On Campus Event: Graduate and Professional School Fair, Tuesday, Oct 2

Graduate and Professional School Fair
Tuesday, October 2
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Morrell Lounge, Smith Union

This year’s Graduate & Professional School Fair is almost here. The fair will take place in two weeks on Tuesday, October 2nd.

This year we have 86 programs registered to attend. Representatives will be available from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM to discuss post-graduate options with students.

I hope you’ll encourage your students to attend, and come prepared with any questions they may have. Grad school reps have praised Bowdoin students for their mindful engagement at this event. You can direct students to our website, careerplanning.bowdoin.edu/gradfair, to view a full list of programs attending this year.

If you have an interest in meeting with any of these schools, or just browsing the fair, please come by!

On Campus Event: Ecological Data meets Conceptual Art, Artist talk w/ Todd Forsgren ’03 Wed. 10/3 @4PM

Ecological Data meets Conceptual Art
Artist Talk by Todds Forsgren ’03
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 4:00 PM
Edwards Art Center, Room 103

I use photography to examine themes of ecology, environmentalism, and perceptions of landscape while striving to strike a balance between art history and natural history. To do so, I employ a range of photographic approaches, from documentary strategies to experimental techniques.

I studied biology and visual arts at Bowdoin College and photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and I have a Masters degree from J.E. Purkyně University. I was also an artist-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the Artist’s Enclave at I-Park, and Maryland Hall for Creative Arts as well as a Fulbright Fellow in Mongolia. See Todd’s website for more information.

On Campus Event: Ecological Data meets Conceptual Art: Artist Talk by Todd Forsgren ’03, Wed, Oct 3 @ 4PM

Ecological Data meets Conceptual Art: Artist Talk by Todd Forsgren ‘03
Wednesday, October 3 4:00
Edwards Art Center, Room 103

I use photography to examine themes of ecology, environmentalism, and perceptions of landscape while striving to strike a balance between art history and natural history. To do so, I employ a range of photographic approaches, from documentary strategies to experimental techniques.
I studied biology and visual arts at Bowdoin College and photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and I have a Masters degree from J.E. Purkyně University. I was also an artist-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the Artist’s Enclave at I-Park, and Maryland Hall for Creative Arts as well as a Fulbright Fellow in Mongolia.  I’m currently living in Los Angeles and available for commissions and editorial work

On Campus Event: Biology Student Info Session for Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Concentration

Biology Student Information Session for EEMB Concentration (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology)
Tuesday, Sept. 18 7:00-8:30 pm
Druckenmiller Atrium (2nd floor common area)

Interested in a Biology concentration in Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology?  Please join the Biology faculty and staff as they describe the course of study, outline opportunities and answer your questions. Tuesday, Sept. 18th, 7:00 pm in the Druckenmiller atrium.

On Campus Event: Impacts of a Carbon Yax across US Household Income, Thursday 9/20 4:25 Hubbard 213

Economics Seminar: Impacts of a Carbon Tax across US Household Income Groups

Thursday, September 20,  4:25 PM — 5:30 PM
Hubbard Hall, The Pickering Room [213]

The Economics Department Fall seminar series kicks off with Economist Marc Hafstead, Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF). Hafstead is a leading researcher on the evaluation of climate and energy policies and with a colleague at RFF he runs the Goulder-Hafstead Energy-Environment-Economy (E3) Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model. This sophisticated multi-sector model of the United States has been used to model cap-and-trade programs, carbon taxes, clean energy standards, and gasoline taxes.

Dr. Hafstead comes to Bowdoin to give a paper titled “Impacts of a Carbon Tax across US Household Income Groups: What are the Equity-Efficiency Trade-Offs”.

 

On Campus Event: “Natural History- Reciprocal Healing and the Path of Delight”, Mon. 9/24 4:15, Druck 20

“Natural History: Reciprocal Healing and the Path of Delight” (Biology Seminar)
Monday, 9/24 4:15
Druck 20

Tom Fleischner will address the essential importance of natural history—“a practice of intentional, focused attentiveness and receptivity to the more-than-human world, guided by honesty and accuracy”— as the foundation of biological sciences, the grounding for conservation, and the basis for healthy human individuals and societies. His presentation will draw upon his many years of work as a field naturalist and conservation biologist, as a leading advocate for the centrality of natural history, and as the editor of the new anthology, Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays On Wildness and Wellness.  

Fleischner is the executive director of the Natural History Institute in Prescott, Arizona; Faculty Emeritus in environmental studies at Prescott College; and chair of the Natural History Section of the Ecological Society of America.

Off campus Event: New England Food System Innovation Challenge, 11/9-11/11 in Standish, ME (registration closes 10/8)

4th Annual New England Food System Innovation Challenge
Friday, November 9- Sunday, November 11, 2018
Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine

Registration for the program closes on October 8th.

College Challenge:How might we create products, services, app’s or organizations that support the expansion of production, distribution, processing and consumption of local, sustainably produced food and seafood.  We are seeking idea or very early stage ventures. Consider products or services that address one or more of the following:

* Helping food producers become resilient in light of climate change.
* Applying big data to small-scale production.
* Utilizing the Internet of Things (IoT) to bring efficiency to small producers and harvesters.
* Providing equal access and ability to purchase healthy food to all.
* Reducing or repurposing food waste.
* Making the food supply chain transparent to all.
* Reducing or conserving inputs – like water – in the production of healthy, sustainably produced food.
* Using drones to improve the efficiency of small-diversified farms.* Integrating aquaponics, hydroponics or land based aquaculture into the food system.

The food system is vast and complex system and this is by no means a complete list. We are looking for innovative and sustainable idea stage enterprise that could become startup ventures.

Please view this Three-minute video  https://vimeo.com/252044306  and the attached PDF for further information.

Registration is now open at:  www.NEInnovationChallenge.org
Bill Seretta, Convener and Co-Chair
207.831.1438
bill.seretta@TheSLab.org

Tom Settlemire Co-Chair
207.8416747
tsettle@bowdoin.edu

2018 Planning Committee:

Barry Woods – Director of Electric Vehicle Innovation at ReVision Energy
Eliza Huber-Weiss – Garden Education Coordinator at St. Mary’s Nutrition Center
Elizabeth Boepple – BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC
Jennifer Monti, MD – Maine Medical Partners
Nick Guidi – Student, Saint Joseph’s College
Jesse Juntura – DSPolitical

 

On Campus Event: “Remnants of a Vision: The Lokshala Movement in Present Day Gujarat”, with Jane-Marie Law, Mon. 4/16, 7PM Kresge

“Remnants of a Vision: The Lokshala Movement in Present Day Gujarat”, with Jane-Marie Law
Monday, April 16 7:00 PM
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Professor Law investigates traditional intentional religious communities as keepers of marginalized forms of knowledge about ecological sustainability. She discusses the Lokshala movement, which follows Gandhian principles to promote agricultural self-sufficiently.