The 39th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour will be at Colby College in Waterville on Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. nightly in room 100 of Lovejoy Building. Twenty-two new works by independent filmmakers will be shown over the two nights. The two different screenings include a selection of awarded and highlighted films from this year's 2001 Ann Arbor Film Festival, which took place March 13-18. The touring program currently is traveling around the country to more than 30 locations.
Colby College's Collegium Musicum will present its spring concert on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel in Waterville. Directed by Eva Linfield, associate professor of music, the Colby Collegium Musicum specializes in music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque periods. The performance is open to the public and free of charge.
Urban designer, planner and theoretician Michael Sorkin will deliver the 31st annual Clara M. Southworth Lecture at Colby College in Waterville on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center. Sorkin's lecture "The City After Now" is open to the public free of charge.
Eighteen Maine artists will exhibit contemporary furniture at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville from April 22 through June 10. "Maine Contemporary Furniture" explores international trends and the diversity of influences in contemporary design--Shaker, Bauhaus and Asian.
The Internet and religion in Russia, hands-on cooking and egg decorating are just a few of the topics to be covered when Colby College and the Kotlas-Greater Waterville Sister City Connection hold "A Russian Sampler" on the Colby campus in Waterville on Monday, March 26.
Two artists will talk about their work this week at Colby College in Waterville. Printmaker Scott Reeds will give a talk on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in room 154 of the Bixler Art and Music Building.
On Sunday, April 8, the Balinese dance troupe Gamelan Galak Tika will perform in Lorimer Chapel on the Colby College campus in Waterville. The 3 p.m. performance is open to the public and free of charge.
A $1.3-million project to bring new voices into the debate over campaign finance reform was recently funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and is being administered by Colby College. Associate Professor of Government Anthony J. Corrado, the principal investigator for the grant, is working with two influential nonprofit organizations, the Interfaith Alliance Foundation and The Greenlining Institute, and undergraduates at Colby are involved in research for the project.
Woodsmen's teams from five Maine, New Hampshire and Canadian colleges and universities will convene at Colby College in Waterville on Saturday, March 10, for Colby's Spring Mud Meet. Competition begins at 9 a.m. in the woodsmen's area between the Alfond Athletic Center and the varsity soccer field. Events run until 4 p.m., rain or shine.
On Wednesday, March 14, sculptor Robert Engman will present a film and slides of his work at Colby College in Waterville. The 8 p.m. event will be held in room one of the F.W. Olin Science Building and is open to the public free of charge.
"What Are You Saying?" a conference on race, religion and sexuality sponsored by the students of Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges, will be held at Colby College in Waterville March 9-10. Program highlights include a keynote address by actor and activist Danny Glover at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.
On Friday, March 9, William Moomaw, director of the Tufts University Institute of the Environment, will present a lecture on energy conservation policy at Colby College in Waterville. The lecture, "Charting a New Global Energy Trajectory: Addressing the Imperatives of Climate, the Economy and National Security," will be held at 1 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will present the premiere performance of Colby Dance Theater, the college's repertory dance company. Performances will be held Thursday, March 15, through Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Performing Arts Center.
On Saturday, March 17, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jonathan Hallstrom, will perform its first concert of the spring season. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Colby's Lorimer Chapel. Part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
Colby College's 2000-01 Visiting Writers Series will hold a poetry and a nonfiction reading this spring on the Waterville campus. Each program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Room of Miller Library and is open to the public free of charge. A book signing by the author will follow each of the readings. The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by Colby's creative writing program.
Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has named United States Circuit Judge Guido Calabresi of New Haven, Conn., the inaugural recipient of the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award. On April 18 Judge Calabresi will receive the award, as well as an honorary doctor of laws degree, and will deliver a lecture at Colby.
On Tuesday, February 27, Bowdoin professor of Asian studies Henry Laurence will give a talk on international finance at Colby College in Waterville. The lecture, "East Asian Challenges to the IMF Consensus: Japanese Regional Leadership and the Asian Financial Crisis," will be held at 4 p.m. in the Robins Room of Roberts Building. The event is open to the public free of charge and a reception will follow.
Colby will celebrate Black History Month with a month-long film festival series—"The Politics of Black Manhood in the Films of Denzel Washington," and a lecture, "The Eclipse of a Black Public," by Bowdoin Professor Eddie Glaude on February 27. All events are open to the public free of charge.
Pathways to the Invisible, an exhibition of paintings and monoprints by Scott Reed will open at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville on Sunday, February 25, and will remain on view through April 15. An opening reception is planned for 3 to 4:30 p.m. on February 25, and the public is invited.