This year's Lovejoy recipient, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, has recently reported on violent protests in Egypt and the historic Saudi Arabian elections. She will be honored and speak at Colby Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m.
With site work underway, building construction of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby College Museum of Art begins in October. The 26,000-square-foot expansion will include 10,000 square feet of new exhibition space, making Colby's the largest museum in Maine.
Photography from various periods in American history comes together in
separate but related exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art this
summer. Artists include Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, and Walker Evans.
Colby will hold Reunion Weekend 2011 June 2-5, when graduates, families, and friends of the college—some 1,200 visitors from around the country and as far away as the People’s Republic of China—are expected in Waterville.
From watching a meteor shower at 3 a.m. to creating a market for bags made by Cambodian women with HIV/AIDS, Colby's Class of 2011 balanced playfulness with intellectual gravitas and passion to make the world better, said commencement speaker Rajiv Shah, administrator of USAID and class speaker Aleah Starr '11 at the May 22 commencement.
The leader of the United States Agency for International Development,
Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the commencement address and
receive an honorary degree at Colby's 190th commencement ceremonies on
May 22. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn of Miller Library on
Colby’s campus in Waterville.
The leader of the United States Agency for International Development, Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 190th commencement ceremonies on May 22.
Colby College has begun construction on a new biomass plant that will
replace about 1 million gallons of heating fuel with about 22 thousand tons of
locally sourced wood chips and forest waste annually.
Teresa E. Cowdrey has been named vice president and dean of Admissions
and Financial Aid at Colby, President William D. Adams announced Dec.
14. She will join the Colby administration at the end of the academic year.
Colby College President
William D. Adams today announced a $2 million gift from the Harold Alfond
Foundation to create and endow the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics position
at the College and to provide support for varsity athletic programs.
Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg, the principal
deputy to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will deliver the 2010 Senator
George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture at Colby College October
21. The lecture, titled American Leadership and International Cooperation: A
Strategy for the 21st Century, will begin at 7 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium,
Diamond Building, on the Waterville campus. The event is free and open to the
WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME – Bigelow Laboratory and Colby College have
entered a strategic partnership that will expand educational and
research opportunities in marine sciences for Bigelow's scientists and
for Colby students and faculty, Colby President William D. Adams and
Bigelow Laboratory Executive Director Graham Shimmield announced today.
Colby College exceeded its $370-million capital campaign
goal June 30, raising a total of $376-million in the largest fundraising campaign
in Maine's history. The Reaching the World Campaign, begun in 2005 under Colby
President William D. Adams, was mounted to support financial aid, facilities,
and the academic experience.
“What unites us as humans is far more powerful and important than what divides us,” Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith A. McHale told graduates of Colby at the College's 189th Commencement Sunday, May 23. “From Waterville to Moscow to Islamabad, people everywhere share the same aspirations for their families and communities.”