Colby Oak Fellow Jodi Koberinski will discuss the intersection of soils science and socio-politics as a microcosm of a larger conversation about the nature and role of “science” more broadly. Koberinski will also discuss the impact of a lack of biophysical training and understanding amongst forces for social change.

Contact: Lia Morris, escoordinator@colby.edu, 207-859-5356


Janna Hymes, guest conductor, is the music director for the Maine Pro Musica and the Williamsburg, Va. Sinfonia. The eclectic program includes the Shostakovich Ballet Suite no. 1; Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, featuring Colby Applied Music Associate Eric Thomas as soloist; and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 2 in D Major.

Contact: Karen Brotter, karen.brotter@colby.edu, 207-859-5631

EC393: Econometrics regularly meets on MW in Diamond 153 at 9am and Diamond 141 at 10am. On Fridays we meet in the Davis lab. This week, I’d like to meet in our MW classrooms tomorrow.


Emily Kennedy-Talmage, a teacher in Lewiston, Maine, is an active blogger on education reform efforts in Maine, with a particular focus on the state’s proficiency-based learning (PBL) model. Kennedy-Talmage will speak about her concerns with how PBL is being implemented and promoted in Maine. Co-sponsored with the Education Department as part of the Goldfarb Center’s Engaged Scholarship Initiative.

Contact: Alice Elliott, alice.elliott@colby.edu, 207-859-5313