Josephson Contributes to Rachel Carson Center Blog

Professor of History Paul Josephson wrote a blog post on Seeing the Woods, a blog for the Rachel Carson Center. Titled “The Need for Public Environmental History,” Josephson urges historians to “take a much more public voice in describing problems and setting the agenda, and engage a greater number and diversity of audiences through public environmental history.”...

Wiley ’03 Wins James Beard Award for Best Chef

Mike Wiley ’03 and his business partner Andrew Taylor have come up big with a James Beard Award in the Best Chef: Northeast category. Co-owners and chefs of three restaurants in Portland, Maine—Eventide Oyster Co., The Honey Paw, and Hugo’s—won this year following three nominations and making it to the finals twice. “The Portland chefs went...

#CLAS2017: Celebrating Scholarship and Achievement

CLAS is not dismissed! The first two days of CLAS—Colby Liberal Arts Symposium—have come and gone, but its effect remains resonant. Last Wednesday and Thursday, more than 480 Colby students presented or performed during CLAS. And when all the events—presentations in class and projects still wrapping up—end this week, that number will eclipse a remarkable 630. The annual...

Hey-Colón Named Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellow

Rebeca L. Hey-Colón, assistant professor of Spanish, has been selected as the 2017-18 Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellow in Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. While in Austin, Hey-Colón will be affiliated with the Center for Mexican American and Latino Studies, teaching one course for the center in the spring. Throughout...

McCullough ’10 Coauthors Article in PNAS

Ian McCullough ’10 coauthored “Salting our freshwater lakes,” an article in the April 25 issue of PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper reported on the team’s investigation of “long-term chloride trends in 371 freshwater lakes in North America.” McCullough majored in environmental studies with a science concentration at Colby.

Burns ’79 and Stanton ’92 Nominated for New Alumni Trustees

Two Colby College alumnae have been nominated to serve three-year terms as trustees, adding new strength to the College’s dynamic and active board. They are Sara Burns, a 1979 graduate, and Jessica D’Ercole Stanton, who graduated in 1992. Burns, of Manchester, Maine, has worked at Central Maine Power (CMP) for 30 years, where she’s risen...

Corporate Trustees Bengochea and Williams P’20 Join Colby Board

Two new trustees were elected to the board at Colby’s spring Board of Trustees meeting held April 22. Armando Bengochea and Tanya Williams P’20 will serve four-year terms as corporate trustees. They join a dynamic and active board of alumni, parents, and friends of the College. Armando Bengochea joined the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2012...

Colby to Break Ground on All-New Athletic Complex

Colby will soon begin moving earth on the northwest corner of campus, setting in motion the largest single project in its history and positioning Colby to provide its community with first-rate athletic facilities across the board. The all-new athletic complex, slated to open in 2020, will be among the best Division III facilities in the...

Scholarship At Its Best: CLAS 2017

The Colby Liberal Arts Symposium is a celebration of student scholarship and achievement. Each year, the Colby community comes together to recognize and celebrate students’ many forms of scholarly engagement. Last year, more than 750 different students (from virtually every department and program) presented or performed their work. The events this year will begin with Arts@CLAS,...

Essay by Heather Hansman ’05 in Skiing Magazine

In “Pivot Point,” a personal essay by Heather Hansman ’05 in Skiing Magazine, three Colby friends return to Colorado to ski 10 years after their first trip west following graduation. Their friendship anchored their “chick trip,” which, in the ski world, “is and isn’t a big deal—the three of us skiing together feels normal, but it’s also...

New Republic Essay by Hanlon on Disinviting Speakers

Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon writes again for the New Republic, this time about “Why Colleges Have the Right to Reject Hateful Speakers like Ann Coulter.” In his April 24 article, Hanlon writes that “rejecting campus speakers is not an assault on free speech. Rather, like so many other decisions made every day by college...

Uzoma Orchingwa ’14 Awarded Soros Fellowship

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Born in Illinois to Nigerian immigrants, Orchingwa received a Truman Scholarship in 2013, earned his degree in philosophy and sociology from Colby, and went on to earn an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge (England). The Soros Fellowship “honors the contributions of immigrants to the United States...

Members of Colby’s Most Academically Competitive and Diverse Admitted Student Class to Visit Campus

A record number of admitted students—almost 500 total—will visit Colby’s campus for the Class of 2021 Admitted Students Program April 20-22. Students will participate in a variety of programming highlighting the breadth of academic and cocurricular offerings at Colby. This year’s admitted student cohort is the most academically competitive and broadly diverse in Colby’s history....

Fleming Essay Finalist for Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing

Terraforming Planets, Geoengineering Earth, an essay by Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming, has been selected as a finalist in the original non-fiction category for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing. The organization 100 Year Starship (100YSS) announced the finalists April 11, noting that the winners would...

Sheehan on Fotomuseum’s Still Searching Blog

In March and April 2017, Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan contributed to the Still Searching blog published by the Fotomuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland. Her five-part blog series on photography and migration considers the role of the photographic medium in the human crossing of geographical and cultural borders. The series reflects on the photographic culture of the contemporary global migration crisis, placing it into conversation...

Shea Writes a Piece on Elections in The Nation

Professor of Government Dan Shea wrote a piece, “Our Addiction to Elections is Killing American Democracy,” in which he advocates “embracing other avenues of political engagement” because “our democracy is in big trouble.” In the April 12 issue of The Nation, Shea summarizes America’s history of elections and momentous shifts in our democracy that have led to the...

Justine Ludwig ’08 Featured in Cultured Magazine

“A Champion for Change” is the title of a Cultured magazine profile on Justine Ludwig ’08, senior curator at the Dallas Contemporary art museum. The article describes Ludwig as “critical to establishing the identity of this emerging art capital,” Dallas, her adopted hometown. “The Dallas audience is very unique,” Ludwig says in the article. “There is a...

Carlson’s Testimony to Legislature Quoted in Maine Media

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson testified at a public hearing on a bill before the Maine legislature to incentivize testing of well water for contaminants, including arsenic. The Portland Press Herald and Maine Public both covered the Health and Human Services Committee hearing and cited Carlson. “Carlson detailed the impacts of arsenic poisoning in her testimony,...

Stone and Students Publish Seed Dispersal Article in Biotropica

Judy Stone, professor of biology and Dr. Charles C. and Pamela W. Leighton Research Fellow, has published an article in Biotropica, the journal of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. The article, “Diversity of seeds captured by interception exceeds diversity of seeds deposited in traps,” was written with a team of six Colby students who...

Fleming Reviews Make it Rain in Nature

In the April 5 issue of Nature, James R. Fleming, Colby’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, reviews Make it Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America by Kristine C. Harper. In the new book, “historian Kristine Harper treats weather control as a political agent in the hands of the American state,” Fleming writes....