Professor Elizabeth Leonard Interviewed by Civil War Monitor

Civilwarmonitor.com posted a 20-minute video interview with Gibson Professor of History Elizabeth Leonard about Joseph Holt, the subject of her latest award-winning book, and about her approach to teaching the Civil War. Civilwarmonitor.com is the digital arm of The Civil War Monitor magazine.

Jill Gordon’s New Book on Plato

Dana Professor of Philosophy Jill Gordon's new book, Plato's Erotic World: From Cosmic Origins to Human Death, was published by Cambridge University Press in August 2012.

Nikky Singh on Being Sikh in America

Crawford Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh was tapped by national media, including Business Insider, as an expert on Sikhism following the tragic mass shooting in Wisconsin.

Katz Receives $312K NSF Grant

Professor Jeffrey Katz (chemistry) received a $312,000 grant from the National Science Foundation including funding for Colby student researchers and their travel to present at national conferences.

Economic Impact of Maine Lakes

Professors Michael Donihue '79 (economics) and Whitney King (chemistry) discuss a Colby study that is looking at the economic impact of the Belgrade Lakes on the state's economy. Maine Public Broadcasting reports.

Professor Gilkes on Black Women and Faith

The Washington Post tapped Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes for a story headlined "Black women are among the country's most religious groups." She suggests gospel music is part of the appeal.

Adams Awards Named Professorships

Four members of the Colby faculty have been appointed to named professorships by President William D. Adams. “It is the highest affirmation that a college can give,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer.

Fleming Speaks at Cold War Conference in UK

Professor James R. Fleming (science, technology, and society) spoke on "Cold War Technologies for Weaponizing the Atmosphere: From Cloud Wars to Geo-Engineering" at the University of Manchester (UK) June 30, at a conference titled "Cold War/Blue Planet: The Rise of the Environmental Sciences in a Divided World." A report on his talk is online.

Freidenreich Named NEH Summer Scholar

Pulver Family Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies David M. Freidenreich was selected as a summer scholar for the National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute, “Networks and Knowledge: 
Synthesis and Innovation in the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Medieval Mediterranean.” The institute will be held in Barcelona July 2-27.  Freidenreich plans to research the attitudes toward Christians and Muslims expressed in Jewish legal literature from Christian Spain.

Gouvêa Article in Best of 2012 Anthology

An article by Carter Professor of Mathematics Fernando Gouvêa, "Was Cantor Surprised?" will be included in Best Writing in Mathematics 2012, to be published in November by Princeton University Press.

Sadoff’s “Self-Portrait” Chosen as Poem of the Day

 "Self-Portrait," a poem by Ira Sadoff (English) was selected by the Academy of American Poets as the www.poets.org poem of the day May 21. Other poets featured in May included Whitman, Rossetti, and Lowell. "Self-Portrait" is from Sadoff's new collection, True Faith.

Debra Spark Publishes New Novel

For characters in The Pretty Girl, a new book by Debra Spark (English), it's the journey not the destination.

Green’s Photographs on Display

Photographs taken by Assistant Professor of Art Gary Green in the 1970s and early 1980s are featured in an exhibition at Phantom Gallery in St. Louis. Babylon's Burning: Images from the Punk Rock Era is on view through May 20. More about Green's photography is available at www.garygreenphotographs.com. Phantom gallery specializes in contemporary art, contemporary, and vintage photography.

Dimow Scores Documentary Film

Carl Dimow (music) was commissioned to write original music for a Belgian documentary, Mon noM, a lighthearted film about four guys with the same name. He wrote the score and recorded it with his Klezmer band, the Casco Bay Tummlers. The film will be shown at the Maine International Film Festival (July 13-23), and there will be a performance by the Tummlers. Music development was partially funded by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission.

Tate Receives Funding for Research on Colombia

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Winifred Tate received funding for her project "Paramilitaries, Citizenship and Political Participation in Colombia" from the Democracy Program of the Social Science Research Council and the Open Society Institute. Her research uses women's oral histories to study the impact of paramilitary groups, political violence, and drug trafficking on political participation in Colombia.

Freidenreich Talks Food in Europe, Israel

Pulver Family Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies David M. Freidenreich is teaching at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome as the Richard and Susan Master Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies. His course, Food and Identity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is based on the seminar he offers at Colby and on his 2011 book, Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He has been invited to deliver talks on this subject in Nantes, France; Beer Sheva, Israel; Constance, Germany; and Rome.

Gouvêa’s Math History Book Goes Global

Math Through the Ages by Carter Professor Fernando Gouvêa and former Professor Bill Berlinghoff, remains a perennial bestseller for the Mathematical Association of America 10 years after publication, and now the Brazilian government is distributing almost 20,000 copies of the Portuguese translation to libraries. Subtitled A Gentle History for Teachers and Others, the book was conceived during hallway discussions in the Mudd Building.