Mazzeo Publishes The Hotel on Place Vendome

Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English Tilar Mazzeo has a new narrative nonfiction trade book. Published by HarperCollins, The Hotel on Place Vendome chronicles the last days of the Second World War at the Ritz Paris hotel. Mazzeo’s previous book, The Widow Clicquot, was a New York Times bestseller.

Paul Josephson on Putin’s Politics

Professor of History Paul Josephson has been publishing books about Russian history for decades. He was in Moscow a week before the Russian military presence in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula earned global attention, and he has been tapped by the media as an expert on the situation since then. Let’s talk about Ukraine. What are your...

Fleming: One Week, Four Countries, Five Lectures

Professor James Fleming (science, technology, and society), a visiting scholar at Columbia University this year, will speak in four countries March 18-25. In Abu Dhabi March 18 and 19 he will present a paper, “The future of technology and its impact on the environment,” at the 19th annual conference of the Emirates Center for Strategic...

Washington Post Taps Seay

Laura Seay, assistant professor of government, was named a regular contributor to the Washington Post‘s political science blog, the Monkey Cage. Seay studies African politics, conflict, and development, with a focus on central Africa. Her contributions will explain political science research on African development and conflict, and they will likely draw on research conducted with...

Lakes Research Continues—Through the Ice

Lake study by Colby faculty and student researchers doesn’t stop for the Maine winter. Colby science students, working with Denise Bruesewitz, assistant professor of environmental studies, recently cut through 32 inches of ice on Great Pond in the Belgrade Lakes at the location where a Colby research buoy is moored when the ice is out....

Mules Go Wild, Video Goes Viral

The Colby men’s basketball team is spreading #MulePride. A video highlighting creative in-game celebrations by players on the bench is making its way through the social media sphere. UPDATE: As of March 20, 11 days after it was posted, the video had been watched more than 220,000 times on YouTube, featured on national and regional...

Maisel Edits Oxford Political Science Site

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government L. Sandy Maisel recently was named editor-in-chief of the Oxford University Press Online Bibliography in Political Science. In that role he named a new editorial board, which includes political scientists at Tufts, Vanderbilt, University of British Columbia, National University of Singapore, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro,...

Henry Luce Foundation Grant Aids Museum’s Exhibition of Permanent Collection

A $165,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation will help the Colby College Museum of Art reinstall its American art collection. Dynamic new exhibitions will be mounted as the museum transitions from the initial installation in the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion to subsequent exhibitions. “This generous grant will allow us to rethink the installation of our...

Four Professors Awarded Tenure

Four assistant professors were granted tenure at the winter meeting of the Colby Board of Trustees. Valérie Dionne (French and Italian) is an author and scholar of early modern French literature, culture, and philosophy. Melissa Glenn (psychology) is a behavioral neuroscientist who studies prenatal nutrition as it affects psychopathology later in life. James Scott (mathematics...

Outing Club Turns 100

The Colby Outing Club, the College’s biggest club for many years running, celebrated its centennial Feb. 26. “The Colby Outing Club was organized and a constitution was adopted on Feb. 26, 1914,” and “officers were elected at a meeting held March 4, 1914,” according to minutes found in the Colby archives by Hubert “Jim” Merrick...

Student Dancers Shine at New England Conference

At the 2014 American College Dance Festival’s New England Conference, a dance piece created by Sara Gibbons ’15 was selected for the conference’s culminating gala concert—one of fewer than a quarter of the entries so honored. Gibbons’s dance titled Between the Folds was performed by Gibbons, Maggie Bower ’15, and Jack Gobillot ’14 at the...

Student, Professor Coauthor Biology Article

Sarah Flanagan ’11 and Associate Professor of Biology Cathy Bevier coauthored a paper published Feb. 4, 2014, in Ethology: The International Journal of Behavioural Biology. Titled “Do male activity level and territory quality affect female association time in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei?” the article concludes that in that species of Caribbean lizard, females prefer associating...

Plug-in Hybrid Joins PPD Fleet

Colby’s newest maintenance vehicle burned just two gallons of gasoline on 139 service trips around campus in its first two weeks in service. This January, with the support of a grant from Central Maine Power, the Physical Plant Department purchased a plug-in Toyota Prius hybrid. It’s currently being used by campus electricians for routine work...

Reagan Carey ’01 Leads Team USA Women’s Hockey to Sochi

Like many young athletes, Reagan Carey ’01 grew up with Olympic dreams. Her grandfather, a Nordic skier, competed in the 1948 and 1952 games, and one of her Colby women’s hockey teammates, Courtney Kennedy ’01, played on the team that won the silver medal in 2002 and bronze in 2006. This year it’s Carey’s turn,...

Statement on ASA and AAAS Resolutions

Colby affirms support for the rights of academics to pursue their teaching and scholarship and rejects recent resolutions by the American Studies Association and Association for Asian American Studies.

EcoReps Find Opportunities in Waste Audit

“On Nov. 11 Lidia Henderson ’16 and Shannon Oleynik ’16 donned protective gloves and goggles to root through 25 bags of trash and recyclables from three residence halls. Their objective: to determine how effective students are at recycling. Their goal: to improve Colby’s recycling rate. Henderson and Oleynik are EcoReps”student environmental leaders who work to...

As Classes End, Research Presentations Proliferate

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS SPAN THE DISCIPLINES Among many presentations of scholarship, December 2013 saw Theater and Dance: Architectural imaging project exhibition in Runnals lobby through January. Environmental Studies:  Presentations on “Missing Players in Environmental Governance in Ethiopia” and “The Importance of Headwater Streams in Preserving Water Quality: A Case Study of the Kennebec Highlands and Long...

Statement on Colby Rugby

After many productive and thoughtful discussions with students and alumni of the rugby program, it has become clear that both the College and the supporters of club rugby at Colby could benefit from further discussions about the future of the program. Accordingly, I have recommended to President William D. Adams that we extend our commitment...

Renard Releases Album of Romani Music

Faculty Music Associate Stan Renard and the Bohemian Quartet will release an album of traditional Romani music at a special event and concert in Providence, R.I., Thursday, Dec. 5.

Solar-Powered Parking Lot Lights Tested

Colby installed solar-powered parking-lot lights in a new parking area adjacent to the soccer/lacrosse field and is evaluating their performance this fall. The two units use highly efficient LED lamps powered by photovoltaic cells located at the top of the fixture. During the day the photovoltaic panels convert sunlight to electricity, which is stored in...