changing political landscape and explains why a carbon tax makes economic sense.

  • Meet Some New Faces

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    College Welcomes Five New Tenure-Track Faculty

    This fall, Bowdoin welcomes five new tenure-track faculty members in a variety of fields, from Africana studies to neuroscience, by way of music, chemistry, and religion.

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