Millard Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Julie Millard, The Dr. Gerald and Myra Dorros Professor of Chemistry, has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Millard is one of 391 recently named fellows “whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and...

Blevins Essay Published by Vox Populi

A new essay by Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins, titled “Late-Breaking Yew-Berry News from the Madman’s Love Shack,” appears in Vox Populi, a forum for the discussion of contemporary politics through poetry, prose, and video. This essay is part of a series of Blevins’s essays in Vox Populi. The essay also opens a new anthology—Best Creative Nonfiction...

Gift Endows Research Internships for Colby Students at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

WATERVILLE, Maine–Select Colby College students will have a chance to work with one of the nation’s top cancer researchers, thanks to a generous gift endowing the Paul J. Schupf Colby College/Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Internship. The gift from Trustee Emeritus Paul J. Schupf LL.D.’06 establishes the summer experience at the renowned medical center. “Paul Schupf’s...

Lawless ’73 Wins Carlson Public Humanities Prize

The Maine Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded Maine poet Gary Lawless ’73 with the 2017 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. Lawless, who owns and operates Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, “has long encouraged others to find their voice with poetry, working with veterans groups, immigrant communities, and more,” a press release from the...

Ecology Class

With Colby’s emphasis on undergraduate research, fieldwork, and exploration of Maine’s natural resources, it’s no surprise to find two dozen biology students combing the intertidal zone in Acadia National Park in October, identifying plant and animal species. But finding an exotic tropical fish they initially mistook for a cartoon character? And then publishing its photo...

Stokes Q&A with Braverman ’11 in Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard published a Q&A between Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing Elisabeth Stokes and writer Blair Braverman ’11. The two Alaskan writers talked “landscape, identity, survival, and the problem with the term alpha male,” in the Nov. 14 piece. Following the release of Braverman’s Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, a coming-of-age memoir set in the Arctic, Stokes asks about Braverman’s experience pushing into...

Gastaldo Reappointed as Research Associate with Smithsonian

Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo has been reappointed to a four-year term as research associate of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Gastaldo, who has been affiliated with the institution for more than 30 years, is collaborating with Smithsonian’s William DiMichele on several ongoing projects. They are finishing a manuscript on ecosystem...

New England’s Largest Telescope Lets Colby Students See the Stars as Never Before

Light from distant galaxies is now easier to collect and analyze with Colby’s new 28-inch telescope, the largest in New England. Dedicated during Family Homecoming Weekend, the research-grade, robotic telescope, housed in the Young Observatory, is the largest in New England and will facilitate new research and collaborative projects for students and faculty. The acquisition...

Reynolds Co-Publishes Article in World Development Journal

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Travis Reynolds co-published an article in the journal World Development on husband and wife decision-making authority in farm households in sub-Saharan Africa. The research analyzes the program and policy implications of differences in husband and wife self-reported authority over farm decisions in rural Tanzania. The authors found that husbands and...

Fleming Fills Three Roles at History of Science Society Meeting

At the annual History of Science Society meeting in Atlanta (Nov. 3-6), Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming will chair and comment in a session titled “Intersections of Industrial and Academic Science,” he will present on science policy for the Joint Caucus on Socially Engaged Philosophy and History of...

Nyhus Published Invited Paper in Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Associate Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies Program Philip J. Nyhus published an invited review paper, “Human–Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence,” in volume 41 of the journal Annual Review of Environment and Resources. The publication provides authoritative reviews of significant topics within environmental science. The journal is ranked third out of 104 ranked journals in the category...

Green’s New Book Featured at Paris Photo

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green‘s new book, After Morandi, will be featured at several events at this year’s Paris Photo. The festival, which draws more than 60,000 visitors each year, features fine art photography from around the world. Green’s book (Urbanautica/L’Artiere, 2016) was described by critic and publisher Steve Bisson as “the result of an...

Razsa Wins Douglass Prize for Bastards of Utopia

Associate Professor of Global Studies Maple Razsa won the 2016 William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology for his monograph Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics After Socialism. The annual prize, given by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, honors the best book published in Europeanist anthropology. Razsa’s project is a “multimedia approach [that] offers substantial innovations not...

Alissa J. Rubin Receives 2016 Lovejoy Award

Coverage of the human toll of war—on noncombatants, on women and children, and on the cities where they live—is as crucial to understanding conflict as the traditional reporting of battles, insurgencies, and invasions around the world, according to 2016 Lovejoy Award winner Alissa J. Rubin. Rubin, a Pulitzer-decorated foreign correspondent for the New York Times,...

McClenachan Coauthor on Ecology and Evolution Article

Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Loren McClenachan coauthored an article titled “Collateral damage to marine and terrestrial ecosystems from Yankee whaling in the 19th century,” which appeared in Ecology and Evolution. The results of the research show that “the ecosystem impacts of whaling reverberated on both marine and coastal environments.” The article was a collaboration among McClenachan, Joshua...

Shea Comments in National Review Article on Trump in Maine

In an Oct. 12 National Review artcle titled “In Maine, Trump Exposes Cultural Fissures among Whites,” Professor of Government Dan Shea comments on why Maine may divide its electoral votes in November for the first time in history. “There’s a lot of working-class white voters in Maine who say, ‘Both parties have let us down,’” said Shea, director...

News of Colby/Alfond $20M Investment in Media Statewide

Media outlets statewide, including the Portland Press Herald, covered news of the Oct. 18 joint Colby/Alfond $20-million investment in downtown Waterville. Publications including Mainebiz ran stories, Maine Public aired a piece, and TV stations WABI and WCSH were in Waterville covering the announcement. “When this community steps forward and rolls up its sleeves, the foundation will step...

Greene and Powell Op-Ed on Waterville Investment in Bangor Daily News

President David A. Greene and Alfond Foundation Chairman Greg Powell explain why they’re investing in Waterville in their op-ed “Investing in Maine downtowns—like Waterville’s—restored our sense of possibly.” In the Oct. 24 piece, they highlight their reasons for the $20-million investment to establish a development fund to aid the city in its revitalization efforts. A deep history...

Tappan Op-Ed in Portland Press Herald on Toxic Masculinity

An op-ed by Professor of Education Mark Tappan calls for resistance to Donald Trump’s “toxic masculinity,” noting its perpetrators and sources, while also pointing to examples of healthy masculinity. “White working-class men are suffering, economically, socially, and physically,” Tappan writes in the Portland Press Herald Oct. 23, and their allegiance to Trump stems from “fear and shame...

Besteman to Present Paper at American Anthropological Association Meeting

Bartlett Professor of Anthropology Catherine Besteman will present a paper titled “Refugee Matters and the Anthropological Gaze” at the 115th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Besteman’s paper will be part of session called Life Matters: Accountability, Complicity, Politics sponsored by the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology and the Society for Cultural Anthropology....