David Simon Gives Medieval Forum Keynote

David L. Simon, Colby's Ellerton and Edith Jetté Professor of Art, will deliver the keynote address at the 34th Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum Friday, April 19. 

Call for Student Research Papers and Posters

Students who would like to present posters or papers of completed research as part of the 14th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium can submit proposals online through April 19, 2013.

Zelensky Wins NEH Summer Fellowship

Natalie Zelensky (music) was selected for an NEH summer fellowship at Columbia University to study "America's Russian-Speaking Immigrants and Refugees: 20th-Century Migration and Memory." 

Uzoma Orchingwa ’14 Receives Truman Scholarship

Uzoma Orchingwa ’14, a philosophy and sociology major from West Hartford, Conn., has received one of 62 Truman Scholarships from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation for his leadership potential and commitment to public service.

Transcript: William G. Bowen | Distinguished Bicentennial Lecture

William G. Bowen, president emeritus of Princeton, former president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, author of 20 books, and a leading voice in American higher education, was Colby's third Distinguished Bicentennial Lecture March 18, 2013. This is a transcript of his lecture.

Gary Green in Portland Biennial

Photographer Gary Green, assistant professor of art, is one of 28 artists chosen from among almost 900 applicants to exhibit his work in the Portland Museum of Art's 2013 biennial exhibition. The 2013 PMA Biennial, Piece Work, opens Oct. 3. The show, announced by the museum March 15, was also reported in the Portland Press Herald.

Students Thank Donors in 400 Ways

On Thank a Donor Day, March 13, students expressed gratitude for some predictable—and some unpredictable—things.

Colby Chorale to Perform in New York City

At the start of spring break the Colby College Chorale will spend a weekend performing in New York City in three free concerts that are open to the public.

Bryant To Talk on Civil War Lit

Lee Professor of English Cedric Gael Bryant will lead a session on the literature of the Civil War at the sesquicentennial symposium "Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War," April 27 at USM.

Bicentennial Celebration Exceeds Expectations

A Miller Library cake the size of a refrigerator. So many birthday greetings that Twitter shut down the special bicentennial account. And a surprise greeting and citation from President Barack Obama. Those were just a few highlights during Colby's all-day 200th birthday celebration Feb. 27.

Nix Fine ’91 Wins Oscar

It was a dream come true. For Inocente filmmakers Andrea Nix Fine '91 and Sean Fine, perhaps. For Professor of English Phyllis Mannocchi, definitely. “My dream has been that, before I died, I’d see a kid from my class win an Oscar,” said Mannocchi.

Lyn Mikel Brown in Hall of Fame

On March 16 Professor Lyn Mikel Brown (education) will be one of two women inducted into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Augusta.

Colby Volunteers Aim High

Colby's commitment to service is evident in many ways, including in a recent Peace Corps announcement. Volunteers, it turns out, gain more than just satisfaction from knowing they've helped others.

Conner Wins Kennedy Center Award

Lynne Conner, associate professor of theater and dance, received a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Merit Award for "Excellent Adaptation of Old Greek Comedy."

Blevins Poem Wins Zone 3 Award

"This Little Catalogue of Losses," a poem by Adrian Blevins,associate professor of English, won the annual Zone 3 Poetry Award for 2012.

McClenachan Named Sloan Research Fellow

Loren McClenachan (environmental studies) is one of 126 scientists to receive a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship recognizing promising early-career scientists.

Roisman Book Earns Honorable Mention

Professor Joseph Roisman (classics) received the Association of American Publishers' Prose Awards honorable mention in the category Classics and Ancient History for his groundbreaking book Alexander's Veterans and the Early Wars of the Successors (University of Texas Press, 2012).