July 28, 1960, was the day Republicans ended their convention nominating Nixon to run against Kennedy. It was also the day that Administrative Assistant Carleen Nelson started work in the Office of Admissions. Congratulations on 50 years in the job.
Analyst Amy Walter '91 will become political director for ABC News beginning in August. She will guide editorial content of political news and appear on programs including World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, and Nightline.
At this year's Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat July 22-23, students will present work on topics ranging from development in the Belgrade Lakes to the effects of a potential leukemia drug on cells. Almost 100 students are participating in the annual retreat. Read about last year's retreat.
An art review in the Portland Press Herald praises all of Colby's summer exhibitions, and continues, "Considering the star power of Colby's other exhibitions, I was surprised to be most impressed by a small exhibition of sketches along with related prints and copper plates made by Will Barnet in the 1930s." Read more.
Theater and Dance Professor and Chair Lynne Conner is among contributors to ArtsJournal's latest group blog, "Creative Rights & Artists." The conversation, which takes place July 19-23, focuses on issues of culture and technology and policies and laws being written that may affect the work of American artists.
An exhibit of photographs documenting the lunch breaks of workers at Bath Iron Works and other industrial sites, factories, and farms in Maine opens July 10. Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break also includes a film titled Maine, screened July 10 at 2:30 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 17.
For NPR's All Things Considered, Robert Krulwich asks why the United States used a nuke to try to blow up the Van Allen belts in 1962. "The answer," he says, "comes from science
historian James Fleming of Colby College."
The 13th Maine International Film Festival, of which Colby is a major sponsor, will attract viewers from all over to Waterville July 9-18. This year two films produced by Assistant Professor of International Studies Maple Razsa will be screened. More information and a schedule are online.
Four books about geoengineering are highlighted in the June 28 New York Times, including Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming's latest, Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. In it he calls geoengineering proposals "untested, untestable and dangerous beyond belief."
Eric Hanson '89 is profiled in the University of Minnesota alumni magazine for his work restoring the loon population in Vermont. A biology-environmental science major at Colby, he earned a master's at Minnesota and is director of the Vermont Loon Recovery Project.
Ali Brandeis '10 and Courtney Beaulieu '11 join NSF-funded
oceanographic expeditions aboard research vessels out of the Bigelow Ocean Science Research Laboratory this summer. (See last item in newsletter.)