Fleming Speaks to Students—at Grinnell

Professor and Director of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming recently spoke at Grinnell College about his 2010 book Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. The student newspaper conducted this Q&A prior to his talk.

Larissa Taylor’s Travels

Larissa Taylor (history) was invited to give an open question/discussion session March 30 based on her book The Virgin Warrior at the off-Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan.

McClenachan’s Research Shows Surprising Fishing History

Research by Loren McClenachan (environmental studies) shows that for more than 400 years native Hawaiians caught fifty percent more fish than they do now, far exceeding the levels considered sustainable by today’s scientists. The fish population was still able to thrive as a result of strictly-enforced fishing regulations. See Also: Ancient Native Secrets of Sustainable Ocean Fishing http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/ancient-native-secrets-sustainable-ocean-fishing/1880/   Prehistoric Fisheries Offer Clues to Sustainable Catch http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21623-prehistoric-fisheries-offer-clue%20s-to-sustainable-catch.html

New Director of Goldfarb Center Named

Daniel M. Shea, a political scientist and coeditor of a new book about the degradation of civil discourse in American politics, will be the next director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.

Student-Faculty Research Award Granted

A team of students, under the guidance of Professor Hong Zhang (East Asian studies) has won an ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation fellowship to conduct research in China this summer.

Renowned Cultural Theorist Advocates Humanities Education

One of the world’s leading cultural theorists spoke on the state of the humanities Feb. 22, and the event provided a focused attention on efforts to develop an interdisciplinary center for the arts and humanities.

Lincoln Prize to Leonard

History Professor Elizabeth Leonard has won the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for her book Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky.

Adams as Art Curator

An exhibition at the Colby Museum of Art curated by President William D. Adams opens Tuesday, Feb. 14. Rediscoveries 2, drawn from the permanent collection, explores "the blighted urban landscape" and "the powerful and unexpected beauty that often resides in such places."

Tenure Granted to Three

Three professors were granted tenure by vote of the trustees Feb. 4. They are Lisa Arellano (American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies); Adam Howard (education); and John Turner (history).

Mackenzie Returns to Vietnam—As Fulbright

Forty years after fighting a communist Vietnamese government while serving in the U.S. Army, Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie is returning to Vietnam—this time as a Fulbright Scholar helping the government set up American studies programs.

Professor Leads Lego Protest

Professor of Education Lyn Mikel Brown is leading the charge against a new line of Legos aimed at appealing to girls, the Portland Press Herald reports.

New Affiliation with Columbia

A new agreement with Columbia University gives Colby students another opportunity to earn a dual degree in engineering.

Mackenzie Receives Fulbright

G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, this spring, and to assist major Vietnamese universities in developing American studies programs.

Research To Be Presented in Ethiopia, in Amharic

Senior environmental policy majors researched issues in Ethiopia this fall and, with help from Professor Travis Reynolds and Abebu Kassie '14, who is from Ethiopia, their findings will be presented in Ethiopia in the local language.

Students Present Semester Research

In this last week of classes, students from various disciplines will present semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.

Jewish Scholars on New Testament

An essay by David Freidenreich (Jewish studies) appears in The Jewish Annotated New Testament, which the New York Times recently called "an unusual scholarly experiment: an edition of the Christian holy book edited entirely by Jews."

Neuroscience Students to Blog from National Meeting

Four Colby students have been selected to blog from this year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov. 12-16 in Washington, D.C. Theirs is the only undergraduate student blog among the 10 chosen.