Herb Wilson on Monarch Butterflies on WCSH

Arey Professor Herb Wilson (biology and biology) spoke with outdoor reporter Bill Green about the monarch butterfly migration for the Green Maine segment on News Center.

C-SPAN Book TV Features Faculty

C-SPAN2’s Book TV visits Maine, and three Colby history professors are featured. A series that debuts Saturday, Oct. 6, includes interviews with history professors Elizabeth Leonard, Raffael Scheck, and Larissa Taylor.

MPBN Television Features Colby Researchers

MPBN's TV series Sustainable Maine features Colby professors and students in a new episode, "Saving Our Lakes," debuting Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 p.m.

Hugh Gourley III, Emeritus Museum Director, Dies

Hugh Gourley, who directed the Colby Museum of Art for 36 years and is credited with building its renowned reputation, died July 25. Read more in this article published at his retirement and in a recent Portland Press Herald tribute.

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.

Protecting Lakes by Teaching Kids

A two-week program by Colby and the Maine Lakes Resource Center takes middle school students out on the water to learn about watershed science, runoff, and protecting lake water quality.

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.

Four Professors Receive Fulbrights

Four Colby professors were awarded 2012-13 Fulbright fellowships and will travel abroad to conduct academic research and to teach.

Besteman Wins Guggenheim, ACLS Fellowships

Professor of Anthropology Catherine Besteman was awarded two fellowships for 2012-13: one from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and one from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Larissa Taylor’s Travels

Larissa Taylor (history) was invited to give an open question/discussion session March 30 based on her book The Virgin Warrior at the off-Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan.

Student’s Original Score Wins Kennedy Center Award

Luke Martin ’14, who wrote a score for the fall Theater and Dance Department play, The Long Christmas Ride Home, won a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region I best original music award.

McClenachan’s Research Shows Surprising Fishing History

Research by Loren McClenachan (environmental studies) shows that for more than 400 years native Hawaiians caught fifty percent more fish than they do now, far exceeding the levels considered sustainable by today’s scientists. The fish population was still able to thrive as a result of strictly-enforced fishing regulations. See Also: Ancient Native Secrets of Sustainable Ocean Fishing http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/ancient-native-secrets-sustainable-ocean-fishing/1880/   Prehistoric Fisheries Offer Clues to Sustainable Catch http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21623-prehistoric-fisheries-offer-clue%20s-to-sustainable-catch.html

New Director of Goldfarb Center Named

Daniel M. Shea, a political scientist and coeditor of a new book about the degradation of civil discourse in American politics, will be the next director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.

Student-Faculty Research Award Granted

A team of students, under the guidance of Professor Hong Zhang (East Asian studies) has won an ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation fellowship to conduct research in China this summer.

Renowned Cultural Theorist Advocates Humanities Education

One of the world’s leading cultural theorists spoke on the state of the humanities Feb. 22, and the event provided a focused attention on efforts to develop an interdisciplinary center for the arts and humanities.

Anthropology Dissertations Make Favorites List

Alumna Laura Eichelberger '99 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies Karin Friederic both made a list of the top-40 favorite cultural anthropology Ph.D. dissertations on the blog Anthropologyworks.

Lincoln Prize to Leonard

History Professor Elizabeth Leonard has won the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for her book Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky.

Tenure Granted to Three

Three professors were granted tenure by vote of the trustees Feb. 4. They are Lisa Arellano (American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies); Adam Howard (education); and John Turner (history).

Mackenzie Returns to Vietnam—As Fulbright

Forty years after fighting a communist Vietnamese government while serving in the U.S. Army, Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie is returning to Vietnam—this time as a Fulbright Scholar helping the government set up American studies programs.