BMR 30th Anniversary Reception
This event is a reception current students, alumni, faculty in the BMR community following their Friday evening show.


Gloria Otieno, head of Biodiversity International in East Africa, promotes the conservation and use of agro-biodiversity among small and large farmers, particularly in Uganda and Kenya. Otieno works as an academic as well as an on-the-ground practitioner. Otieno will address food sovereignty, food justice, and food security from a human rights perspective, as well as agro-biodiversity in a changing global context. Sponsored by the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights.

Contact: Laura Sloat,, 207-859-5305

Meeting of the rare records committee of Maine


The 2015 Southworth Symposium will bring together scholars and enthusiasts to contemplate the enduring role that gardens play in our attempts to design our environment. This year’s expanded format includes four distinguished scholars who will speak on the relationship between humans and nature in the context of the garden in Asia, the Islamic world, Europe, and America. For more information and to register, visit the symposium website.

Contact: Karen Brotter,, 207-859-5630