Activist To Discuss Human Rights in Colombia

"Understanding the Colombian Crisis: Reflections from a Life of Human Rights Work" is the title of the first address by Hector Hernan Mondragon Baez, this year's fellow of the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College.

Landmine Expert to Speak at Colby, October 12

On Thursday, October 12, at Colby College in Waterville, Canadian Mine Action Scholar Christopher Kirkey will present "The Global Elimination of Landmines: Where is Washington?" The 7 p.m. lecture will be held in the Robins Room of Roberts Building and is open to the public free of charge.

Churchill’s “Blue Heart” at Colby, October 24-28

The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will present Blue Heart by British playwright Caryl Churchill, October 24 through October 28. Performances will be held nightly Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cellar Theater of Runnals Performing Arts Center. An additional 2 p.m. matinee will be held Saturday, October 28.

Colby Symphony Orchestra Concert is October 28

On Saturday, October 28, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jonathan Hallstrom, will perform its first concert of the season. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Colby's Lorimer Chapel. Part of the 2000-2001 Music at Colby concert series, the event is open to the public free of charge.

Pianist Pompa-Baldi to Perform at Colby, October 7

Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi will perform on Saturday, October 7, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel and is part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Flutist Alexa Still Performs at Colby, October 20

Flutist Alexa Still will perform on Friday, October 20, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel and is part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series. It is open to the public and free of charge.

At Colby, Author-Historian Bauer to Give Lipman Lecture

On Thursday, November 2, Yehuda Bauer, noted Jewish author and scholar, will present the 2000 Lipman Lecture on the Holocaust. The 7 p.m. talk will be held in the Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, and is open to the public free of charge.

Tiananmen Square Protestor Jian-li Yang to Speak at Colby

Jian-li Yang, a major leader of the Chinese democracy movement, will be the guest lecturer for the 2000 Ralph J. Bunche Symposium at Colby College in Waterville on Saturday, October 7. The 4:30 p.m. lecture in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union is free of charge and open to the public. A reception will follow immediately in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union.

“Dance Invitational” at Colby, October 7

The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will present a dance invitational on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of the Runnals Performing Arts Center.

Colby Panel to Debate U.S. Policy in Colombia

Colby College and the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights have invited a group of top experts on Latin American affairs to present a panel discussion on Monday, September 25, titled "Confronting the Crisis in Colombia: Testing U.S. Foreign Policy in the New Millennium." The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 01 of the Olin Science Center, and it is open to the public free of charge.

Portland String Quartet Opens Music Series at Colby

The Portland String Quartet will perform on Saturday, September 16, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel and is part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series.

Nordica Trio to Perform at Colby, September 24

The Nordica Trio will perform on Sunday, September 24, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel and is part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series.

Colby Announces Fall 2000 Visiting Writers Series

Colby College's 2000-01 Visiting Writers Series will hold three poetry and fiction readings this fall 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.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Journalist at Colby

On Thursday, September 21, at 4:30 p.m. David Shribman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington bureau chief, columnist and assistant managing editor for The Boston Globe, will speak at Colby College in Waterville. Shribman's lecture, titled "Forecast Election 2000," will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge.

Mystery Writer Robert B. Parker at Colby, September 24

On Sunday, September 24, at 7 p.m. Colby College in Waterville will present "An Evening with Robert B. Parker." Mystery writer Robert B. Parker, best known for his series with Boston private eye Spenser, will give a talk and answer questions. The program will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union and a 6:15 p.m. book signing in the adjacent Pugh Center will precede the event. The talk and book signing are open to the public free of charge.

Colby Opens: William D. Adams Assumes Presidency

William D. Adams, who became the 19th president of Colby College at the beginning of July, welcomed first year students to the campus last week and then joined some of them on their outdoor orientation trips, hiking, kayaking, fishing and participating in a drama group. Adams said that besides getting to know the 187-year-old college, its campus, faculty and staff prior to the return of students, he has directed much of his energy toward long-range, strategic planning.

Blind Author Kuusisto to Speak at Colby

On Thursday, September 14, at 4:30 p.m., author Stephen Kuusisto will read from his memoirs and poetry in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union at Colby College in Waterville. Kuusisto is the author of several books including "Planet of the Blind: A Memoir" (1998) and the forthcoming "Only Bread Only Light" (October 2000). The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Oak Institute Announces 2000 Human Rights Fellow

Colombian human rights activist Hector Hernan Mondragon Baez has been named the 2000 human rights fellow by the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Mondragon arrived at Colby on Monday, August 21, and will remain in residence through the fall semester.

“The Pinter Festival” at Colby, September 15 and 16

The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will launch its 2000-01 performance season with a celebration of the 70th birthday of British playwright Harold Pinter. "The Pinter Festival" will be held Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, with a 4 p.m. performance in the Cellar Theater and a 7:30 p.m. performance in the Strider Theater nightly. Both theaters are located in the Runnals Performing Arts Center.

Revisionist American-History Author to Speak at Colby

On Sunday, September 3, at 4:30 p.m., American historian James Loewen will speak in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union at Colby College in Waterville. Loewen is the author of "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong" (1995). The event is open to the public and free of charge.