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Career Planning Director Timothy Diehl: Preparing Seniors to Transition

Timothy DiehlAs soon as the new school year kicks off in September, Bowdoin’s office of Career Planning is off and running. The clock, after all, is ticking for the seniors, who graduate in mere months. To prepare the graduating class for life after Bowdoin, Career Planning offers a number of programs on such necessities as writing successful resumes, interviewing, networking and more.

We sat down with Timothy Diehl, Bowdoin Career Planning’s director, to ask him about what his office is doing now to help seniors plan for the next stage of their lives. Read the Q&A.

Video: Class Helps Locals Lose Boston Accent (Boston Globe)

Difficult to imitate well, the Boston accent is evidently hard to shed, as well. Boston Globe reporter Billy Baker — that’s Billy Bakah to some of you — checks out a class that aims to help you park your car in the yard rather than in the “yahhd.” Returning to his roots in South Boston, Barker enlists the help of his father to help tell the story.

Brain-like Calculations Literally at Your Fingertips (Discover)

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Giving new meaning to the notion of counting on one’s fingers, researchers have discovered that the neurons in the ends of our fingers perform some computational tasks independently of the brain. Learn more about it in Discover.

Watch for These Seven Things When Managing Cravings (ABC News)

Do you crave ice cream? We know.

Do you crave ice cream? We know.

 

When it comes to eating healthy, how you respond to cravings may be the deal-breaker preventing you from keeping off the extra pounds. Health writer Jessica Migala explores eight common habits that can intensify our cravings. One of the big mistakes? Skipping breakfast.

A study in the Nutrition Journal found that a protein-rich breakfast may stave off cravings, possibly because protein stimulates “the release of dopamine, a neurochemical … that can help manage cravings.” Migala also suggests taking a more measured response to cravings. Instead of trying to deny ourselves anything unhealthy, she recommends “paring a larger portion of healthy foods with a small amount of what you think you want.”

Maine Colleges Leading The Way On Sustainability (Press Herald)

Solar panels line the roof of Sidney J. Watson Arena.

Solar panels line the roof of Sidney J. Watson Arena.

From the state’s largest solar array at Bowdoin, to Colby’s biomass boiler, and the “super farm” at the College of the Atlantic, Maine colleges are making impressive strides in support of sustainability.

Saturday Scoreboard

Vertical bowdoin logoField Hockey: The Bowdoin field hockey team scored twice in the final three minutes to come from behind and defeat Middlebury 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in a rematch of last year’s NESCAC championship.

Football: The Williams College football team celebrated the opening of Farley-Lamb Field on Saturday with a 36-0 victory over BowdoinIn the season-opener for both teams, the Ephs (1-0) earned their third straight win over the Polar Bears (0-1) while Bowdoin turned the ball over three times and suffered its first shutout loss since 2012.

Men’s Golf: The Bowdoin men’s golf team is 15th of 19 teams after posting a team score of 327 on day one of the Williams Invitational at Taconic Golf Club. Individual scores were not available at the time of publication, but complete results will be posted on the Bowdoin Athletics website following the conclusion of play on Sunday.

Men’s Soccer: Middlebury earned its fourth-straight shutout victory as the Panthers (4-0-1, 2-0-1) picked up a 2-0 win over Bowdoin (2-3, 1-3) on Saturday afternoon.

Sailing: The Bowdoin sailing team is competing in several regattas around New England this weekend. Click here for in-progress results.

Women’s  Golf: The Polar Bears stand 13th of 15 teams after day one of the Mount Holyoke Invitational hosted at The Orchards Golf Club. Click here for in-progress results.

Women’s Rugby: The Bowdoin College women’s rugby team handily defeated Tufts, 54-0, in a rematch of last year’s New England Small College Rugby Conference final on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears improve to 2-0 this season with the win and will host Maine-Orono next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer:  The Bowdoin women’s soccer team remained undefeated on the season as the 19th-ranked Polar Bears (4-0, 4-0) picked up a 2-1 road win at Middlebury (3-3, 0-3) on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears, who are 4-0-0 for just the second time in the last ten years, will entertain Maine-Farmington on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball: The Bowdoin College volleyball team bounced back from its first home defeat in two years with an impressive 3-0 victory over Tufts on Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.

Why Most Of Us Crave Junk Food Late At Night (The Atlantic)

Ice creamDairy for breakfast, veggies at dinner, and ice cream at 1:00 a.m. If this sounds like you, there’s a good scientific reason for these common food preferences.

Polar Bears On The Road

The action is elsewhere today as the Bowdoin Polar Bears travel to Middlebury, Williams, and several other locations for a full day of athletic competition. With the exception of the Women’s Volleyball team (which takes on Tufts in Morrell Gymnasium at 2:00 p.m.), all of Bowdoin’s teams are away. Field hockey, football, and soccer fans can watch the action live on the Northeast Sports Network.

Women’s Golf at Mt. Holyoke Invitational (The Orchards Golf Course) 8:30 a.m.

Men’s Golf at the Williams Invitational (Taconic Golf Course) TBA

Sailing at Women’s Mrs. Hurst Bowl (Dartmouth) 9:30 a.m.

Sailing at Hatch Brown Trophy (MIT/BU) 9:30 a.m.

Sailing at Boston Harbor Invitational (BC) 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Soccer at Middlebury 11:00 a.m. – WATCH LIVE

Women’s Rugby at Tufts 11:00 a.m. - WATCH LIVE

Men’s Soccer at Middlebury 12:00 p.m. - WATCH LIVE

Field Hockey at Middlebury 12:00 p.m. - WATCH LIVE

Women’s Volleyball vs. Tufts 2:00 p.m.

Football at Williams 2:00 p.m. - WATCH LIVE

 

Conn College Deals Women’s Volleyball First Home Loss Since 2012

VolleyballThe Connecticut College women’s volleyball team stunned Bowdoin, 3-0, in the New England Small College Athletic Conference opener for both squads on Friday evening at Morrell Gymnasium. The Camels improve to 3-2 (1-0 NESCAC) with the win while the Polar Bears, the top-ranked team in the latest New England Women’s Volleyball Association poll, fall to 8-2 (0-1  NESCAC) with just their second home loss in their last 54 home games.

Science research delivers humor, spurs curiosity (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

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“The Stinker,” the official mascot of the Ig Nobel Prizes.

What does research on treating nosebleeds with cured pork and a study about appearing in front of a polar bear in a reindeer costume have in common? They are both imaginative works that “make people laugh and then think,” according to Annals of Improbable Research, a scientific satirical magazine that awarded the Ig Nobel Prizes to those studies, among others. The magazine awards the prizes annually to highlight unusual research that may appeal to both the scientist and layperson. Characteristic of the magazine’s promise to incorporate humor with science, the ceremony’s winners are physically given their prizes by actual (bemused) Nobel Laureates. Read the article here.