Guillén and Razsa Film Gets Coverage in Maine Media

A new film by Associate Professor of Anthropology Maple Razsa and Photo and Video Journalist Milton Guillén has caught the attention of Maine media. The Maribor Uprisings, a participatory documentary about the 2012 uprisings in Slovenia, was on the front page of the Portland Phoenix. The July 17 article called the film “a valuable experiential tool for audiences...

Photo Essay on Allen Island in Maine Magazine

Maine magazine highlights the beauty, resources, and collaboration with Allen Island with a photo essay in its “In the Community” section. Click here to see images of the island and some of the Colby professors and staff who are making this unique learning opportunity available to Colby students and the residents of Port Clyde, Maine.

Allen Island, A Living Laboratory, in Portland Press Herald

A 450-acre island in Muscongus Bay, Allen Island allows “incoming Colby students to get an education in island life,” reports the Portland Press Herald July 15. Colby and Up East, a Wyeth family foundation, “have partnered to bring students new opportunities for hands-on, immersive learning on Allen Island and at the Herring Gut Learning Center, a nonprofit education...

Bangor Daily News Covers Allen Island and CAPS Program

Allen Island, in Muscongus Bay, Maine, is a “treasure trove for students seeking hands-on learning,” according to a story in the July 18 Bangor Daily News. Colby students, including incoming first-year students in the Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences, or CAPS, have access to Allen Island as a living laboratory for research in the sciences and the humanities. “They’re really...

Corwin Interview in Take Magazine About Cutting-Edge Art

Take Magazine interviewed Sharon Corwin, Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art and Chief Curator, about the museum’s role in bringing “cutting-edge art to rural Maine.” Asked in the July 14 article about pushing boundaries and how the museum helps define contemporary art, Corwin answered, “One of the key things I hope we’re...

Gross Quoted in Chronicle Article on Republicans Views on Colleges

Neil Gross, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, was quoted in an article titled “Most Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad for the Country. Why?” The July 10 Chronicle of Higher Education article reports that, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 58 percent of “Republicans and right-leaning independents think higher education has a negative effect...

Ardam Interviews Elkin in Public Books Article

In the article “Aslant to the Flâneur: A Conversation with Lauren Elkin,” Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jacquelyn Ardam interviews Elkin about her new book, Flâneuse, a book that’s “cultural history and memoir, criticism and travelogue.” Ardam and Elkin share a lively conversation about writing, growing up in the suburbs, and women’s relationships to cities in a July 10 article that...

Moland Essay on Abolitionist Child in The Paris Review

Lydia Moland, associate professor of philosophy, had her piece “For Our Cause is Just” published in the web edition of The Paris Review July 7. The essay discusses the writings and views of American abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, “a crusader for justice.” Child “devoted her formidable talents for research, rhetoric, and philosophical argument to pricking her fellow citizens’...
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Colby’s 5,300-Panel Solar Field Ready to Generate Power—and Academic Opportunity

Colby will flip the switch on a nine-acre solar field this fall, the latest step in the College’s commitment to sustainable and climate-friendly practices. The new 1.9-megawatt photovoltaic energy project, announced last May, will supply about 16 percent of the College’s electricity. Colby declared carbon neutrality in 2013 and continues to work to reduce carbon...

Benissan’s New Restaurant Featured in The Republican Journal

July 8 marks the grand opening of Messan Jordan Benissan’s restaurant, Me Long Togo, in Searsport, Maine, so says The Republican Journal in its July 7 story on Colby’s director of African drumming. The restaurant is opening in the historic Nickerson Tavern, which was “probably built around 1840-1850,” the Journal reports. In addition to traditional Togolese dishes, Benissan will...

Fleming on Front Page of Reddit June 30

A reference to Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming was on the front page of Reddit June 30. A post about James Van Allen on the site’s “Today I Learned” section included Fleming’s quote about the first time “someone discovered something and immediately decided to blow it up,” which...

Nyhus and Students Author Article in China Policy Institute: Analysis

Philip Nyhus, associate professor of environmental studies and program director, Yue (Anna) Yu ’19, and Jiaqi (Carmen) Wu ’19 coauthored “Of Stripes and Spots: Can a Growing Dragon Save a Tiger?” in the June 27 China Policy Institute: Analysis, the online journal of the China Policy Institute. The article looks at China’s conservation challenges, especially as they...

New Book by Lisle on Modern Coliseums and American Culture

Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies Ben Lisle has a new book out: Modern Coliseum Stadiums and American Culture (UPenn Press, 2017). The book “tracks changes in stadium design and culture since World War II” and shows that “stadiums have taken many shapes and served different purposes throughout the history of American sports culture.”

Coane’s CogBlog Named Top Psychology Blog of 2017

A blog created by Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Coane was named one of 10 top psychology blogs by Online Counseling Programs (OCP). Coane’s CogBlog is written by research assistants “working in the Memory and Language Lab and students enrolled in courses in cognitive psychology and memory at Colby.” The blog is one of the few on...

Gastaldo Research Teams Have Two Publications

Two research teams led by Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo have recently had manuscripts published. One manuscript, in which Gastaldo took the lead, was published in PALAIOS (v. 32, p. 349-366) and titled “Paleontology Of The Blaauwater 67 And 65 Farms, South Africa: Testing The Daptocephalus/Lystrosaurus Biozone Boundary In A Stratigraphic Framework.” The full paper can...

Sheehan Guest Lecturer at Terra Foundation in France

In July 2017 Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan will be a guest lecturer at the Terra Foundation’s summer program in Giverny, France. Founded in 2001 the Terra Summer Residency brings together doctoral scholars of American art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny. Sheehan will share her...

Reseirt Tapped as Expert on WalletHub Piece on Independent States

Joseph Reisert, the Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law, was tapped as an expert on the June 20 WalletHub piece titled “2017’s Most & Least Independent States.” In response to WalletHub’s question, “Should presidential campaigns be publicly funded in order to help ensure the president is as independent...

Green’s Photos in Show at Portland Art Museum

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green’s photographs are included in the Portland Art Museum’s (Portland, Ore.) exhibition Recent Photography Acquisitions. The two photographs, from his series Terrain Vague, are part of a group of eight that the museum acquired in 2016. The show, which runs until July 22 and includes the work of such notable photographers as...

Reid 2016 Article Named One of Most Impactful

An article cowritten by Allecia Reid, the William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor of Psychology, was selected by two senior editors of Social Science & Medicine as one of the most impactful this year. “Discrimination and Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy Among Black and Latina Young Women,” published in the journal in May 2016, “examined the influence of discrimination,...

Gross New York Times Op-Ed on Role of Embarrassment

In a June 16 New York Times op-ed, Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross delves into the historical analysis of embarrassment and the function it has in modern-day society. “The embarrassed individual is a functioning member of society, attuned enough to the dynamics of interpersonal interaction that his or her body responds reflexively to a perceived...