On Campus Event: Bio Seminar- Dietary Restriction promotes longevity through post-transcriptional regulation, 9.19 4:20, Druck 20

Dietary Restriction promotes longevity through post-transcriptional regulation
Thursday, 9/19 4:20
Druck 20

Jarod Rollins, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Davis Center for Regenerative Biology and Aging at MDI Biological Laboratory. The Rollins lab researches how dietary restriction promotes longevity by altering which mRNA are selected for translation. The talk will address multiple post-transcriptional mechanisms regulated by dietary restriction including miRNAs, alternative splicing, and ribosome composition. These mechanisms are being elucidated using a combination of genetics, bioinformatics, and biochemistry.

Dr. Rollins earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Maine at Orono, Masters from Technical University of Dresden, and Ph.D. from the University of Cologne.

On and Off Campus Event: Common Good Day, Saturday 9.21 11:30-4:30

Common Good Day
September 21, 2019
11:30 AM — 4:30 PM
Farley Field House, Infield


McKeen Center Bowdoin’s 21st Annual Common Good Day will take place on Saturday, September 21st from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Join 500 of your fellow students, faculty, staff and alumni to learn about and connect with your local community. Dozens of partner organizations will host projects, including outdoor cleanup, painting, office support, spending time with seniors and children, and much more. All participants will receive lunch, great memories, and an opportunity to form lasting connections with the Midcoast Maine community! First time participants will also receive a free t-shirt!

Follow the link to find out more: https://www.bowdoin.edu/calendar/event.html?bid=1054413&rid=118866

On Campus Event: What Blackouts Illuminate , Monday 9/23 4:30 PM, Kresge Auditorium

What Blackouts Illuminate
Monday, September 23, 2019, 4:30 pm
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

As of 8 pm on September 20, 2017, the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority (PREPA) reported near 100% of total customers in PR without power.[1] This, of course, was the result of the wind force brought by Hurricane Maria, an almost category five storm that razed the island of Puerto Rico. This massive blackout, not the first one to transpire on the island, threatened the health, safety, and economic wellbeing of almost 3.5 million US citizens. The darkness that enveloped Puerto Rico also registered for many as the result of the ills that have afflicted the island as a consequence of its colonial status. But rather than accepting this as an indelible truth it is perhaps more productive to consider: what could emerge from the piercing clarity of a total blackout?

On Campus Event: The Policies and Politics of Pricing Carbon in Today’s Washington , Wed. 9/25 4:00 PM, Roux 207

The Policies and Politics of Pricing Carbon in Today’s Washington
Talk by Danny Richter                                       
Wednesday, September 25 4:00pm
Roux Center for the Environment. room 207

Dinner post-talk in Mitchell South, Thorne Hall

The policy tool that scientists and economists say will do the most to reduce greenhouse gas emissions the fastest and the cheapest is having

its first bi-partisan moment in a decade.  Three serious bipartisan carbon pricing bills have been introduced that modeling indicates will, by themselves, meet the US commitments for emissions reductions under the Paris Climate Agreement. Who is supporting them, what chance do they have, and why are experts so enthusiastic about this kind of policy?

Dr. Danny Richter, Vice President of Government Affairs for Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be addressing all of these questions and more in this talk. An insider who helped introduce one of those carbon pricing bills, Dr. Richter will talk about why these policies are so effective, and walk through the politics surrounding these three bipartisan bills.

Ob Campus Event: 10,000 Years of Natural Resources Stewardship by the Penobscot Nation, Wed, 9/25 7:00 PM. Beam Classroom

10,000 Years of Natural Resources Stewardship by the Penobscot Nation
September 25, 2019
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

John Banks, Director of Natural Resources for the Penobscot Nation, will share his perspectives on the Tribe’s long history of stewardship of the Nation’s territorial land and waters.

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by: The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center. Made possible by a gift from Rebecca J. Rowe ’97, and is part the Arctic Museum’s Environmental and Social Justice Lecture Series.

Off Campus Event: Portland Climate Strike Sept. 20

350 Maine, Maine Youth Climate Strikes, and Maine Youth for Climate Justice are organizing a Global Climate Strike This fall, youth around the world will come together to strike for the climate. Join the conversation between activists and representatives.

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Off-Campus Event: Common Ground Fair!, Unity Maine, Sept 20-22

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association proudly presents: THE COMMON GROUND FAIR! This Unity, Maine fair draws all sorts of local artists, producers, vendors, and craftspeople to the three-day extravaganza. Reach out to other students and organizations to find rides to the fair. Entrance fee changed. Unity, ME, September 20, 21, and 22 (Friday-Sunday).


Off-Campus Event: The B Side – Observations, Illuminations, and Education from the Hive Mind, Sat. 9/21

Portland House of Music, Saturday, September 21, 2019. The Honey Exchange Presents The B Side: Observations, Illumination, and Education from the Hive Mind  – All Ages – —— All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show! Tickets are $45, breakfast included.

This TedX-like event will strive to answer the question, “Why should I care about bees?” while exploring the myriad unexpected ways honeybees are part of the social and cultural fabric of our everyday life.

Proceeds from this event will fund Education Outreach. Since 2011, The Honey Exchange has taught more than 8,000 schoolchildren about bees and beekeeping.

Alumni Job: Watershed Restoration Specialist, Midcoast Conservancy (Maine): Apply by 9.23.19

Job Announcement:
Watershed Restoration Specialist
Midcoast Conservancy PO Box 439
Edgecomb ME 04556
(207) 389-5150

www. midcoastconservancy.org

 Since 2016, five conservation organizations have merged to create Midcoast Conservancy. Our mission is to support and promote healthy lands, waters, wildlife and people in Midcoast Maine through conservation, outdoor adventure, and learning. Our focus includes the watersheds of Damariscotta Lake, Medomak River, and Sheepscot River.

Position: Watershed Restoration Specialist

With funding provided by Atlantic Salmon Federation and The Nature Conservancy, Midcoast Conservancy is seeking a ‘Watershed Restoration Specialist’ to manage fish passage projects primarily on the Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, Maine. This is an 18 – 24 month position with potential for renewal. It will be based at Midcoast Conservancy in Edgecomb, with approximately 1 day/week at Atlantic Salmon Federation’s Brunswick Office.


The Watershed Restoration Specialist will primarily manage the implementation of fish passage projects in the Sheepscot River including the completion of work at Coopers Mills and Head Tide Dams, and planning for Branch Mill Dam repair and fish-way construction. S/he will also develop new projects identified as high priorities for fish passage and instream habitat improvements by working with a diverse set of private and public stakeholders.

Essential Functions

The Watershed Restoration Specialist provides technical leadership by coordinating and implementing river and stream restoration projects at the watershed scale. The successful completion of these three projects and planning for passage by additional barriers are the primary goals. S/he will also work to address barriers to migratory fish, including road-stream crossings, tributary dams, and in stream habitat restoration associated with remnant mill dams. The Watershed Restoration Specialist will develop and implement strategies, employ a full range of restoration tools, and actively engage and coordinate a broad range of public and private partners, including NGOs, agencies, municipalities and landowners. S/he will work to garner public support from local communities for restoration projects, and assist in efforts to secure public and private funding. S/he will also foster cross-site learning within the state, region and broader conservation community.

290 U.S. Route One, PO Box 439, Edgecomb, ME 04556-0439 (207) 389-5150

Responsibilities and Scope

  • Work with local, state, and federal permitting authorities to secure and comply with all required project
  • Work with engineers, contractors, and regulators.
  • Be a visible and respected presence in the
  • Financial responsibilities will include managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously adhering to agreed-upon schedules and timelines.
  • Gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program
  • Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
  • Be a regular presence at stakeholder meetings that can occur days, nights, and weekends. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or equivalent combination of education and
  • Experience in the management and details of constructed habitat restoration
  • Experience and/or course work in ecology, management, and restoration of freshwater
  • Experience implementing complex
  • Experience communicating effectively with a diversity of partners in government, non- profit and business organizations and with the general
  • Experience coordinating multiple projects with several variables, setting realistic deadlines, managing timeframes and completing
  • Experience using common software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Web

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in science-related or natural resource management-related field and 5-7 years’ experience, or equivalent combination. Graduate degree
  • Experience in working with engineers and construction
  • Specialization in habitat restoration, freshwater ecology and/or fisheries conservation is particularly desired. Experience with GIS software applications a plus.
  • The ability to be innovative, flexible, and empathetic; and a strong desire to do what it takes to get the job
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means and ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical
  • Experience with the State of Maine, S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Endangered Species Act permitting process a plus.
  • Experience designing, negotiating and managing contractual
  • Exceptional track record in developing successful relationships with diverse and sometimes challenging local
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively understand and address local community

Start date no later than 30 October 2019. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to kristin@midcoastconservancy.org. Deadline for applications is Monday 5:00 PM, 23 September 2019.

Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals. Midcoast Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers insurance and retirement benefits.

Off-Campus Event: Bogs and Fens – Ecology of the Heath, Tuesday, 9.24 6PM, Topsham Public Library

Did you know that Topsham has a ‘heath,’ related to the moors found in Great Britain?

Sept 24, 6:00 pm at the Topsham Public Library

Master Naturalist Fred Cichocki will describe the ecology of the 12-acre heath located at Cathance Rive Nature Preserve in Topsham and other sphagnum moss wetlands. Enhance your fall excursion to Topsham’s Heath by learning about this unique ecosystem.