Colby and Waterville Celebrate Bicentennial

Events downtown Oct. 20 highlighted the close relationship of Waterville and Colby, and Mayor Karen Heck '74 thanked the College for 200 years of "friendship and partnership."

Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64 Launches Bicentennial

A festive night featuring the nation’s preeminent historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64, kicked off Colby's bicentennial celebration, which continues through the year and around the country.

Plato’s Erotic World by Prof. Jill Gordon Featured

Dana Professor of Philosophy Jill Gordon's latest book, Plato's Erotic World, is featured on New Books in Philosophy, part of the online New Books Network. The site includes an hour-long interview podcast with the author.

ABC News Debate Coverage Features Two Colby Alums

ABC News Digital's live coverage of the final presidential debate will be anchored by an all-Colby team: ABC News Political Director Amy Walter '91 and Good Morning America Weekend Anchor Dan Harris '93.

Traylor ’15 Wins Fellowship in Jordan

Spencer Traylor ’15, a Mitchell Scholar from Brownville, Maine, was one of two college students named 2012 CIEE and Mitchell Institute International Fellows.

Blevins in Poetry Magazine’s 100 Poems, 100 Years Anthology

Professor Adrian Blevins, (creative writing) has a poem in The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine. Her poem "How to Cook a Wolf" appears with works by many of the most renowned poets of the last century.

C-SPAN Book TV Features Faculty

C-SPAN2’s Book TV visits Maine, and three Colby history professors are featured. A series that debuts Saturday, Oct. 6, includes interviews with history professors Elizabeth Leonard, Raffael Scheck, and Larissa Taylor.

MPBN Television Features Colby Researchers

MPBN's TV series Sustainable Maine features Colby professors and students in a new episode, "Saving Our Lakes," debuting Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 p.m.

Gastaldo Gives Lead Address at Berlin Conference

Whipple-Coddington Professor Robert Gastaldo is presenting the lead talk in the Triassic Recovery Symposium at the centennial meeting of the Palaeontologische Geselleschaft in Berlin, Germany, in late September. The talk, “Constraining the End-Permian Crisis in the Karoo Basin, South Africa: New Data from the Eastern Cape Province,” is coauthored with colleagues from University of Toronto, University of California–Berkeley, Southern Methodist University, the Council for Geosciences, and Rhodes University in South Africa.  Gastaldo returns to South Africa in January under a Fulbright Fellowship to continue his studies at Rhodes.

Work Begins on New Science Building

Construction begins on a 36,400-square-foot science building that will house computer science, psychology, and mathematics and statistics.

Prof Shows Rock ‘n’ Roll Photos

Professor Gary Green (art) photographed the New York music scene in the 1970s and '80s, and his images appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, and on album covers. An exhibit of his work at Waterville's Common Street Arts runs through October.

Adams Addresses New Students

In an address to new students Sept. 4, President William D. Adams highlighted Colby's bicentennial and laid out two cardinal virtues of the residential liberal arts community they're joining: first, passionate and committed engagement with the intellectual work, and second, civility. Video of his talk is online, as is the text.

Let the Games Begin

Fall sports begin Friday, Sept. 7, with eight home contests the first weekend (see schedule). Cross-country captains Berol Dewdney '13 and Morgan Lingar '13 are profiled in the Morning Sentinel for leadership on and off the team.

Freidenreich Book Earns National Award

Foreigners and Their Food, a groundbreaking book by Professor David Freidenreich, has won the American Academy of Religion's award for excellence in the study of religion in the textual studies category.

The Economic Impact of Lakes

Keeping Maine lakes healthy is the goal of a multidisciplinary initiative by Colby professors and students, and their efforts are being noticed by Maine media.

Students Return, Classes Begin Wednesday

Classes officially begin Wednesday, Sept. 5, following orientation for the Class of 2016, which ends Tuesday.  A profile of the incoming class, which arrives as Colby celebrates its bicentennial.