Class of 2019 Student Wins Scholarship for Summer Study in Korea

Bradley Lloyd ’19, who will enroll at Colby in the fall, received a 2015-16 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship. Lloyd will spend late June to early August in Jeonju, South Korea, where he will learn about Korean culture and language through total immersion, including living with a host family for the entirety of...

2015 Oak Fellow Koberinski Is Advocate for Organic Farming, Food Sovereignty

Recently selected as the 2015 Oak Fellow at Colby’s Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights, Jodi Koberinski is an internationally known organic-farming activist, critic of monoculture and pesticide use, and leader in the global food-sovereignty movement. “There are untouchable conversations,” Koberinski said, “like the assumption that the economy is the way that...

Felix Liang ’16 Named Gilman International Scholar

Felix Liang ’16, a government and East Asian studies major from Boston, Mass., will study Chinese at Peking University in Beijing this summer as a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar. He is also investigating possibilities for an internship while in Beijing. Liang was selected for the competitive Gilman Scholarship Program, which offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students...

Josephson Lectures in Prague

Professor of History Paul Josephson will give a series of lectures in Prague, Czech Republic, Nov. 12-14, including “Technological Symbolism in Putin’s Russia: Continuity With Soviet Icons?,” “Marxism and Environmentalism,” and “Postwar Cultural and Social History of Environmentalism in the West.”

Ameri Co-chairs Electronic Art Conference in Dubai

Assistant Professor of Art Marta Ameri is co-chair of the Academic Conference at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Dubai Nov. 2-6, 2014. ISEA is one of the world’s most important academic media-arts events for the interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions that apply new technologies in interactive and digital media. Accompanying exhibitions...

Nuss to Speak at International Conference on Music and Consciousness

Currently on sabbatical, Associate Professor of Music Steven Nuss has been invited to speak at the 2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness, to be held at Oxford University April 14-17, 2015. The conference brings together scholars from neuroscience, psychology, musicology, cognitive archaeology, philosophy, and many other disciplines whose research explores the phenomenological complexity of...

Matthews ’13 Awarded Second Fulbright

Abbott Matthews ’13 has been awarded a second Fulbright year in Brazil. Matthews, who was named a Fulbright Scholar in 2013, will serve both as a scholar and as a mentor to new scholars. She was one of only 10 Fulbright Scholars in her program chosen for this honor.

Mills Publishes Commentary on Political Crisis in Thailand

In September Professor of Anthropology Mary Beth Mills published a commentary about the ongoing political crisis in Thailand. Mills’s commentary, “Questioning Thailand’s Rural-Urban Divide,” appeared as part of the series “The Wheel of Crisis in Thailand,” an online collection of scholarly reflections published by Cultural Anthropology.

Josephson Writing and Presenting While on Sabbatical

While on sabbatical Professor of History Paul Josephson is working on “Stalin’s Water Workers,” a history of Russian nature transformation projects, 1900-present. In August Josephson lectured on “Russia: The State and Nature Transformation in 20th-Century Russia” at a conference in Rio de Janeiro for a BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) dialog on...

Masland ’12 Wins Fellowship in Taiwan

Fiona Masland ’12, a global studies and East Asian studies double major, received a prestigious 2014-15 Blakemore Freeman Fellowship for Advanced Language Study in Taiwan. Masland already spent two years on successive Fulbright grants teaching English in Taiwan. The highly competitive Blakemore Freeman grants are awarded to less than 10 percent of applicants and require...

Wamsley ’15 Selected for DAAD Ambassador Program

Christine Wamsley ’15, a German studies and biochemistry double major, was selected as a Young Ambassador by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the largest German support organization in the field of international academic cooperation. DAAD Young Ambassadors promote study in Germany at their home universities, and Wamsley is one of only 33 undergraduates in the United...

Brunetaux Organizes Conference on Holocaust and Human Rights

Assistant Professor of French Audrey Brunetaux is organizing, along with Professor Robert Katz of the University of Maine at Augusta, the conference Exploring Women’s Testimony: Genocide, War, Revolution, the Holocaust, and Human Rights to be held Oct. 8-10, 2014, on the campuses of Colby and the University of Maine at Augusta. The conference will examine gendered...

Prindle Joins Journal Board

Oak Professor of East Asian Language and Literature Tamae Prindle has been invited to join the editorial board of the journal Asian Studies (previously Asian and African Studies).

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...

Katy Lindquist ’14, Oak Human Rights Champion, Finds Footing in Africa

Katy Lindquist ’14 found her footing in Africa after majoring in anthropology and getting involved in Colby’s Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights. She won student awards for both pursuits, and she reflects on her work and research abroad in this Colby magazine online Q&A.

Grant To Fund Eight Student Researchers in Ethiopia

Few Western scientists have experienced Ethiopia’s church forests—religious sanctuaries preserved for centuries by the country’s Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the belief that a church site should resemble heaven on earth, the Biblical Garden of Eden. And while Colby student researchers have had just that opportunity over the past three years, as reported in Colby magazine,...

Colby Alums Dominate ASIANetwork Profiles

When asianetwork.org recently launched its online feature “I Am ASIANetwork,” it included profiles of six graduates of liberal arts colleges. Three of the six are Colby grads. All three were students of Associate Professor Hong Zhang, and all are former ASIANetwork fellows. ASIANetwork is a consortium to strengthen the role of Asian studies in liberal...

Sophomores Win Two Projects for Peace Grants

Three Colby students won two Projects for Peace grants that will take them to Africa and Central America on educational missions this summer. Mackenzie Kennedy ’16 of Marietta, Ga., will travel to Katito, Kenya, to start the Tumaini (Hope) Learning and Development Center for girls orphaned as a result of AIDS. Sarah LoTemplio ’16 of...

Respite from Burma’s Violence

Colby's 2013 Oak Fellows faced jail and prosecution as they worked to stem ethnic and religious violence. "You can be attacked at any time," said Maung Maung "Tony" Than.

Welcoming the Class of 2017 with Ceremony, Flags

The Class of 2017, arriving at Colby Aug. 27, comprises students of 41 countries and 34 states—including a Coloradan interested in the flags of all their nations and states.