Students, Faculty Arrive in Japan to Study After-Effects of Environmental Crises

A group of seven students and three faculty from the Department of Asian Studies has arrived in Japan for a trip supported by a Bowdoin Humanities Initiative grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

During the twelve-day trip they will research topics related to the theme of “Japan and the Environment.” Read more in Bowdoin News.

Bowdoin Senior’s Immigration Study Contributes to State House Debate

Immigration research Thomas Freeman ’17 did last summer with a Denning Fellowship helped buttress testimony given at the Maine State House in Augusta.

Legislators are considering a proposed bill to address Maine’s aging population and looming workforce shortage by attracting and retaining new Mainers to rural areas. Read the story.

Earth and Oceanographic Science Students Iceland-Bound

EOS students and faculty members before boarding a bus to Boston to meet up with the rest of the group heading to Iceland for a 10-day field seminar.

Eleven students and four faculty members from the Earth and Oceanographic Science Department left campus Tuesday afternoon bound for Iceland, where they will immerse themselves in field research into the various connections among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and cryosphere, and into the variations of the earth’s surface. Nine other students will join the group in Boston for the journey to Reykjavik.

“Iceland is an ideal location to study the causal relationships and the interactions between tectonics, volcanism, glaciation, ecology, and oceanography,” says Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science Collin Roesler, the trip’s leader.

“This speaks to the core philosophy of the department’s integrated ‘systems’ approach to Earth and Oceanographic Science. Rather than being a show-and-tell tour, this field seminar is designed to foster collaboration, active learning, and discovery for students and staff.”