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.
Ancient Native Secrets of Sustainable Ocean Fishing
Prehistoric Fisheries Offer Clues to Sustainable Catch
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, this spring, and to assist major Vietnamese universities in developing American studies programs.
Senior environmental policy majors researched issues in Ethiopia this fall and, with help from Professor Travis Reynolds and Abebu Kassie '14, who is from Ethiopia, their findings will be presented in Ethiopia in the local language.
In this last week of classes, students from various disciplines will present semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.
An essay by David Freidenreich (Jewish studies) appears in The Jewish Annotated New Testament, which the New York Times recently called "an unusual scholarly experiment: an edition of the Christian holy book edited entirely by Jews."
Four Colby students have been selected to blog from this year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov. 12-16 in Washington, D.C. Theirs is the only undergraduate student blog among the 10 chosen.
With the recent release of presidential fundraising numbers, reporters looked to campaign finance expert Anthony Corrado (government) for analysis. This week he appears in the Economist, USA Today, BusinessWeek, and other publications.
Environmental health experts at an Oct. 14 conference titled “Chemicals, Obesity and Diabetes: How Science Leads Us to Action” said eating too much and exercising too little are not the only causes of a growing obesity epidemic.
NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday tapped Professor Tony Corrado (government) to explain the effects of the recession and of an accelerated primary schedule on fundraising for the 2012 presidential election.
Professor Elizabeth Leonard (history) and Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth '70 will appear on a live C-SPAN broadcast of The Contenders Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. The focus is James Blaine, a Maine senator who was the Republican nominee in 1884.
Online video at http://thecontenders.c-span.org/Contender/3/James-G-Blaine.aspx