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...

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...

Fleming Publishes Paper in Rachel Carson Center’s Perspective

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich published Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming’s paper “Excuse Us, While We Fix the Sky: WEIRD Supermen and Climate Engineering” in Men and Nature: Hegemonic Masculinities and Environmental Change, edited by Sherilyn MacGregor and Nicole Seymour, RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society,...

McClenachan Paper on Coral Reef Loss in Science Advances

Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, was the lead author of a paper in Science Advances Sept 6. In “Ghost reefs: Nautical charts document large spatial scale of coral reef loss over 240 years,” McClenachan and her coauthors, including Grace O’Connor ’14, used “high-resolution historical nautical charts to quantify changes to...

Gastaldo and Li ’16 Coauthor Paper in Earth Science Reviews

Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo and Jiawen “June” Li ’16 coauthored a paper titled “A multidisciplinary approach to review the vertical and lateral facies relationships of the purported vertebrate-defined terrestrial Permian–Triassic boundary interval at Bethulie, Karoo Basin, South Africa” published Aug. 8 in Earth Science Reviews. The paper, Li’s second, peer-reviewed publication, was invited for...

Blevins Latest Essay—On Rules—in Vox Populi

Adrian Blevins, associate professor of English, added an essay to her series in Vox Populi. Titled “My Problem with Rules,” Blevins lyrically explains why she opposes rules. “My problem with the rules is that they too often throw common sense out the window. My problem with the rules is that they can sometimes subvert justice. They just...