Josephson to Present at Mid-Maine Global Forum Sept. 23

Professor of History Paul Josephson will deliver a presentation at the Mid-Maine Global Forum on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policies and programs. The noontime lunch talk on Sept. 23 in Waterville is titled “Putin, Putinism, and Russian-American Relations.” The Mid-Maine Global Forum is a community organization that sponsors presentations and discussions that educate the local...

Colby Announces IMPACT Partnership with YES Prep

Colby recently announced a new partnership with YES Prep, an open-enrollment public charter school system in Houston that encourages students from low-income communities to achieve at the highest level. As an IMPACT affiliate, Colby will meet full demonstrated financial need and provide support for all admitted YES Prep students. “We [YES Prep] are thrilled to...

Colby Joins Say Yes Higher Education Compact

Colby recently announced a new partnership with Say Yes to Education. A Higher Education Compact partner, the College has agreed to cover the full cost of tuition for any admitted Say Yes student whose annual household income is at or below $75,000. This partnership augments the College’s commitment to making a Colby education accessible to...

Nuss’s Music Research Will Be Live-Streamed and Archived

Steven Nuss, associate professor of music and co-chair of the Music Department, will present his recent research on the American composer Morton Feldman this November in a special session at the National Conference of the Society for Music Theory. His paper “Trancing in the Palace: Kabbalah, Altered States, and Morton Feldman’s Palais de Mari (1986)”...

Professor Fleming Wins Brückner Climate Research Award

Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming has won the 2015 Eduard Brückner Prize for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. He will receive the award Sept. 21 in Hamburg, Germany, at the German Climate Conference organized by the German Meteorological Society. The Brückner Prize, administered by the research institute Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht’s Center...

First-Year Students Bring New Perspectives and Experiences to the Hill

Most of the 509 members of the Class of 2019 arrived at Colby Sept. 1 to begin a four-year journey of intellectual discovery with orientation as they make the Mayflower Hill campus their home. First-year orientation, Sept. 1-8, features seminars with faculty, an introduction to the liberal arts, and civic engagement opportunities in the local...

Colby Geology Department Exhibits Gift of Artwork by Joseph Fiore

The Geology Department at Colby College recently received a gift of eight works of art by Joseph A. Fiore, from his estate as administered through the Maine Farmland Trust. Fiore, who painted in New York City and spent summers in Maine for a half century, is known for focusing on fragments of nature’s whole. The...

Saltz Is Keynote Speaker on Detective Fiction

Associate Professor of American Studies Laura Saltz will give the keynote address to the American Literature chapter of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS) Sept. 3 at the University of Erfurt in Germany. Her talk is titled “Between Science and Sentimentality: Looking, Reading, Feeling, Detecting.”  The program topic is “Science, Suspects, and Surveillance in...

Coane to Receive Early Career Award from Illinois State

The department of psychology at Illinois State University will honor Jen Coane, assistant professor of psychology at Colby, with its Early Career Award for 2015. Coane earned bachelor of arts and master of science degrees at Illinois State before earning her Ph.D. at Washington University is St. Louis. Her areas of academic expertise include cognitive...

Anthony Corrado Provides Campaign Analysis for the World

From the Wall Street Journal to NPR, CNBC to USA Today, the media is turning again to Professor of Government Anthony Corrado for insights on money and politics. Corrado, a leading expert on campaign finance, saw his inbox fill up this summer as trade deals and the 2016 presidential race put campaign dollars in the...

Fleming Talks Climate Engineering on The Adaptors

The Adaptors—a podcast that explores the notion that “Climate change is calling; the adaptors are responding”—tapped Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming for a segment titled “Fixing the Sky” for its Aug. 13 episode. The 16-minute interview covers Fleming’s research about “sincere but deluded” practitioners of climate engineering, the topic of his bestselling...

Of “25 Most Innovative Under 25,” Two Are Colby Grads

When the Boston Globe’s innovation and tech news section, BetaBoston, named the “25 Most Innovative People Under 25” in late July, Colby was well represented. Both Matthew Boyes-Watson ’12 and David Stanton ’14 made the list of the region’s hottest young entrepreneurs and creative thinkers. Boyes-Watson ’12 is the CEO and founder of Jumpshell, an...

Summer Research Retreat: Creating Connections across Disciplines

Nearly a hundred Colby students presented research at the annual Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat (CUSRR), held July 23 in The Forks, 62 miles north of Colby on the Kennebec River. An opportunity for students engaged across the curriculum to share their work and connect with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni, the two-day retreat takes...

Student-Produced Film Screened at International Film Festival

A film produced by Charlie Beck ’17, Mardi Haskell ’17, and John Woodside ’18 called Perpetual e-Motion: The New Faces of Contra was shown during the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) held in July in Waterville. They originally produced the film for a music class called Maine’s Musical Soundscapes: Ethnography of Maine. In this Q&A...

Colby Partners with Nonprofit to Support Students with Determination and Need

Colby College recently announced a new partnership with the Horatio Alger Association, a nonprofit that helps young people achieve their version of the American dream through increased access to higher education. The association partners with colleges and universities to provide scholarships to deserving students who have exhibited determination to succeed in the face of adversity....

Class of 2019 Most Qualified in College History

Colby’s largest-ever pool of applications yielded the Class of 2019, which is being called the most qualified first-year class in the history of the College, with all measures—from essays to test scores—indicating significant intellectual prowess. “The Class of 2019 demonstrated remarkable academic preparedness, and we’re proud to welcome this group of outstanding students to Colby,”...

Plesch Receives Bassett Faculty Award at Reunion

During Reunion 2015 at Colby, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch received the Charles W. Bassett Faculty Award. First presented in June 1997, this award recognizes a faculty member whose service to alumni programs, through active participation in regional and on-campus events, is deemed extraordinary. The list of awards includes a link to the citation read for...

Plesch, Coeditor, Publishes New Volume on “The Imaginary”

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch is coeditor of a new book, The Imaginary: Word and Image, published by the Brill | Rodopi imprint in May 2015. Editors Plesch, Claus Cluver, and Matthijs Engelberts have collected an intriguing study of the imaginary, a critical concept that has been theorized in various ways. In this collection the...

Reunion 2015: “Phenomenal Weekend; Enough Said”

“This is a magical community,” David A. Greene said June 6 during a Reunion 2015 conversation with returning alumni. He said his first year in the Eustis corner office brought pleasant surprises: just how strong and unique Colby’s community is, how collaboration rules on Mayflower Hill, and how special Maine is.

Sheehan Speaks at Black Portraitures Conference in Italy

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan spoke at a major international conference, Black Portraitures II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories, organized by New York University and Harvard University. Held May 28-31 in Florence, Italy, the conference brought together artists and scholars from disciplines including art history, fashion, dance, theater, and studio art in wide-ranging conversations...