Students Help Sustain Mid-Maine

When residents of Waterville wanted to expand the city's sustainability initiatives, they turned to students from for assistance. Five college interns spent the summer working for the new, regional organization Sustain Mid-Maine.

Psychology Award Announced

For her cognitive science research, Nina Gold '09 received the prestigious 2008-09 Erlbaum Award from the international psychology honor society Psi Chi. The abstract of Gold's paper is published in Eye on Psi Chi.

Student Blogs Make News

Colby is among the colleges that ask students to blog about their experiences for the admissions office, a page-one story in the Oct. 2 New York Times reports.

NGOs and Changes in China

The proliferation of NGOs in China will not necessarily result in a strong challenge to the party-state, Professor Walter Hatch (government) said in a lecture about his research Sept. 26.

Health Center Accredited

Garrison-Foster Health Center earned three-year reaccreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Colby's remains the only AAAHC-accredited college health center in Maine.

New Type of News

Paul Steiger, editor of the nonprofit investigative news outlet Pro Publica, is at Colby this week as a Lovejoy Visiting Journalist in Residence. He discussed the nontraditional business model on Maine Public Broadcasting.

Prize-winning Coauthors

An analysis of Internet pricing by Economics Professor Randy Nelson and two student coauthors won a journal's biennial "best article" prize.

Field Trip to Shen Yun

Professor of East Asian Studies Kim Besio spoke with New Tang Dynasty Television about taking 50 students to Portland to see Shen Yun, a Chinese dance and music company.

The Doctor Is In

Medical Director Paul Berkner is featured in a New York Times editorial blog for his work on concussion management among Maine athletes.

New Book by Blevins

A new book of poetry by Professor of Creative Writing Adrian Blevins, titled Live from the Homesick Jamboree, has been released.

Hill ‘n the ‘Ville 2009

Five live-music acts will play and activities are scheduled from 12:30 p.m. until sunset at the third annual Hill 'n the 'Ville festival, downtown on Sept. 12.

Lovejoy Winner Announced

Foreign correspondent Paul Salopek, who has covered more than 20 conflicts and was jailed in Darfur, will receive the 2009 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism Oct. 18.

Men’s Soccer Turns 50

Colby men's soccer celebrates the team's 50th anniversary, and more than 100 alumni will come back for activities, including Saturday's game.

President Addresses Class of 2013

Speaking to first-years Sept. 8, President William D. Adams stressed the intellectual powers he hopes they will acquire here: to communicate, to think, to imagine and create.

Museum Thrives in Down Times

The Colby museum has seen increased attendance in recent years, perhaps in part due to the recession, the Morning Sentinel reports.

Exploring Privilege

Education Professor Adam Howard, author of an upcoming article on attitudes about privilege, discusses his work in a Teachers College Record video.

Environmental Essay

An essay by environmental studies major and insideColby blogger Blair Braverman '11 appears in High Country News magazine and will be published in some 75 newspapers in the western U.S.

Dialogue on Plato

Philosophy Professor Jill Gordon was recently featured on the Digital Dialogue podcast discussing erotic desire in Plato's dialogues. Listen to the interview.

Port City Praise

Port City Shakedown by Gerry Boyle '78, editor of Colby magazine, is called "one of the best mysteries to come out of the state in recent years" in a Portland Press Herald article.

Fleming Cautions Climate Engineers

"Global climate engineering is untested and untestable, and dangerous beyond belief," Professor Jim Fleming writes in a response to claims it could be "cheap and effective."