Colby Dance Theater, Colby's repertory dance company, will perform Thursday, March 13, Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. The performances will feature four compositions in contemporary dance, choreographed and performed by professional choreographers and advanced students in the Department of Theater and Dance at Colby.
Author and immigration researcher Mary Waters will present the annual Kingsley Birge Lecture in Sociology at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, March 6. Waters's talk, titled "Becoming American: The New Second Generation in American Society," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Terence Riley, chief curator of architecture and design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, will deliver the 33rd annual Clara M. Southworth Lecture in Environmental Design at Colby College in Waterville on Tuesday, March 11. The lecture, titled "Architecture and the Media: Changing Relationships," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. Riley's talk and slideshow will look at the role of architecture as a source of information from the time of the cathedrals through contemporary architecture. The lecture is open to the public and free of charge.
World-renowned epidemiologist Devra Lee Davis will be at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, March 6, to discuss her book When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales Of Environmental Deception And The Battle Against Pollution. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Lovejoy Building. It is open to the public and free of charge.
The piano trio Triple Helix will perform at Colby College on Saturday, March 1, as part of the 2002-03 Music at Colby Concert Series. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Steven Whitfield, an American studies professor at Brandeis University, will deliver the lecture "National Security vs. Freedom of Information: The Case of the Pentagon Papers" on Monday, March 3, at Colby College. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Robins Room of Roberts Building on the Waterville campus. A reception will follow. The talk and the reception are open to the public and free of charge.
On Saturday, February 22, the Colby College Chorale will perform a concert titled "Ancient Texts, Modern Voices" at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel. Part of the 2002-03 Music at Colby concert series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
Itamar Rabinovich, former Israeli ambassador to the United States and current president of Tel Aviv University, will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, February 27, at 7 p.m. Rabinovich will speak on "War and Peace in the Middle East" for the annual Lipman Lecture in Jewish studies. The event will be held in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge.
Pianist Cheryl Tschanz will perform a concert of solo works titled "Three Centuries of Piano" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, at Colby College. The concert will be held in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center on the Waterville campus. Part of the 2002-03 Music at Colby concert series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
Paul Mayewski, director of the Institute for Quaternary and Climate Studies at the University of Maine and chief scientist and expedition leader for the U.S. International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ITASE), will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Tuesday, February 18, at 7 p.m. Mayewski will speak about the ITASE, a traverse of 5,000 kilometers of Antarctica over four years to record 200 years of climate and environmental change. The lecture will be held in room 100 of Lovejoy Building and is open to the public free of charge
Colby will celebrate Black History Month with a series of films, a panel and a concert, all focused on the 2003 centennial anniversary of the publication of W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk. With its essays on African-American life following the Emancipation Proclamation, The Souls of Black Folk is considered fundamental to the development of African-American and black studies programs. All of the following events are open to the public free of charge.
A conference on race, religion, sexuality, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic background sponsored by the students of Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges, will be held at Colby in Waterville February 7-8.
On Tuesday, January 21, 25 residents of Hachinohe City in northern Japan will perform Emburi, their regional New Year festival parade, at Colby College. The performance will take place at 6 p.m. in Dana Dining Hall on the Waterville campus. The event is open to the public and an admission charge of $7 includes dinner at Dana Dining Hall.
January 19 - 21 Billie Jean Young, a veteran stage actress, civil rights activist and educator, will present a series of events at Colby College in Waterville in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All of the events are open to the public and free of charge.
The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville will be closed December 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday. The museum also will close at 2 p.m. on December 31 and remain closed on January 1. The museum will be open regular hours December 26-30 and will resume regular hours on January 2.
Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Bruce Brown Collection, an exhibit of works by internationally recognized artists, will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville January 19 through March 23. The exhibit comes from the personal collection of Bruce Brown, a retired Maine schoolteacher who managed to assemble an extraordinary private collection over the last quarter century. It will open with a reception at the museum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, that is open to the public.
A semester-long study of Webber Pond and the environmental factors that influence the lake's water quality will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Vassalboro town office. It is open to the public and should last about one and a half hours.
Miriam Ching Louie, an activist for immigrant women's rights and an opponent of sweatshop labor practices, will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, December 4. Louie's lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Pugh Center and is open to the public free of charge.
Waterville's college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold its annual holiday food drive/music give-away on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its studio offices in the basement of Roberts Building on the Colby College campus. Donations will benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville.