Friday Scoreboard: Baseball Splits NESCAC Opener With Jumbos

Baseball hat operation hat trickTufts and Bowdoin split a NESCAC East Division baseball double-header on Friday with Bowdoin winning the opener 6-1 and Tufts taking the nightcap 6-0. The games were played on turf at the New England Baseball Complex (NEBC). Tufts (10-4, 1-1 NESCAC East) and the Polar Bears (6-9, 1-1) play the third and final game of their series on Monday night at the NEBC. Game time is 7 pm.

David Vail: High-Speed Internet Key To Boosting Tourism In Maine (Bangor Daily News)

David Vail

David Vail

Increasing access to strong telecommunications will be critical for Maine’s rural communities to maintain a competitive edge in tourism, writes David Vail, Bowdoin’s Adams-Caitlin Professor of Economics Emeritus, in an op-ed for the Bangor Daily News. Vail, who also chairs the policy committee for CEI, a non-profit community development corporation, and Carla Dickstein, CEI’s senior vice president, share what Maine needs to do to extend rural connectivity. Read the op-ed here.

The Button Differential: Why Women’s Shirts Button on the Left and Men’s on the Right (The Atlantic)

Vector flat icon on orange background. Eps10Next time you’re wearing a shirt with buttons, take a look around. You’ll likely notice that while your buttons are on one side, the buttons on a shirt worn by someone of the opposite gender are on the other. Why is this? Well, there are lots of theories, but as explained in The Atlantic, it’s got something to do with horses, babies, or Napoleon.

Two Bowdoin Talks: Jews in Hollywood and Latin American Sci-Fi Art

Neal Gabler on Tuesday gave a talk at Bowdoin on Jews and Hollywood, focusing on the early years of Hollywood when five of the six major studios were headed by Jews. These movie moguls wanted to be regarded first as Americans, and they strived to reinvent themselves as new men. In doing so, they created a powerful cluster of images and ideas, painting an idealized portrait of an American society to which they were denied access.

Gabler’s lecture was sponsored by the Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship Fund, which was established as a lasting testimony to his lifelong devotion to Jewish Learning. Read more about Gabler’s talk.

Later in the week, Gabriel Perez-Barreiro delivered a keynote lecture exploring the ways in which some artists from Latin America have used science and space travel as metaphors for expressing present day realities and imagined futures. Watch his talk here.

Bowdoin is creating an archive of many of the lectures that take place on campus at Bowdoin Talks.