Article Coauthored by Sheets and Student Accepted for Publication

A paper coauthored by Assistant Professor of Psychology Erin Sheets and psychology graduate Morganne Kraines ’11 has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Individual Differences. Titled “Personality Disorder Traits as a Moderator of Poor Social Problem-Solving Skills and Depressive Symptoms,” the paper incorporates research conducted by Kraines, the first research assistant in Sheets’s...

Four Seniors Will Attend Aquatic Science Conference

Four seniors—Becky Forgrave, Theresa Petzoldt, Emily Arsenault, and Grace Reville—will miss senior week to attend the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) May 18-23 in Portland, Ore. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Denise Bruesewitz is also attending and will talk about Colby’s research buoy in Great Pond, Goldie, and about her work in NYC on nitrogen...

Grant To Fund Eight Student Researchers in Ethiopia

Few Western scientists have experienced Ethiopia’s church forests—religious sanctuaries preserved for centuries by the country’s Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the belief that a church site should resemble heaven on earth, the Biblical Garden of Eden. And while Colby student researchers have had just that opportunity over the past three years, as reported in Colby magazine,...

Special Collections Shares McNair Letters

Colby College Special Collections has launched a new website in collaboration with Maine poet laureate Wesley McNair and the University of New Hampshire. Letters Between Poets makes available McNair’s early letters with poet Donald Hall from the mid-1970s to the publication of McNair’s first book of poetry in 1984. “Our correspondence was crucial to my development,”...

Colby Alums Dominate ASIANetwork Profiles

When asianetwork.org recently launched its online feature “I Am ASIANetwork,” it included profiles of six graduates of liberal arts colleges. Three of the six are Colby grads. All three were students of Associate Professor Hong Zhang, and all are former ASIANetwork fellows. ASIANetwork is a consortium to strengthen the role of Asian studies in liberal...

Tortora Publishes Book on Winslow’s Fort Halifax

Twenty-seven years ago, an April 1 flood devastated the Kennebec River valley, washing away among other things the historic Colonial-era blockhouse at Fort Halifax across the river from Colby in Winslow, Maine. On the anniversary of that flood, Assistant Professor of History Daniel Tortora has published a new book, Fort Halifax: Winslow’s Historic Outpost. Tortora...

Lakes Research Continues—Through the Ice

Lake study by Colby faculty and student researchers doesn’t stop for the Maine winter. Colby science students, working with Denise Bruesewitz, assistant professor of environmental studies, recently cut through 32 inches of ice on Great Pond in the Belgrade Lakes at the location where a Colby research buoy is moored when the ice is out....

Four Professors Awarded Tenure

Four assistant professors were granted tenure at the winter meeting of the Colby Board of Trustees. Valérie Dionne (French and Italian) is an author and scholar of early modern French literature, culture, and philosophy. Melissa Glenn (psychology) is a behavioral neuroscientist who studies prenatal nutrition as it affects psychopathology later in life. James Scott (mathematics...

Student Dancers Shine at New England Conference

At the 2014 American College Dance Festival’s New England Conference, a dance piece created by Sara Gibbons ’15 was selected for the conference’s culminating gala concert—one of fewer than a quarter of the entries so honored. Gibbons’s dance titled Between the Folds was performed by Gibbons, Maggie Bower ’15, and Jack Gobillot ’14 at the...

As Classes End, Research Presentations Proliferate

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS SPAN THE DISCIPLINES Among many presentations of scholarship, December 2013 saw Theater and Dance: Architectural imaging project exhibition in Runnals lobby through January. Environmental Studies:  Presentations on “Missing Players in Environmental Governance in Ethiopia” and “The Importance of Headwater Streams in Preserving Water Quality: A Case Study of the Kennebec Highlands and Long...

Respite from Burma’s Violence

Colby's 2013 Oak Fellows faced jail and prosecution as they worked to stem ethnic and religious violence. "You can be attacked at any time," said Maung Maung "Tony" Than.

Gubernatorial Candidate Cutler Cites Student Research

Colby students' environmental studies research is cited by Eliot Cutler, independent candidate for governor of Maine, in the book he published this month to support his candidacy (see page 15 in A State of Opportunity online.) Credit is given to Professor Philip Nyhus's students: "The State of Coastal and Marine Management in Maine," Chapter 1, The State of Maine’s Environment, Colby College, Environmental Policy Group, Environmental Studies Program (2009)."

Four Faculty Members Say Farewell

Professors Harriett Matthews, Barbara Nelson '68, Thane Pittman, and David Simon are retiring from classroom teaching this spring and were recognized at the annual faculty dinner May 24.

In Last Lecture, Peter Harris Considers the Good Life

Peter Harris, Zacamy Professor of English, won the Charles Bassett Teaching Award from the Class of 2013. In what is called the "Last Lecture," he invoked poets and advised graduating seniors on living the good life.

Record Participation in Research Symposium

Some 800 students showcased their work in the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 1-3. “This represents the heart of what we do here at Colby,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer, “and each year this gets bigger.”

Students Score Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards

Colby students have won four Fulbright awards, a Beinecke Fellowship, two Goldwater Scholarships, a Hollings Scholarship, a Davis Projects for Peace grant, and a Truman Scholarship.

David Simon Gives Medieval Forum Keynote

David L. Simon, Colby's Ellerton and Edith Jetté Professor of Art, will deliver the keynote address at the 34th Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum Friday, April 19. 

Call for Student Research Papers and Posters

Students who would like to present posters or papers of completed research as part of the 14th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium can submit proposals online through April 19, 2013.

Colby Chorale to Perform in New York City

At the start of spring break the Colby College Chorale will spend a weekend performing in New York City in three free concerts that are open to the public.