Students to Present at International Marine Conservation Congress

Two Colby students will present original research about marine conservation issues at the International Marine Conservation Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, Aug. 14-18. Samantha Lovell ’16 is the presenting author on a project titled “Restoration of Historical Fisheries and Ecosystem Services: Alewife Fisheries in Maine,” evaluating the return of the anadromous species following dam removal and...

Paper Coauthored by Coane and Student Named Editor’s Pick in Memory & Cognition

A paper coauthored by Assistant Professor of Psychology Jennifer Coane and psychology graduate Chelsea Stillman ’10 was named Editor’s Pick in the February issue of Memory & Cognition. The article, “The Effects of Healthy Aging on the Mnemonic Benefit of Survival Processing,” incorporates honors thesis research conducted by Stillman during her time as a research...

Article Coauthored by Sheets and Student Accepted for Publication

A paper coauthored by Assistant Professor of Psychology Erin Sheets and psychology graduate Morganne Kraines ’11 has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Individual Differences. Titled “Personality Disorder Traits as a Moderator of Poor Social Problem-Solving Skills and Depressive Symptoms,” the paper incorporates research conducted by Kraines, the first research assistant in Sheets’s...

McClenachan Publishes Article in Fisheries Research

Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Loren McClenachan published a paper in the September 2014 journal Fisheries Research with ES major Taylor Witkin ’14 as one of the coauthors. Titled “Do Community-Supported Fisheries (CSFs) Improve Sustainability?” the article concludes that “CSFs reduce seafood’s distribution carbon footprint by two orders of magnitude as compared to industrial...

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,...

Stone Paper Accepted by Journal Evolution

Professor of Biology Judy Stone has had a paper accepted for publication in the journal Evolution. The paper, “Transmission Advantage Favors Selfing in Experimental Populations of Self-Incompatible Witheringia Solanacea,” was written with coauthors Jennifer Hale ’13 and Emily VanWyk ’11. Eleven other Colby students are acknowledged for their fieldwork with Stone in the laboratory or in...

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...

Pukkila Publishes Study of Student Research Methods

Scholarly Resources and Services Librarian Marilyn R. Pukkila recently published jointly with Ellen Freeman, formerly of Colby’s Academic ITS, the paper “Co-Viewing: Creating Broader Participation Through Ethnographic Library Research” in Participatory Design in Academic Libraries, a publication of the Council on Library and Information Resources. The paper reports on a study that uncovered the remarkably varied (and often surprising)...

Tortora Publishes Book on Winslow’s Fort Halifax

Twenty-seven years ago, an April 1 flood devastated the Kennebec River valley, washing away among other things the historic Colonial-era blockhouse at Fort Halifax across the river from Colby in Winslow, Maine. On the anniversary of that flood, Assistant Professor of History Daniel Tortora has published a new book, Fort Halifax: Winslow’s Historic Outpost. Tortora...

Sara E. George ’15 Named 2014 Goldwater Scholar

Sara Elizabeth George ’15, a geology major and a chemistry minor, was named a 2014 Goldwater Scholar. Already a Senator George J. Mitchell Scholar since 2011, a Mitchell Fellow in 2013, and a NOAA Hollings Scholar in 2013, George is one of 283 undergraduates to win a 2014-15 Goldwater Scholarship from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science,...

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...

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)."

Professor Tortora Writes About Fort Halifax

Dan Tortora, assistant professor of history, had help from David Thomas '15 researching this online article about the history of Fort Halifax in Winslow for the Journal of the American Revolution.

Record Participation in Research Symposium

Some 800 students showcased their work in the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 1-3. “This represents the heart of what we do here at Colby,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer, “and each year this gets bigger.”

David Simon Gives Medieval Forum Keynote

David L. Simon, Colby's Ellerton and Edith Jetté Professor of Art, will deliver the keynote address at the 34th Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum Friday, April 19. 

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.

Zelensky Wins NEH Summer Fellowship

Natalie Zelensky (music) was selected for an NEH summer fellowship at Columbia University to study "America's Russian-Speaking Immigrants and Refugees: 20th-Century Migration and Memory." 

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.