Archives for 2011

Monday Scoreboard

Women’s Basketball — The women’s basketball team held Wellesley to 18 points in the second half of a 71-39 victory Sunday during the opening day of the Bowdoin Women’s Basketball Classic.

Women’s Ice Hockey — The University of Massachusetts Boston women’s ice hockey team tallied five goals in the third period to capture a 6-4 victory over Bowdoin Sunday at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston as part of the Fourth Annual Codfish Bowl Women’s Hockey Tournament.

So That Explains It: Our Brains are Shrinking (NPR)

Bigger isn’t always better, which is a relief when you consider that scientists say our brains are actually getting smaller as we evolve. An anthropologist at the Duke University Institute for Brain Sciences says this cranial downsizing is an advantage, adding that it signals a departure from aggression in favor of tolerance.

Photo Album: A Union of Quilts

Bowdoin’s David Saul Smith Union is a very colorful place these days, with a display of quilts and other art by a group of ten local women — including Suzanne Neveux ’80 and Christina Cromwell P ’98 — who have been creating quilts and fiber art together for 15 years at Wits End in Brunswick. The exhibition, titled “Women at Wits End,” includes traditional and art quilts, knitting, felting, beading, pottery, and glass fusing. It runs through the month of January at the Smith Union and in Moulton Union’s Lancaster Lounge. (Photos © Dennis Griggs/ Tannery Hill Studios; Suzanne Neveux)

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NYC Blizzard Video ‘Oscar-Worthy,’ Says Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)

Filmmaker Jamie Stuart’s take on last week’s “snowpocolypse” impressed revered film critic Roger Ebert so much, he deemed it worthy of on Oscar. You be the judge: