Tortora Essays in New History Volume

Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News, a compendium of reports from that time, was published Nov. 1 with essays by historians including Professor Dan Tortora (history) regarding Native Americans.

History Faculty on C-SPAN Book TV

C-SPAN2's Book TV aired interviews with three history professors Oct. 6. All three are online: Elizabeth Leonard on Joseph Holt, Raffael Scheck on Hitler's African victims, and Larissa Taylor on Joan of Arc.

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.

Freidenreich Book Earns National Award

Foreigners and Their Food, a groundbreaking book by Professor David Freidenreich, has won the American Academy of Religion's award for excellence in the study of religion in the textual studies category.

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.

Professor Elizabeth Leonard Interviewed by Civil War Monitor

Civilwarmonitor.com posted a 20-minute video interview with Gibson Professor of History Elizabeth Leonard about Joseph Holt, the subject of her latest award-winning book, and about her approach to teaching the Civil War. Civilwarmonitor.com is the digital arm of The Civil War Monitor magazine.

Katz Receives $312K NSF Grant

Professor Jeffrey Katz (chemistry) received a $312,000 grant from the National Science Foundation including funding for Colby student researchers and their travel to present at national conferences.

Biologist Creates Natural Anesthetic

Working with Colby students, Russell Danner (biology) has developed an all-natural fish anesthetic made of spearmint and wintergreen oils. The Morning Sentinel reports.

Students Present Research

At the 13th Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 25-27, students representing 29 departments or programs presented 127 posters and delivered 153 oral presentations. Abstracts are online.

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.

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.

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.

Students Present Semester Research

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.

Chemical Factors in Obesity Examined

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.

History Project Documents Jewish Life in Small-town America

The legacy of the Levine family of Waterville has been documented as part of the Maine Jewish History Project at Colby. "'The Levines were a recognizable name and they also kept all of their stuff. You can't do history without records,' says David Freidenreich, a professor of religious studies at Colby College who launched the project two years ago."

Student Work Informs Statewide Policy Debate

Proposed legislation to abolish the Maine Land Use Regulatory Commission (LURC) is opposed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, which features GIS data provided by Yiyuan Qin '12 (see Map of Proposed 30% Development) in its advocacy.

Symposium Keynote: Frogs, Jockeys, and Old Music

Research described at the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium keynote event Wednesday suggests the smelly secretions of mink frogs have antimicrobial properties and could lead to new antibiotics for humans.