Dutton Named Vice President

Deborah Dutton, Colby's director of development and associate vice president for the past five years, is the new vice president for development and alumni relations, President William D. Adams announced Feb. 14.

Museum Earns Raves

Art historian Daniel Kany in the Sunday Telegram on Colby's museum: "'Displaced Persons' is one of the most moving exhibitions I have seen in years." "Between its scale, collections and accessibility, I think Colby is currently Maine's greatest champion of visual arts." "A bunch of great shows."

Memories of Kalimpong

After a Jan Plan at the Gandhi Ashram School in India, Echo editors Qainat Khan '11 and Dash Wasserman '12 admit that "something of the magic gets lost in trying to recount it." Still, their essay conveys the power of the experience.

Drawings by Scott Reed

Scott Reed: Characters, an exhibit of intricate pen-and-ink drawings by Professor Scott Reed (art) at the Colby museum through March 20, is reviewed in the Bangor Daily News.

Fleming’s Book in the Globe

Fixing the Sky by Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society), a book on the checkered history of weather and climate control, was featured in the Feb. 6 Boston Sunday Globe.

Bigelow Research Cruise Featured

A Bigelow Lab cruise studying the effects of climate change on phytoplankton in the South Atlantic was featured on Maine Public Radio. Coverage includes link to blog by Professor Whitney King (chemistry) and Annie Warner '11.

Braverman Wins Writing Award

Blair Braverman '11, who's completing a senior thesis on environmental writing, won the Joseph Conrad essay contest sponsored by the Williams College-Mystic Seaport marine studies program. Her essay: "Useless Bay."

Four Professors Tenured

Hideko Abe (East Asian studies), James Behuniak Jr. (philosophy), Adrian Blevins (English/creative writing), and Andreas Waldkirch (economics) were granted tenure by Colby's trustees, and each will be promoted to associate professor in September.

Olsen ’73 to Head Marine Resources

On track to be Maine's commissioner of marine resources, Norm Olsen '73 brings strong diplomacy skills from a State Department career and credibility on the docks as a fourth-generation fisherman, the Press Herald reports.

Arts in the Liberal Arts

Professor and Chair of Theater and Dance Lynne Conner will be featured at the Bates College Arts Summit Jan. 24-25. She will discuss her work and the value of the arts in a liberal arts education. More in the Sun Journal online.

Oceanic Expedition

Professor of Chemistry Whitney King and Angela Warner '11j are in the South Atlantic studying effects of climate change on phytoplankton, reports the Portland Press Herald. They are on a cruise with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, now a strategic partner with Colby. Read their Colby at Sea blog.

Singh Receives Fellowship in India

Crawford Family Professor and Chair of Religious Studies Nikky-Guninder K. Singh received a fellowship from the department of historical studies at Punjabi University and spoke on the relevance of Guru Granth Sahib in modern society.

Engineering Success

Two recent Colby grads in the Colby-Dartmouth dual-degree engineering program are developing a surgical sponge that recently won second prize in the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Read more.

Students Seek Career Advice

In a Career Center program this fall, Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg shared thoughts about his career and offered advice to students about jobs in government service and foreign affairs. Read more.

Report of the President 2010

President William D. Adams discusses the higher education "cost bubble" and the future of liberal arts education. The President's Report online also has 2010 financial highlights and leadership lists.

Environmental Studies Grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Colby a $600,000 grant to support environmental studies, President William D. Adams announced Jan 4. The grant will provide funds for further development of a marine conservation track within Colby's signature Environmental Studies Program.

Biomass Plant Under Construction

Colby has begun construction on a new biomass plant that will replace about 1 million gallons of heating fuel with about 22 thousand tons of locally sourced wood chips and forest waste annually. The initiative takes the College much closer to its goal of carbon neutrality by 2015.

Boylan and Pooh in NY Times

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan reminisces about encounters with the real, original Winnie the Pooh in a Wednesday New York Times oped.

Spotlight on Maine Atlas

The Atlas of Maine, developed by environmental studies classes studying GIS and remote sensing, has been featured by developers of Digital Commons as an example of what their product can do.

New Dean of Admissions

Teresa E. Cowdrey has been named vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Colby, President William D. Adams announced Dec. 14. She will join the Colby staff at the end of the academic year.