"William Wegman: Hello Nature" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art July 13-Oct. 21.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s much-anticipated summer exhibition William Wegman: Hello Nature opens Friday, July 13, and is already getting buzz around the country. A Maine Associated Press story previewing the show hit the wires over the weekend and was picked up not only by media outlets around Maine, but across the country, too, carried by the Boston Globe, CBS News.com, and The Washington Post, to name a few. News of the Wegman show even spread to the Beaumont Enterprise in Texas. The exhibition showcases more than 30 years of work created in or inspired by Maine.
“The most pleasant thing is the wind whistling through the birch trees into my studio,’’ Wegman tells The Associated Press. “It’s such a soothing feeling not to hear air conditioning buzzes or any sounds other than birds and the occasional child. Moose walk within five feet of the houses. Yesterday there was a bear on my sister’s back steps.’’
Jae Bradley '13
With the human population expected to grow by billions over the new few decades, the United Nations is predicting that by 2050 our food production must double to stave off mass starvation. For Jae Bradley ’13, that dire warning is galvanizing his summertime research.
The economics major and mathematics minor is analyzing the efficiency of soil around the globe in relation to urban density. “The premise is that rich soil should be used for farming and not-so-good soil should be used for building and development,” Bradley explained. “In the whole talk of food production and global warming, soil fertility gets lost in the discourse.” Continue reading Jae Bradley ’13 Contributes Research to Boost Global Food Production
Ambassador Lawrence E. Butler '75. Photo courtesy of U.S. European Central Command.
Ambassador Lawrence Butler ’75, Civilian Deputy to the Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor, United States European Command (Eucom), plays a key role in Eucom’s effectiveness, according to a U.S. Department of Defense article about Eucom’s “whole-of-government” approach. Ambassador Butler’s role is to bring “a State Department perspective as he advises [the Commander] regarding the command’s missions and activities.” He joined the Foreign Service in 1976 and is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor.
Cardiac patient Celestine, age 12, with Dr. Hawthorne '53 in 2009.
Bowdoin magazine profiled cardiologist Dr. Warren Harthorne ’53 and his medical work in Rwanda in Spring 2010. Since then, Dr. Harthorne has remained an active participant in the Team Heart medical mission. During a visit to Rwanda in 2009, Dr. Harthorne encountered a 12-year-old named Celestine who had sever rheumatic damage to his aortic valve, and whose fate appeared grim. However, Dr. Harthorne recently updated Celestine’s story with some good news.
Continue reading Catching up in Africa with Dr. Warren Harthorne ’53