Gastaldo Paper Published Online in Geological Society of America Bulletin

Robert Gastaldo, the Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, coauthored a paper that appears in the online Geological Society of America Bulletin. The paper provides an in-depth analysis of the authors’ findings at one of the classic areas in South Africa where the end-Permian extinction is reported and is the follow-up manuscript to the internationally acclaimed paper published in Geology in 2015. The...

Burke Essay on Fiddleheading Appears in Down East Magazine

Professor of English Michael Burke wrote an essay he’s always wanted to write—on fiddleheading, and it appears in the April 2018 issue of Down East magazine. Burke’s essay follows a fiddlehead forager, Colis Blood, into the woods and then traces his bounty to a fiddlehead processing plant in Wilton. “Some fiddleheaders go foraging for the income,”...

Coach Whitmore Interviewed on Bill Green’s Maine”

Former men’s basketball coach Dick Whitmore was the subject of an interview on Bill Green’s Maine. Green interviewed Whitmore, whom he hailed as one of Maine’s greatest basketball coaches, at Pine Tree Seafood and Produce in Scarborough, where Whitmore works in retirement. The store has a “coaches table” with the Colby athletics logo on it where wins...

Morning Sentinel Highlights Impact Houston ’18 Makes “On and Off Track”

Marcques Houston ’18 was profiled in a March 22 Morning Sentinel story about the impact he makes as a sprinter on Colby’s track team and as an advocate for social justice. Drawing a parallel with the writing of William Faulkner, one of Houston’s favorite authors, the article describes Houston as “making the complex and difficult seem easy.”  Track and...

Hanlon Quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education Article on Free Speech

Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon was quoted extensively in a Chronicle of Higher Education article titled “After a Comedian Makes an Off-Color Joke, Loyola Chicago Silences His Mic,” referring to an incident with comedian Hannibal Buress, who reportedly broke his contract with Loyola. “By telling jokes about difficult subjects,” Hanlon told the Chronicle, “comedians often illuminate...

Bhimull Writes Essay on Black Panther for NYU Press’s From the Square Blog

Chandra Bhimull, associate professor of anthropology and African-American studies, was asked to write an essay for New York University Press’s From the Square blog, which she titled “In Black Panther and Wakanda, extraordinary possibilities are realized.” Bhimull, an anthropologist and historian who has “researched and written about race and flight in the black Atlantic world for nearly two...

Corrado Authors CED Report on Unfair Redistricting Practices

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado authored a policy brief for the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) titled “Let the Voters Choose: Solving the Problem of Partisan Gerrymandering.” The report “addresses this problem so the political marketplace can function properly, and the principles of representative government can be maintained,” according to PR Newswire, which reported...

Ardam Paper Published in ASAP/Journal

Jacquelyn Ardam, visiting assistant professor of English, had an academic article published in ASAP/Journal titled “On Not Teaching Art: Baldessari, Pedagogy, and Conceptualism.” The article discusses conceptual artist John Baldessari, whose “art practice and pedagogy are deeply intertwined, and a number of his best-known works explicitly thematize and engage in pedagogy,” Ardam writes in her intro. The journal recently won the best new...

Men’s Hockey NESCAC Championship Draws Media Attention

Colby College, the New England Small College Athletic Conference champions, will have a familiar opponent in the NCAA Division III Tournament when the Mules head to University of New England for a first-round men’s hockey game Saturday at 7 p.m. The winner of Saturday’s game will meet the Geneseo/Hobart winner in a quarterfinal game on March 17. The Colby...

Another Placement for Paper on LakeSmart Program by Bevier, Cole, Nyhus, and Junker ’16

The team consisting of professors F. Russell Cole (environmental studies, emeritus), Cathy Bevier (biology), Philip Nyhus (environmental studies), and alumna Alexa Junker ’16 has published another paper on the lake protection program LakeSmart. This time, the paper appears in LakeLine, a publication of the North American Lake Management Society. The program, “an innovative voluntary certification program … promotes...

Bevier Paper on Parasite Infection in Mink Frogs Published in Journal of Herpetology

Professor of Biology Cathy Bevier has a new publication in the March 2018 Journal of Herpetology. Her paper, “The Effect of Parasite Infection on Phonotactic Response in the Mink Frog, Lithobates septentrionalis,” describes how hearing in mink frogs is affected by a parasite infection and the presence of the digenean flatworm, Halipegus eccentricus, which inhabits the eustachian tube. Bevier...

Gastaldo Narrative Featured on NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day

Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo provided context for the March 6 Image of the Day of the Sarawak River Delta on the island of Borneo, where Gastaldo studied in the early 1990s. In his narrative, he discusses the “snake-like nature and sharp turns of these waterways [which] resemble a painting when viewed from space,”...

Poem by Blevins on Poetry Daily

A poem by Adrian Blevins, associate professor English, was featured on Poetry Daily March 6. “First Elegy for the Appalachians” comes from Appalachians Run Amok, her newest book from Two Sylvias Press and winner of the Wilder Series Book Prize.

Noh Lead Author for Paper in PNAS on Social Amoebas

Assistant Professor of Biology Suegene Noh was the lead author on a paper recently published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). Titled “Genetic signatures of microbial altruism and cheating in social amoebas in the wild,” the authors “use approaches from population genetics and molecular evolution to test the adaptive relevance of social behavior...

Donihue’s Study Cited in MaineBiz Story on Lobster Industry

A study by Michael Donihue, the Herbert E. Wadsworth Professor of Economics, was cited in a March 2 MaineBiz article about Maine’s lobster industry. The article, “Lobster landings drop 16% in 2017, value drops almost $100M,” includes numbers from Donihue’s recently released “groundbreaking study” done in conjunction with the Maine Lobster Dealers’ Association “that identifies for the first...

MaineBiz Reports on Downtown Development Progress

In a story titled “Colby’s first Waterville downtown development piece is in place,” MaineBiz highlights the completed renovation of 173 Main Street. “There are some ways development progress is easy to measure,” MaineBiz reports Feb. 28. “For instance, a fully-occupied four-story, 22,000-square-foot building that had been mostly vacant for decades.” The story also tells of the historical connection the...

McClenachan and Dissanayake Partner on Paper in Frontiers in Marine Science

Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Sahan Dissanayake, former assistant professor of economics, and Ryunosuke Matsuura ’17 have a new paper in Frontier in Marine Science titled “Shifted Baselines Reduce Willingness to Pay for Conservation.” The authors “investigate how perceptions of change in coral reef ecosystems affect stakeholders’ willingness to pay for the...

Student Entrepreneurship Featured in Portland Press Herald Article

Students using the downtown business incubator space at 173 Main Street in Waterville were featured in a Feb. 23 story that ran in the Portland Press Herald. The story focuses on EuroPiste, a company founded by students “described as a marketplace where winter sports professionals can buy discounted gear,” the Press Herald reports. Theo Satloff told the paper that...

El-Shaarawi and Razsa Receive ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship

Nadia El-Shaarawi, assistant professor of global studies, and Maple Razsa, associate professor of global studies, have received a prestigious ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship for their project “Insurgent Mobilities: An Ethnography of the Balkan Route as Movement.” Anthropologists El-Shaarawi and Razsa “will coauthor an ethnography of the Balkan route that tells the story of the migrants who...

Murphy ’82 Interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air

Finn Murphy ’82, a long-haul truck driver, was interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air Feb. 14. Murphy, who has written a book, The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road (Norton, 2017), “describes life on the road as a ‘reaction against regimentation,” NPR reports.