Scheck Participates in French Conference and Dedication via Video

Raffael Scheck, the Audrey Wade Hittinger Katz Professor of History, was asked to be part of a conference and monument dedication in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, a town in southwestern France, honoring the poet and philosopher Léopold Sédar Senghor, who served as Senegal’s first president (1960-1980). Unable to attend in person, Scheck recorded a six-minute video that opened a...

Fleming to give the Tyndall History of Global Environmental Change Lecture in New Orleans

Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming will be presenting the Tyndall History of Global Environmental Change Lecture sponsored by the Global Environmental Change Focus Group at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in New Orleans this December. Fleming’s topic is “Gordian Knots of Prevision: The lessons of history.” The annual Tyndall lecture offers a historical...

Sheehan Publishes in New Book on Before-and-After Photos

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan is one of 12 contributors to a new book edited by Jordan Bear and Kate Palmer Albers. Published by Bloomsbury, Before-and-After Photography: Histories and Contexts examines the central position of this photographic genre in a wide range of contexts from the 19th century to the present. Sheehan’s essay,“Staging Emancipation: Race and Reconstruction...

Carlson Wins Science Champion Award

Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies, won the 2017 Science Champion Award from the Environmental Health Strategy Center. Actively engaged in public policy debates on environmental issues in Maine, Carlson has testified at key committee hearings of the Maine Legislature and was “especially impressive as the clear winner of a debate at a committee briefing on...

Beranek Essay Published in Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck: New Research

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Saskia Beranek has a newly published essay, “Govert Flinck and the Houses of Orange and Brandenburg: Networks and Influence,” in Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck: New Research, ed. Stephanie Dickey (Zwolle: WBooks, 2017). The book accompanies exhibitions currently on view at both the Rembrandthuis Museum and the Amsterdam Museum highlighting the work of Flinck...

Plesch Leads Alumni Trip to Italy

In October Professor of Art Véronique Plesch lead a tour for Colby alumni in northern Italy and southern France. Undiscovered Italy took the participants to a slew of stunning sites, most of which are seldom visited by tourists, and many of which Plesch has written about. Alumni viewed Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art, visited churches and monasteries,...

Weitz Lectures in Taiwan

Ankeney Weitz, Ellerton M. and Edith K. Jette Professor of Art, presented her lecture “Zao Wou-Ki’s Synthetic Vision” for the opening of the exhibit Infinities of Zao Wou-Ki in Taichung, Taiwan, Sept. 19. The lecture was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Taipei, Taiwan.

Duff Writes Blog Post for Nursing Clio

Sarah Emily Duff, faculty fellow in history, wrote a blog post about her research of the history of sex education in South Africa for Nursing Clio. Titled “Race, Sex Education, and the Age of Consent in South Africa,” the Oct. 26 post recounts a lecture Duff gave to a “group of clever, articulate young women at...

Seay Writes Slate Article, Cited in Multiple Media Outlets on Niger Attack

Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay has appeared on news shows and been cited by media outlets about the deaths of four U.S. servicemen in Niger. In addition to writing an Oct. 20 article in Slate—”This is Not Trump’s Benghazi“—Seay, an expert on African politics and conflict in Central Africa, can be found in these...

Green Exhibits Photos, Sits on Panel, at University of Southern Maine

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green will show his photographs from Along the Golden Road (2008) and Along the Golden Road, Part II (2017), in a group show organized by the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts and the University of Southern Maine. The exhibition, a celebration of the bicentennial of the birthday of Henry David Thoreau, is titled after...

Wildlife Publication Award Given to Volume in Nyhus Series

Snow Leopards, the first volume in the series Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscape edited by Philip Nyhus, has won the Wildlife Society‘s 2017 Wildlife Publication Award in the book category. Announced by Elsevier, the award “recognizes excellence in scientific literature of wildlife biology and management issued within the last three years,” according to PR Newswire....

Nyhus Tapped as Expert on Greenest Cities on WalletHub

WalletHub tapped Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus as an expert on a piece about America’s greenest cities. When asked “What policies or investments offer the biggest bang for the buck?” Nyhus answered, in part, “Cities that focus on green transportation infrastructure, energy efficiency and the built environment, green space, wise zoning, and waste...

McClenachan Coauthors Paper in Marine Policy

Loren McClenachan coauthored a paper titled “Opportunities for improving global marine conservation through multilateral treaties” in Marine Policy. McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, and her authors offer an analysis “of all multilateral treaties governing activities related to oceans.” Even with an increase in the number of treaties, “the declining state of the...

Geology Students to Present Research at GSA Meeting

Six geology students will present their research at the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting Oct. 22-25 in Seattle. The following students undertook their research at Colby and elsewhere through summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs. Alyson Churchill ’18, who participated in a summer REU program at Oregon State University, with a poster titled “Discharge...

Former Professor Moss Named Member of the Order des Francophones d’Amérique

Jane Moss, former Robert E. Diamond Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of French, was named a member of the Order des Francophones d’Amérique by the Conseil Supérieur de la Langue Française. At a ceremony in Québec City, Moss was honored for her work in “literary studies in Québec and Canada. She has published over a hundred articles...

Leonard Offered Book Contract from University of Kentucky Press

Elizabeth Leonard, the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History, has been offered a contract for her book, tentatively titled Once a Slaveholder, Once a Slave in Civil War Era Holt’s Bottom, Kentucky. The book examines a community of free whites (centering on the birth family of Abraham Lincoln’s judge advocate general Joseph Holt) and enslaved blacks (a...

Arterberry Paper on Integration of Thought and Action in Infancy

Professor of Psychology Martha Arterberry had her paper “Integration of Thought and Action: Arm Weights Facilitate Search Accuracy in 24-Month-Old Children” published in Infancy Sept. 7. The paper reports findings from two studies addressing perception and action in 24-month-old children conducted during Arterberry’s sabbatical in 2014-15 in collaboration with Susan Hespos at Northwestern University and Rachel...

Soto Presents Talk at Association for Research in Personality Conference

Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto presented a talk titled “Measuring the Big Five in Little Kids: Developmental Trends in the properties off youth self-reports and parent-reports on the Big Five Inventory-2” at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Research in Personality June 9. The talk reported on research that showed the “Big Five...

Glenn, Berkner, and Students Publish Paper in Journal of Neuroscience Methods

Associate Professor of Psychology Melissa Glenn and Medical Director Paul Berkner were among the authors of a paper titled “New method to induce mild traumatic brain injury in rodents produces differential outcomes in female and male Sprague Dawley rats,” which appears in the October issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Methods. Peter Wirth ’16 was the...

Plesch Publishes Essay in Crossing Borders—Appropriations and Collaborations

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch published an essay titled “On Appropriations,” a revised version of the keynote address she delivered June 1, 2016, at the International Word and Image Conference: Crossing Borders—Appropriations and Collaborations (organized by the College of the Holy Cross, the Université Paris-Diderot, and the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon). The essay appears in a special issue...