Coane Talks Memory on Maine Calling

Associate Professor of Psychology Jen Coane was a guest on Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling Sept. 19 in a program titled “Memory.” Coane, who runs Colby’s Memory and Language Lab, spoke to Maine Calling host Jennifer Rooks about the nature of memory. Among other facets of cognition, Coane studies false memory, which she told Rooks is “remembering things that...

Maisel Speaks at Election 2016 Forum

Kenan Professor of Government L. Sandy Maisel was one of two experts at a forum, Elections 2016—Significance for Maine’s People, held Sept. 18 at the University of Maine at Augusta. Maisel and his counterpart addressed issues, instead of the candidates, to highlight “the implications of this election for Maine,” the Kennebec Journal reports. “We wanted to talk about...

Spark’s New Novel Promoted in Media and on Must-Read Lists

The new novel by Professor of English Debra Spark, Unknown Caller, has attracted attention from various media sources. Love Maine Radio interviewed Spark as did Aspen Public Radio’s First Draft, the Portland Press Herald reviewed her book calling it “an uncommon novel by an uncommon talent, a puzzle, and a delight,” and the Boston Globe talked to Spark about...

New York Times Story Highlights Colby Museum and Langlais Connection

A story in the New York Times explores the development of the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing, Maine, and the collaboration between Colby’s Museum of Art and the Georges River Land Trust to create the preserve. While many of the late artist Bernard Langlais’s pieces are in museums, including Colby’s, many pieces will remain on the Maine property,...

Shea on WGME13 and in Christian Science Monitor about Governor LePage

WGME13 TV spoke with Professor of Government Dan Shea about the strength of the relationship between Maine’s Governor Paul LePage and the legislature. “I think it’s fair to say that the relationship has been on thin ice,” Shea told reporter Gregg Lagerquist Aug. 30. “And this last incident … has raised the question of whether this relationship...

Peter Hart ’64 Follows Republican Voter in Wall Street Journal Blog

Pollster Peter Hart ’64 has been following an individual voter since January 2015—a conservative, middle-class Republican in her mid-forties. In his Aug. 19 post for the Wall Street Journal, Hart reports on a recent check-in with her. “Her view of Donald Trump: ‘He is acting like an idiot; he is crazy,'” he writes. “Her views on Hillary...

Tennis Coach Cohen Tapped as US Open Expert on WalletHub

As the 2016 US Open tennis tournament begins this week, men’s and women’s tennis coach Jason Cohen is included on WalletHub’s “US Open By The Numbers” report on the economic impact of the event. In the “Ask the Experts” section, Cohen is asked what’s the biggest issue facing the business of professional tennis. “Disparity in prize...

Baldwin ’16 Publishes Fly-Fishing Story in DUN Magazine

Grace Baldwin ’16, who started a fly-fishing club at Colby, published an article in DUN Magazine: The Women’s Fly Fishing Magazine, titled “The Smallest Decision.” It recounts her “serendipitous journey into fly fishing” that began during her sophomore year at Colby and involved projects with Trout Unlimited. The article also chronicles a fishing trip to...

Billy Bush ’94 Joins NBC’s TODAY Show

Tune into the TODAY show to see Billy Bush ’94 as one of the show’s permanent anchors. Formerly host of Access Hollywood, Bush joined TODAY Aug. 22 after covering the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. “We can’t wait to see what the future holds now that he’ll be with us every morning,” the TODAY show says on Bush’s first day with...

1970s Postcards from Thompson ’62 in Bangor Daily News Article

Postcards from Peter (Peter Thompson ’62, that is) is a humorous Tumblr account that shows postcards Thompson sent to his daughter in 1970. In an Aug. 17 Bangor Daily News article titled “Postcards from the 1970s between dad and daughter will give you the feels,” the postcards are described as “vintage Maine with side-splitting descriptions written by...

Food & Wine Names Volk ’05 One of 10 Best New Mixologists

Andrew Volk ’05, owner of Portland Hunt & Alpine Club in Maine’s largest city, was named one of the country’s best new mixologists by Food & Wine magazine. An Aug. 15 Portland Press Herald article highlights other awards that Volk’s bar has received, including being a semifinalist in 2015 in the Outstanding Bar Program category of the...

Grave of Holman Day, Class of 1887, Visited by Historian and Filmmaker

Historian, filmmaker, and founder of the Dead Poets Society of America Walter Skold discovers the grave, and story, of “all but forgotten” poet, novelist, filmmaker, and newspaperman Holman Day Class of 1887. The Aug. 8 Portland Press Herald article reports on Skold’s quest to document the graves of dead poets and of being struck by the “Colby ’87”...

STACK Interviews Dickert ’18 on Olympic Dunking

“Professional dunking is growing,” reports STACK, and Colby guard Pat Dickert ’18 agrees with other dunkers that it should become an Olympic sport. “It has the same elements for example diving or the open floor events [in gymnastics]. It incorporates the same elements of coordination, power, and speed,” he said in the Aug. 13 story.

Abukar Adan ’17 Profiles Maine Muslims for MPBN

As part of his summer internship with Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Abukar Adan ’17 is profiling Muslim immigrants who are making a home in Maine. Adan profiles Reza Jalali, a scholar, writer, and educator in Portland, in a July 18 piece; Shukri Abasheikh, a Lewiston businesswoman, is the subject of Adan’s second profile, which aired Aug. 5.

Maisel in the Globe and Mail on Breaking Campaign Taboos

Kenan Professor of Government L. Sandy Maisel has the final word in an Aug. 10 Globe and Mail (Canada) article titled “Donald Trump has shattered the rules of acceptable campaign conduct.” Are there any campaign taboos left unbroken? Maisel says he isn’t sure. “Whether Trump loses because of his attacks on the taboos isn’t known. But...

Shea Quote Used in Washington Post Headline

Professor of Government Dan Shea is quoted in a Washington Post story about Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence, who has been called “apologist-in-chief” for cleaning up Donald Trump’s “messes.” While most vice presidential candidates are on the offense, Pence’s role is reversed. “He has gone from attack dog to pooper scooper,” Shea told the Post, which...

Stanley Cup Visit to Colby Captures Media Attention

When the Stanley Cup came to Colby Aug. 2—thanks to Waterville native Andy Saucier, a video coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins—it caused quite a stir. Hundreds lined up to see the trophy and have their photo taken with it, which pleased Saucier, who earned a day with the cup as part of the winning team’s...

Gastaldo Receives His Eighth NSF Grant

Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his research in South Africa. The grant, Gastaldo’s eighth from the NSF since coming to Colby in 1999, supports his groundbreaking work on the End-Permian extinction event that he has researched since 2003 in South Africa’s Karoo Basin....

Bevier Coedits Book On Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations

Associate Professor of Biology Catherine R. Bevier is one of three editors of the book Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment: Interplay Between Physiology and Behavior (CRC Press, 2016). Bevier, an expert on animal behavior and behavioral ecology, wrote one of the chapters in the volume, “Physiological and Biochemical Correlates of Calling Behavior in Anurans with...

Doyle ’87 in Runner’s World For Chasing Down Robber

Connecticut state senator and running enthusiast Paul Doyle ’87 made news last fall when he ran after a robber in Rocky Hill, Conn. With the trial starting, Runner’s World reports July 21 on Doyle’s chase across traffic and down an alley—in the rain—until the robber threw the money in the air. “In life you just do what...