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Two Students Investigate Cultures Through the Lens of Food

Two Bowdoin students have academic grants from Bowdoin this summer to conduct research relating to food. While their topics are quite different — one is examining the possible impact of farm workers’ rights on small-scale farmers and the other is looking at an immigrant group’s assimilation — both are investigating areas in New York state.

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Maggie Acosta ’16 Studies Birthing and Pregnancy in India

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, set between the Himalayas to the east and the Taj Mahal to the west, is home to Maggie Acosta ’16 this summer, where she is studying how a government program affects women's experiences of pregnancy and giving birth.

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Helping One Person at a Time, Briana Cardwell ’17 Counters Racism

This summer, Briana Cardwell ’17 has a grant from Bowdoin to intern for the Boston chapter of the NAACP. She received a Preston Public Internet Career Fund Fellowship, allowing her to work at a nonprofit staffed entirely by volunteers.

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Round-Up: Fellowships, Scholarships Take Students Far Into Studies

This year, many Bowdoin seniors and alumni were awarded some of the country's most prestigious national fellowships and grants, helping them launch careers in academia, public service, medicine and more.

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Academic Awards, Karofsky Prize Presented on 2015 Honors Day

Bowdoin College held its 19th annual Honors Day ceremony on May 6 in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, to recognize the academic accomplishments of Bowdoin students.

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Professors Discuss Boko Haram, and Why We Should Pay Attention To It

Bowdoin's Africana Studies program recently organized a panel of professors to sit down and discuss the background and significance of Boko Haram.

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Bill De La Rosa ’16 Awarded Truman Scholarship

Honoring Bill De La Rosa's drive and focus to change immigration policy, the Harry S. Truman Foundation has awarded the junior with a $30,000 scholarship for graduate school.

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Courtney Chuang '15 receives the 2015 Sibley Prize in Sociology and Anthropology

Courtney Chuang '15, has been awarded the 2015 Sibley Prize. Each year the Sibley Prize is awarded to that member of the Senior class majoring in Sociology or Anthropology who has the highest mid-year general scholastic average in his/her Bowdoin Class.

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Melody Moon '15 presents at the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Melody Moon '15, traveled to Chicago to present her summer research at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference April 16th-20th.

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Hallie Bates '15 receives Distinguished Public Sociology and Anthropology Award

Hallie Bates '15 has been awarded the 2015 Distinguished Public Sociology and Anthropology Award. The prize is awarded to those students majoring or minoring in Sociology or Anthropology who demonstrate an exemplary engagement in public scholarship/and or community service.

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Emma Chow '15 conducts research over winter break in San Francisco

Participant observation along San Francisco's waterfront.

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Bill De La Rosa '16 attends Eastern Sociological Society's Annual Meeting

Bill De La Rosa '16, presents paper titled "Undocumented Migrant Strategies for Navigating the Arizona-Sonora Border" at the ESS annual meeting in New York City.

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Anthony Doerr ’95, David Kertzer Win Pulitzer Prizes

This year’s crop of Pulitzer Prize-winning authors includes an alumnus and a former faculty member.

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'Los Angeles Times' Quotes Marcos Lopez on Farmworker Rights in Mexico

The Los Angeles Times taps Assistant Professor of Sociology Marcos Lopez for his insight for the article "Mexico Growers, Striking Farmworkers to Hold Direct Talks Amid Unease."

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A Bowdoin Reading List

Somehow, in the midst of all of their teaching and research, professors at Bowdoin also find time to write books. Check out these recent and upcoming titles by faculty members.

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Bowdoin Professors on Sabbatical, All Over the Map

This year, more than three dozen Bowdoin faculty members have dispersed to all corners of the map for sabbatical projects. See where they've gone.

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Outside of Class, Kaylee Wolfe ’15 Helps Birth Babies

“It wasn’t like anything I had ever experienced,” Kaylee Wolfe said. “The energy of birth — there’s an intensity and an atmosphere that accompanies it. You see the power of a woman’s body. It is awe-inspiring to me.”

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2014 Riley Research Award Fellows Present at Colloquium

The three recipients of summer 2014 Riley Research Award fellows gave short presentations to an audience of students, faculty, and staff during a colloquium in October 2014.

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Bowdoin Organic Garden Offers 'Food for Thought' Talks

On a recent Saturday morning, Bowdoin professors of chemistry, English, biology and sociology gathered at the newly renovated 52 Harpswell residence hall to give short talks on gardening and organic food.

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Helen Mohney ’15: Enabling the Disabled to Make Beautiful Art

Combining her interest in art and mental health, Helen Mohney '15 is working this summer at Spindleworks, a Brunswick art center for adults with disabilities.

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