Carleen Nelson — 50 Years

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.

Amy Walter to ABC

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.

Presenting Research

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.

Barnet Steals Show

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.

Arts and Technology

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.

Documenting Lunch Break

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.

H-Bomb Light Show

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."

Colby Connects to Film Fest

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.

Fixing the Sky

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."

Hanson ’89 Brings Back Loons

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.

Reunion 2010 Photos Online

Dozens of photos from the recent Reunion Weekend are online in four galleries: class photos, around campus, Celebrate Colby, and the lobster bake and barbecue.

Phones Restored; Voicemail Soon

Lightning struck Colby's telephone system Sunday. While most campus phone extensions have service restored, the voicemail system is still down. Repairs are expected to be completed Tuesday.

Greenlaw’s New Book

Linda Greenlaw '83 discusses her new book, Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea and her passion for fishing on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Colby on Top of the World

When he graduated Tom Claytor '85 left to explore the world in a Cessna on a Watson Fellowship. He's still exploring, and he recently held a Colby banner on top of Mt. Everest.

Riki Ott ’76 on Oil Spill

Marine toxicologist Riki Ott '76, an authority on health effects of oil spills, has been tapped to discuss the BP catastrophe by news outlets including the Rachel Maddow Show on June 4.

Student’s Apple Demo

At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco June 7, Bogumil Giertler '12 of Mikolow, Poland, will demonstrate the remote robot interface he developed for the iPhone and iPad.

Women’s LAX Raises the Bar

Colby women's lacrosse had its best-ever post-season run in 2010, reaching the NCAA Div. III quarterfinals for the first time in the program's history.

Class of 2010 Graduates

The Class of 2010, 477 strong, celebrated commencement on a perfect Maine day May 23. Recap, photos, transcripts, recordings, citations are now on the commencement site.

EnviroCo Sums It Up

EnviroCo (Colby's Environmental Coalition) brightened up campus with its Clothesline initiative and other programs this spring. A report on spring 2010 activities is on the EnviroCo blog.

Students Board Research Vessels

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.)