A scene in the movie The Hangover prompted National Geographic to ask real-life tiger expert Professor Philip Nyhus (environmental studies) what to do if you find a tiger in your bathroom.
Education Professor Adam Howard's article "Unlearning the Lessons of Privilege" was recognized for its potential to improve teaching.
Chris Talbert '09 wasted no time.Two weeks after graduating he painted the Burlington, Vermont, Ronald McDonald House for free, trained his employees, and got some great press.
The state of the College during a most challenging year was discussed by President William D. Adams June 6 at Reunion Weekend. Audio of the address is online.
Students in Introduction to GIS and Remote sensing created GIS maps on seven topics from bird migration to wind power in Maine. Maps are now online.
A contributor to the Washington Post's On Faith section June 4 cites connections drawn by sociology Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes between Islam and American culture.
Research by geology professor Robert Gastaldo and student assistants that undermines a popular theory about the Permean Mass Extinction is making news in science magazines.
Grad student Elizabeth Turnbull '04 built and is living in a low-impact, 144-square-foot "tiny house" while attending the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Mystery novelist and Colby magazine editor Gerry Boyle '78 introduces a new protagonist in his latest book, Port City Shakedown, released June 1.
Eric Thomas, who directs Colby music ensembles, was on Maine Public Radio Friday, May 29, to talk about conducting the Bangor Symphony May 31.
Qiamuddin Amiry '09, Colby's senior class speaker, was featured on NPR's Morning Edition Monday, May 25. Listen online.
Commencement ceremonies, featuring Greg Mortenson and the Class of 2009, will be held outdoors on the lawns in front of Miller Library Sunday, May 24.
The German translation of Professor Raffael Scheck's book Hitler's African Victims was recently released, and Scheck will appear on the German television program Aspekte on Friday, May 22.
The senior class chose Qiamuddin Amiry '09, who cofounded the Afghan Scholars Initiative, to speak at commencement. He will share the stage with Greg Mortenson, another education crusader.
Outside magazine's May issue includes a humorous essay by Eric Hansen '97 about the series of adventures that ultimately led to him finding his dream job.
President Obama picked Broadway producer Rocco Landesman '69, a former Colby overseer, to lead the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Times reports.
The Colby College Museum of Art will launch its 50th anniversary celebration in July with a museum-wide exhibition and an associated 376-page book. Read more in Art Daily.
Women's lacrosse beat Middlebury 17-12 Saturday and plays Williams at noon Sunday for the NESCAC championship.
Sara Hutchins '09 won first place in the first-ever women's Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Challenge competition at Dartmouth April 25.
Author Karen Jo Shapiro '86 appeared on NPR's Morning Edition April 28, during National Poetry Month, to discuss her children's poems set to the rhythms of famous works.