Professor James R. Fleming (STS) was elected to chair the section on societal impacts of science and engineering of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014-15. AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society. Fleming chaired the AAAS section on history and philosophy of science 2006-09.
Associate Professor Adam Howard (education) was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist and will participate in a project titled "Enhancing Social Inclusion in Universities" in Australia in March and April 2013. Currently on sabbatical, Howard studies and writes about educational inequality. He will work with the University of Melbourne and with Monash and Victoria universities to enhance social inclusion practices in an efforty to get more students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to attend universities and to succeed there.
In Colby’s inaugural bicentennial lecture, Dec. 6, artist Wendy Ewald advocated making the visual arts central to a liberal arts education—and challenged the message on Colby’s official seal. Read more.
Colby is a lead supporter of an initiative to make Waterville’s Railroad Square Cinema a nonprofit entity—an effort that means long-term security and expanded programming for the popular movie house and will allow for collaboration with Colby’s cinema studies program. Read more in the Morning Sentinel.
As Colby marks its bicentennial year, the Colby-Bowdoin men's ice hockey rivalry, which began in 1922, hits a milestone Saturday, Dec. 1, when the teams meet for the 200th time. Read about the rivalry in this New York Times blog. Details on the webcast are online.
"Many have criticized the combative and contentious tone of the debates and the election in general, but I see things differently. The issues matter," writes Antonio Mendez '06 after covering the first presidential debate.
After oceans advocate Carl Safina's initial visit to campus as Mellon Environmental Studies Fellow, he asked Lydia Ball '13, an environmental science major from Havertown, Pa., to draft a blogpost. The two are coauthors of the piece, about Hurricane Sandy, published Nov. 10 on Huffington Post.
Investigative reporter Bob Woodward, renowned for his role exposing the Watergate scandal, was honored as a “hero of American journalism” Nov 11., when he received Colby's 2012 Lovejoy Award. (Story and audio.)
Professor Paul Josephson (history) spoke on nuclear power, nature, and politics in Barcelona Nov. 6 and will speak in Vilnius, Lithuania, Nov. 16. His talks at universities there reflect on Fukushima, the shutdown of nuclear reactors as a result of superstorm Sandy, and continued efforts to rejuvenate nuclear power in Russia, the United States, and elsewhere.
Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News, a compendium of reports from that time, was published Nov. 1 with essays by historians including Professor Dan Tortora (history) regarding Native Americans.
In 2010 the late Robert E.L. Strider, William Cotter, and William D. Adams talked about their experiences leading the College. For Colby's bicentennial, part of that presidential conversation is captured in a six-minute slideshow.
Jennifer Finney Boylan, professor of English, received the University of Maine's Maryann Hartman Award Oct. 30 in Orono. The awards honor the spirit, achievement, and zest for life that the late Maryann Hartman epitomized, and they recognize distinguished Maine women and their accomplishments in the arts, politics, business, education, and community service. Presented annually, the awards increase campus and community awareness of contemporary women's accomplishments. Hartman was an outstanding teacher and scholar in speech communication at UMaine.