Senator Collins’s Tour of Colby’s Downtown Properties in Maine Media

President David A. Greene gave Senator Susan Collins a tour of Colby’s downtown properties Nov. 21, and the tour was covered by the Morning Sentinel and published in the Portland Press Herald. The tour included the 100,000-square-foot mixed-use building currently under construction, about which Collins commented, “I was so stunned by the size. This is a game changer...

Ellsworth American Article on Benissan’s Restaurant

Me Lon Togo, the Togolese restaurant that Jordan Messan Benissan, Colby’s director of African drumming, opened in Searsport, Maine, last summer, was covered by the Ellsworth American Nov. 16. “Benissan said the qualities that make West African food what it is include it being made from scratch, taking time to prepare it, the use of fresh ingredients, and...

Tilden Spends Sabbatical Year, Displays Art at MDI Biological Laboratory

Andrea Tilden, the J. Warren Merrill Associate Professor of Biology, is spending her sabbatical year as a visiting scientist in comparative genomics at the MDI Biological Laboratory, a press release from the lab said Nov. 14. “Tilden is using the science of bioinformatics, also referred to as computational biology, to study how genomes evolve, and what science can...

Brown ’16 Quoted in New York Times Story on Gerrymandering

Emma Brown ’16, campaign manager for Wendy Gooditis, who recently won a race to represent the District 10 in the Virginia House of Delegates, was quoted in a Nov. 12 New York Times story titled “Despite Recent Wins for Democrats, Gerrymanders Dim Hopes for 2018.” Gooditis won, in part, due to volunteer efforts. “We knocked on every single...

Scheck Participates in French Conference and Dedication via Video

Raffael Scheck, the Audrey Wade Hittinger Katz Professor of History, was asked to be part of a conference and monument dedication in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, a town in southwestern France, honoring the poet and philosopher Léopold Sédar Senghor, who served as Senegal’s first president (1960-1980). Unable to attend in person, Scheck recorded a six-minute video that opened a...

Fleming to give the Tyndall History of Global Environmental Change Lecture in New Orleans

Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming will be presenting the Tyndall History of Global Environmental Change Lecture sponsored by the Global Environmental Change Focus Group at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in New Orleans this December. Fleming’s topic is “Gordian Knots of Prevision: The lessons of history.” The annual Tyndall lecture offers a historical...

Carlson Named New Buck Lab Director

Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies, brings her long involvement in civic engagement and policymaking to bear in her new role of inaugural director of Colby’s Buck Lab for the Environment and Climate Change. The Buck Lab, established through a gift from Trustee Sandy Buck ’78 and Sissy Buck, will connect students from many...

Sheehan Publishes in New Book on Before-and-After Photos

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan is one of 12 contributors to a new book edited by Jordan Bear and Kate Palmer Albers. Published by Bloomsbury, Before-and-After Photography: Histories and Contexts examines the central position of this photographic genre in a wide range of contexts from the 19th century to the present. Sheehan’s essay,“Staging Emancipation: Race and Reconstruction...

Carlson Wins Science Champion Award

Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies, won the 2017 Science Champion Award from the Environmental Health Strategy Center. Actively engaged in public policy debates on environmental issues in Maine, Carlson has testified at key committee hearings of the Maine Legislature and was “especially impressive as the clear winner of a debate at a committee briefing on...

Beranek Essay Published in Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck: New Research

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Saskia Beranek has a newly published essay, “Govert Flinck and the Houses of Orange and Brandenburg: Networks and Influence,” in Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck: New Research, ed. Stephanie Dickey (Zwolle: WBooks, 2017). The book accompanies exhibitions currently on view at both the Rembrandthuis Museum and the Amsterdam Museum highlighting the work of Flinck...

Plesch Leads Alumni Trip to Italy

In October Professor of Art Véronique Plesch lead a tour for Colby alumni in northern Italy and southern France. Undiscovered Italy took the participants to a slew of stunning sites, most of which are seldom visited by tourists, and many of which Plesch has written about. Alumni viewed Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art, visited churches and monasteries,...

Weitz Lectures in Taiwan

Ankeney Weitz, Ellerton M. and Edith K. Jette Professor of Art, presented her lecture “Zao Wou-Ki’s Synthetic Vision” for the opening of the exhibit Infinities of Zao Wou-Ki in Taichung, Taiwan, Sept. 19. The lecture was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Taipei, Taiwan.

Condron ’92 Art Exhibit at Loyola University in ArtDaily.org

Pollock-Krasner award winner Jim Condron ’92 showed 35 of his works of art at the Julio Fine Arts Gallery in an exhibition titled “Picking Up the Pieces.” ArtDaily.org reviewed the exhibit and said, “The artist draws on humor and memory, and finds unexpected beauty in juxtaposing everyday objects and cast-off remnants with the traditional medium of paint.”...

Blevins’s Poem in Portland Press Herald Column on Maine Poems

A weekly column called “Deep Water: Maine Poems” in the Portland Press Herald featured a poem by Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins. Titled Kitchen Confessions, the poem speaks of the poet’s hatred for President Trump: “apparently this poem / needs to be about how I like / my Trump hate pinned right here / to my sad American breast.”  

Center for Small Town Jewish Life Inspires Tablet Article

Tablet‘s editor-in-chief Alana Newhouse centered her article “Introducing Tablet en Español” around her participation in an annual conference sponsored by Colby’s Center for Small Town Jewish Life. Unsure what she was getting herself into, it ‘turned out to be one of the most meaningful events I’ve done in years.” Newhouse gives special thanks to Rabbi Rachel Isaacs...

Colby Mentioned in Chronicle Story on Career Center Changes

A story in the Oct. 22 Chronicle of Higher Education highlights “a sea change in how liberal-arts institutions view the role they play in shaping a student’s post-college life” by offering new or expanded career programs. Colby is listed as an institution that is “investing heavily in undergraduate career-development programs.”

Ardam Quoted in Huffington Post Article on Diversity in English Curriculum

Jacquelyn Ardam, visiting assistant professor of English, lent her voice to an Oct. 27 Huffington Post article titled “When Booting Dead White Guys Off Reading Lists Is A Good Idea.” The story stems from a recent tabloid scandal in the U.K. involving student recommendations to Cambridge University about including diversity in their curriculum. “For example,...

Duff Writes Blog Post for Nursing Clio

Sarah Emily Duff, faculty fellow in history, wrote a blog post about her research of the history of sex education in South Africa for Nursing Clio. Titled “Race, Sex Education, and the Age of Consent in South Africa,” the Oct. 26 post recounts a lecture Duff gave to a “group of clever, articulate young women at...

Seay Writes Slate Article, Cited in Multiple Media Outlets on Niger Attack

Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay has appeared on news shows and been cited by media outlets about the deaths of four U.S. servicemen in Niger. In addition to writing an Oct. 20 article in Slate—”This is Not Trump’s Benghazi“—Seay, an expert on African politics and conflict in Central Africa, can be found in these...

Herb Wilson Mentioned in Morning Sentinel Article on Bird Watching

“Bird watching can be a wonderful diversion,” says writer George Smith in his Oct. 18 article in the Morning Sentinel. Herb Wilson, Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, is mentioned as someone who makes bird identification easier as a contributing writer to the book Birdwatching in Maine.