Join Tom Malinowski, assistant U.S. secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor and former lobbyist for Human Rights Watch, for this talk. Sponsored by the Oak Institute for Human Rights.

Contact: Professor Walter Hatch,, 207-859-5305


The opening reception for the Senior Art Exhibition, on view in the museum until May 22. The reception runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Karen Brotter,, 207-859-5631


Join recent alumni for the second annual virtual panel to hear how graduates have begun their careers. Ask questions and hear honest (or at least unedited) answers. Panelists include Boryana Miteva ’04, senior statistician, Expedia, Inc., Matthew Wallach ’07, section manager, BMW Manufacturing, Co., Thomas Hulse ’07, assistant professor, Colby College, Ermira Murati ’11, technical product manager, Tesla Motors, Alexis Lavine ’11, engineering leadership development program, BAE Systems, Inc., Eric Hochberg ’12, team leader and business intelligence developer, Epic Systems Corp., and Stephen Jenkins ’14, engineer, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Contact: Kim Caswell,, 207-859-5830

Colby Museum of Art

Arts@CLAS (Colby Liberal Arts Symposium) is a celebration of the arts taking place in the Colby Museum of Art and the Bixler Art and Music Center. There will be artistic performances in many forms (music, theater, visual art, dance, creative writing, languages) throughout both buildings from 6 to 8 p.m. Click here for a full schedule.


The Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS) is a celebration of student scholarship in which the community comes together to recognize and celebrate students’ scholarly achievements. Students will share their research and creative scholarship with posters, presentations, music, theater, and other projects. A full schedule is available online.


World expert on Ethiopian Orthodox Church forests and leading Ethiopian environmentalist Alemayehu Wassie will talk about the role of church forests in conservation as well as the roles of Colby students and faculty in studying these ecological islands. A lecturer at the University of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, he earned his Ph.D. in 2007 and is a prominent and respected academic and Ethiopian government employee. He served as REU faculty for the NSF project, “The Cultural, Economic and Ecological Roles of Church Forests in Ethiopia,” on which three Colby professors collaborated.

Contact: Professor Travis Reynolds,, 207-859-5364