Radio DiariesThe Art of Radio Documentary featuring Joe Richman
Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

Ostrove Auditorium,
Diamond Building

Joe Richman is an award-winning independent producer and reporter for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and the founder of Radio Diaries. For 15 years Radio Diaries has helped people document their own lives. Past productions include some of the most well-known documentaries heard on NPR in recent years: Teenage Diaries, Prison Diaries, My So-Called Lungs, New York Works, Thembi’s AIDS Diary, and Mandela: An Audio History, which won the duPont-Columbia Award, considered the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Richman is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. 

Alfredo Corchado in Lorimer ChapelCorchado accepts Lovejoy Award
On Sept. 26, the 2010 Lovejoy Award was presented to Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News for his front-line coverage of the Mexican drug wars.  The next day Corchado and his partner, Angela Kocherga, Mexican bureau chief for Bilo Television, joined Rosental Alves, Knight Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas, on a panel discussing the difficulties of covering the volatile situations on our southern border.  Corchado and Kocherga remained on campus for two more days, meeting with Echo editors and other aspiring journalists, as well as classes focused on Latin America.  In every imaginable way, the 2010 Lovejoy Award served as a model for how the College can honor a brave and distinguished journalist with the important award and the recipient can spend time with our students in ways that meaningfully impact their understanding of the world around them and how they can influence the world in the future.

Spangle FamilyIntroducing Barb Spangle
Greetings readers!  I am pleased to introduce myself as the new assistant director of the Goldfarb Center and the Oak Institute.  I arrived on Sept. 26, just in time to attend the Lovejoy Convocation, a True Life event featuring one of our Goldfarb Liaison Board members, as well as the semester’s first Oak lecture – all in the first week!  It has been great to begin working with so many engaged faculty, staff and board members involved with the center, including our fantastic Student Advisory Board, and I look forward to collaborating on events for the coming months.  I am enjoying the transition back to Maine after nine years in the Boston area and abroad, including the opportunity to live in residence at Colby with my husband, Paul, who works in Campus Life, and our cat Boots and new puppy Harvey.  Say hello if you see us around campus!  –Barb Spangle

First Sandy Maisel Intern named; other grants awarded
The Goldfarb Center will be funding a number of exciting and worthy projects in JanPlan and in the coming semester.  Several of these projects will enable our students to engage in activities across the globe, including our first Sandy Maisel Intern, who will work with an NGO in Nepal, as well as a student researcher who will study how the choice to ride bicycles in Denmark can help formulate strategies to mitigate climate change.  Other projects will have an impact closer to home, such as funding faculty outreach to connect research done on the Belgrade Lakes to local K-12 school students and supporting faculty-student collaborative research on Maine’s Jewish history.  Through these projects we are continuing our mission of finding and funding ways for Colby students, faculty, and staff to engage more deeply as active citizens in their communities and working together to solve problems.  –John Turner, Assistant Professor of History and Associate Director of the Goldfarb Center

Grant recipient shares feedback and appreciation
With the support of a student-faculty collaborative research grant from the Goldfarb Center, four women, gender and sexuality studies (WGSS) students were able to attend the nationally recognized Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge (SPARK) Summit in New York City.  Tasha de Sherbinin ’11, Cynia Barnwell ’11, Berol Dewdney ’13 and Lindsay Putnam ’12 attended the conference in part to represent the program that the College has with Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW). HGHW, a Waterville-based nonprofit organization co-founded by Professor Lyn Mikel Brown, is “dedicated to the health and well being of girls and women.”  The SPARK Summit proved to be an amazing educational experience for which the students are extremely grateful. –Berol Dewdney ’13, conference participant

Parting Thoughts from Smriti Bajracharya ’11J,
Student Advisory Board Executive Committee

My learning experience at Colby could not have been as engaging, invigorating, and fostering as it has been without the opportunities of attending thought provoking lectures, participating in enriching events, and accepting challenging leadership responsibilities that the Goldfarb Center has given me. It makes me tremendously happy that I could contribute to Colby as well as the Waterville community through the Goldfarb Center. My affiliation with the Goldfarb Center is and always will be a significant part of my Colby pride! –Smriti Bajracharya (2011J)