12 Seniors Present at National Chemistry Conference

Bowdoin represents at the American Chemical Society national conference

Twelve students are attending the American Chemical Society’s national meeting, in San Francisco, to present the research their Bowdoin research. They left on Sunday and return mid-week. “This is quite a feat — made possible by funding from the Grua/O’Connell Research Award, the John L. Roberts Fund, the National Science Foundation, INBRE faulty grants, and the chemistry department’s Coles Fund endowment,” said Dharni Vasudevan, professor of chemistry and environmental studies at Bowdoin. said Dharni Vasudevan, professor of chemistry and environmental studies at Bowdoin.

See a list of all the attending students and their research projects.

Original Student Comedy Headed for NYC Theater

After a successful run at theater festivals last summer, a play by Maggie Seymour ’16 and Olivia Atwood ’17 has been picked up by The Peoples Improv Theater in New York City.

Seymour and Atwood’s play, 15 Villainous Fools, brings elements of chaos and clowning to an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. They will perform it more than a dozen times this summer between July 7 and August 19. They plan to move to the city in June.

Peoples Improv, a 15-year-old comedy theater and training center on West 29th St., trumpets15 Villainous Fools like this: “Following a rockstar run at FringeNYC, these two ladies bring pandemonium and a tornado of unstoppable energy to Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. It’s wacky. It’s wild. It’s somewhat understandable. It’s old school Billy Shakespeare and two fast-talking women stirring up trouble on the stage. Clothes are tossed, hearts are broken, twins are lost.” Read the story in Bowdoin News.

After a Feast, Student Show Celebrates a Continent with Fashion and Talent

This weekend, Africa Alliance hosted a couple of African-themed events, starting Friday evening with “Tastes of Africa,” a feast of traditional dishes. Saturday the student group organized the second annual “Pan-African Fashion Show” in Kresge Auditorium, featuring music, dance, poetry, and fashion.

The Africa Alliance says its mission is to facilitate cultural exchanges between students interested in Africa. This year, four students from Africa — specifically Botswana, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa — are studying at Bowdoin. Many other Bowdoin students have families who have emigrated from Africa. Check out photos and a video.

Cuba Weeks Brings Some Warmth to Smith Union

Last week Brunswick celebrated its relationship with the Cuban city of Trinidad with a series of events sponsored by the Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association.

On Friday, the organizations arranged a Cuban dance concert in Morrell Lounge. Dance lessons were provided at 7:30, followed by a two-hour dance. After 10 p.m., the Latin American Student Organization continued with a student dance party.

Cuba Week was also supported by Romance Languages and Literatures, Latin American Studies, Visual Arts, and the Latin American Student Organization. See photos.