Sheets to Publish Research on Depression in Emerging Adults

A research paper coauthored by Assistant Professor of Psychology Erin Sheets will be published in December 2014 in Behaviour Research and Therapy. Titled “Comparing Chronic Interpersonal and Noninterpersonal Stress Domains as Predictors of Depression Recurrence in Emerging Adults,” the article provides evidence that interpersonal stress—intimate relationship stress, close friendship stress, family relationship stress, personal health,...

Lakes Studies Featured in Portal of Outstanding Undergrad Research

Among a half dozen exemplary undergraduate research initiatives featured on the homepage of the Undergraduate Research Commons is the Colby Environmental Assessment Team. The team, part of the Environmental Studies Program’s capstone experience, has students take an intensive research course gathering data for an annual report about water ecology in nearby lakes, especially the Belgrade...

Sheehan and Lessing to Speak at Third Biennial AHAA Symposium

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan and Colby College Museum of Art Mirken Curator of Education Lauren Lessing will each deliver papers at the Third Biennial Association of Historians of American Art Symposium to be held in Philadelphia Oct. 9-11. Lessing’s talk is titled, “Flat-Breasted Maidens: Winslow Homer’s Depictions of Natural Girlhood in the 1870s.” Sheehan’s talk,...

Greene Shares Vision for Colby on Welcome Tour

Meeting with 285 Colby supporters in Boston Sept. 30, President David A. Greene shared his thoughts on lifting Colby to new heights and the role of the Colby community in the College’s future. Greene said a sharp divide is growing in the higher education landscape and he wants to see Colby among the best. “There...

Student Journalism Conference Features Lovejoy Award Recipient

Student journalists from Colby and beyond will hear from New York Times investigative reporter James Risen at a conference for college and university journalists at Colby on Sunday, Oct. 5. The event is held in conjunction with the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Convocation, at which Colby gives an award for courageous journalism. Top editors and reporters...

Masland ’12 Wins Fellowship in Taiwan

Fiona Masland ’12, a global studies and East Asian studies double major, received a prestigious 2014-15 Blakemore Freeman Fellowship for Advanced Language Study in Taiwan. Masland already spent two years on successive Fulbright grants teaching English in Taiwan. The highly competitive Blakemore Freeman grants are awarded to less than 10 percent of applicants and require...

Plesch and Cook Host Premodern Scholars Meeting

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch and Assistant Professor of English Megan Cook hosted the 33rd annual meeting of the Premodern Scholars of Maine. More than 30 colleagues from colleges and universities in Maine working in late antiquity through the early modern period met to share research and socialize.

Conner Essay to Appear in Chamber Music Magazine

Lynne Conner’s new essay, “Music Talk,” will be published in the October issue of Chamber Music Magazine. Conner was invited to contribute to a special issue on audience engagement. Chamber Music is the journal of Chamber Music America, serving 6,000 professional ensemble musicians and presenters in all musical genres.

Coulter Publishes Book on Gao Xingjian

Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Todd J. Coulter has published a new book, Transcultural Aesthetics in the Plays of Gao Xingjian, with Palgrave. The book traces how Gao Xingjian, through the unique blending and borrowing of aesthetic forms from both Chinese and French theatrical traditions, creates an aesthetic of transcultural identity. Coulter approaches Gao’s work...

Fleming to Address Conference on Climate Models

Professor of Science, Technology, and Society Jim Fleming will be a keynote speaker at a conference Oct. 24-26 in London, Ont., titled “Knowledge and Models in Climate Science: Philosophical, Historical, and Scientific Perspectives.” Fleming’s talk is titled “Dynamic Climatology: Historical Perspectives on Shape-Shifting Nouns.” The conference is the second annual conference put on by the...

President Greene Pledges to Lift Colby to New Heights

Asserting “This is Colby’s moment; this is Colby’s time,” President David A. Greene called in his inaugural address for Colby to “move to a preeminent position among the world’s liberal arts colleges.” He called for the College to shape more broadly the evolution of the liberal arts for our time, and he proposed that Colby...

Faculty Showcase Conjures the Magic of Liberal Learning

Colby’s presidential inauguration weekend began Friday, Sept. 12, with a faculty showcase: six professors speaking for 15 minutes each about their scholarship, their teaching, and their students—a forum elegant in its simplicity. And like liberal arts education itself, the widely varied components added up to considerably more than a sum of the parts. “It was...

Taylor Organizes International Conference on Knot Theory

Scott Taylor, assistant professor in  Mathematics/Statistics) and Maggy Tomova, associate professor at University of Iowa, in August 2014 organized The Thin Manifold: a conference on knots and 3-manifolds. The conference brought together experts in knot theory and the theory of 3-dimensional spaces from the U.S., Mexico, and Japan. The conference poster and T-shirt was designed...

President Greene to New Students: Take Intellectual Risks

Slideshow: Orientation 2014 Following a week of orientation activities that included First Class (sessions with professors to set the tone for academic dialogue), Colby Outdoor Orientation Trips (from canoeing to theater improv), and community service, President David A. Greene addressed assembled first-year students at Colby’s 197th First-Year Convocation in Lorimer Chapel Sept. 2. “It’s time...

Wamsley ’15 Selected for DAAD Ambassador Program

Christine Wamsley ’15, a German studies and biochemistry double major, was selected as a Young Ambassador by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the largest German support organization in the field of international academic cooperation. DAAD Young Ambassadors promote study in Germany at their home universities, and Wamsley is one of only 33 undergraduates in the United...

Brunetaux Organizes Conference on Holocaust and Human Rights

Assistant Professor of French Audrey Brunetaux is organizing, along with Professor Robert Katz of the University of Maine at Augusta, the conference Exploring Women’s Testimony: Genocide, War, Revolution, the Holocaust, and Human Rights to be held Oct. 8-10, 2014, on the campuses of Colby and the University of Maine at Augusta. The conference will examine gendered...

Plesch Elected President of IAWIS

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was elected to serve a three-year term as president of the International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS) at the general assembly of the 10th triennial conference on word and image studies held Aug. 14 in Dundee, Scotland. The IAWIS seeks to foster the study of word and image relations in...

Better than Vacation: Summer Research at Colby

While some people associate summer in Maine with beaches and lobster, others have a different view. At Colby, more than 100 students stay on campus in the summer to conduct full-time academic research with Colby faculty. In late July student researchers present their work to their peers and professors at the annual Colby Undergraduate Summer...

Prindle Joins Journal Board

Oak Professor of East Asian Language and Literature Tamae Prindle has been invited to join the editorial board of the journal Asian Studies (previously Asian and African Studies).

Webb Delivers Keynote Address

In June Professor of History James L.A. Webb delivered the keynote address, “The Globalization of Antimalarial Therapeutics,” for the Flying University of Transnational Humanities conference “Globalization and Health: East and West,” hosted by the University of Pittsburgh. In July Webb chaired a panel titled “Intersections of Human Disease and Environment” at the annual meeting of...