Moland Awarded DAAD Research Grant

Associate Professor of Philosophy Lydia Moland was awarded a ​Research Stay for University Academics and Scientists by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, or Deutsche Akademischer Austausch Dienst) to conduct research on her next book, The Prosaic Divine: Humor in the German Age of Aesthetics, in Berlin this summer. DAAD is an organization of higher education...

Kantor Publishes in Brooklyn Quarterly and SEL

Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jamison Kantor had two articles published recently. “What Reading Wordsworth Teaches Us About Poverty: The Sentimental Language of Anti-Welfare Ideology,” a piece of literary journalism, was a feature in the November 2014 issue of the Brooklyn Quarterly. “Burke, Godwin, and the Politics of Honor,” an academic article derived from the...

Bryant Publishes in Mississippi Quarterly

Lee Family Professor of English Cedric Bryant’s essay “‘Things Only a Miracle Can Set to Rights’: Reading Flannery O’Connor, Violence, and Ambiguity in William Gay’s ‘The Paperhanger'” was published in the winter 2014 issue of the Mississippi Quarterly. The Mississippi Quarterly is a refereed, scholarly journal dedicated to the life and culture of the American...

Soto’s Research Topic for New York Times Op-Ed

An op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times featured research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto with collaborators Ariel Malka, Michael Inzlicht, and Yphtach Lelkes. Written by Malka and Inzlicht, the op-ed, titled “The Paradox of the Free-Market Liberal,” references Soto’s research while discussing the relationships between political ideology, political messaging, and psychological differences. Recently...

NSF Grant Offers Undergrads Summer Research in Ethiopia

A $390,000 National Science Foundation grant awarded to professors Travis Reynolds (environmental studies) and Cat Collins (biology) will fund a summer 2015 NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby and in Ethiopia. Eight undergraduate students from U.S. colleges and universities will be chosen to conduct interdisciplinary research on ecological, economic, and cultural...

Fleming Will Be Visiting Scholar in Stockholm

Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming will be a visiting scholar at Stockholm University in the summer of 2015. His research involves the geophysical work of Svante Arrhenius, Nils Ekholm, and Vilhelm Bjerknes in Stockholm in the 1890s. During the summer he will give lectures on history at the International Meteorological Institute, the...

Colby Team Finds 400-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Plants in Baxter State Park

The Baxter State Park Authority received a holiday gift in December courtesy of a group of Colby student geologists led by Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo. The authority was given the report of a Colby team that last fall surveyed bedrock in what is known as the Trout Valley Formation, an area of the...

Colby’s Early Decision I Applicant Pool Breaks Records

Admission of Colby’s Class of 2019 is off to a very strong start after a record number of Early Decision I applications and an increase in the overall academic quality in this year’s ED I applicant pool. Colby saw a 22-percent increase in ED I applications, with a total of 373 submitted—the largest ED I...

Qin ’12 Publishes Tiger Research with Nyhus and Two Other Alums as Coauthors

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus and three Colby graduates are named authors on an article, “An Assessment of South China Tiger Reintroduction Potential in Hupingshan and Houhe National Nature Reserves, China,” in the February 2015 issue of the journal Biological Conservation. Yiyuan Jasmin Qin ’12 is the lead author, and she is listed...

Scheck Publishes Book on French POWs in World War II

A new book by Raffael Scheck, the Audrey Wade Hittinger Katz and Sheldon Toby Katz Professor of History, was published by Cambridge University Press in December 2014 and is available in hard cover. The book, French Colonial Soldiers in German Captivity during World War II, illustrates the experiences of French colonial prisoners of war and...

Sheehan Speaks at International Photography Conference in Cyprus

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan presented a paper at the third International Conference of Photography and Theory (ICPT) in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 5-7, 2014. Her paper, derived from her current research, was titled “Political Matter: Photography and Race.” The ICPT was created to provide an outlet for an interdisciplinary and critical theoretical exploration of...

Volunteers Fill Needs, Build Community

One day in 2013 a young woman walked out of an abusive relationship and into the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. She had a job, but no one to watch her five children while she was at work. Shelter Executive Director Betty Palmer knew she had to keep the mother employed, so she turned to Colby. Ways...

Josephson Appears in National Geographic Series on Food

Professor of History Paul Josephson discusses the rise of industrial food in several segments of National Geographic’s Eat: The Story of Food, a six-hour series that originally aired in November and can still be seen on National Geographic and other channels. In the segment “Sugar Rushes” Josephson comments on high fructose corn syrup, in “Guilty...

Risso Publishes in Annali d’Italianistica

Faculty Fellow in Italian Roberto Risso’s article “Prima della FIAT: lavoro e lavoratori, realizzazione e sfruttamento (1869-1908) nella Torino di Edmondo De Amicis” has been published by Annali d’Italianistica. The essay focuses on the representation of labor in the work of the very popular 19th-century Italian novelist Edmondo De Amicis. Annali d’Italianistica is an annual peer-reviewed...

Sheehan Publishes Photography and Its Origins

Edited by Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan and Andrés Mario Zervigón of Rutgers University, Photography and Its Origins is a collection of 16 original essays published by Routledge. It showcases both prominent and emerging voices in the field of photography studies, including Colby’s own Associate Professor of American Studies Laura Saltz. Recent decades have...

Tate Presents U.S. Drug Policy Research at Women and Shadow Powers Workshop

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Winifred Tate was invited to present her research on U.S. drug policy at the Women and Shadow Powers workshop in Mexico City on Nov. 12. The workshop brought together women human rights defenders from Mexico, Central America, and South America to strategize about their work in regions experiencing drug-related violence and...

Sheehan Speaks at American Antiquarian Society

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan will deliver a paper titled “Inscribing Difference: American Postcards in Black and White” at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Mass., Nov. 22, 2014. Her paper comes on the second day of the conference “The Visual and the Verbal: Image/Text in American Print Culture to 1900,” hosted by the...

Lessing and Sheehan in American Art

Research articles by Colby College Museum of Art Mirken Curator of Education Lauren Lessing and Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan appear in the fall 2014 issue of the journal American Art, published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Lessing’s essay “Theatrical Mayhem in Junius Brutus Stearns’s Hannah Duston Killing the Indians” focuses on a...

Zelensky Chairs Ethnomusicology Conference Session

Assistant Professor of Music Natalie Zelensky chaired a session on music and identity at this year’s national Society for Ethnomusicology conference, which took place Nov. 12-16 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Zelensky Publishes in Ethnomusicology Forum

Assistant Professor of Music Natalie Zelensky recently published her article “Sounding Diaspora through Music and Play in a Russian-American Summer Camp” in the December 2014 issue of Ethnomusicology Forum. Based on fieldwork conducted at a Russian-American summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the article examines how camp music presents a productive sphere...