On-Campus Event: Carbon Dioxide Removal Approaches – Their Potential Role in Addressing Climate Change, Wed. 10/9, Roux Lantern

Carbon Dioxide Removal Approaches: Their Potential Role in Addressing Climate Change
Wednesday, October 9, 4:30 pm
Lantern, Roux Center for the Environment

Wil Burns, Co-Director and Professor of Research, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, American University

In recent years, there has been mounting evidence that temperature increases of 1.5–2°C above preindustrial levels could have extremely serious impacts on global ecosystems and human institutions, especially in vulnerable developing countries.  There has also been growing concern that feckless climate policy responses may ensure that the globe exceeds critical climatic thresholds during this century, or that we could pass critical “tipping points” that precipitate abrupt, and nonlinear, climatic change on the earth. This has created a powerful impetus for research on, and potential deployment of, so-called “carbon dioxide removal” or “negative emissions technologies.“ While the initial focus was on the potential for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), serious questions related to cost and sustainability has led to consideration of a much broader potential array of options. The purpose of this presentation will be to provide an overview of CDR/NETs options, including potential risks and benefits, as well as to briefly discuss governance considerations at the international level. (Laura Henry)

On-Campus Event: The Sourdough project: How Public Service and History reveal stories behind our daily bread, Thursday 10/10, 7PM, Roux Lantern

The Sourdough project: How Public Service and History reveal stories behind our daily bread (Matthew Morse Booker)
Thursday, October 10 7:00
Roux Center for the Environment Lantern

Join us to sample a fresh batch of sourdough bread from the Sourdough Project, and find out what stories a loaf of bread tell us about nature, culture, and the complex history of food.

In this engaging and interdisciplinary talk, Matthew Booker will share the initial results of the Sourdough Project. A global citizen science effort based at North Carolina State University, the project is a long-term effort to map and genetically sequence some of humanity’s many microbial partners: the yeasts and bacteria found in sourdough bread.


On-Campus Event: Finding the Good News on Energy and Environment, Thursday, 10/10, 7:30 PM

Finding the Good News on Energy and Environment (Richard Alley)
Thursday, October 10  at 7:30, Smith Auditorium

PBK Visiting Scholar Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, will visit Bowdoin College on October 10-11, 2019. Professor Alley will give his lecture, “Climate Has Always Changed Naturally – How Climate History Increases Concerns About Fossil-Fuel Burning,” in the Smith Auditorium of Bowdoin College’s Sills Hall. The event will last from 7:30pm until 8:30pm, and is free and open to the public.

On Campus Event: **ES End of the Year Gathering**- Monday May 6 5:30-7:00, in the Lantern

Please join faculty and staff for the Environmental Studies
End of the Year Dinner Bash
Monday May 6th at 5:30 PM in the Roux Center! 

Dinner will be provided by Bowdoin Dining and live music by Finn Woodruff!
Bring an instrument and your enthusiasm for an enviro jam. 

Please fill out the form from Eleanor Paasche, or email Rosie (rarmstro@bowdoin.edu) to let us know if you will be able to make it and if you have any food allergies/preferences
we should be aware of.

.There will be vegetarian/vegan and gluten free options!


On Campus Event: Artists’ Gallery Talk in Material Resources Exhibition, Tuesday, March 26, 12-1

Artists’ Gallery Talk in “Material Resources” Exhibition

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Roux Center for Environmental Studies Scholar Stephanie Rothenberg and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Digital and Computational Studies Erin Johnson will discuss their engagement with the environment as practicing artists.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment.

Illustration: installation view of Material Resources, including Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales, 2018, by Stephanie Rothenberg.

On Campus Event: Exhibit Opening – A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World, Tuesday 3/26 5-10 pm

Exhibit Opening – A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 5:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Hubbard Hall, Lobby 2nd floor

New Exhibit: March 26, 2019 though December 31, 2019

Music is a vibrant part of Canadian Inuit society. This exhibit explores traditional and contemporary music through Inuit prints, sculptures, and recorded sound. Contemporary Inuit music is featured at a listening kiosk.
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Studies Center

Funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment.

On Campus Event: Lecture: “Called Upstairs: The Innuit Voice in Moravian Music, Tues. 3/26, 7PM (Kresge)

Lecture – Called Upstairs: The Inuit Voice in Moravian Music

Tuesday, March 26, 20197:00 PM — 8:30 PM,


Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Studies Center

Moravian missionaries used music when colonizing Labrador Inuit, who recast the music to express their own values. Professor Emeritus Tom Gordon, Memorial University of Newfoundland, will discuss working with Inuit musicians to document their unique musical heritage.

Free and open to the public, sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center.

On Campus Event: “A cross-scale approach to exploring global change in the ocean”, Thurs. 3/28 @ 4:25pm

Biology Seminar: Brian Cheng, Assistant Professor – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:25 PM — 5:30 PM

Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

Dr. Brian Cheng is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts in the Department of Environmental Conservation.  In his talk, he will provide three vignettes examining the impact of global change (planetary scale human alterations) on coastal oceans. Dr. Cheng will discuss the consequences of extreme climate events (atmospheric rivers) and non-native predatory species on Olympia oysters. He will also highlight recent work measuring predation intensity in marine protected areas. Dr. Cheng is a marine ecologist who uses laboratory experimentation, field observation, and data synthesis techniques to address fundamental and applied problems in ecology.

Dr. Cheng earned his bachelor of science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his PhD from the University of California, Davis.

Read more about his research at his website, https://bscheng.com