Veronique Plesch (art) and Maggie Libby '81 (art, Special Collections)
will present "Commemorating Colby Women" at the ninth International
Association of Word and Image Studies Conference in Montreal, August
The photo "Yellow in Ifotaka," taken in Madagascar by anthropology major Jennifer Gemmell '12, won the grand prize in the SIT Study Abroad photo contest. Justin Fahey '05 was runner-up for "Arusha," a photo he took in Tanzania when he studied there on a SIT program. The two Colbians took first- and second-place honors in a photo contest that had more than 900 entries.
InsideColby.com received an eduStyle award for best integration of social media/networking, announced at the eduWEB Conference Aug. 2. The site includes blogs, Twitter feeds, and integrates Facebook functionality.
Physicist, author, and artist Bern Porter, who was involved in the invention of TV and the Manhattan Project (which he later renounced), is the subject of a symposium in Special Collections at Colby's Miller Library Friday, Aug. 5. Read more in the Portland Daily Sun. Live webcast is available.
Escar Kusema '09 has received a MILEAD Fellowship from
the Moremi Initiative in recognition
of her "accomplishments as a leader and her passion for education,
women, and development" in her native country, Zimbabwe.
A record number of students and faculty from 20 academic departments converged to present and learn about research conducted at Colby at the 4th annual Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat (CUSRR) July 21-22 in The Forks, Maine.
When journalists aim to make sense of presidential campaign fundraising,
many look to Anthony Corrado (government), a national expert on
campaign finance. In recent days he's been featured on NPR and in USA
Today, among other reports.
A celebration of the career of longtime head basketball coach Dick Whitmore was capped by the announcement that alumni and friends had raised more than $1 million to establish a fund in his name to support Colby athletics. The news was reported by Jim Crook '78, who said the donors want to help provide future athletes "with what Whit gave to us."
Four recent Colby graduates were named Graduate Research Fellows by the
National Science Foundation in a program that provides three years of
support to outstanding graduate students in research-based programs.
Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) is
participating in the UN Environment Program's Convention on
Biodiversity liaison group meeting on climate-related geoengineering,
June 29-July 1 in London.
Among the 2,400 bikers stopping at Colby on the Trek Across Maine will be Colby’s president, William D. Adams. The American Lung Association fundraiser takes place June 17-19, with bikers sleeping at Colby Saturday, June 18.