Kristen Stogsdill '13
When Prof. Nancy Riley met with Amanda Burrage this spring for dinner, they talked about an upcoming research project Burrage was planning as part of her studies at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Burrage, who graduated from Bowdoin in 2004, recently finished her master’s degree in public health at Harvard University and is completing a medical degree.
Specifically, Burrage is investigating emergency-room use by pregnant teenagers and teenage moms, asking why they might prefer going to an emergency room rather than to their primary care physicians.
When Riley heard about this project, she told Burrage that she could use a Bowdoin student to help her, and that she had just the right person: Kristen Stogsdill ‘13. Continue reading Alumna and Student Team Up to Research Young Moms
The Woman in the Fifth, a film based on the Douglas Kennedy ’76 novel by the same name, is now in theaters. A psychological thriller, the film follows troubled writer Tom Ricks, played by Ethan Hawke, and his mysterious muse, Kristin Scott Thomas, French-Hungarian denizen of Paris’ fifth-arrondissement.
Read the Time magazine review and watch the trailer.
A recent study by social psychologists at the University of Cologne has found that superstitions not only soothe people and give them a sense of control in unpredictable situations, but that they also lead to observable performance improvements. This is good news for the 50% of Americans who believe that certain rituals, like wearing mismatched socks to an exam, will influence the outcome of events, Psychology Today reports.