Photograph by Green One of Seven Covers of New York Times’ T Magazine

A photograph of the band Run-DMC, taken by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green, will be one of seven covers of the April 22 New York Times’ T Magazine, which will focus on how the early 1980s changed the culture in New York. Green’s photo, which has never before been published, was taken in the mid-80s during a 30-minute...

Theaster Gates Announcement Makes Media Splash

Colby’s announcement that artist Theaster Gates has been named the first distinguished visiting artist and director of artist initiatives at the Colby Museum of Art’s new Lunder Institute for American Art garnered media attention nationwide. Here is a list of the publications that covered the announcement: New York Times (online April 4 / in print April...

Taylor Coauthors Paper Published in Algebraic & Geometric Topology

Associate Professor of Mathematics Scott Taylor has coauthored a paper titled “Thin position for knots, links, and graphs in 3-manifolds,” which appeared in volume 18, issue 3 of Algebraic & Geometric Topology. The paper develops a new way of looking at knotted one-dimensional objects in three-dimensional spaces.

Sheehan Wins Terra Foundation Publication Grant

The College Art Association announced the 2018 recipients of the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant. Among this year’s author awardees is Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Associate Professor of Art. Her book Study in Black and White: Photography, Race, Humor will be published in fall 2018 by Penn State University Press. In this volume,...

Johnson and Students Coauthor Paper on Gene Expression in Journal of Visualized Experiments

Professor of Biology Russell Johnson coauthored a paper titled “Measuring Gene Expression in Bombarded Barley Aleurone Layers with Increased Throughput,” which appears in the Journal of Visualized Experiments. The paper’s coauthors include Grace Uwase ’18, Taylor Enrico ’17, David Chelimo ’17, and Benjamin Keyser ’10. The paper discusses an improved protocol that “is presented for the measurement of...

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...

Downtown Development Adds Jobs, Money to Area

As the Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons rapidly become a reality on Waterville’s Main Street, the brick cladding and spacious windows of the 100,000-square-foot apartment complex represent more than an upcoming infusion of activity on the street. The project has also brought a significant economic boon to the area. The Alfond Commons project alone...

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...

Author Kim Stanley Robinson to Speak at Colby March 21

Award-winning science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson has been selected as Colby’s 2018 Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Humanities. He will hold a short residency on campus in March to visit classes, meet with faculty and students, and give a public lecture March 21.    “We are honored and excited to have Kim Stanley Robinson...

Kibet ’18 Wins Prestigious Watson Fellowship

Benard Kibet ’18 has been named a 2018 Watson Fellow, one of 40 U.S. college seniors named to the highly competitive and prestigious program that sends new graduates to explore projects around the world for a year. Kibet, an economics and mathematics major from Tinet, Kenya, will use his fellowship to examine the challenges of...

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...

Winter Storm Bears Down

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Central Maine including the Waterville area. Near blizzard conditions are expected and snow accumulation up to 18” are projected today into Wednesday morning. The College is not closing, and the dining halls, Alfond Athletic Center, and Miller Library will remain open. Downtown shuttle service...

Nuss Commissioned to Write Program Essay for Opera Premiere in France

Christian Longchamp, noted artistic adviser and dramaturg with the Opéra national de Paris and Strasbourg’s Opéra national du Rhin, has commissioned Associate Professor of Music Steven Nuss to write the program essay for the first performance in France of Japanese composer Toshiro Mayuzumi’s grand opera Kinkakuji (The Temple of the Golden Pavilion). Based on the novel of the...

Men’s hockey beats UNE, advances to NCAA quarterfinals

The Mules, unbeaten in their last eight games, will play at Geneseo in a quarterfinal game next Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m.. The Mules hosted Geneseo last year in the Colby/Bowdoin Face-Off Classic and fell 4-3 in overtime. For more information: www.gocolbymules.com/sports/mice/2017-18/releases/mhockey3-10-18

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...