Fleming Publishes Paper in Rachel Carson Center’s Perspective

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich published Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming’s paper “Excuse Us, While We Fix the Sky: WEIRD Supermen and Climate Engineering” in Men and Nature: Hegemonic Masculinities and Environmental Change, edited by Sherilyn MacGregor and Nicole Seymour, RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society,...

Razsa Interview with the Brooklyn Rail on The Maribor Uprisings

Associate Professor of Global Studies Maple Razsa was featured in the Sept. 7 “In Conversation” section of the Brooklyn Rail about his latest film, The Maribor Uprising, how he got his start in filmmaking, and his other projects. Among the questions asked by interviewer Duncan Ranslem was “What’s at stake in collaboration for you?” to which Razsa...

McClenachan Paper on Coral Reef Loss in Science Advances

Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, was the lead author of a paper in Science Advances Sept 6. In “Ghost reefs: Nautical charts document large spatial scale of coral reef loss over 240 years,” McClenachan and her coauthors, including Grace O’Connor ’14, used “high-resolution historical nautical charts to quantify changes to...

Gastaldo and Li ’16 Coauthor Paper in Earth Science Reviews

Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo and Jiawen “June” Li ’16 coauthored a paper titled “A multidisciplinary approach to review the vertical and lateral facies relationships of the purported vertebrate-defined terrestrial Permian–Triassic boundary interval at Bethulie, Karoo Basin, South Africa” published Aug. 8 in Earth Science Reviews. The paper, Li’s second, peer-reviewed publication, was invited for...

Koffman Publishes Two Geology Papers—On Education and on Ash Transport

Assistant Professor of Geology Bess Koffman published two papers in August. Koffman and University of Maine coauthors wrote “Integrating Scientific Argumentation to Improve Undergraduate Writing and Learning in a Global Environmental Change Course” which appeared in the August issue of Journal of Geoscience Education. The paper describes the authors’ approach for incorporating scientific argumentation into a global...

Shea Interviewed in WCSH-6 Story on Finding Common Ground

Professor of Government Dan Shea contributed to a WCSH-6 story about finding common ground in a divided political climate. “Recent research shows it has gone beyond fundamental disagreements to actual fear of the other party’s policies,” Shea told WCSH Aug. 18. “Each side thinks the other side is dangerous, and that’s something new in American...

Hatch Op-Ed on North Korea in Seattle Times

In a Seattle Times op-ed titled “North Korea is nuclear: Live with it, and help it feel less cornered,” Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch writes that “the regime in Pyongyang is actually quite rational and is driven toward one simple goal: survival.” Instead of war games and economic sanctions, “Washington could help Pyongyang feel less...

Boston Globe Publishes Op-Ed by Moland on North’s Racial Blindness

Associate Professor of Philosophy Lydia Moland wrote an op-ed in the Aug. 19 Boston Globe titled “The North’s racial blindness.” Based on her recent research on American abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, Moland writes that “Child was the first to publicly diagnose what might be called ‘Boston Blindness’ — an affliction not confined to the city, to be sure,...

Lind ’12 Receives NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Brianna Lind ’12 received a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship and is one of 69 people out of 385 applicants from across the United States to receive the award. Lind, who majored in geology and environmental science at Colby, studies termites and is a doctoral student at New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer,...

Mazzeo Interviewed on WBUR’s Here & Now

Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English Tilar Mazzeo spoke with Robin Young on WBUR’s Here & Now in a piece titled “Returning ‘Once More to the Lake’ Through Literature.” Mazzeo mentions Colby several times, in reference to its proximity to Maine’s lake district, the Belgrade Lakes, and about her teaching E.B. White’s essay “Once More to...

Colby Hosts ATC Conference, Gets Media Attention

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2017 Conference will be held at Colby Aug. 4-11, and in advance of the conference a team of volunteers from the Maine Appalachian Trail Club held a live demonstration at Colby on how to build a privy, the Morning Sentinel reports July 30. Other media outlets covered the upcoming conference and the advance work....

Kibet ’18 Highlighted in NCAA Champion Magazine

Cross country runner Benard Kibet ’18 was featured in NCAA’s Champion magazine in a story titled “Help for His Homeland.” Kibet has returned twice to his native Kenya to “give back to the villagers who have supported him with two successful projects: a new kindergarten classroom and a project to bring water closer to the village’s schools,...

Finch Discusses Hartley Book on New Books Network

Marsden Hartley’s Maine (Yale University Press, 2017), a book that accompanies the museum exhibit by the same name, was the topic of a podcast on New Books Network. Coauthor Elizabeth Finch, Lunder Curator of American Art, conducted a podcast interview July 28 with Kirstin L. Ellsworth and the other coauthors. Listen here.

Leonard Quoted in Washington Post Article on Transgender Soldiers

Elizabeth Leonard, the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History, was quoted in a July 27 Washington Post article titled “A history lesson for Trump: Transgender soldiers served in the Civil War.” “They wouldn’t know what in the world you meant by the word transgender, but there have women serving in men’s dress in armies since...

WCSH6 Reports on Allen Island and Colby Connection

WCSH6 Reporter Rob Caldwell visited Allen Island and talked to Colby CAPS students who spent four days on the island to “study art, archeology, climate change and more.” Jamie Wyeth, whose family foundation, Up East, owns Allen Island and is in partnership with Colby, said “islands are unique,” adding “I mean, you come here and it...

Mainebiz Calls Allen Island A “Living Lab”

Colby’s partnership with Up East Inc. is bringing to life Betsy Wyeth’s dream of turning 450-acre Allen Island “into a living learning lab and working waterfront,” Mainebiz reports July 24.  “Since the time my mother, Betsy James Wyeth, formed Up East, it has been her goal to create opportunities for fishermen to interact with marine scientists, for archaeologists to...

Allen Island, A Living Laboratory, in Portland Press Herald

A 450-acre island in Muscongus Bay, Allen Island allows “incoming Colby students to get an education in island life,” reports the Portland Press Herald July 15. Colby and Up East, a Wyeth family foundation, “have partnered to bring students new opportunities for hands-on, immersive learning on Allen Island and at the Herring Gut Learning Center, a nonprofit education...

Bangor Daily News Covers Allen Island and CAPS Program

Allen Island, in Muscongus Bay, Maine, is a “treasure trove for students seeking hands-on learning,” according to a story in the July 18 Bangor Daily News. Colby students, including incoming first-year students in the Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences, or CAPS, have access to Allen Island as a living laboratory for research in the sciences and the humanities. “They’re really...

Corwin Interview in Take Magazine About Cutting-Edge Art

Take Magazine interviewed Sharon Corwin, Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art and Chief Curator, about the museum’s role in bringing “cutting-edge art to rural Maine.” Asked in the July 14 article about pushing boundaries and how the museum helps define contemporary art, Corwin answered, “One of the key things I hope we’re...

Gross Quoted in Chronicle Article on Republicans Views on Colleges

Neil Gross, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, was quoted in an article titled “Most Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad for the Country. Why?” The July 10 Chronicle of Higher Education article reports that, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 58 percent of “Republicans and right-leaning independents think higher education has a negative effect...