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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know if you will be able to make it and if you have any food allergies/preferences
that we should be aware of.
.There will be vegetarian/vegan and gluten free options!
Artists’ Gallery Talk in “Material Resources” Exhibition
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.
Exhibit Opening – A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World
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.
Lecture – Called Upstairs: The Inuit Voice in Moravian Music
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.
Biology Seminar: Brian Cheng, Assistant Professor – University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:25 PM — 5:30 PM
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
An Evening with White House Correspondent April Ryan
Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House
Tuesday, April 5 7:30 PM
Kresge Auditorium, VAC
April Ryan has served as a White House Correspondent for over 20 years. She is on the board of the prestigious White House Correspondents Association and is the only African American reporter covering urban issues from the White House. In 2017, the National Association of Black Journalists named Ryan “Journalist of the Year”.
She is the author of three books including, The Presidency in Black and White and At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White. Her most recent book Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House (2018), Ryan provides insight into the chaos and controversy of the Trump White House and how journalists have adapted to the current environment. Ryan is a graduate of Morgan State University.
Stories from Earth
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences Inaugural Lecture- Rachel Beane
Thursday, March 7 7:30 pm
Fiery-volcanic eruptions, earth-shattering quakes, and continents on the move have forged the planet we call home. Take a journey from mid-coast Maine to Russia and New Zealand with geoscientist Rachel Beane. She will share captivating photos from the field, and from the microscope, as we explore the processes that have shaped our planet for millions of years. In so doing, we also will learn how the tiniest of minerals record some of Earth’s biggest stories.
Dr. Rachel Beane is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science. With support from the National Science Foundation and Bowdoin College, she has conducted research on volcanic rocks in New Zealand and the western U.S., subduction zone metamorphic rocks in Russia, Kazakhstan and Greece, and igneous and metamorphic rocks in Maine.
Prof. Beane is associate dean for Academic Affairs at Bowdoin College for which her primary foci are faculty development and mentoring, and faculty diversity initiatives. She leads national professional development workshops for science educators through the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and On the Cutting Edge, an NSF funded project focusing on geoscience faculty development. She is recipient of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Neil Miner teaching award for “exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences” and the Bowdoin College Sydney B. Karofsky teaching prize for her “ability to impart knowledge, inspire enthusiasm, and stimulate intellectual curiosity.” She is also a fellow of the Geological Society of America.
Free and open to the public.