Gulf of Maine’s Future Is Conference Focus

Marine conservation leaders will convene at Colby March 8 for a conference on the future of Maine’s coastal communities, ecosystems, and fisheries. Its title: “Changing Oceans and the Future of the Gulf of Maine: Solutions, Success, and Sustainability.”

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.

Marine Science Semester Is Big Success

At Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Dec. 12, students who spent the fall semester learning and working in the labs presented posters on their independent research projects.

Lydia Ball ’13 Cowrites HuffPo Blog With Carl Safina

After oceans advocate Carl Safina's initial visit to campus as Mellon Environmental Studies Fellow, he asked Lydia Ball '13, an environmental science major from Havertown, Pa., to draft a blogpost. The two are coauthors of the piece, about Hurricane Sandy, published Nov. 10 on Huffington Post.

Students Help With Model After-School Program

Colby biology students working in a Skowhegan Middle School after-school program are helping with the only project in Maine chosen as a model by the 21st Century grant program.

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.

The Economic Impact of Lakes

Keeping Maine lakes healthy is the goal of a multidisciplinary initiative by Colby professors and students, and their efforts are being noticed by Maine media.

Student Coauthors Science Article

Michael Stephens '13 cowrote a Science magazine article about a surprising discovery in the Arctic, and CNN.com reported on the findings June 11. Stephens made the scientific expedition with Bigelow Laboratory last summer.

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.

Yiyuan Qin ’12 Wins Watson Fellowship

Selected as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Yiyuan Jasmine Qin '12 was awarded $25,000 to spend next year traveling to four continents to study river communities.

Biomass Plant Goes Online

Colby’s new biomass plant goes into normal operations this week. The plant—a key part of the College’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2015—burns forestry byproducts that would otherwise have been left on the forest floor.

Research To Be Presented in Ethiopia, in Amharic

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.

Another LEED-Certified Building

Goddard-Hodgkins Hall received LEED Gold certification for the 2010 renovation that used local, recycled, and sustainably harvested materials and increased the energy efficiency of the 53-year-old building.