Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Turns 50

Thomas Buechner; Postcard: The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum; Postcard; paper; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm (5 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in.); TGM; North America

On June 9 the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum turns 50 years old. The museum will kick off a year of celebration with a party from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The program will include tours of the museum, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for people of all ages. Come put on a blubber glove to find out how marine mammals keep warm, or try your hand at some northern games. The program is free and open to the public.

Read more about the event and the Arctic Museum’s origins.


Cool Science: Follow Along as EOS Students Explore and Research Iceland

Twenty earth and oceanographic science students are collecting samples, analyzing water density and, according to their Instagram account BowdoinEOS — enjoying every moment of their adventure.

Along with four faculty members, they are immersing themselves in field research into the various connections among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and cryosphere, and into the variations of the earth’s surface. Follow their progress on Instagram.

Slideshow II: Reunion Weekend 2017

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Reunion Weekend 2017 brought classmates and friends back to campus June 1-4 to reconnect and create even more  memories together. View a slideshow and read about the recipients of this year’s Common Good, Alumni Service, and Distinguished Educator Awards.

Bowdoin Upward Bound Receives US Dept. of Education Boost (Times Record)

Bowdoin’s Upward Bound program will receive an additional $275,500 over the next five years as part of $2 million in grants issued by the U.S. Department of Education to Maine colleges and universities, allowing it reach 60 more students from the Midcoast and Downeast regions each year.

Bowdoin’s Upward Bound program partners with 11 schools in those areas, helping students from low-income families get into college—and succeed there. The increased funding will allow the program to expand to more schools. Read more in the Times Record.