The gold bar, believed to have been purchased in 1930 for less than $84, is now worth more than $6,600.
Valuable lessons abound in Bowdoin’s Chemistry Department, but rarely are those pearls of wisdom actually worth their weight in gold. A 24-karat gold bar, likely the subject of scientific experiments long ago, lay inert in the old chemistry stockroom in Cleaveland Hall for decades, and was moved to a new storage area when Druckenmiller opened.
Before Bowdoin senior Sarah Glaser left to study in Ghana the fall of 2010, she had the foresight to apply for a Bowdoin grant that would help her establish a business while she was abroad.
She applied for and was granted the Thomas Andrew McKinley ’06 Entrepreneur Grant, which provided her $5,000 to live in Ghana and set up African Art Stands, an import/export nonprofit. She spent the spring semester making contacts with artists, collecting art, and shipping the pieces back to Alaska, her home state, where she planned to sell them at galleries.
Women’s Ultimate Frisbee — Chaos Theory, Bowdoin’s women’s ultimate frisbee team, won the New England D-3 Regional Championships. Ranked second in the country by USA Ultimate, the women’s team has earned bid to USA Ultimate’s D-3 Championships in Appleton, Wisc., May 19-20.
Scores listed are those available at time of publication.
Playwright Adam Bock ’84 has been awarded a 2012 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Bock won an Obie Award in 2006 for his play “The Thugs,” and was nominated for two 2007-2008 Outer Critics Circle Awards.
In 2006, the New York Times described “The Thugs,” as “a delightfully paranoid little nightmare that is both more chillingly realistic and pointedly absurd than anything John Grisham ever dreamed up.”
There’s no escaping the phrase “think outside the box,” but new psychological research suggests that actually living this overused mantra may make you more creative. Likewise, instead of simply saying “on the other hand” — really use the other one to bring together seemingly unrelated thoughts.
Baseball — The Bowdoin College baseball team scored five runs in the final inning to shock Tufts, 8-7, and clinch a bid to the 2012 NESCAC Baseball Tournament in the opening game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Pickard Diamond.
Softball — The Bates softball team kept its playoff hopes alive to the final day of the regular season on Saturday, defeating Bowdoin 4-2 in the opening game of the teams’ three-game NESCAC East Division series.
Women’s Lacrosse — The Amherst College women’s lacrosse team rallied from a first-half deficit to edge Bowdoin, 9-7, in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament Saturday at Gooding Field.
Men’s Lacrosse — The Bowdoin College men’s lacrosse team took an early lead and held off Wesleyan, 6-4, in a defensive struggle in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament Saturday at Pickard Field.
Women’s Tennis — Williams College defeated the Bowdoin team, 6-3.
Men’s Tennis — Williams College defeated Bowdoin, 5-4.
Track and Field — The Bowdoin College track team won five events, including two by senior Elsa Millett, at the New England Small College Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship Saturday at Bates.
Rowing — The Bowdoin Navy gave determined performances to win 5 of the 8 events contested with Amherst, Clark, and Conn on Saturday. The MV4 pulled a decisive 14-second spread ahead of 2nd-place Amherst, and the WV4 took a 9-second lead to the line ahead of Amherst in 2nd. The M2V4 was 2.5 ahead of Amherst and the W2V4 a massive 16 seconds of the Jeffs. In the closest race of the day, the M2N4 claimed the first by just .48.
Scores listed are those available at time of publication.
The MPBN documentary Desperate Alewives has been nominated for a New England Emmy in the category of Outstanding Environmental Program. The doc looks at how populations of alewife — also known as sawbelly, mooneye, gaspereau and big-eyed or spring herring — have plummeted, prompting research by a group whose members include Coastal Studies Scholar Ted Ames, professors Phil Camill, Guillermo Herrera, John Lichter and David Vail, and Environmental Studies Program Manager and geographic information systems analyst Eileen Johnson, many of whom are featured in the segment.
The Bowdoin group is collaborating with faculty from Bates and the University of Southern Maine on the project “Maine Rivers, Estuaries and Coastal Fisheries,” funded by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ESPCoR) through a grant to the University of Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative.Read more about the project on a website created by Hunter Clark ’13. The 35th Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Boston/New England, will be presented June 2, 2012, in Boston.
Larry Lifson ’63, of West Newton, Mass., was honored recently for his his 30 years of providing continuing education to the mental health community at the annual conference he organizes each year on psychodynamic psychotherapy. As part of their tribute to Lifson, who has spent 40 years as a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and teacher of mental health, conference sponsors announced that they would be endowing the conference and re-naming it The Lawrence E. Lifson, M.D. Psychotherapy Conference on the Therapeutic Action of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy; Current Concepts of Cure.
“It’s always been a labor of love,” says Lifson. “I can’t tell you how touched I am. I feel so privileged and honored and appreciative. I also consider this honor to be shared with all the gifted teachers who have contributed so much to the success of this conference over the years.”