Marching on Mayflower Hill

By Gerry Boyle ’78 Nearly a half century after it was taken, a photograph of Colby students and faculty marching to protest the Vietnam War and the shooting of protesters at Kent State University has become an iconic image of that era. The photo, taken by Michael Havey ’72 and featured on the cover of...

Arterberry Paper on Integration of Thought and Action in Infancy

Professor of Psychology Martha Arterberry had her paper “Integration of Thought and Action: Arm Weights Facilitate Search Accuracy in 24-Month-Old Children” published in Infancy Sept. 7. The paper reports findings from two studies addressing perception and action in 24-month-old children conducted during Arterberry’s sabbatical in 2014-15 in collaboration with Susan Hespos at Northwestern University and Rachel...

Soto Presents Talk at Association for Research in Personality Conference

Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto presented a talk titled “Measuring the Big Five in Little Kids: Developmental Trends in the properties off youth self-reports and parent-reports on the Big Five Inventory-2” at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Research in Personality June 9. The talk reported on research that showed the “Big Five...

Glenn, Berkner, and Students Publish Paper in Journal of Neuroscience Methods

Associate Professor of Psychology Melissa Glenn and Medical Director Paul Berkner were among the authors of a paper titled “New method to induce mild traumatic brain injury in rodents produces differential outcomes in female and male Sprague Dawley rats,” which appears in the October issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Methods. Peter Wirth ’16 was the...

Plesch Publishes Essay in Crossing Borders—Appropriations and Collaborations

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch published an essay titled “On Appropriations,” a revised version of the keynote address she delivered June 1, 2016, at the International Word and Image Conference: Crossing Borders—Appropriations and Collaborations (organized by the College of the Holy Cross, the Université Paris-Diderot, and the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon). The essay appears in a special issue...

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,...

Colby professor maps stunning decline of Florida coral reefs since the 1770s

Using what can only be considered a perfect blend of centuries-old mapping technology and modern satellite data, a Colby College professor has presented more proof of shrinking coral reefs in the Florida Keys. And Loren McClenachan’s fascinating work on the diminishing coral is getting a lot of media attention as Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean...

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...

Colby’s response to DACA announcement

President David A. Greene sent the following to the Colby community on Sept. 5, 2017, regarding the recent announcement about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Dear Campus Community, Last year, as questions about potential changes to federal immigration policy began to surface, I reaffirmed Colby’s commitment to protecting the rights of our...

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...

Blevins Latest Essay—On Rules—in Vox Populi

Adrian Blevins, associate professor of English, added an essay to her series in Vox Populi. Titled “My Problem with Rules,” Blevins lyrically explains why she opposes rules. “My problem with the rules is that they too often throw common sense out the window. My problem with the rules is that they can sometimes subvert justice. They just...

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...

Helping in Houston: Nile Dixon ’20 is connecting the stranded to shelters

Nile Dixon ’20 should be on Mayflower Hill right now, celebrating the start of the school year with his friends and family. But like tens of thousands of other Houstonians, he is hunkered down, riding out the disaster that is Hurricane Harvey. In true Colby fashion, however, he is engaging to help his community. Dixon...

Paper by Biology Professors and Students Accepted by Journal of Bacteriology

A paper cowritten by Assistant Professor of Biology David R. Angelini, Biology Laboratory Technician Serena M. Graham, Assistant Professor of Biology Ronald F. Peck, Alexandru M. Pleşa ’17, and Emily L. Shaw ’19 was accepted by the Journal of Bacteriology and will be featured on the cover of the September issue. Titled “Opsin-mediated inhibition of bacterioruberin synthesis...

New Federal Grants Support Colby Research in Geology, Chemistry

Two Colby professors have received nearly a half million dollars in National Science Foundation grants to support their critical research in chemistry and geology. The grants are further recognition of Colby’s top-notch research and the College’s strong tradition of faculty-student collaboration. Professor of Chemistry Jeffrey Katz was awarded $227,796 for his lab’s investigation of methods...
Colby Solar Array

Colby’s 5,300-Panel Solar Field Ready to Generate Power—and Academic Opportunity

Colby will flip the switch on a nine-acre solar field this fall, the latest step in the College’s commitment to sustainable and climate-friendly practices. The new 1.9-megawatt photovoltaic energy project, announced last May, will supply about 16 percent of the College’s electricity. Colby declared carbon neutrality in 2013 and continues to work to reduce carbon...

Lives of Purpose – Welcome 2017

Hello there Colby College Class of 2021! My name is Thu Le, and I am the Student Coordinator for the Lives of Purpose (LoP) program – a partnership between the Colby Volunteer Center and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life. When I first arrived at Colby, I wanted to have a meaningful, balanced and...

Easter @ Colby

Please visit http://www.colby.edu/spirituallife/local-places-of-worship/ to connect with local congregations for a wide range of Holy Week offerings, and join us on campus for Easter, Sunday 4/16:  As always, all are welcome.          

Passover @ Colby

Chag Sameach! Passover begins this evening, April 10, 2017. RSVP for Seder if you haven’t. https://goo.gl/forms/UB4kOaGrTczgl7At2 Kosher for Passover food available throughout the week in the Hillel Room.