Sandra Stone ’77, Maine Angels Soar To New Heights (MaineBiz)

Maine Angels

Maine Angels Chairwoman Sandra Stone ’77 led the investment group to a strong end-of-year finish with $2 million invested in 26 deals. Read about it here.

Maine Angels, a group of private equity investors who help entrepreneurs by investing in and mentoring early stage companies, was ranked among the top 10 most active angel groups in the U.S. in 2012. Stone was a MaineBiz “Woman to Watch” in 2013.

Jill Shaw Ruddock ’77 on ‘The Second Half of Your Life’ (London Evening Standard)

Jill Shaw Ruddock '77

Jill Shaw Ruddock ’77

Bowdoin College Overseer Emerita Jill Shaw Ruddock ’77 has penned the “self-help book for women to end all self-help books for women,” says Melanie McDonagh in the London Evening Standard.

Shaw Ruddock, founder of The Second Half Centre, wrote The Second Half of Your Life, now available in paperback. Shaw Ruddock prescribes  better aging through what she calls a “five-a-day” formula she’s developed.

Christopher Hill ’74 on ‘ISIS in America’ (Project Syndicate)

Christopher Hill '74

Christopher Hill ’74

The domestic debate over who is winning the fight between the Islamic State and the forces assembled against it has polarized politics in the U.S., writes career diplomat Christopher Hill ’74 in “ISIS in America,” his latest piece for Project Syndicate. Read it here.

Currently Dean of the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, Hill was formerly U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia and Poland, a U.S. special envoy for Kosovo, a negotiator of the Dayton Peace Accords, and the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea from 2005-2009.

Iris Levin ’05 on Swallows, Seabirds and Social Networks

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Iris Levin ’05 recently returned to Bowdoin to talk about her ornithological research

When Iris Levin was a senior at Bowdoin 10 years ago, she wrote an honors thesis based on research she did with Bowdoin biology professor Nat Wheelwright and fellow student Meredith Swett ’99. Some of her thesis was published in Animal Behaviour, an academic journal of behavioral ecology, and still later the work was featured in the textbook, Essential Ornithology.

Levin recently visited Bowdoin to talk about some of her ornithological research from the past decade. Read more.