Harrington to Speak at Center for Mark Twain Studies

Farnham Writers’ Center Director Paula Harrington will be the guest speaker May 14 at “The Trouble Begins at Eight,” the annual spring series at the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College. Her talk, “The French Face of Twain,” will consider Twain’s lifelong dislike of the French and its role in his creation, by opposition,...

Hubbard Organizes, Presents at Conferences

Assistant Professor of Economics Timothy P. Hubbard organized the second Maine Economics Conference, held at Colby April 26, 2014. The conference convened academic economists from colleges and universities across the state as well as students who not only attended but also presented posters during a dedicated session. Hubbard is also co-organizing the Conference on Auctions,...

Carter Publishes Chapter in The Psychological Science of Money

Assistant Professor of Psychology Travis Carter wrote “The Psychological Science of Spending Money,” a chapter in The Psychological Science of Money, to be published by Springer in July. The book includes both classic and recent findings about money and its effects on brain processes and social behavior.

Soto Has Two Papers Accepted for Publication

Assistant Professor of Psychology Chris Soto has recently had two papers accepted for publication. The first, “Is Happiness Good for Your Personality? Concurrent and Prospective Relations of the Big Five with Subjective Well-Being,” discusses the connection between personality traits and happiness. This paper was published online in January 2014 and will appear in a forthcoming...

Freidenreich, Cook Moderate Judaism Symposium Talks

“Anti-Judaism and Its Implications: A Symposium,” held April 27 in Miller Library, was a daylong national conference convening international scholars including David Nirenberg of the University of Chicago, author of Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition. Roundtable discussions covered “The Politics of Anti-Judaism,” moderated by Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich; “Anti-Judaism and the...

McClenachan Publishes Article in Fisheries Research

Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Loren McClenachan published a paper in the September 2014 journal Fisheries Research with ES major Taylor Witkin ’14 as one of the coauthors. Titled “Do Community-Supported Fisheries (CSFs) Improve Sustainability?” the article concludes that “CSFs reduce seafood’s distribution carbon footprint by two orders of magnitude as compared to industrial...

Soto Named to Editorial Board of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology Chris Soto was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a monthly publication from the American Psychological Association. Each edition is divided into three independently edited sections. Soto joins a group of national and international scholars as a consulting editor on the Personality Processes and...

Reynolds and Collins Awarded NSF Grant for Student Research in Ethiopia’s Church Forests

Travis Reynolds (environmental studies) and Cat Collins (biology) have landed a $390,000 National Science Foundation grant that will allow eight student researchers to work each summer in Ethiopia’s church forests, tracts preserved for hundreds of years by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates grant establishes Colby as a center for training...

Geneticist Angelini Awarded $800,000 NSF Grant

Colby geneticist David Angelini has been awarded an $800,000 NSF grant to intensify research on the mechanism that controls organ development. The project focuses on the soapberry bug, an insect that features two different wing lengths, a phenomenon called wing polyphenism. The five-year grant will allow Colby students to learn the principles of molecular biology...

Coane Coauthors Paper for Behavior Research Methods

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jennifer Coane coauthored a paper titled “A Behavioral Database for Masked Form Priming,” published online in Behavior Research Methods in February 2014. Coane joined a team of researchers from a number of universities in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia to produce the article. In November Coane presented a poster...

Taylor Publishes Chapter in New Book

Professor of History Larissa Juliet Taylor wrote “Apostle to the Apostles: The Complexity of Medieval Preaching about Mary Magdalene,” a chapter in Mary Magdalene in Medieval Culture: Conflicted Roles. Published by Routledge in January 2014, the book employs theoretical methodologies to address conflicting depictions of female saints in medieval artworks, literature, and music.

Stone Paper Accepted by Journal Evolution

Professor of Biology Judy Stone has had a paper accepted for publication in the journal Evolution. The paper, “Transmission Advantage Favors Selfing in Experimental Populations of Self-Incompatible Witheringia Solanacea,” was written with coauthors Jennifer Hale ’13 and Emily VanWyk ’11. Eleven other Colby students are acknowledged for their fieldwork with Stone in the laboratory or in...

Reisert Appointed to Editorial Board of Oxford Political Science Online Bibliography

Wiswell Associate Professor of Constitutional Law Joseph Reisert was appointed to the editorial board of the Oxford University Press Online Bibliography in Political Science. Reisert and political scientists from Tufts, Vanderbilt, University of British Columbia, National University of Singapore, and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro were appointed to the editorial board by Colby’s...

Maisel’s Political Presentation Leads to Contribution in New Book

In 2013 William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government L. Sandy Maisel presented material on the American Democratic Party at an international symposium in China, “Modern Political Party Management: Chinese and International Practices.” Due to intense interest in international political practices, Maisel was asked to contribute a chapter to a new publication, Modern Party Management:...

Fleming Publishes Book, Toxic Airs

Jim Fleming, professor of science, technology, and society, is co-editor of a 2014 book titled Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective. The book of essays, co-edited by Ann Johnson of the University of South Carolina, is an interdisciplinary look at atmospheric issues on scales from body to place to planet. It analyzes airborne...

Pukkila Publishes Study of Student Research Methods

Scholarly Resources and Services Librarian Marilyn R. Pukkila recently published jointly with Ellen Freeman, formerly of Colby’s Academic ITS, the paper “Co-Viewing: Creating Broader Participation Through Ethnographic Library Research” in Participatory Design in Academic Libraries, a publication of the Council on Library and Information Resources. The paper reports on a study that uncovered the remarkably varied (and often surprising)...

Conner to Present at University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center

Professor of Theater and Dance Lynne Conner has been invited to give a talk at the University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center on May 20. Offering material from her new book, Audience Engagement and the Role of Arts Talk in the Digital Era, Conner will investigate what she terms “social interpretation”—audience-produced meaning making about the arts that...

Webb Publishes The Long Struggle Against Malaria in Tropical Africa

Professor of History James L.A. Webb Jr.’s The Long Struggle Against Malaria in Tropical Africa was released March 31. Published by Cambridge University Press and available April 6 on Amazon, the 275-page book is the first history of malaria control efforts in tropical Africa. Integrating several fields—parasitology, entomology, and biomedicine—the book details the struggle for malaria...

McFadden’s Book The L Word Joins TV Milestones Series

Margaret McFadden (American studies), Colby’s Christian A. Johnson Associate Professor of Integrative Liberal Learning, published a book in February on the TV series The L Word, which debuted on Showtime 10 years ago. The book is part of the Wayne State University TV Milestones Series, which is in turn part of the university’s Contemporary Approaches to Film...

Millones Named Book Review Editor of Journal

In March Luis Millones, Colby’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Spanish and director of the College’s interdisciplinary Latin American Studies Program, was named book review editor of the Colonial Latin American Review. CLAR, founded in 1992 and published three times per year, is the leading academic journal in the field of Latin American colonial studies.