“The Place Show” – The New Ramp Gallery Exhibit

The Place Show

  • Does understanding of place affect the work we make?
  • When creating a work are we reflecting on a place we are inspired by?
  • Does the space where we create work indirectly or directly influence our process and outcomes?
  • Is your understanding of place metaphoric, for example a “place or time in your life”?
  • What does “place” mean to you?

 

 

For this exhibit, curator James Boeding ’14, solicited submissions from peers across campus in response to the theme of “place.” The resulting installation, juxtaposes text and image in an easy and balanced manner.

Please join us in the Ramp Gallery, a student-curated venue on the lower level
of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library,
to celebrate the artists and the results of this collaboration.

Food For Thought November 18

Food for Thought Lecture Series

Join us for another Food For Thought,
the Bowdoin Student Government/Library student lecture series

Monday, November 18th at 9:00pm in the Nixon Lounge on the 3rd floor of H-L Library.

Clare Stansberry, ’14: “Welcome to the Mesosoic: Imagining Dinosaurs in Their Natural Habitat”

Jacob Reiben, ’17: “Life Without Brakes: BMX and Extreme Sports Culture in Brooklyn”

Food and Refreshments Provided

See you there!

Food for Thought

Food for Thought Lecture Series

Join us for Food For Thought,
the Bowdoin Student Government/Library student lecture series

Monday, November 4th at 9:00pm in the Nixon Lounge on the 3rd floor of H-L Library.

Chrissy Hayes, ’14: “Headscarves and Beekeeping”

Emma Johnson, ’14: “Polishing the Jewel of Africa: Government and Public Education in Botswana Today”

Food and Refreshments Provided

See you there!

Artist’s reception for Jack Mensik (2014), “90 Miles”

90 Miles

90 Miles

Thursday, October 17th , 4:30pm-6pm
The Ramp Gallery in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library

The show, “90 Miles” is a photo exhibition complimented by Jack’s written observations about culture and the political climate in contemporary Cuba. Jack will lead a gallery discussion during the reception.

“90 miles across those waters lies a world that is very different from the one Cubans have known all their lives. The US is truly so close yet so far away. Cubans keep up with American pop music by tuning into American radio stations. I would sit on the Malecón at night and wonder if I could see the lights from Key West.”

See video of Jack discussing the photos Capitolo, Malecon, and 90 Miles.

The Ramp Gallery, located underground in the space between H-L and Hubbard Stacks, will be available for exhibitions of student work from all disciplines: photography, fiber arts, science poster presentations, etc. Work completed for classes or independently are both welcome.

Interested in exhibiting your work in the gallery? Email a brief proposal to The Ramp Gallery at rampgallery@bowdoin.edu.

New Library Database Content: Nineteenth Century Collections Online

 Just in time for your summer research, some fascinating new content has been added to the Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) database:

Photography: the World Through the Lens assembles collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe.

Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925 covers every aspect of nineteenth-century science: electricity and electromagnetism, mathematics and engineering, astronomy and astrophysics, color theory and the theory of natural selection, geology and mineralogy, chemistry and medicine. This period was also considered the last great age of discovery, as explorers charted the interiors of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

Women: Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its scope to include collections from other regions.

Happy summer (researching)!

Meet Some Therapy Dogs

bernie

I’m Too Sexy For My Fur!

Meet me outside the H-L Library for a snuggle!

Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00pm

Meet some therapy dogs and de-stress from exams

Meet Our Pals!

pals

Dogs are “courtesy of” Casco Bay Dog Training Club
www.cascobaydogtraining.com and Positively Best Friends! Dog Training LLC
www.positivelybestfriends.com … To learn more about both organizations, visit their websites

Stress Relief Activities During Finals

Stress Relief Activities During Finals

Sponsored by Peer Health and Active Minds

Yoga

Monday, May 13th
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nixon Lounge in H-L

Stress-Busting Activities

Monday, May 13th
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Floor of H-L and Hatch

Stress-relief games, coloring books, chalk, hula hoops,
jump ropes and more!

Refreshments Provided by the Library

Monday, May 13th through Friday, May 17th
9:00 p.m. to closing

Chandler Room, first floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library and
Circulation area, Hatch Science Library
Coffee and tea will be available as well as cookies, brownies, or muffins
(the choices will rotate throughout the week).

Food for Thought

Food for Thought Lecture Series

Join us for another Food For Thought,
the Bowdoin Student Government/Library student lecture series

Sunday, May 5th at 9:00pm in the Nixon Lounge on the 3rd floor of H-L Library.

Maura Allen, ’14 : “Flying with a Mullet: Stories from my Childhood”

Brian Kim ’13: “Game Theory and the Senior Seven: Strategy in the Game of Love”

Food and Refreshments Provided

See you there!

Food for Thought

Food for Thought Lecture Series

Join us for another Food For Thought,
the Bowdoin Student Government/Library student lecture series

Monday, April 22th at 9:00pm in the Nixon Lounge on the 3rd floor of H-L Library.

Toph Tucker ’12: “The Agony and the Ecstasy: What College Does”

Willy Tucker ’14: “The Wolf and the Lion: The Machiavellian Politics of Game of Thrones”

Food and Refreshments Provided

See you there!

New Earlier Opening for H-L Library!

Beginning Monday, April 22, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library will begin a trial of opening one-half hour earlier Monday-Friday, at 8:00a.m. instead of 8:30. We’re trying the new hours at the recommendation of the Library Student Advisory Committee. The earlier opening will benefit students who wish to use the Library printers or computers or check out an item before an 8:30 class, as well as those who wish to get an earlier start to their study time!

The Library will continue to open at 10:00a.m. Saturday and Sunday. During Reading Period and Exam Week, May 9-18, H-L Library will open at 8:00a.m. every day, including weekends, and also will have extended night hours until 2:30a.m. Please see the Hours page for further information about H-L Library and Branch Library hours.