On-campus event: Andrea Dezsö

halley k harrisburg ’90 and Michael Rosenfeld Artist-in-Residence Lecture – Andrea Dezsö

October 28, 2019
7:30 PM — 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Andrea Dezsö’s work encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, public art, embroidery, cut paper, and artists books. Born in Romania where travel was restricted during communism, Dezsö took to traveling through her imagination and as an artist her work explores issues including authoritarianism and freedom; gender; myth, superstition and wisdom; folk art and craft; and designing art for public spaces. Through her talk Dezsö will share insights about building a sustainable art practice that reflects her values and understanding of what it means to be human.

On-Campus Event: Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy – “The Future of the Planet: Climate Change & Environmental Protection”

October 25, 2019

12:30 PM — 1:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

With the current administration, citizens, businesses, NGOs and industries ranging from energy to investment face uncertainty about the direction of environmental progress in the U.S. and around the world. Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy brings invaluable perspective gained during more than thirty years at the intersection of politics, science, government and private industry. In this wide-ranging talk, Ms. McCarthy provides an overview of the current landscape and critical future.

On-campus event: The Grizzlies

The Grizzlies is a 2018 Canadian sports drama film, directed by Miranda de Pencier. Based on a true story, the film depicts a youth lacrosse team that was set up to help combat an epidemic of youth suicide in the Inuit community of Kugluktuk, Nunavut.

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Studies Center

The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. In October 2018, de Pencier won the Directors Guild of Canada award for Best Direction in a Feature Film. The film was theatrically released in Canada on April 19, 2019 by Mongrel Media.

Off-campus event: 2019 Smart Growth Summit

2019 Summit – Smart Growth Builds Wellness
Sparking a new dialogue to align planning and development with personal, community & global health. Host cities: Biddeford and Saco, sessions held in the Pepperell Mill, Biddeford, ME, Thursday, October 24, 2019
Renewed understanding and research on the importance of physical, mental and social well-being are emphasizing the connection between personal, community and planet health and land use planning. Join us to hear from and engage with national and local leaders.

On Campus Event: Graduate School Fair, Tuesday, October 8 3:30-5:00 Morrell Lounge, Smith Union

Graduate School Fair
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Morrell Lounge, Smith Union

Join us for our annual Graduate & Professional School Fair. We’ll pack Smith Union with over 85 schools who represent a variety of graduate and professional programs. This is a great opportunity to learn more about top graduate programs from around the country, or just to explore graduate school and ask questions. You’ll have a chance to talk with representatives about post-graduate options and what’s available to you. The fair is always a lively event, and an important opportunity for students considering graduate school, whether directly after Bowdoin, or later in life.

Fellowship: NASA DEVELOP 10 week paid research opportunity, Spring 2020- Apply by 10/11/19

I am writing to inform you about 10-week paid research opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program, open to current students and recent college graduates as well as transitioning career professionals. Please pass this information, along with the attached flyer, to your students and those whom may be interested.

NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA’s Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at twelve locations across the country at NASA Centers and other regional locations. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns.

Responsibilities will include: a literature review, data processing and analysis, and producing deliverables, such as a technical report, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial, is not required for acceptance. This is a multi-disciplinary opportunity for all those interested in Earth science and we encourage those in the social sciences, general science, engineering, computer science, etc. to apply.

Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20 – 29 hours per week during the spring term. The position is paid on an hourly basis that is determined by education level.

Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/. The spring 2020 position application window will be open online from now until October 11th, with the term starting January 27th and lasting through April 3rd. We also have summer and fall opportunities available.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Celeste Gambino
DEVELOP National Program Fellow
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Boston | NASA DEVELOP National Program
Office: 617-353-2085

On-Campus Event: DAWNLAND at the BOC October 22

Showing the evening of October 22 at the Outing Club. Contact Tess Hamilton for more details.

“A documentary about cultural survival and stolen children: inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. Dawnland aired on Independent Lens in November 2018 and was awarded an Emmy for outstanding research in 2019.”

Vitally important to understanding Maine land rights, Dawnland illustrates the work of the first  Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) into indigenous child removal within the Wabanaki Confederacy.