The 13th Maine International Film Festival, of which Colby is a major sponsor, will attract viewers from all over to Waterville July 9-18. This year two films produced by Assistant Professor of International Studies Maple Razsa will be screened. More information and a schedule are online.
Four books about geoengineering are highlighted in the June 28 New York Times, including Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming's latest, Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. In it he calls geoengineering proposals "untested, untestable and dangerous beyond belief."
Eric Hanson '89 is profiled in the University of Minnesota alumni magazine for his work restoring the loon population in Vermont. A biology-environmental science major at Colby, he earned a master's at Minnesota and is director of the Vermont Loon Recovery Project.
Ali Brandeis '10 and Courtney Beaulieu '11 join NSF-funded
oceanographic expeditions aboard research vessels out of the Bigelow Ocean Science Research Laboratory this summer. (See last item in newsletter.)
Women's lacrosse went to the NCAA Div. III national tourney quarterfinals May 16, further than any team in the program's history. The Mules fell to undefeated Hamilton after beating Cortland State and Southern Maine in earlier rounds.
Almost 100 students were recognized at the 2010 Student Awards ceremony May 4. The Division of Student Affairs has increased visibility and prestige of the awards with a year-end campus assembly in Lorimer Chapel.
Complete list of awards
More than 425 students participated in Relay for Life Friday and Saturday, raising more than $32,000 for cancer research with pledges still arriving. Stylists from People's Salon and Spa took tresses from 18 people for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which provides wigs for cancer patients.
The 2010 Colby Student Awards ceremony Tuesday afternoon will be the second time that academic department awards and awards to students, faculty, and staff for contributions to campus life are consolidated in one assembly.
Senior Science, Technology, and Society majors Foster Huntington and Daniel Opalacz will conduct a flight demonstration of the unpiloted aerial vehicle (UAV) they created for an independent study as part of the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Learn more on their blog.