Archives for March 2014

Watch Online Book Discussion: ‘The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down’ April 1

Book author

Anne Fadiman, author of “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down,” will be participating in an online book talk April 1, 2014.

Join alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and others in a discussion of Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, moderated by Susan Bell, Bowdoin’s A. Myrick Freeman Professor of Social Sciences and chair of the sociology and anthropology department, and Steven Loebs ’60, research associate at the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good and professor emeritus, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University. Fadiman is to join the conversation by phone and field questions.

The talk, which is sponsored by the McKeen Center, will be streamed live on Bowdoin’s website starting at 8 p.m. (EST). Watch it here. Viewers can participate by emailing questions to Fadiman and the moderators at Follow the discussion on Twitter with #spiritcatchesyou.

Peckham ’95 Receives Pew Award To Expand Sustainable Fishing Project


Hoyt Peckham ’95. Photo by Brian Wedge ’97.

Hoyt Peckham ’95 has been awarded a 2014 Pew fellowship to continue his work incentivizing sustainable fishing. Peckham is the founder and director of La Paz, Mexico-based SmartFish, a nonprofit that enables small-scale fishermen to produce high quality, sustainably caught seafood by using ocean-friendly practices that reduce by-catch. Pew’s award will allow him to expand this program, first developed in Baja California Sur, throughout northwest Mexico to determine whether it could be replicated to restore value in fisheries around the world. The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation awards recipients $150,000 for a three-year project to address conservation challenges facing the oceans.