Colby Volunteer Center featured in USA Today Article

The Colby Volunteer Center, a program of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, was featured in a recent USA Today Article regarding the program’s volunteer work in the community. Madison Louis ’13, who serves as executive director of the Colby Volunteer Center, was interviewed about the upcoming Colby Cares Day, which will...

Dan Shea Named New Director of the Goldfarb Center

A political scientist and coeditor of a new book about the degradation of civil discourse in American politics will be the next director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College, President William D. Adams announced March 7. Daniel M. Shea of Meadville, Penn., will come from Allegheny College, where he served...

Civility and American Democracy Forum Sessions Online

On February 17th, 2012, a group of leading scholars and journalists — including Ellen Goodman (recipient of Colby’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy award), Joe Klein, Randall Kennedy and Jill Lepore — gathered at the University of Massachusetts-Boston for a forum on Civility and American Democracy to discuss the role civility plays in American politics. The event...

NPR’s Tom Ashbrook to host “Civility and American Democracy” forum

What happened to civility in America? Did it disappear? Did it ever truly exist? On February 17th, 2012, a group of leading scholars and journalists — including Ellen Goodman (recipient of Colby’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy award), Joe Klein, Randall Kennedy and Jill Lepore — will gather at the University of Massachusetts-Boston for a forum on...

Stanford University publishes work by Danielle Sheppard ’11

Stanford University has recently published Danielle Sheppard’s senior thesis, “Social Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Cross Cultural Lessons from Denmark to the United States” in Intersect, Stanford’s Journal of Science, Technology and Society.  Sheppard, a 2011 Colby graduate and STS/Anthropology double major, spent her senior JanPlan conducting research for this paper in Copenhagen...

Chemicals, Obesity and Diabetes: How Science Leads Us To Action

The Goldfarb Center and the Environmental Health Strategy Center are co-sponsoring a cutting edge one-day conference to present the links between human exposure to environmental chemicals and the development of obesity and diabetes. Leading scientists and policy experts will be speaking. Click here for more information and to register. The contact person at Colby is...

Volunteers and Philanthropists honored at the 4th annual Maine Philanthropy Awards

The Goldfarb Center honored five individuals for their philanthropic and volunteer work on April 6 at the Maine Philanthropy Awards, an event begun in 2008 by Colby students Stefanie Solar ’11 and her brother Brian Solar ’08. The purpose of the event is to recognize and celebrate students and community members who have gone above...

French President honors 2010 Oak Fellow Jestina Mukoko

Jestina Mukoko, the 2010 Oak Human Rights Fellow, recently received the highest honor bestowed on a civilian by the French government. At a recent awards ceremony, the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project and human rights defender received the French National Order of the Legion of Honour award, recognizing bravery in service to her country....

Friends of the Goldfarb Center Seminar: Introduction to Birds and Bird-watching

We are pleased to announce the latest offering of the Friends of the Goldfarb Center Seminar Series. Retired Colby Research Scientist/adjunct professor and avid birder Bets Brown will provide an introduction to birds and bird-watching during this six-week seminar. With the coming of spring, this timely course will coincide with the arrival of many migrants....

Colby Cares Day: Sign Up Now!

Colby’s annual day of service will take place on Saturday, April 17th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can volunteer at one of twenty sites ranging from Barrels Community Market on Main Street in Waterville to the Alfond Youth Center to Health Reach, a medical clinic in Albion. The full list of volunteer sites...