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.
Colby students were among some 10,000
activists and environmental leaders who attended the third Powershift, a grassroots event In Washington focused on
environmental issues, especially climate change.
Three students developing a plan to help Maine farmers connect with
consumers online were awarded $10,000 as winners of the first annual Entrepreneurial Alliance Business Competition. A fourth student won $5,000 for an urban garden project.
With the Theater and Dance Department's New Works Festival coming up this weekend, Tajreen Hedayet '11 introduces a new tool, the video trailer, to promote performances by 65 students and a world premiere dance work.
My Fresh Co., LLC, a website to connect Maine farmers and consumers, won $10,000 in start-up capital at the first Colby Business Competition Saturday, the Sentinel reports. An urban gardening startup in Chicago received $5,000.
The leader of the United States Agency for International Development, Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 190th commencement ceremonies on May 22.
Cinema studies is the newest minor offered at Colby. More than 50 courses incorporating the study of film were already being taught as faculty worked to establish the new minor, which will debut in the 2011-12 catalogue.
Two Colby students won 2011 Davis Projects for Peace
grants: one to make documentary films
about intentional communities, the other to empower women in
Afghanistan through a program to establish small embroidery businesses.