Coane’s CogBlog Named Top Psychology Blog of 2017

A blog created by Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Coane was named one of 10 top psychology blogs by Online Counseling Programs (OCP). Coane’s CogBlog is written by research assistants “working in the Memory and Language Lab and students enrolled in courses in cognitive psychology and memory at Colby.” The blog is one of the few on...

Gastaldo Research Teams Have Two Publications

Two research teams led by Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo have recently had manuscripts published. One manuscript, in which Gastaldo took the lead, was published in PALAIOS (v. 32, p. 349-366) and titled “Paleontology Of The Blaauwater 67 And 65 Farms, South Africa: Testing The Daptocephalus/Lystrosaurus Biozone Boundary In A Stratigraphic Framework.” The full paper can...

Sheehan Guest Lecturer at Terra Foundation in France

In July 2017 Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan will be a guest lecturer at the Terra Foundation’s summer program in Giverny, France. Founded in 2001 the Terra Summer Residency brings together doctoral scholars of American art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny. Sheehan will share her...

Reseirt Tapped as Expert on WalletHub Piece on Independent States

Joseph Reisert, the Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law, was tapped as an expert on the June 20 WalletHub piece titled “2017’s Most & Least Independent States.” In response to WalletHub’s question, “Should presidential campaigns be publicly funded in order to help ensure the president is as independent...

Green’s Photos in Show at Portland Art Museum

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green’s photographs are included in the Portland Art Museum’s (Portland, Ore.) exhibition Recent Photography Acquisitions. The two photographs, from his series Terrain Vague, are part of a group of eight that the museum acquired in 2016. The show, which runs until July 22 and includes the work of such notable photographers as...

Reid 2016 Article Named One of Most Impactful

An article cowritten by Allecia Reid, the William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor of Psychology, was selected by two senior editors of Social Science & Medicine as one of the most impactful this year. “Discrimination and Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy Among Black and Latina Young Women,” published in the journal in May 2016, “examined the influence of discrimination,...

Gross New York Times Op-Ed on Role of Embarrassment

In a June 16 New York Times op-ed, Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross delves into the historical analysis of embarrassment and the function it has in modern-day society. “The embarrassed individual is a functioning member of society, attuned enough to the dynamics of interpersonal interaction that his or her body responds reflexively to a perceived...

Dissanayake Organizes Conference on Climate Change and Land Conservation

Assistant Professor of Economics Sahan T. M. Dissanayake was the lead organizer for the 2017 NAREA workshop “Climate Change and Land Conservation and Restoration: Advances in Economics Methods and Policies for Adaptation and Mitigation” held in Washington, D.C., June 13-14 2017. The workshop focused on (1) the impact of climate change on ecosystem services generated from...

Lovell ’15 Coauthors Environmental Defense Fund Report on Lead Levels

Samantha Lovell ’15, a policy major from Colby’s Environmental Studies Program, coauthored a study by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on lead levels in food supply. The study, summarized here, “analyzed 11 years of data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and found that food, and baby food in particular, is a meaningful—and surprising—source...

Boyle ’78 Wins Literary Award, Featured in Down East Magazine Article

Straw Man, the latest book by Gerry Boyle ‘78, was picked as the top crime fiction book for 2017 at the Maine Literary Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Straw Man is Boyle’s 12th book. Boyle was also included in the article “The Mystery of Maine Mystery Writers” in Down East Magazine. “Straw...

Allbritton Appointed to Editorial Board of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas

Assistant Professor of Spanish Dean Allbritton has been appointed to the editorial board of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas as a reviews editor. Published by Intellect since 2004 (under the name Studies in Hispanic Cinemas until 2013), the journal has dedicated itself to the study of the cinemas of Spain and Latin America through...

Hatch Op-Ed on “White Victimization” in Crosscut

Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch responded to the racial conflict at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., with an op-ed in the e-zine Crosscut. In his June 6 piece, Hatch digs into the drama surrounding Professor Bret Weinstein that many see “as a simple morality tale: good white professor versus bad students,” and finds it much...

Marvin Quoted in New York Times Story on CUNY

Cate Marvin, visiting assistant professor of English, was quoted in “How CUNY Became Poetry U,” a story in the June 2 New York Times about the appeal of teaching poetry at the City University of New York. “New York is a city where poets really want to live,” said Marvin, the founder of VIDA, an organization for women...

McClenachan Coauthors Article in Science on Socially Responsible Seafood

An article coauthored by Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, appears in the June 2 issue of Science. Titled “Committing to socially responsible seafood,” the authors “propose a framework for social responsibility and identify key steps the scientific community must take to inform policy and practice” for the global challenge of “placing...

Green’s Photographs Exhibited at Urbanautica Institute

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green’s photographs of the New York music scene from 1976–86 are currently being exhibited in Italy at the Urbanautica Institute. The institute, which collaborates with authors and organizations around the world, presents photography through exhibitions, books, reviews, workshops, and lectures. In the accompanying text, Green describes this time in New...

Generous Gift Names Basketball Arena In New Colby Athletic Complex

A generous gift of $8.3 million from a Colby family will name the basketball arena for the planned new athletic complex and provide important funds to accelerate the pace of progress at the College. The commitment celebrates the connections made at the College and the important role of competitive varsity athletics in preparing Colby students...

Rooney ’10 Rice Farm Featured in Morning Sentinel

Wild Folk Farm, co-owned and managed by Ben Rooney ’10, was featured in the May 25 Morning Sentinel leading up to the farm’s rice paddy transplanting celebration. The farm, which grows 12 varieties of rice, has been sold “across the country, from Hawaii to locally in Maine, and around the world to places such as Croatia and the...

Plesch Delivers Keynote at International Conference in Brazil

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a plenary lecture at the Colóquio Internacional: Escrita, som e imagem / VI Jornada Intermídia (International Conference Word, Sound, Image / 6th Intermedia Conference), May 9-13 at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her lecture, “The Wall and the Skin: Writing and Rewriting on a Border Zone,”...

Commencement Receives Expansive Media Attention

Colby’s 196th Commencement and its commencement speaker, Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., were covered in the media across the country and around the globe with more than 230 AP pickups in major markets such as Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami, as well as several publications overseas, including in...

Amy Walter Advises Colby Seniors to Define What Matters

National political analyst Amy Walter ’91 told Colby College seniors on Saturday that true success will come from understanding their own values and living by them. Walter, national editor of The Cook Political Report, a frequent contributor to the PBS NewsHour, and widely considered one of the most respected political analysts in the country, spoke...