Dietary Restriction promotes longevity through post-transcriptional regulation
Thursday, 9/19 4:20
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.
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
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. 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?
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
Join us on the second Thursday of October (Oct 10)at 5:15pm for a casual trail run on Brunswick Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) trails!
These outings will be casual trail runs, not races. At each location we will designate running loops with a meeting point about 0.75 to 1.0 miles away from the parking place. We will re-group there. Those that wish can return to the parking place (having run 1.5 to 2.0 miles). Others may wish to continue on to tackle other loops. Most runs cover 3 to 4 miles in total.
Please register for this free event.
For directions to this event, click here.