Nyhus Published Invited Paper in Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Associate Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies Program Philip J. Nyhus published an invited review paper, “Human–Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence,” in volume 41 of the journal Annual Review of Environment and Resources. The publication provides authoritative reviews of significant topics within environmental science. The journal is ranked third out of 104 ranked journals in the category...

Green’s New Book Featured at Paris Photo

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green‘s new book, After Morandi, will be featured at several events at this year’s Paris Photo. The festival, which draws more than 60,000 visitors each year, features fine art photography from around the world. Green’s book (Urbanautica/L’Artiere, 2016) was described by critic and publisher Steve Bisson as “the result of an...

Razsa Wins Douglass Prize for Bastards of Utopia

Associate Professor of Global Studies Maple Razsa won the 2016 William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology for his monograph Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics After Socialism. The annual prize, given by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, honors the best book published in Europeanist anthropology. Razsa’s project is a “multimedia approach [that] offers substantial innovations not...

Alissa J. Rubin Receives 2016 Lovejoy Award

Coverage of the human toll of war—on noncombatants, on women and children, and on the cities where they live—is as crucial to understanding conflict as the traditional reporting of battles, insurgencies, and invasions around the world, according to 2016 Lovejoy Award winner Alissa J. Rubin. Rubin, a Pulitzer-decorated foreign correspondent for the New York Times,...

McClenachan Coauthor on Ecology and Evolution Article

Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Loren McClenachan coauthored an article titled “Collateral damage to marine and terrestrial ecosystems from Yankee whaling in the 19th century,” which appeared in Ecology and Evolution. The results of the research show that “the ecosystem impacts of whaling reverberated on both marine and coastal environments.” The article was a collaboration among McClenachan, Joshua...

Shea Comments in National Review Article on Trump in Maine

In an Oct. 12 National Review artcle titled “In Maine, Trump Exposes Cultural Fissures among Whites,” Professor of Government Dan Shea comments on why Maine may divide its electoral votes in November for the first time in history. “There’s a lot of working-class white voters in Maine who say, ‘Both parties have let us down,’” said Shea, director...

News of Colby/Alfond $20M Investment in Media Statewide

Media outlets statewide, including the Portland Press Herald, covered news of the Oct. 18 joint Colby/Alfond $20-million investment in downtown Waterville. Publications including Mainebiz ran stories, Maine Public aired a piece, and TV stations WABI and WCSH were in Waterville covering the announcement. “When this community steps forward and rolls up its sleeves, the foundation will step...

Greene and Powell Op-Ed on Waterville Investment in Bangor Daily News

President David A. Greene and Alfond Foundation Chairman Greg Powell explain why they’re investing in Waterville in their op-ed “Investing in Maine downtowns—like Waterville’s—restored our sense of possibly.” In the Oct. 24 piece, they highlight their reasons for the $20-million investment to establish a development fund to aid the city in its revitalization efforts. A deep history...

Tappan Op-Ed in Portland Press Herald on Toxic Masculinity

An op-ed by Professor of Education Mark Tappan calls for resistance to Donald Trump’s “toxic masculinity,” noting its perpetrators and sources, while also pointing to examples of healthy masculinity. “White working-class men are suffering, economically, socially, and physically,” Tappan writes in the Portland Press Herald Oct. 23, and their allegiance to Trump stems from “fear and shame...

Besteman to Present Paper at American Anthropological Association Meeting

Bartlett Professor of Anthropology Catherine Besteman will present a paper titled “Refugee Matters and the Anthropological Gaze” at the 115th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Besteman’s paper will be part of session called Life Matters: Accountability, Complicity, Politics sponsored by the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology and the Society for Cultural Anthropology....

Moland Gives Keynote at Lehigh University Philosophy Conference

Associate Professor of Philosophy Lydia Moland will give a keynote address at the fourth annual Lehigh Philosophy Conference Oct. 27-28. Moland’s talk, “Artistic Idealism: Hegelian Themes in Contemporary Art,” reflects her expertise on Hegel and her most recent project, a comprehensive interpretation of Hegel’s aesthetics. Moland received a 2015 grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst to...

Rosengren ’79 Q and A in New York Times on Unemployment

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren ’79, P’12 and the New York Times engaged in a Q and A on the danger of low unemployment, currently at five percent. In the interview published Oct. 17, Rosengren discusses his concern that there may not be enough unemployment, because when rates have “gotten to the low...

Newcomb ’15 Well-Prepared for UMaine Ph.D. Program

Andrew Newcomb ’15 secured a Ph.D. research assistant position at the University of Maine to work on the Future of Dams project because of the preparation he received at Colby, a news story from the university reports. “Newcomb believes a good mix of science and humanities and social science courses at Colby prepared him well...

Colby to Accept Self-Reported Test Scores

Colby has taken another step forward in making a college education more accessible by allowing high school students to self-report their standardized test scores to Colby. This means that students no longer have to pay to send official score reports to the College to be considered for admission. Official scores will only be required for...

Weitz and Walt’s No Limits Exhibit Reviewed in The New Yorker

The exhibit No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, co-curated by Jette Professor of Art Ankeney Weitz and Research Associate Melissa Walt, was reviewed in The New Yorker magazine. The review found the exhibit’s most impressive works to be the smallest: “archaized lithographs of fish and wolves, created to accompany poems by his close friend, Henri Michaux.” The International Examiner also mentioned...

Borthwick Installs Site-Specific Sculpture at Borthwick Castle in Scotland

Assistant Professor of Art Bradley Borthwick installed a site-specific sculpture at Borthwick Castle, in Midlothian, Scotland. The project, “Flodden—The Mote of Locherwart,” investigates past intent upon a landscape and the impact of Borthwick’s familial ancestry within feudal structures of 16th-century Scotland. With an English longbow and several hundred arrows made to historical specification, Borthwick addresses the...

Brown’s Latest Book, Powered by Girl, Published

Professor of Education Lyn Mikel Brown has released her sixth book, Powered by Girl: A Field Guide to Supporting Youth Activists (Beacon Press, 2016). An advocate for and mentor to youth activists, Brown interviews girls and women on the frontlines of activism, and her book acts as a field guide for their adult supporters. She argues...

Murtha ’17 Writes Bangor Daily News Op-ed on Keeping Maine Babies Alive

Celeste Murtha ’17 cowrote an op-ed, “Here’s a way Maine can keep more babies alive,” about Maine’s high infant mortality rate. Murtha, a biology major from Natick, Mass., has been an intern at the Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center at MaineGeneral Medical Center studying sudden unexpected infant death syndrome (SUIDS). She advocates offering a baby...

Gross Writes New York Times Op-ed on Ferguson Effect

Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross responded to the FBI’s recently released crime stats with a New York Times op-ed titled “Is There a ‘Ferguson Effect’?” In it he examines theories about why the crime rate has gone up. Conservatives “claim is that crime rose because the police found themselves hamstrung in a political environment in which...

Mazzeo’s Book Irena’s Children Released

Tilar Mazzeo, Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English, released a new book titled Irena’s Children (Simon & Schuster) that tells the true story of a woman who saved thousands of Jewish children in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Holocaust. Kirkus Reviews named Irena’s Children one of the 10 most anticipated nonfiction books of fall 2016, and wrote, “Mazzeo chronicles...