Listen Online: Maine Public Radio’s ‘Maine Calling’ Talks Environment Live from Campus

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Today is the day; tune in or log on 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EST to hear Bowdoin faculty members share their expertise and engage in conversation around the topic of Maine as a laboratory for studying all aspects of the environment.

Listen to this program on the radio stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, including 90.1 FM (Portland) and 90.9 FM (Bangor), or stream it live on from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Can’t listen today? We’ll include a link to the conversation in Monday’s Bowdoin Daily Sun.

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 bring Maine Calling to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Check Out Five Ways to Get Organized for Tax Season 2018. Yes, We’re Serious. (Inc.)

It will be here sooner than you think.

Unless you’ve filed an extension, tax season is over, and hopefully, you and your blood pressure survived the whole harrowing ordeal with minimal fuss. Now that you’re in your peaceful place once again, it might be prudent to reflect on what you could do a little better to prepare for next time.

If you could use a little prompting on that score, Inc. has five ways to get organized to keep you from scrambling next April.



‘The Talent Curse’: When Your ‘Future Leader’ Label Gets in the Way of Good Work (Harvard Business Review)

After two decades of working with future leaders, Harvard Business Review has identified the dangers of fast-track placement for star performers, collectively known as the Talent Curse.

Rather than accelerating employee growth within the organization, fast-track programs often slow down development, decrease engagement, and hurt performance. Harvard Business Review explains how to identify the Talent Curse — and how to break it.

Show Me the Proof: Ed Jones ’68 Solves Math Problem of a Lifetime (Observer-Dispatch)

Ed Jones ’68 (Image: Observer-Dispatch)

Retired math teacher Ed Jones ’68 finally solved a proof a student had given him in 1967. Jones contemplated the proof off and on for 49 years and then, voila — the answer came to him.

Jones, who graduated from SUNY Albany, earned a master’s degree in mathematics at Bowdoin during the period between 1962 and 1974, when the College offered a summer graduate program to high school math teachers.

Read the story in the Observer-Dispatch.