Archives for May 2017

The Honorands: Chuck Leavell H’17 on His Musical Origins (207)

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Grammy-winning musician and conservationist Chuck Leavell, who is perhaps best known for his work as keyboardist and musical director for the Rolling Stones, received an honorary degree during Bowdoin’s 212th Commencement. While on campus he sat down for what turned out to be a wide-ranging interview with the WCSH newsmagazine 207.

Rather than leave anything on the cutting room floor, 207 is broadcasting the interview in a series of segments. In this first installment, Leavell talks with host Rob Caldwell in the Studzinski Recital Hall rehearsal room about his involvement with music at an early age. He also references the honorary degree and offers a shout-out to his friend, Trustee Andy Serwer ’81, P’16, P’20. Watch the segment.

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.”