One of the world’s leading cultural theorists spoke on the state of the humanities Feb. 22, and the event provided a focused attention on efforts to develop an interdisciplinary center for the arts and humanities.
Crime novelist Gerry Boyle '78 scored a hat trick in the March/April AAA Northern New England Journey magazine. There's a letter to the editor about his recent toboggan-racing article, he's featured in "A Landscape to Die For" about northern crime writers, and that's him in a fedora (from Colby's theater and dance wardrobe) on the cover.
Alumna Laura Eichelberger '99 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies Karin Friederic both made a list of the top-40 favorite cultural anthropology Ph.D. dissertations on the blog Anthropologyworks.
High-profile events this week include filmmaker Spike Lee, Harvard scholar and cultural critic Homi Bhabha, author and sociologist Michael Kimmell, photojournalist Andrea Bruce, and climate-change expert Professor Emeritus Tom Tietenberg.
An exhibition at the Colby Museum of Art curated by President William D. Adams opens Tuesday, Feb. 14. Rediscoveries 2, drawn from the permanent collection, explores "the blighted urban landscape" and "the powerful and unexpected beauty that often resides in such places."
Three professors were granted tenure by vote of the trustees Feb. 4. They are Lisa Arellano (American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies); Adam Howard (education); and John Turner (history).
College costs continue to make headlines, and last week President Obama drew even more attention to the issue in his State of the Union address and, a few days later, in remarks at the University of Michigan. Colby President William D. Adams discusses some of the College's strategies for addressing cost and its commitment to access and affordability in a recent statement.
Forty years after fighting a communist Vietnamese government while serving in the U.S. Army, Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie is returning to Vietnam—this time as a Fulbright Scholar helping the government set up American studies programs.
Fifteen Colby ski team members spent Jan. 8 at Sugarloaf working with trainers for Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation learning how to guide skiers who are amputees, are in wheelchairs, or have extreme stability issues.
Colby observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, with a keynote speech by Professor Walter Fluker of Boston University School of Theology, a community lunch to discuss the Civil Rights movement, film viewings, and a choir performance. Schedule.
Waterville will receive a Maine Arts Commission grant for a collaboration that includes the Colby Museum of Art. "Waterville is poised to become a destination for arts and creative opportunities in Maine," said Museum Director Sharon Corwin.
A new partnership aims to improve access to Colby for students from low-income families who are graduates of KIPP charter schools. The initiative focuses on strategies to help KIPP graduates, often first-generation college students, to succeed in higher education.