The 11th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium takes place April 28-30 with hundreds of student presenters from all academic divisions. Three professors launch the celebration Wednesday, talking about their collaborative work with students.
National Georgraphic Deputy Editor Victoria Pope recently spent a week at Colby delivering lectures and speaking with students. In an InsideColby podcast, she talked about her career and the future of magazines. Nat Geo on an iPad, anyone?
Forty years ago Colby celebrated the first Earth Day with a rally. Thursday, April 22, an Earth Day Expo is planned in Cotter Union with other events including a bird walk and the film Tapped later in the day.
For the third year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Colby NESCAC's Green Power Challenge conference champion. Colby makes 10 percent of its electricity through cogeneration and buys only green power, from 100-percent renewable sources.
Hundreds of students will spend Saturday, April 17, volunteering for local organizations as part of the 14th annual Colby Cares Day. Twenty sites, from Barrels Community Market on Main Street to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter and the Salvation Army, will welcome students for the community service day.
For a new lecture series on Contemporary Issues in the Arts, SUNY-Geneseo invited Professor Lynne Conner, chair of theater and dance, to deliver the inaugural lecture. Among other topics, she will examine the emerging role of social media in linking audiences with the arts and the impact such technology has on the arts community.
Sand mandala artist and former Buddhist monk Losang Samten is finishing the Kalachakra mandala in the Colby museum, and the dismantling ceremony will take place Tuesday, April 13. A video of Samten
creating the Wheel of Life mandala at Colby in 2008 is online.
Margaret Geller Sci.D. '09, a senior scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, recently discussed the shape and evolution of the universe on Maine Public Radio. She and her husband, Scott Kenyon, a planetary scientist, spoke at Colby April 8.
A New York Times story about the Portland Community Health Center, which provides health care for low-income people, features nurse practitioner Sarah Andel '00 as she cares for a local man who lives in a shelter.
Colby, Bates, Hamilton, and Trinity, are in a friendly contest to see which college can get more gifts from young alumni (classes of 2000-09) during March. A student video asks faculty and staff, "Why?"
While tuition covers much of Colby's budget, funds would run out March 16 without generous donors, the Colby Fund team says. So it's Tuition Runs Out Day. Gifts, grants, and endowment income cover 26 percent of the budget, and 26 percent of the fiscal year remains.
Emma Linhard '11 took sixth in the mile at the Div. III national track championships, while Vincent Lebrun-Fortin '11 was seventh and Josh Kernan '10 ninth in slalom at the Div. 1 ski championships. All three are All Americans again.
In "Superhero or Slacker: How the Media and Marketers Stereotype Boys," an hour-long radio show from WHYY Philadelphia, hear Education Professor Mark Tappan discuss his research and address callers' questions.