On Campus Event: April Ryan- Under Fire: Reporting from the Trump White House, Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:30, Kresge Auditorium

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.

This event is sponsored by the African American Society student organization.

On Campus Event: Stories from Earth, Rachel Beane, Thursday March 7 @ 7:30, Kresge Auditorium

Stories from Earth
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences Inaugural Lecture- Rachel Beane
Thursday, March 7 7:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium

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.

Off Campus Event: “Strengthening Maine Communities Through Environmental Education”, March 14-15, Belfast, Maine

Good afternoon!

The Maine Environmental Education Association is hosting is annual statewide conference “Strengthening Maine Communities Through Environmental Education” at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, in Belfast, Maine on March 14-15, 2019.

The research symposium is March 14th and is cohosted with the Maine Math and Science Alliance.  The full Conference is March 15th, is cohosted with Unity College.

The conference will bring together 150+ leaders, educators, and students from throughout Maine and New England to share innovative environmental education strategies, and strengthen teaching, public communication, and leadership skills – all in serving to enhance the relationships among Maine’s people, communities and environment.

Registration is open now!

Conference participants will have the opportunity to choose from over 25 workshops, participate in a nature-based makers space, environmental education resource share, learn about preliminary results from the statewide Census for Community-based Environmental Learning, explore exhibits, network and students can gain support on job and internship applications. Teachers can earn contact hours for attending this conference and scholarships are available.  To learn more about the conference and to register visit www.meeassociation.org.

Please let your students know about this opportunity. There are scholarships available, so if cost is a barrier for your students, please have them reach out. Thank you!

Alex Brasili
Alexandria Brasili (Bowdoin Alum)
Research Associate
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
(207) 230-4617 • 219 Capitol Street, Suite 3, Augusta, ME 04330

Off Campus Event: Environmental & Education Policy Panels with CBB alumni; Friday, March 1st

Are you interested in working on policy issues? Are you curious about government, or politics? Do you have a strong conviction about education, or the environment?

Join fellow students from Bates and Colby with these shared interests for “Policy Day” on Friday, March 1. We’ll travel to the State House in (transport provided) Augusta and meet alums from all 3 schools. You’ll learn what lobbyists and policy analysts do, what legislators do, and what a career in the executive branch can look like.

We’ll leave campus around 12:45 PM, and be back before 6. In between, you’ll get to listen to and ask questions of people pursuing public policy careers in a variety of ways.

Space is limited so you must rsvp here to sign up:


On Campus Event: “Institutional Resilience in Turbulent Times”, Mon 2/11, 7PM (Kresge Auditorium)

 “Institutional Resilience in Turbulent Times”, Allen Springer
Monday, Feb 11 7:00 PM
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Professor Allen Springer will explore how contemporary international institutions are responding to the challenges posed by a wave of populist and nationalist sentiment, which often challenges the relevance of the institutions themselves. How do institutions operating in such diverse arenas as security, humanitarian, and environmental policy absorb and adapt to these pressures and attempt to confront effectively issues ranging from major transboundary movements of people seeking political asylum to global climate change?

Springer is a scholar of international environmental law and policy, focusing on issues of multilateral environmental governance, particularly in a North American context. He is the author of The International Law of Pollution: Protecting the Global Environment in a World of Sovereign States, and Cases of Conflict: Transboundary Disputes and the Development of International Environmental Law. A graduate of Amherst College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Springer joined the Bowdoin faculty in 1976, serving as Bowdoin’s Dean of Students from 1980-82 and chairing the department of government and legal studies on several occasions. Springer delivered the Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture in 2002, and in 2006 received the Bowdoin Alumni Council Award for Faculty and Staff.

William Nelson Cromwell, a successful and nationally respected New York lawyer, established the professorship which bears his name as a gesture of admiration for the College which produced many of the men who worked for and with his law firm. Born in 1854, Cromwell rose quickly to prominence in the world of legal affairs in New York. The William Nelson Cromwell Chair was provided for in his estate upon his death in 1948. It is Bowdoin’s only chair designed essentially for prelaw study.

Free and open to the public.