Professors Arendell, Marlais, and Reich Retire

Three teaching professors—Teresa J. Arendell (sociology), Michael A. Marlais (art), and Leonard S. Reich (science, technology, and society)—are retiring from Colby this year. Librarians Toni Katz and Margaret Menchen, both faculty members without rank, and President William D. Adams, formally a professor of philosophy, also are retiring. Terry Arendell, professor of sociology, arrived at Colby...

Last Lecture Offers Humor, Advice to Seniors

Guilain Denoeux, professor of government, received the 22nd annual Charles Bassett Teaching Award by a vote of the Class of 2014. In the recent tradition, he gave the Last Lecture immediately following final exams. Speaking in Ostrove Auditorium May 19, he began his remarks with tongue firmly in cheek: “I’d like to start by recognizing...

Four Professors Awarded Tenure

Four assistant professors were granted tenure at the winter meeting of the Colby Board of Trustees. Valérie Dionne (French and Italian) is an author and scholar of early modern French literature, culture, and philosophy. Melissa Glenn (psychology) is a behavioral neuroscientist who studies prenatal nutrition as it affects psychopathology later in life. James Scott (mathematics...

Colby Museum of Art Receives Major Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Colby College Museum of Art, which expanded in 2013 with the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, has received $600,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its role as a teaching museum. The grant will enhance curricular engagement between the museum and faculty, bolster collaborations with other museums, and implement seminars for faculty at Colby...

Boylan Named National Co-Chair of GLAAD

Jennifer Finney Boylan, professor of English and author of novels and bestselling memoirs, has been named the first transgender co-chair of GLAAD, the national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization. “Proud. Excited. Psyched,” Boylan said about her new responsibilities helping to lead an organization with a $6-million annual budget. The naming of a transgender person...

Gubernatorial Candidate Cutler Cites Student Research

Colby students' environmental studies research is cited by Eliot Cutler, independent candidate for governor of Maine, in the book he published this month to support his candidacy (see page 15 in A State of Opportunity online.) Credit is given to Professor Philip Nyhus's students: "The State of Coastal and Marine Management in Maine," Chapter 1, The State of Maine’s Environment, Colby College, Environmental Policy Group, Environmental Studies Program (2009)."

Four Faculty Members Say Farewell

Professors Harriett Matthews, Barbara Nelson '68, Thane Pittman, and David Simon are retiring from classroom teaching this spring and were recognized at the annual faculty dinner May 24.

Theater and Dance Profs Perform in NYC

Professors Annie Kloppenberg and Todd Coulter will perform an original dance work, “Avalanche,” at the Danspace Project in New York City June 6-8.

In Last Lecture, Peter Harris Considers the Good Life

Peter Harris, Zacamy Professor of English, won the Charles Bassett Teaching Award from the Class of 2013. In what is called the "Last Lecture," he invoked poets and advised graduating seniors on living the good life.

Call for Student Research Papers and Posters

Students who would like to present posters or papers of completed research as part of the 14th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium can submit proposals online through April 19, 2013.

Colby Chorale to Perform in New York City

At the start of spring break the Colby College Chorale will spend a weekend performing in New York City in three free concerts that are open to the public.

Conner Wins Kennedy Center Award

Lynne Conner, associate professor of theater and dance, received a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Merit Award for "Excellent Adaptation of Old Greek Comedy."

McClenachan Named Sloan Research Fellow

Loren McClenachan (environmental studies) is one of 126 scientists to receive a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship recognizing promising early-career scientists.

Goldfarb Center Poll: Maine Senators Snowe and King Have It Right

A Goldfarb Center poll released Jan. 3 confirms what Maine voters—who supported retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe and elected Angus King—seem to have  signaled. Americans are tired of partisanship and want Congress to start working together in civil, productive ways.

History Faculty on C-SPAN Book TV

C-SPAN2's Book TV aired interviews with three history professors Oct. 6. All three are online: Elizabeth Leonard on Joseph Holt, Raffael Scheck on Hitler's African victims, and Larissa Taylor on Joan of Arc.