Fleming Cited by Smithsonian.com Regarding New Movie Geostorm

Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming is quoted in an Oct. 18 Smithsonian.com article about the new doomsday thriller Geostorm, in which advanced satellite technology is used to control the weather through geoengineering. “‘Engineering’ is too precise to call the speculation that is going on,” says Fleming, who was part of a 2015 meeting...

Besteman Quoted in Portland Press Herald Story on Somalia Bombing

Catherine Besteman was quoted in a Portland Press Herald story on the death of a Lewiston, Maine, man’s brother who was killed in the recent bombing in Somalia. Besteman, the Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, knew the dead man as a child when she lived and studied in Somalia in 1988. The boy was “super smart, totally engaging,” Besteman...

Wildlife Publication Award Given to Volume in Nyhus Series

Snow Leopards, the first volume in the series Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscape edited by Philip Nyhus, has won the Wildlife Society‘s 2017 Wildlife Publication Award in the book category. Announced by Elsevier, the award “recognizes excellence in scientific literature of wildlife biology and management issued within the last three years,” according to PR Newswire....

Nyhus Tapped as Expert on Greenest Cities on WalletHub

WalletHub tapped Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus as an expert on a piece about America’s greenest cities. When asked “What policies or investments offer the biggest bang for the buck?” Nyhus answered, in part, “Cities that focus on green transportation infrastructure, energy efficiency and the built environment, green space, wise zoning, and waste...

Amundsen Featured in Morning Sentinel About Campus Growth

Mina Amundsen, assistant vice president for facilities and campus planning, was featured in an Oct. 8 Morning Sentinel article about shepherding Colby’s on-campus growth and overseeing its “greener future.” Reporter Mary Pols asks Amundsen about the College’s new solar farm, the design and construction of the new athletic complex, and the creation of wet and upland meadows around...

McClenachan Coauthors Paper in Marine Policy

Loren McClenachan coauthored a paper titled “Opportunities for improving global marine conservation through multilateral treaties” in Marine Policy. McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, and her authors offer an analysis “of all multilateral treaties governing activities related to oceans.” Even with an increase in the number of treaties, “the declining state of the...

Student-Organized March for Racial Justice Draws Crowd

Three Colby students—Marques Houston ’18, Adrienne Carmack ’18, and Angie Peterson ’18—organized the March for Racial Justice that marched from campus to downtown Waterville Oct. 1. The Maine march was a sister march to the national March for Racial Justice held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to protest police brutality and to support racial equality...

Former Professor Moss Named Member of the Order des Francophones d’Amérique

Jane Moss, former Robert E. Diamond Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of French, was named a member of the Order des Francophones d’Amérique by the Conseil Supérieur de la Langue Française. At a ceremony in Québec City, Moss was honored for her work in “literary studies in Québec and Canada. She has published over a hundred articles...

McClenachan Quoted in Nature Article on Historical Data

Nature, the international weekly journal of Science, quoted Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, in a Sept. 21 article titled “Historical data: Hidden in the past.” McClenachan, a historical ecologist, “recalls that when she started her work in the early 2000s, it wasn’t clear whether old materials would yield scientifically useful results....

Fleming Publishes Paper in Rachel Carson Center’s Perspective

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich published Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming’s paper “Excuse Us, While We Fix the Sky: WEIRD Supermen and Climate Engineering” in Men and Nature: Hegemonic Masculinities and Environmental Change, edited by Sherilyn MacGregor and Nicole Seymour, RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society,...

Razsa Interview with the Brooklyn Rail on The Maribor Uprisings

Associate Professor of Global Studies Maple Razsa was featured in the Sept. 7 “In Conversation” section of the Brooklyn Rail about his latest film, The Maribor Uprising, how he got his start in filmmaking, and his other projects. Among the questions asked by interviewer Duncan Ranslem was “What’s at stake in collaboration for you?” to which Razsa...

McClenachan Paper on Coral Reef Loss in Science Advances

Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, was the lead author of a paper in Science Advances Sept 6. In “Ghost reefs: Nautical charts document large spatial scale of coral reef loss over 240 years,” McClenachan and her coauthors, including Grace O’Connor ’14, used “high-resolution historical nautical charts to quantify changes to...

Gastaldo and Li ’16 Coauthor Paper in Earth Science Reviews

Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo and Jiawen “June” Li ’16 coauthored a paper titled “A multidisciplinary approach to review the vertical and lateral facies relationships of the purported vertebrate-defined terrestrial Permian–Triassic boundary interval at Bethulie, Karoo Basin, South Africa” published Aug. 8 in Earth Science Reviews. The paper, Li’s second, peer-reviewed publication, was invited for...

Koffman Publishes Two Geology Papers—On Education and on Ash Transport

Assistant Professor of Geology Bess Koffman published two papers in August. Koffman and University of Maine coauthors wrote “Integrating Scientific Argumentation to Improve Undergraduate Writing and Learning in a Global Environmental Change Course” which appeared in the August issue of Journal of Geoscience Education. The paper describes the authors’ approach for incorporating scientific argumentation into a global...

Shea Interviewed in WCSH-6 Story on Finding Common Ground

Professor of Government Dan Shea contributed to a WCSH-6 story about finding common ground in a divided political climate. “Recent research shows it has gone beyond fundamental disagreements to actual fear of the other party’s policies,” Shea told WCSH Aug. 18. “Each side thinks the other side is dangerous, and that’s something new in American...

Hatch Op-Ed on North Korea in Seattle Times

In a Seattle Times op-ed titled “North Korea is nuclear: Live with it, and help it feel less cornered,” Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch writes that “the regime in Pyongyang is actually quite rational and is driven toward one simple goal: survival.” Instead of war games and economic sanctions, “Washington could help Pyongyang feel less...

Boston Globe Publishes Op-Ed by Moland on North’s Racial Blindness

Associate Professor of Philosophy Lydia Moland wrote an op-ed in the Aug. 19 Boston Globe titled “The North’s racial blindness.” Based on her recent research on American abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, Moland writes that “Child was the first to publicly diagnose what might be called ‘Boston Blindness’ — an affliction not confined to the city, to be sure,...

Lind ’12 Receives NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Brianna Lind ’12 received a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship and is one of 69 people out of 385 applicants from across the United States to receive the award. Lind, who majored in geology and environmental science at Colby, studies termites and is a doctoral student at New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer,...

Mazzeo Interviewed on WBUR’s Here & Now

Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English Tilar Mazzeo spoke with Robin Young on WBUR’s Here & Now in a piece titled “Returning ‘Once More to the Lake’ Through Literature.” Mazzeo mentions Colby several times, in reference to its proximity to Maine’s lake district, the Belgrade Lakes, and about her teaching E.B. White’s essay “Once More to...

Colby Hosts ATC Conference, Gets Media Attention

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2017 Conference will be held at Colby Aug. 4-11, and in advance of the conference a team of volunteers from the Maine Appalachian Trail Club held a live demonstration at Colby on how to build a privy, the Morning Sentinel reports July 30. Other media outlets covered the upcoming conference and the advance work....