Assistant Professor of Economics Nathan W. Chan published the article “Misinformation and Its Implications for Green Markets” in the journal Strategic Behavior and the Environment, December 2015. Chan’s areas of expertise include environmental and natural resource economics, public economics, microeconomic theory, and applied game theory.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies Kyle Stevens recently published an essay on teaching the classic film Casablanca in The Cine-Files, an online scholarly journal of cinema studies. The film, he argues, presents an opportunity to see how surprisingly complex classical Hollywood style can be. His piece is titled, “Teaching Casablanca: Clay, Ink, Documentary, Set.”
Professor of English Michael Burke published an essay, “Into the Wildwood,” in the December 2015 issue of Down East magazine. The evocative piece describes the unusual experience of attending a winter solstice service in a tiny, off-the-grid church in the remote community of Reeds Mill, Maine.
Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming will present four lectures in December on climate science, history, and culture in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. Fleming has been appointed an executive member of the council of History of Meteorological Science and Technology, Chinese Society for the History of Science and Technology.
Six students joined Joe Atkins, coordinator of multicultural student programs, at the Race Amity Conference Nov. 19-21 in Quincy, Mass., reports Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. “There are people who are very happy to sit down and have difficult discussions and learn from each other’s experiences,” said Atkins, who oversees the Campus Conversations on Race program...
Professor of Computer Science Bruce Maxwell spoke about artificial intelligence (AI) on Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Maine Calling” Nov. 24. The 50-minute program discussed what AI is and its uses in today’s society.
Maple Razsa, associate professor of anthropology, was awarded the Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnographic Film from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. The prestigious award, given to “scholars to devote themselves to full-time work on a research-related film,” allows Razsa to continue his work on his documentary film The Maribor Uprising: A Live Interactive Documentary about a 2012 uprising in...
Coauthors of a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics about concussion-like symptom reporting in high school athletes include Colby professors Joseph Atkins (psychology) and Bruce Maxwell (computer science) and Medical Director Paul Berkner, D.O. They conclude that girls and students with a preexisting health conditions are more likely to report symptoms of concussions.
If so much mainstream economic theory is based on the assumption that people are rational and act in their own self interest, why do they make so many lousy decisions, particularly about saving and investing money? That’s a question that Leonard Wolk, Colby’s new Todger Anderson Assistant Professor of Investing and Behavioral Economics, ponders, researches,...
Colby’s Curator of Academic Programs Shalini Le Gall led a panel titled Foreign Language Teaching at Colby at the New England Museum Association’s annual conference in Portland, Maine, Nov. 5, 2015. Colby professors Audrey Brunetaux, (French), Arne Koch, (German), and Anita Savo (Spanish) described creating opportunities for teaching and learning in the Colby College Museum of Art.
Assistant Professor of History Daniel Tortora presented his research in November at the 27th annual Jumonville French and Indian War Seminar in western Pennsylvania. On Nov. 6 he joined scholars for a tour of French and Indian War sites, including Fort Necessity National Battlefield and the grave of Major General Edward Braddock. On Nov. 7...
Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean—Appalachian Outsiders Tell All, a collection of essays edited by Adrian Blevins (English) and Karen McElmurray, was the subject of an extensive review in The Read on WNC, an online journal. “As 31 authors show, you can’t judge a region by its cover story. For it’s not just outsiders who...
On Oct. 30, 2015, Tanya Sheehan, associate professor and chair of Colby’s Department of Art, will speak at the international symposium The Colors of Photography at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Sheehan’s talk, “Color Matters: Rethinking Photography and Race,” is derived from her current research on racial thinking in contemporary art photography and the historiography of photography.
The Bates College Museum of Art has announced that it will purchase five photographs by Colby’s Associate Professor of Art Gary Green from his series Terrain Vague. The photographs—chosen from 13 that were part of the museum’s exhibit Points of View—will be added to four previously acquired works from his earlier series Landscape Diary No. 2.
Colby Theater and Dance Professor Lynne Conner gave a public talk on cultural participation at Missouri State University Oct. 19. The keynote address was sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and the Springfield Theatre Alliance and focused on changing expectations among Generation Z (or iGeners) audience members. While at MSU, Professor Conner also...
Dan Shea, director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement and professor of government, was appointed for a four-year term to the Alfond Youth Center board of directors. Shea “embodies the spirit of community and brings talent, expertise, and energy to the table,” according to the Oct. 4 Morning Sentinel.
Véronique Plesch, professor of art, has contributed an article titled “Beyond Art History: Graffiti on Frescoes” to a new book, Understanding Graffiti. Plesch is an expert on the history of European art and culture, 1300-1800, and has written extensively about words and images.
Anthony Corrado, professor of government, will give the keynote address at a public forum hosted by the American Democracy Project at Rhode Island College Oct. 8. Corrado, a campaign finance reform expert, will address the forum’s theme “The Best Government Money Can Buy: Is There a Future for Campaign Finance Reform?”
Laura Seay, assistant professor of government, will speak about the current political climate in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Oct. 23. Seay will join other noted African experts in a panel discussion about the challenges of development in African communities at the Rockland-Penobscot Language School in Rockland, Maine.
Professor of Art Gary Green and Ben Lisle, visiting assistant professor of American studies, have collaborated on a contribution to Tilted Arc, a nationally distributed online journal by artists Richard Benari and Lauren Henkin. Read their conversation about Professor Green’s photographic series Terrain Vague here.