Spring 2016 Calendar of Events

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Race, Ethnicity and Politics: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2015 1:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Professor Cory Gooding's class, Government and Legal Studies/Africana Studies 2052 Race, Ethnicity and Politics, will honor the life and legacy of Dr. King.

The class will meet from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in Kresge Auditorium and will include two panel discussions:

  • 1:15-2:15 pm  Learning from King and the Civil Rights Movement
  • 2:30-3:30 pm  King and the Common Good: Discussing King's Impact on Bowdoin

Bowdoin faculty, staff and students who do not have other obligations are welcome to join us for either or both panels.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Campus Celebration: Concert with Bernice Johnson Reagon & Toshi Reagon

January 19, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Our first day of classes is marked by the annual national recognition of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bowdoin will honor Dr. King's legacy with a dynamic performance by Bernice Johnson Reagon and her daughter Toshi Reagon.

Toshi Reagon is a singer, songwriter, producer and activist living in Brooklyn, New York. For the past year she has traveled nationally and internationally celebrating the release of her latest collection of music Have You Heard on Righteous Babe Records. She tours as a solo performer and with her band BIGLovely. For more than forty years Bernice Johnson Reagon, from the acclaimed African American women's a cappela ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock, has been a major cultural voice for freedom and justice; singing, teaching-speaking out against racism and organized inequities of all kinds. Perhaps no individual today better illustrates the transformative power and instruction of traditional African American music and cultural history than Bernice Johnson Reagon, who has excelled equally in the realms of scholarship, composition, and performance.

Ticket info:
Tickets are required and are available at the David Saul Smith Union Information desk, 207-725-3375.
Bowdoin students, faculty and staff - Free with ID
Bowdoin Friends - $10.00
General Public - $25.00

Sponsored by: The Office of Multicultural Student Programs and the Donald M. Zuckert Visiting Professorship Fund.

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Ice Sculpture Demonstration

January 23, 2015 12:00 PM  – 7:00 PM
Quadrangles, Entire Campus Quadrangle

An ice sculpture demonstration to celebrate the beginning of the Spring Semester prior to the Student Night at the Arctic Museum.


Winter Weekend: Free Bowling at Yankee Lanes

February 5, 2015 8:00 PM  – 11:59 PM
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Winter Weekend: Make Your Own Cookies and Fireside Knitting

February 5, 2015 8:30 PM  – 10:00 PM
Schwartz Outdoor Leadership, Beebe Room

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Winter Weekend: Sled Dog Presentation

February 6, 2015 12:00 PM  – 3:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Meet owners of Blockhouse Pursuits Dogsled Adventures for a presentation on dog sledding in the Beam Classroom then have a chance to hang out with the dogs out of Main Quad!

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Winter Weekend: Broomball Pickup Game

February 8, 2015 12:00 PM  – 2:00 PM
Reed House, Common Room

Fun pick up Broomball Game for all students!  Meet at Reed. 

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"Dead Man's Cell Phone" by Sarah Ruhl

February 21, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

That commonplace gadget you are advised to turn off when the lights in the theater go down or when the plane takes off becomes a mysteriously powerful totem of transformation in Dead Man's Cell Phone, the beguiling new comedy by Sarah Ruhl. Masque and Gown's presentation, directed by Lane Sturtevant '15 and Noah Bragg '15, brings Ruhl's masterpiece to the Bowdoin audience. Tickets: Smith Union Information Desk (207-725-3375) beginning Feb 12, and immediately before the show at the Memorial Hall box office. Tickets are $3 for the general public, and $1 with a Bowdoin ID. Funded by the Student Activities Fund and donors to the Masque and Gown Fund.

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Lunch and Learn: Koru

February 23, 2015 12:00 PM  – 1:30 PM
Moulton Union, North Private Dining Room

Come learn about Koru! CEO and Entrepreneur, Kristen Hamilton will be on campus February 23rd from 12 - 1:30 in Moulton Dining Hall to host a lunch networking event for Bowdoin students. Kristen will be here to share her war stories about starting and taking her first company public at age 27, her experience leading international product launches at Microsoft, what its like to be an executive at a global non - profit, and starting her latest company, Koru, which just raised an $8 million Series A round. Lunch will be casual. Stop by whenever you can

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Yoga at the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

February 23, 2015 4:15 PM  – 6:00 PM
24 College St Garage

Join us for an hour of yoga followed by tea, every Monday at 4:15 PM for the month of February. Get away from the craziness of classes for a bit and start the semester off with wellness, self-care, and community. All yoga levels welcome! All genders and sexualities welcome! If you are interested, please email Jude Marx at jmarx@bowdoin.edu to sign up, or drop in. A bit about yoga: The practice of yoga supports the concept that we are all, at our core, infinite an whole. By cultivating a sense of compassion and fearlessness, we can begin to quiet our thoughts, open our hearts and move in a way that brings joy to our bodies. By practicing meditation, breathwork, and intentional postures we can see the patterns in our lives that suport our authentic selves, and release those that no longer serve us. Yoga also helps balance mood, aid immunity and support sleep...Plus it is fun!

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Women's Swimming Lessons Information Meeting

February 23, 2015 5:00 PM  – 6:00 PM
Women's Resource Center

The Women's Swimming and Diving Team and the Women's Resource Center are offering swimming lessons for women students, staff, and faculty again this spring. If you are interested in learning how to swim or if you would simply like to improve your swimming skills, please attend an information session on Monday, Februrary 23, from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, at 24 College Street. If you can't attend this informational meeting but you are interested in participating in the lessons this spring, please email mquinby@bowdoin.edu and we will make sure you receive information about the swim lesson schedule.

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The Least Powerful People in Tech: How Two Bowdoin Grads Broke Into Boston's Start-Up Scene

February 23, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Join Robby Bitting '11 and Kelsey Cole '11 as they share their insight on the east coast tech scene, their experiences with start-ups and also offer information about specific opportunities with Data Tamer / Koa Labs (Cole) and MassChallenge (Bitting). This is a great opportunity to hear first hand from recent alums how you, too, can make it in the start-up world.

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Lunch and Learn: Smathers and Branson

February 24, 2015 12:00 PM  – 1:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

In 2004, while roommates at Bowdoin, Peter Carter ?04 and Austin Branson ?04 decided to start a business that offered handmade needlepoint belts. From developing a business plan to testing the market and finding initial investors, their Bowdoin-born business journey to Smathers & Branson has been an extremely successful endeavor. Join Austin and Peter for a Bowdoin Business Lunch from 11:30-1:00pm on February 24 in Thorne Dining Hall to hear the Smathers & Branson story first-hand, learn more about starting your own business, and talk about internships and full time opportunities at Smathers & Branson in Washington, DC.

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Info Session: EF Education First

February 24, 2015 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Moulton Union, Career Planning Center

Please join Amy Connolly, VP of Recruitment & Development at EF, and Bowdoin alums who currently work there, to learn more about opportunities with Boston-based EF Education. EF Education First is the world leader in international education. We offer dynamic careers ranging from product development, marketing & sales, business analysis, finance, IT and customer relations. EF's mission is to break down barriers of language, culture, and geography. Since 1965 EF has helped more than 15 million people learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree. We are a privately held company with 16 divisions in over 50 countries in 400 offices around the world. If you're passionate, possess an entrepreneurial spirit and want real responsibility, check us out: www.ef.com/careers

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Film: 'The Master Plan' with students Wilder Nicholson '16 and Paul Sullivan '16

February 24, 2015 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the junta ruling Thailand following the 2014 Thai coup d'état, recently devised a plan to significantly reduce deforestation in Thailand. This new land management policy, named the Master Plan, has the ambitious goal of reaching forty percent forest cover in Thailand within ten years. The plan called for removing ‘commercial investors’ from forested areas, and promised that the action would not negatively impact poor and landless villagers. The military junta, however, has begun a widespread campaign of targeting forest communities and forcing villagers off land that they've called home for decades. Villagers are facing forced evictions, arrests, and destruction of property and their livelihoods. 

Wilder Nicolson '16 and Paul Sullivan '16 spent the Fall of 2014 in Khon Kaen Thailand with Center for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) on their development and globalization program. They studied issues involving the military, martial law, agriculture, mines, dams, and other development projects. Paul and Wilder stayed in several villages that were facing severe human rights violations, and they were especially moved by the land rights conflicts in North East Thailand. 

They collaborated with the Land Reform Network, a NGO fighting for land rights, and created the documentary The Master Plan: Solving Deforestation, or Another Strategy to Remove and Evict People? to educate forest communities about the Master Plan and to spread awareness about the issue.

Informal discussion and a question and answer period will follow the film.

This event is open to the public free of charge.

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Sri Lanka Tea & Culture Night

February 25, 2015 6:00 PM  – 7:30 PM
30 College Street, Great Room

Tea and food are two staples of Sri Lankan culture. Come taste traditional foods of Sri Lanka and hear stories about living in Sri Lanka from students, faculty, and staff of the Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Program. Brought to you by the ISLE Program and the Bowdoin International Club.

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Info Session: Vardis

February 25, 2015 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Moulton Union, Career Planning Center

Vardis is an international executive search firm that works with leading Private Equity investors worldwide to build winning leadership teams and attract senior operating executives to their portfolio companies. Through our offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia, we work across various industries and geographies to deliver insight to clients as they invest in, grow, and exit their portfolio companies. Join Vardis associatge Henry Hoagland '12 to learn more!

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Career Planning Information Session: Standard Insurance

February 25, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Join Matt Roy '06 and learn more about working for Standard. Apply for their current sales opening and schedule an interview for February 26. From Matt: "Since graduating from Bowdoin in 2006 I have worked at The Standard Insurance Company as an Employee Benefits Consultant. Simply put, this career is hidden gem. Let me quickly dismiss the door to door insurance salesman image because on a daily basis I meet with organization heads, CEO's and CFO's in order to build competitive and innovative benefit packages for their employees. Not many 22 year olds get to do that right out college! I feel Bowdoin prepared me very well for this fast paced, competitive environment and that The Standard has provided me the tools and development opportunities to advance as a sales professional. In addition, a flexible schedule and fantastic compensation has turned my "first job" into and extremely rewarding career. "

Student Aid: Review of the Application Process

February 26, 2015 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Chandler Room

Student Aid Applications are due no later than April 15, 2015 Do you have questions about completing your student aid application? Join Student Aid Directors Mike Bartini and Andrea Cross for a review of the 2015-16 student aid process. Topics will include required forms, due dates, and commonly asked questions?.what if I live off campus, what if I want to study abroad, how I can obtain a student loan? Short presentation with ample time for student questions.

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Info Session: Think B1G

February 26, 2015 7:30 PM  – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Career Planning Center

Interested in the start-up or tech field? Think B1g can help you land your first job in the tech industry. They work with top startups and high-growth companies from San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Boston and help match students with these startups. Join us for this info session to learn more!

Chinese Language Dining Table

March 24, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

Chinese Table is a conversational activity at dinnertime held weekly in the Thorne Dining Commons, Hutchinson Room, every Tuesday during the academic year, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. It is an excellent opportunity for students to practice speaking Chinese in a casual and friendly environment. In addition, one can make friends and meet other Chinese speakers, including teachers, students, or people from the local community. Attendance is expected for students beyond the Chinese 1101 level, but also encouraged for those who speak Chinese already such as students from China or Taiwan. Please contact Suzanne Astolfi, sastolfi@bowdoin.edu, if you are interested in attending, but not enrolled in any Chinese course.

German Language Table

March 24, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

Big Fellowships Info Session FOR FIRST AND SECOND YEARS

March 24, 2015 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

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Spindel Lecturer Neal Gabler: "How the Jews Invented Hollywood and Why"

March 24, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

In the early years of Hollywood, five of the six major studios were headed by Jews; Jewish lawyers, Jewish writers, Jewish agents, Jewish producers, and Jewish exhibitors controlled much of the film business. Yet these movie moguls wanted to be regarded first as Americans and strived to reinvent themselves here as new men. In doing so, they created a powerful cluster of images and ideas - so powerful that, in a sense, they "colonized the American imagination". Through their movies, they painted an idealized portrait of an American society to which they were denied access. The movies made were quintessentially American while the men who made them were not.

In An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood, author Neal Gabler examines the psychological motivations of these film moguls, arguing that their background as Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe shaped their careers and influenced the movies they made. He explores how these producers (the 'Hollywood Jews') generally came from poor, fatherless backgrounds, and felt like outsiders in America because of their Jewishness. In Hollywood they were able to run their own industry, assimilate into the American mainstream, and produce movies that fulfilled their vision of the American dream.

Neil Gabler is a distinguished author, cultural historian, and television commentator who contributes regularly to the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times. An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history, and the Theatre Library Association Award for the best book on television, radio, or film.

Sponsored by the Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship Fund.

Big Fellowships Info Session FOR JUNIORS

March 24, 2015 8:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

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Film Screening and Discussion with Toru Shinoda: 'Hafu,' and "What Does it Mean to be Japanese"?

March 25, 2015 6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

With an ever increasing movement of people between places in this transnational age, there is a mounting number of mixed-race people in Japan; some visible, others not. The film Hafu explores the intricacies of the multicultural experience in modern day Japan as it follows the lives of five "hafus"-the Japanese term for people who are half Japanese-in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself as the mono-ethnic nation. It examines the issues of race, diversity, multiculturalism, nationality, and identity within this new community to answer the question of what it means to be hafu, to be Japanese, and ultimately, what all of it means for Japan. 

Narrated by the hafus themselves, the viewer is guided through a myriad of experiences that are influenced by upbringing, family relationships, education, and even physical appearance. As five unique life stories become interwoven, audiences discover the depth and diversity of hafu personal identities. 

The screening will be followed by a student panel discussion moderated by Professor Toru Shinoda, faculty of social sciences at Waseda University, one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. 

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Gabriel Perez-Barreiro: "'Latitude 0'08791': Latin American Artists and Science Fiction"

March 26, 2015 4:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Gabriel Perez-Barreiro delivers a keynote lecture exploring the ways in which various artists from Latin America used science and space travel as metaphors for expressing present day realities and imagined futures.

Perez-Barreiro is Director of the Coleccin Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York. From 2002 to 2008 he was Curator of Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin. In 2007, he was chief curator of the Sixth Mercosur Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. From 2000 to 2002 he was Director of Visual Arts at The Americas Society, New York. Prior to that he was Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator at the Casa de America, Madrid. From 1993 to 1998 he was the founding curator of the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art. He holds a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex.

Join us for the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Spring Open House immediately following the lecture at 5:30pm.

RSVPs are requested but not required. You many RSVP here: https://latitude008791.eventbrite.com or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas

Note: This talk will also be streamed on Bowdoin's Live Webcasts page.

Photo: Gabriel Perez Barreiro

A Tribute to the Life of Pianist Frank Glazer

March 27, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Pianists Duncan Cumming, James Parakilas, Chiharu Naruse and
Bowdoin Artist-in-Residence George Lopez will celebrate the life and music of Frank Glazer.

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Panel Discussion with Professor Doris Santoro: "Elevating the Status of Teaching"

March 30, 2015 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

The Education Department invites students, educators, and the public to join us for a panel discussion to discuss what can be done to raise the status of the teaching profession. The event will be moderated by Professor Doris A. Santoro, associate professor of Education. Invited guest panelists include: 

Emmanuel Caulk, Superintendent, Portland Schools 


Paul Hambleton
Deputy Executive Director, Maine Education Association 

Maria Libby P'17 
Assistant Superintendent, MSAD 28/Five Town CSD (Camden) 

Jen Lunt
Teacher, Portland High School 

Meredith Nadeau '91
Superintendent, Cape Elizabeth Schools 

Betsy Webb 
Superintendent, Bangor Schools 

Professor Santoro received her doctor of education degree from Columbia University, Teachers College Program in Philosophy and Education, New York. Her philosophical inquiry is centered around the experiences of teachers and analyzed through the lens of John Dewey's work and feminist theories. She investigates the moral, ethical, and political implications of pedagogical stances such as social justice education and student-centered teaching. Her current work examines the moral and ethical reasons experienced teachers give for leaving high-poverty schools. 

Open to the public free of charge.  For more information, please contact the Education Department at 207.725.3465. 

Note: This talk will also be live streamed on Bowdoin's Live Webcasts page.

Chinese Language Dining Table

March 31, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

Chinese Table is a conversational activity at dinnertime held weekly in the Thorne Dining Commons, Hutchinson Room, every Tuesday during the academic year, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. It is an excellent opportunity for students to practice speaking Chinese in a casual and friendly environment. In addition, one can make friends and meet other Chinese speakers, including teachers, students, or people from the local community. Attendance is expected for students beyond the Chinese 1101 level, but also encouraged for those who speak Chinese already such as students from China or Taiwan. Please contact Suzanne Astolfi, sastolfi@bowdoin.edu, if you are interested in attending, but not enrolled in any Chinese course.

German Language Table

March 31, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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

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

Craig Steven Wilder, professor of history at MIT and a leading historian of race in America, will deliver the annual John Brown Russwurm Lecture in the Main Lounge of Moulton Union. A reception in the Russwurm House Library will precede the lecture at 5:00pm. Both events are free and open to the public. 

Professor 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. Looking closely at the experiences of two friends, the Reverend Samson Occom - a member of the Mohegan nation who became a Presbyterian minister, and poet Phillis Wheatley - the first African-American woman to be published, Professor Wilder will demonstrate how illusory were even the modest hopes of education held by Native and enslaved Americans. Though hailed by well-wishers as possessors of exceptional talents, Occum and Wheatley could find no institutional structures that would support them in intellectual, literary, or religious pursuits. 

This lecture stems from Wilder's important and widely reviewed new study, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities, where he argues that many of America's revered colleges and universities were soaked in the sweat, the tears, and sometimes the blood of people of color.

Professor Wilder is a senior fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative, where he has served as a guest lecturer, commencement speaker, academic advisor, and visiting professor. For more than a decade, this innovative program has given hundreds of men and women the opportunity to acquire a college education during their incarcerations in the New York State prison system. 

He has advised and appeared in numerous historical documentaries, including the celebrated Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon film, The Central Park Five; Kelly Anderson's highly praised exploration of gentrification, My Brooklyn; the History Channel's F.D.R.: A Presidency Revealed; and Ric Burn's award-winning PBS series, New York: A Documentary History

Named after the first African-American graduate of Bowdoin College (class of 1826), the John Brown Russwurm lecture series explores "the legacy and status of Black Americans". Notable speakers include Robert Levine, Lani Guinier, Carl Stokes, Vernon Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Bayard Rustin, Benjamin Hooks, and Julian Bond, among others.


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Film Screening and Q&A: 'Nostalgia for the Light'

March 31, 2015 7:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

In this enthralling and award-winning documentary, Chilean master director Patricio Guzman travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. The sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe.

But the Atacama is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: Pre-Columbian mummies; nineteenth-century explorers and miners; and political prisoners, disappeared by the Chilean army after the military coup of September 1973. While astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies, women at the foot of the mountains search, even after twenty-five years, for the remains of their loved ones, whose bodies were dumped here, to reclaim their families' histories.

Melding the celestial quest of the astronomers and the earthly one of the women, Nostalgia for the Light is a moving and deeply personal odyssey.

Followed by a Q&A with Allen Wells, Roger Howell, Jr. professor of history; Sarah Childress, visiting assistant professor of cinema studies; and Sarah Montross, Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral curatorial fellow.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas.

RSVPs are requested but not required. You may RSVP at: https://nostalgiaforthelight.eventbrite.com or contact artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

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

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

  • This talk explores the role that 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. Noliwe Rooks is currently an Associate Professor in Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies at Cornell University where she is also the Director of Graduate Studies in Africana Studies. She is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work explores the racial implications of beauty, fashion and adornment as well as the way race and gender both impact and are impacted by popular culture, social history and political life in the United States. Rooks is the author of three books. The first, Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture and African American Women (1996, Rutgers University Press) won both the 1997 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book, and the Public Library Associations 1997 award for Outstanding University Press Book. Her second book, Ladies Pages: African American Women's Magazines and the Culture that Made Them (Rutgers University Press) was published in 2004. Her most recent book, White Money/Black Power: African American Studies and the Crises of Race in Higher Education was published in 2006 with Beacon Press. She has two forthcoming edited collections: "Black Fashion: Gender. Art. Politics" a special issue of NKA: Journal of Contemporary Art, Duke University Press, Fall 2015, No. 37 and Women and Magazines in the 21st Century: Race, Writing and New Media (Under Consideration). Her current book project is about the politics of race and economics of K-12 education in the United States and tentatively titled, Apartheid in America and Why it Matters That We Have Reached the Beginning of the End of Public Education. Open to the public free of charge. For more information, contact Hanetha Vete-Congolo at mvete@bowdoin.edu. Sponsored by the Andrew Mellon Foundation (Mellon Humanities Initiative). <strong>Note: This talk will also be live streamed on Bowdoin?s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bowdoin.edu/live/">Live Webcasts page</a>.</strong>

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Elise Weaver, Thursday Night Salon: "Snapshots of Dust and Time: Astronomy and Visual Art"

April 16, 2015 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Elise Weaver of the Bowdoin Department of Physics and Astronomy leads an interdisciplinary discussion about representations of the cosmos in astrophotography and other visual media.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibitions Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas and Star Charts and Celestial Scenes from Bowdoin Collections.

Free and open to the public.

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Spring Dance Concert

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

With music ranging from Puccini to Piazzolla, repertory courses play with the shape and formalities of social relationships - while composition students expose choreographic devices, scores, and sources through short studies and improvisations. This season's concert features a duet choreographed by returning alumna, Natalie Johnson ('13), performed by guest artists Anna Hulse and Justine Lee, and danced to an original commissioned score by Norberto Oldrini. 

Lighting is by Bowdoin alumnus, Tyler Micoleau ('91), a two-time Village Voice OBIE Award winner, who has designed lighting for opera, dance, and theater across the country, as well as in New York at venues such as Lincoln Center Theater and the Public Theater.

The Association of Bowdoin Friends will host a closing night reception, following the April 18 performance. The Spring Dance Concert is produced with support from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail Fund for Dance. Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street. Open to the public, free of charge.

FREE TICKETS. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk beginning April 1 (207-725-3375). Tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:45 pm.

Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

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Spring Dance Concert

April 18, 2015 8:00 PM  – 9:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

With music ranging from Puccini to Piazzolla, repertory courses play with the shape and formalities of social relationships - while composition students expose choreographic devices, scores, and sources through short studies and improvisations.

This season's concert features a duet choreographed by returning alumna, Natalie Johnson ('13), performed by guest artists Anna Hulse and Justine Lee, and danced to an original commissioned score by Norberto Oldrini.  Lighting is by Bowdoin alumnus, Tyler Micoleau ('91), a two-time Village Voice OBIE Award winner, who has designed lighting for opera, dance, and theater across the country, as well as in New York at venues such as Lincoln Center Theater and the Public Theater.

The Association of Bowdoin Friends will host a closing night reception, following the April 18 performance. The Spring Dance Concert is produced with support from the Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail Fund for Dance. Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street. Open to the public, free of charge.

FREE TICKETS. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk beginning April 1 (207-725-3375). Tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons should plan to be seated by 7:45 pm.

Pickard Theater is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street.

Ivies Concert

April 25, 2015 12:00 PM  – 5:00 PM
Farley Field House, Infield

IVIES 2015 - in the Farley Fieldhouse.  Line up:

 

2:00pm Gates Open

3:00pm Student Opener - Duck Blind

4:00pm White Panda

5:30pm Logic

Movie Screening: The Hunting Ground

April 29, 2015 8:00 PM  – 11:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

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Spring Gala

May 2, 2015 10:00 PM  – 1:00 AM
David Saul Smith Union, Morrell Lounge

Spring Gala 2015 - In the Smith Union. Get ready to dance the night away at this Semi-Formal dance for all students. DJ Double G will be spinning from 10p-1a. Photo booth, hors d?ouvres, separate lounge for 21+ students and guests, and more. Guest registration will happen at the door. All 21+ students and guests must bring two forms of ID for entrance into Lounge.