Bill Kovach, who has been called "a newsroom hero" for his unwavering principles as an editor and "the conscience of American journalism" for his uncompromising advocacy of high professional standards, will receive the 48th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on Thursday, November 9.
On Tuesday, October 31, food historian Gillian Riley will give a lecture at Colby College on the influence of culinary arts in 18th-century Spanish painting. The lecture, "What's Cooking in the Calle del Reloj?: A New Look at the Content of the Still-Life Paintings of Luis Meléndez," will be held at 7:30 p.m. in room 154 of Bixler Art and Music Center. The event is co-sponsored by the Colby art and women's studies departments and is open to the public free of charge.
On Saturday, October 21, Colby College in Waterville will hold the inauguration installation ceremony for President William D. Adams. The 3 p.m. ceremony will take place in the Wadsworth Gymnasium of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center. It will be the first inauguration at Colby since 1979 and only the second since 1960. Adams is Colby's 19th president since the college received its charter in 1813.
"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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.