Six Bowdoin Professors Appointed to Named Chairs

(Top row, l. to r.) Jackie Brown, Belinda Kong, Robert Morrison. (Bottom row, l. to r.) Brian Purnell, Allen Springer, Birgit Tautz

Six members of the Bowdoin faculty have been appointed to named chairs at the College. The appointments were made by President Clayton Rose on the recommendation of the now-departed Interim Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Scanlon, and after consulting with senior members of the Committee on Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure. Holders of named chairs are entitled to additional research funds. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Bowdoin Japan Trip ‘An Unforgettable Learning Experience’

A group of seven students and three faculty recently returned from a twelve-day field trip to Japan, described by one student as an “unforgettable learning experience,” and by another as “a journey of a lifetime.”

Read more in Bowdoin News.

Rudalevige: Bowdoin’s ‘Founding Principles’ Series Aims to Tackle ‘Constitutional Illiteracy’ (Monkey Cage)

Andrew Rudalevige

Andrew Rudalevige

Writing in his regular Monkey Cage blog in the Washington Post, Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, expressed dismay over the level of public ignorance in the US over constitutional issues.

To try and tackle this “constitutional illiteracy,” Monkey Cage is publishing Bowdoin’s “Founding Principles” video series, narrated by Rudalevige, every Tuesday over the summer. The first of the fifteen episodes deals with what he describes as “the most basic of the Constitution’s principles: the separation of powers.”

Read Rudalevige’s latest Monkey Cage political science blog, which features the first of the “Founding Principles” series.

Students, Faculty Arrive in Japan to Study After-Effects of Environmental Crises

A group of seven students and three faculty from the Department of Asian Studies has arrived in Japan for a trip supported by a Bowdoin Humanities Initiative grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

During the twelve-day trip they will research topics related to the theme of “Japan and the Environment.” Read more in Bowdoin News.