On Campus Event: From Fish to Fuels: Molecules, Mass, and Complex Mixture Analysis- Tuesday, 10/18

From Fish to Fuels: Molecules, Mass and Complex Mixture Analysis
Tuesday, October 18 7:30 PM
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Professor Elizabeth Stemmler will deliver the James Stacy Coles Professorship of Natural Sciences Inaugural Lecture. The lecture, From Fish to Fuels:  Molecules, Mass, and Complex Mixture Analysis, will focus on the challenge of analyzing complex samples, ranging from biological tissues to biofuels, with the goal of characterizing organic compounds, including environmental toxins, drugs, and biological signaling components, using the generation of gas-phase ions and the application of mass spectrometry to “weigh” molecules.

The James Stacy Coles Chair of Natural Sciences was established by Research Corporation and Research Corporation Technologies of Tucson, Arizona, to honor its president from 1967-1982 and Bowdoin’s ninth president (1952-1967), the late James Stacy Coles. President Coles was trained as a chemist and received his Ph.D from Columbia University in 1941. He is widely recognized for his contributions to the sciences and to the cause of higher education, at Bowdoin and nationwide. President Coles died in 1996. Through its awards program, Research Corporation has supported undergraduate science training, scholarship, and research initiatives since its founding in 1912 in New York City.

Sponsored by the James Stacy Coles Chair of Natural Sciences Fund.

Free and open to the public.

Watch this event live streamed at bowdoin.edu/live

On Campus Event: Lunch Discussion Fisheries and Climate Change- Wed. 10.19 12-1:30

Becca Selden ‘06  is a marine ecologist interested in incorporating species interactions (e.g. predation) into marine conservation and fisheries management, and understanding beccahow human impacts on marine ecosystems affect these key interactions. She is an NSF Ocean Sciences Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Rutgers University.

She will be on campus this week. Please consider attending:

Wed. 10/19 Lunch with Becca and a discussion of effects of Climate Change on fisheries
12:00-1:30, North Dining Room, Moulton Union

Thursday, 10/20 Biology Seminar “Climate, fishing, and marine food webs: predator-prey interactions in a changing ocean”
4:00 PM, Druck 20


On Campus Event: Chewonki Live Birds of Prey, Wed. 10/19 4-5 PM

Chewonki Live Birds of Prey Presentation
Wed. 10/19/2016 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Reed House, Common Room-

Chewonki is bringing its live Birds of Prey program to Reed House! The program, open to students and children alike, will be an educational session on several different kinds of birds of prey. Live animals will be present! Refreshments and treats served

On Campus Event: Coastal Studies Center Friday Shuttle, Oct 21

Space available on a first come, first serve basis.csc

8:30 AM- Depart Campus from SU Polar Bear
11:30 AM- Depart Coastal Studies for Campus
12:00 PM- Depart Campus from SU Polar Bear
4:30 PM – Depart Coastal Studies for Campus
118 acres, 5 miles of trails, 2.5 miles of coastline. Walk, read, study, rejuvenate, T-lab available, and the farmhouse is available for quiet study.

On Campus Events: Family Weekend- President’s Summer Research Symposium, Friday, 10/21

Common Hour: Peter Norvig from Google “The Challenges of Creating Software with Machine Learning”
10/21 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

President’s Summer Research Symposium
Friday 10/21 | 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Morrell Gym, Gymnasium

The Symposium is an opportunity for students to present their summer research during a poster session. Families, faculty, staff and fellow students are invited to attend this celebration of student research and creativity and engage in conversation with the student presenters about their work.

Sarah and James Bowdoin Day Celebration
10/21| 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Sarah and James Bowdoin Day is a celebration of student scholarly achievement. Families, students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend the ceremony, featuring a keynote address by Barbara Elias Klenner, assistant professor of government; a student address; and book awards presentation. Seating is limited.

On Campus Event: “Creating the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument: A Conversation with Lucas St. Clair”, Tues. 10/25 4PM

kathadin-woods“Creating the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument: A Conversation with Lucas St. Clair”, Lucas St. Clair, Quimby Family Foundation
Tuesday, October 25 at 4 pm
Main Lounge, Moulton Union

The designation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in August 2016 placed 87,563 acres east of Baxter State Park under the protection of the federal government and marked the culmination of many years of work by advocates of a new national park in Maine.  This effort was led by Lucas St. Clair, head of the Quimby Family Foundation.  Advocates argue that the new monument not only preserves an ecologically valuable piece of wilderness, but also will revitalize the region, bringing new economic opportunities through eco-tourism and federal investment.  However, the park initiative was opposed by a number of residents in the Millinocket region and President Obama’s creation of the national monument by executive order remains controversial. Plans to develop the monument are only now emerging as the National Park Service opens offices in the region.  The monument generates new opportunities and a number of political, economic, and ecological questions about Maine’s future.

Sponsored by the John C. Donovan Lecture Fund and the Departments of Government, Environmental Studies, and Biology.

For more information contact Laura Henry at lhenry@bowdoin.edu.

Off Campus Event: From Sea to Changing Sea: A Science Symposium about Oceans, Fri. 10/28

From Sea to Changing Sea: A Science Symposium about Oceans

From Sea to Changing Sea: A Science Symposium about Oceans

Friday, October 28
9:00 AM
Knafel Center
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Cambridge, MA

This symposium will focus on important new research on the changing nature of the world’s oceans and the questions that arise from that change.

The program will begin with a study of new data about the formation of oceans and the origins of early life. Speakers will then examine how oceans have transformed over climate epochs as water temperatures have fluctuated and ice sheets have formed and melted. Leading scientists and policymakers will also consider how human behavior is affecting the seas, and they will explore the impact of these shifts on marine life, islands, coastal areas, and climate change overall. The symposium will conclude by asking what role the scientific community and others can play in understanding and stewarding this critical global resource.

Free and open to the public.

Please register and join us.

We welcome walk-in attendees on the day of the event whenever space is available. If the event reaches capacity, then the information on this page will be updated. Thank you.

This is the Linda N. Cabot Science Symposium.


Off Campus Event: Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium (Sat. Nov 5) Registration now open

UMass Amherst is hosting the Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium this year on Saturday, November 5.

Registration is now open!

Our call for workshop and case study proposals is open NOW!

Students can apply to either do a 20 minute case study presentation, or a 40 minute workshop!


See links below for more information:

Link to workshop/case study proposal: http://tinyurl.com/ssls2016 Working webpage for Symposium: https://www.umass.edu/sustainability/sustainability-student-leaders-symposium-umass-amherst

Jobs: US PIRG Public Interest Research Group

We’re hiring Digital Campaigners and Fellows at Bowdoin College to work on big problems: whether it’s stopping the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, checking the influence of billionaires and Super PACs over our elections, or promoting smart transportation options for the 21st century.

Students can learn more about both of these positions at jobs.uspirg.org

You can also reach the U.S. PIRG Recruitment Director at jobs@uspirg.org.

PIRG stands for the Public Interest Research Group. We’re hiring people to help us win concrete results on real problems that affect millions of lives — someone to stand up for the public against powerful interests when they push the other way.

To apply, visit jobs.uspirg.org.

Digital Campaigners
Our digital campaigners help us design and win campaigns on some of the most important issues affecting the public today. This position is an exciting way to organize and motivate people online. Our online campaigns reach tens of thousands of people and spread the word about making change. This is a position for professionals who are ready to turn online skills into political action. We’re looking for people with sharp writing skills, savvy strategic ability, and a talent for using social media.

Our fellows don’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world—recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to urge our public officials to do the right thing. This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders within PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.

To learn more and apply, visit jobs.uspirg.org.
U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.