1. "Northern Writers Speak to War: Whitman, Melville, Longfellow, Hawthorne" (Professor of English Peter Coviello)

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    In August 2013, Bowdoin College hosted "The Afterlife of the American Civil War, a four-day series of lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, and music presented in commemoration of the Civil War's sesquicentennial celebration. Bowdoin has many important connections to the Civil War through eminent alumni, faculty, and other historical figures associated with the College—including Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (Class of 1852), Oliver Otis Howard (Class of 1850), William Pitt Fessenden (Class of 1823), and Harriet Beecher Stowe, who began writing "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" while her husband was a Bowdoin professor. The Alumni College event, which focused on Bowdoin's involvement in the post-war years, included lectures by Bowdoin faculty and alumni. In this lecture and classroom discussion, Bowdoin Professor of English Peter Coviello covers the response of acclaimed northern writers to the Civil War.

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    • "'Otis,' Charles, and Rowland: Sourcing the Wartime Legacy of the Howards" (David K. Thomson and Richard Lindemann)

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      In August 2013, Bowdoin College hosted "The Afterlife of the American Civil War, a four-day series of lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, and music presented in commemoration of the Civil War's sesquicentennial celebration. Bowdoin has many important connections to the Civil War through eminent alumni, faculty, and other historical figures associated with the College—including Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (class of 1852), Oliver Otis Howard (class of 1850), William Pitt Fessenden (class of 1823), and Harriet Beecher Stowe, who began writing "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" while her husband was a Bowdoin professor. The Alumni College event, which focused on Bowdoin's involvement in the post-war years, included lectures by Bowdoin faculty and alumni. In this presentation, David K. Thomson '08, a doctoral student at the University of Georgia and Richard Lindemann, director of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, discuss the Civil War experiences of brothers O.O, Charles, and Rowland Howard. Drawing on documents from the Howard collections, Thomson and Lindemann share the stories and larger legacy of this accomplished Bowdoin family.

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      • Pepper Flipping Goes National

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        For some students at Bowdoin College, a competition involving pepper shakers is a common way to blow off steam during a busy academic year. The competition usually takes place in Bowdoin's award-winning dining halls, but recently a Bowdoin sophomore brought the contest to the national stage—literally. Allen Wong Yu was one of six young classical musicians to appear on NPR's "From the Top, which was taped in Bowdoin's Studzinski Recital Hall and broadcast nationally on March 19, 2012. After performing Mussorgsky's "The Great Gate of Kiev," Yu challenged program host Christopher O'Riley to a thrilling round of "pepper flipping," and proved that classical piano is but one of his many skills!

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        • Polar Bear Run 2013- Harlem Shake

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          A little harlem shake for your bitch-asses.

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          • Pop-ups! They're Not JUST for Kids

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            A new exhibition at Bowdoin College showcases pop-up books—for children and adults—from the Harold M. Goralnick (Class of '71) Pop-up Book Collection. The exhibition, which is open to the public free of charge, is located on the second floor of Bowdoin's Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. It runs through June 5, 2011.

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            • President Barry Mills on the Challenges Ahead for Liberal Arts Colleges

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              In his annual Opening of the College address, President Barry Mills tells a standing-room only crowd in Pickard Theater that liberal arts colleges like Bowdoin must deal with the widely held perceptions that their costs are out of control, their views are out of touch, and that their opportunities are available only to a privileged elite.

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              • Professor Craig McEwen is greeted at the end of his last class.

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                Daniel B. Fayerweather Professor of Political Economy and Sociology Craig McEwen, who's retiring after 37 years at the College, is greeted at the end of his last class.

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                • Prof. Patrick Rael: How 'Lincoln' Holds Up

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                  Leading this year's Oscar race with 12 nominations, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has ignited commentary and argument from scholars and critics around the country. Bowdoin College Associate Professor of History Patrick Rael shares his insights and observations, including the ways in which the film departs from historical reality.

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