Carter Chairs Psychology Symposium at Conference

Assistant Professor of Psychology Travis Carter chaired a symposium titled “Group Identity and Prejudice: New Findings from an Implicit Social Cognitive Perspective” at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in Austin, Texas, in February.

Singh Contributes Chapters to The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh contributed two chapters to The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies, including “Sikh Art” and “A Feminist Interpretation of Sikh Scripture.” The Oxford University Press will publish the handbook May 27, 2014.

Waldkirch Presents Paper on Foreign Presence and Productivity in Developing Countries

Associate Professor of Economics Andreas Waldkirch presented a new paper, “Foreign Presence and Productivity in Developing Countries,” at the Maine Economics Conference, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and Washington State University—all within the last two weeks. The paper shows that in a sample of 118 low-income countries, foreign-owned firms are consistently more productive than...

Sheehan Edits Major Photography Update to Grove Art Online

As guest editor of photography for Grove Art Online, Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan oversaw a major update to this scholarly art encyclopedia. The update consists of 44 new and significantly revised articles on the subject of photography in a global context. It includes new subject entries on vernacular photography, photojournalism, photo books, and street...

Freidenreich Contributes to Jewish Studies Book

Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich wrote “Jews, Pagans, and Heretics in Early Medieval Canon Law,” a chapter in Jews in Early Christian Law: Byzantium and the Latin West, 6th–11th Centuries. Brepols published the book April 30, 2014.

Singh Delivers Guest Lectures

Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh delivered a lecture about Sikh mysticism at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, in April 2014. Her lecture, titled “Expressing the Inexpressible: The Heartbeat of Sikh Mysticism,” was featured as part of the Comparison Project, an annual series of lectures, dialogues, and comparisons on a common religious...

Dimow wins national flute competition

Music Associate in Guitar Carl Dimow’s “Klezmer Suite for Flute and Guitar” is one of the winners of the 2014 National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition. The suite is on Dimow’s album Border Crossings, released in 2010. “Klezmer Suite for Flute and Guitar” was picked up by ALRY Publications and enjoyed several national performances before...

Immunology Students Consider Abstract Art

Lunder Curator of American Art Elizabeth Finch and Associate Professor of Biology Lynn Hannum recently collaborated on a project that brought Hannum’s immunology students to the Colby College Museum of Art to seek out cellular imagery in the abstract art of Terry Winters, particularly his Fourteen Etchings. The project was deemed a success, and there are...

Hubbard Publishes Article in Journal of Applied Econometrics

Assistant Professor of Economics Timothy P. Hubbard coauthored an article titled “Replacing Sample Trimming with Boundary Correction in Nonparametric Estimation of First-Price Auctions.” The article was published online in March 2014 and will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Macke Publishes Chapter in Queering Religion, Religious Queers

Faculty Fellow in Sociology Karen Macke wrote a chapter titled “Que(e)rying Methodology to Study Church-Based Activism: Conversations in Culture, Power, and Change” in Queering Religion, Religious Queers, edited by Yvette Taylor and Ria Snowdon. Published by Routledge in March 2014, the book considers the intersection of religious and sexual identities.

Hannum Is Panelist at Biomedical Career Fair

Associate Professor of Biology Lynn Hannum served as a panelist at the inaugural Yale Biomedical Career Fair April 24 at Yale Medical School. Hannum represented small liberal arts colleges within the Teaching & Academic Research panel and talked informally with a crowd of interested students at a networking lunch. Approximately 500 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows...

Weitz and Donihue Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Professor of Art Ankeney Weitz and Professor of Economics Michael R. Donihue have been honored with endowed chairs. Weitz has been appointed to the Ellerton M. and Edith K. Jette Professorship in Art, and Donihue has been appointed to the Herbert E. Wadsworth 1892 Professorship in Economics. Both are effective September 2014.

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...