William Wegman, President Barry Mills, and Bobbin at Wegman's NYC studio.
A comprehensive exhibition showcasing more than 30 years of work by artist William Wegman will be on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from July 13 through October 21, 2012. William Wegman: Hello Nature will feature more than 100 works including photographs, videos, paintings and drawings — all of which were produced in or inspired by the state of Maine.
In April, President Barry Mills, Museum of Art Director Kevin Salatino, and Dean for Academic Affairs Cristle Collins Judd, joined Wegman — and Weimaraners Bobbin, Candy, and Flo — for a press preview of the exhibition held at the artist’s studio in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. A new post at ArtInfo.com features a slideshow tour of Wegman’s studio, and the accompanying text anticipates his upcoming Bowdoin exhibition.
‘Hello Nature,’ a retrospective exhibition opening July 13 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, in Maine — where Wegman and his family spend time each year — makes it clear that the artist’s legacy will involve more than his celebrated canine dress-up games.
Rob Visentin '14 is designing an app that can guide visitors around Bowdoin
Last fall, Rob Visentin says, he took the “best class ever,” Mobile Computing, a new course offered by Prof. Eric Chown, chair of the computer science department.
The rising junior says he appreciated the class because he prefers coding for mobile devices to any other type of programming. “When you’re programming for the iPhone, you’re working both graphically and doing the backend technical stuff. It’s not just boring old code that solves a Sudoku puzzle. You can see something happen,” he said.
Chown says he’s now offering the course because he sees “mobile computing as the absolute future of computer science.”
As an assignment for Chown’s class, Visentin and another classmate, Stephanie Bond ’13, designed a new app that serves as a mobile guide to Bowdoin’s campus. Visentin is now taking that project a step further. This summer he’s been awarded a Gibbons Summer Research Program grant to turn his app into a multifaceted product that, when finished, will be available for free downloads from the Apple Store.
Continue reading There’s a Bowdoin App for That: Rob Visentin ’14 Builds New Campus Guide
Matt Frongillo '13
When he began thinking about what to do this summer, Matt Frongillo ’13 hoped to find a job that combined his interests in environmental studies and social justice. Also, after leading an Alternative Spring Break trip to Georgia in March to help Somali refugees resettling in Atlanta, Frongillo was interested in working more with refugees and immigrants.
So while scanning the Community Matters in Maine/Psi Upsilon Fellowships, offered by Bowdoin’s Environmental Studies Department and the McKeen Center for the Common Good, he came upon the perfect position. “Working with Cultivating Community was this amazing combination of my interests,” Frongillo said. Continue reading A Psi Upsilon Summer Fellow Cultivates Community through Farming
David Stegman '96
Bowdoin physics department alumnus David Stegman ’96, an assistant professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC-San Diego, scored a “scientific hat-trick” by publishing three papers in the journal Nature within 12 months last year. He also published a paper in the journal Science just prior to his Nature trifecta.
The articles contained important new discoveries in the field of geophysics, including “evidence of historical irregularities in the motions of both the Indian and African tectonic plates bolsters the contention that plumes of hot rock rising from deep within Earth’s mantle can drive the planet’s tectonic plates” (Nature news); “Ancient giant eruptions in the Pacific Northwest may actually have been caused by the tearing of a titanic slab of rock and not the supervolcano underlying Yellowstone National Park” (ourAmazingplanet.com); and “like a stream of air shooting out of an airplane’s broken window to relieve cabin pressure…lava formations in eastern Oregon are the result of an outpouring of magma forced out of a breach in a massive slab of Earth” (TerraDaily.com).