Colby to Hold 184th Commencement on May 22

On May 22 Colby College will celebrate its 184th commencement, graduating its most international class in history. The Class of 2005 -- 480 students strong with 10 percent hailing from other nations -- will be addressed by Dan Harris, a 1993 Colby graduate, now an ABC news correspondent who has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Israel for World News Tonight With Peter Jennings, Good Morning America, and Nightline.

Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium April 28-29; Keynote Address April 27

The sixth annual Colby College Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Wednesday through Friday, April 27-29, on the Waterville campus. Sandra Steingraber, an ecologist and author, will give the keynote address, "Contaminated Without Consent: A Human Rights Approach to Environmental Health," at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, in room 1 of the Olin Science Center. On Thursday and Friday more than 100 students will make presentations on research they have conducted in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and interdisciplinary studies. All symposium events are open to the public and free of charge.

Colby Announces May Events

Colby College is pleased to announce its May events. All are free (except where noted) and open to the public.

Colby Presents Jose Rivera’s Marisol, April 21-23

Marisol, the Obie Award-winning play by Jose Rivera, will be presented Thursday through Saturday, April 21-23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strider Theater at Colby College in Waterville. A company of 12 actors will be directed by Theater and Dance Department Chair Joylynn Wing with Colby senior Rachel Damon as assistant director. Admission is charged.

Colby’s Synthetic Turf “Bill Alfond Field” Dedicated April 30

The synthetic playing field is named for Colby Trustee Bill Alfond, Class of 1972, who, with his wife, Joan, made the naming gift for the field. Many other alumni and parents also contributed to the project, which was begun in 2004 and completed over the winter. Bill and Joan Alfond continue the Alfond and Levine families' long tradition of supporting and improving athletics at Colby.

Anti-Terrorism Tactics Analyzed at Colby

Nearly a year after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal broke and just as the Defense Department is reported to be considering changes to military tribunals used to prosecute detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Colby College's Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement is offering a series of programs titled "Fighting Terrorism: Ethical and Policy Dilemmas." The series includes lectures, a panel discussion, performances, and workshops on the Waterville campus from April 5 to April 15. The panel discussion and the keynote address are open to the public free of charge.

Grammy-Winner Paul Winter at Colby April 24th

Participatory Music Experience Is Free and Open to the Public Colby College in Waterville will present a free performance by Paul Winter and The Earth Band on Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in the Alfond Athletic Center field house. The ensemble will present "The World Tree Event" as part of Colby's celebration of Earth Week. The event is open to the public free of charge, and tickets are not required.

“Shadows of Rwanda” Conference on Genocide

A conference titled "Shadows of Rwanda" focusing on the Rwandan genocide and featuring a keynote address by Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire (Ret.), whose character was played by Nick Nolte in the recent film Hotel Rwanda, will take place at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, April 1-3. Registration by March 30 is encouraged, especially for students seeking accommodations.

Colby College Chorale: An Evening of Regal Music

Returning from a European tour, during which it performed in the historic cities of Prague and Vienna, the Colby College Chorale performs a concert at Colby's Waterville campus on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel. Billed as "An Evening of Regal Music," Saturday's concert features work by composers from Russia, England, Germany, and America, as well as lovesong waltzes. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is the Inaugural Concert of the Arnold Bernhard Professorship in Arts and Humanities.

“Green Campus Summit” at Colby, April 2-3

Students from campuses throughout Maine and Atlantic Canada will come together April 2 and 3 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for a Green Campus Summit-a student-planned conference to promote sustainability on campuses and to discuss transnational climate change issues.

Debate on Privatization of Social Security at Colby

As part of the national debate spurred by President Bush's plan to privatize social security, two experts will go head-to-head on the topic in a Cotter Debate at Colby College on Sunday, April 3, at 4:30 p.m. in room 100 of the Lovejoy Building on the Waterville campus. The event is free and the public is invited.

Colby Announces April Events

Colby College is pleased to announce its April events. All are free (except where noted) and open to the public.

Colby Leadership Institute Focuses on Sustainability

The 54th Colby College Leadership Institute, with the theme "Sustainability: Working in Maine," will be held on Wednesday, March 23, on Colby's campus in Waterville. Delivering the keynote address will be Ray Anderson, founder of the world's largest commercial carpet manufacturer, Interface, Inc. Anderson has developed a model of sustainability proving that profits need not trump responsibility.

Paul Winter and The Earth Band at Colby

The Paul Winter and The Earth Band "The World Tree Event" Sunday, April 24, 4 p.m. Field House, Alfond Athletic Center Colby College, Waterville, Maine Admission is free, first come, first served

Colby Sinfonietta Combines Best Musicians, Quirky Music

Concert cancelled due to weather Colby's most advanced orchestral musicians have been plucked from the symphony to form the Colby Sinfonietta, an elite group of 20 musicians who perform demanding 20th-century works unlikely to be heard elsewhere in Maine. This year's performance will take place on Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert is free and the public is invited.

ABC Newsman Dan Harris to Speak at Colby Commencement, May 22

ABC News correspondent Dan Harris will be the commencement speaker at Colby College on May 22, Colby President William D. Adams announced this week. Harris graduated from Colby summa cum laude in 1993 and will receive an honorary doctorate at this year's graduation ceremony.

Stem Cell Expert to Speak at Colby

Stem Cells: Biology, Bioethics, and Policy is the subject of a Goldfarb Center talk at Colby College at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, in Room 1 of the Olin Science Center. Amidst an ongoing national controversy over embryonic stem cell research, Fred Gage, Ph.D., a researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, will explain what stems cells are and explore the ethical and political implications of their use. The public is invited to attend.

Richard Serra: Large-Scale Prints Opens at Colby College Museum of Art

Richard Serra's massive sculpture, 4,5,6, in the Paul J. Schupf Sculpture Court, ushers visitors to the main entrance of the Colby College Museum of Art. Beginning this month, Serra's vast, two-dimensional prints will be exhibited inside, introducing viewers to another side of the renowned artist. Richard Serra: Large Scale Prints, on view February 24 though April 24, brings 37 prints executed between 1972 and 2001 together into an exhibition that was called "dazzling" by the Boston Globe.