Michael Kolster, "Ribbon Pair #1," 2012, stacked ambrotypes, part of the Schroeder Romero Y Shredder Gallery exhibition in New York City.
Associate Professor of Art Michael Kolster has two important exhibitions opening in as many days — and more on the horizon. On Thursday, July 12, Kolster’s Still Life: Photographs on Glass opens with a reception at the Schroeder Romero & Shredder Gallery on West 26th Street in New York City. The show is composed exclusively of ambrotypes — photographs created by a positive image on a sheet of glass using the wet plate collodion process. The solo show runs through August 10, 2012.
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Emma Johnson '14
This summer, Emma Johnson ’14 received a Community Matters in Maine Summer Fellowship from Bowdoin to work for Preble Street, a Portland-based organization fighting hunger and homelessness. Executive Director Mark Swann, class of 1984, helped found Preble Street in the early 1990s, and this year was nominated for a Congressional Medal of Honor for his work. In 2001, Swann also received Bowdoin’s Common Good Award, which honors alumni who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the common good with disregard for personal gains.
Johnson, an anthropology major and gender and women’s studies minor, said that just three weeks into her job she has become even more certain she will dedicate her career to working in the nonprofit sector and helping people.
Bowdoin Daily Sun: What initially sparked your interest in this internship, this fellowship?
Emma Johnson: I knew I wanted to do some sort of internship, or job, or volunteering with a nonprofit, because that’s what I want to do eventually for my career. Continue reading Q&A: Emma Johnson ’14, a ‘Community Matters in Maine’ Fellow Helps the Hungry
As the Bowdoin community prepares to welcome the Class of 2016 (Orientation begins August 25, following Orientation trips earlier that week), those who have come before have shared their knowledge with incoming first-years. These pearls of wisdom come one at a time on Polar Post-Its, if you will, imparting advice ranging from what to bring and how to get involved, to where to go and what to do once you’re here.
Pheromone parties are the latest strategy by the lovelorn to find soul mates. Attendees contribute a T-shirt they’ve slept in overnight, and the worn shirts are then sniffed by prospective partners, according to Time magazine.
Although Time didn’t provide any statistics on the success of this tactic, pheromone parties are growing in popularity across the country. Evidently, they might be a better way to find a partner than odorless online dating. Researchers have shown that humans use their sense of smell to determine if a potential mate has compatible genes for healthy offspring.