Colby College is pleased to announce its November events. All are free (unless otherwise indicated) and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 3, noon
Environmental Studies Lunchtime Colloquium
“DEP: What Are We Protecting Anyway?”

Fairchild Room, Dana
Colby alumnae Kristen Haley ’99 and Mary Pierce ’98 will discuss cumulative impacts, project planning, and construction, and compliance of the DEP’s Division of Land Resource Regulation on development in Maine.

Contact: Beth Kopp, 872-3782

Wednesday, November 3, 12:15 p.m.
Student Docent Gallery Lecture
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art
Lucy Hitz ’07 on Georgia O’Keeffe’s Birch and Pine Trees – Pink, 1925 and Shell and Feather, c. 1935
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

Thursday, November 4, 12:15 p.m.
Student Docent Gallery Lecture

Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art
Asma Husain ’05 on Richard Serra’s 4-5-6, 2000
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

Thursday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
Bishop V. Gene Robinson on “The Politics of Polarization and the Search for Community”
Lorimer Chapel
Contact: Kate O’Halloran, Goldfarb Center, 859-5319

Friday, November 5, 3:45 p.m.
STS Speakers Series
“The Ethos of Technocracy: Art and Practice in the Precisionist School”

Room 215, Lovejoy
Sharon Corwin, Lunder Curator of American Art, Colby College Museum of Art
Contact: Alice Ridky, 872-3246 or Professor Jim Fleming, 872-3548

Saturday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Jazz Band: Good Cookin’ Jazz and Spices
Lorimer Chapel
Eric Thomas, director
Searching for “spice” whether it’s in the rhythm, pace, harmony, melody, or arrangement, Thomas and the jazz band explore what (and who) makes jazz so irresistible.
Contact: Diane Kadyk, 872-3236

Sunday, November 7, 2 p.m.
Highlights from the Permanent Collection: Director’s Tour with Daniel Rosenfeld, The Carolyn Muzzy Director
Colby College Museum of Art
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

Wednesday, November 10, 12:15 p.m.
Student Docent Gallery Lecture
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art
Caroline Collins ’05 on Alex Katz’s Pas de Deux, 1983
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

Thursday, November 11, 12:15 p.m.
Student Docent Gallery Lecture
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art
Julia Rosenfeld ’06 on Sol Lewitt’s Wall Drawing #803–Wavy Color Bands, 1996, and Seven Walls, 2002
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

Thursday, November 11, 4 p.m.
“Plato’s Characters and Socrates’s Conversation in the Republic” with
Professor David O’Connor of the University of Notre Dame
Room 215, Lovejoy

Thursday, November 11, 7 p.m.
“Saving Nature in Time: The Past and the Future of Environmentalism”
Room 1, Olin Science Center
William Cronon of the University of Wisconsin, Madison will discuss the evolving relationship between environmental history and environmentalism, and what the two might learn from each other.
IBM Lecture co-sponsored by the STS Program and the Environmental Studies Program
Contact: Alice Ridky, 872-3246 or Professor Jim Fleming, 872-3548

Thursday–Saturday, November 11–13, 7:30 p.m.
The Tempest
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
Part romance, part comedy, Shakespeare’s last major work is a lush and poignant meditation on the uses and abuses of power.
Tickets: $2 with Colby I.D. and for seniors; $3 for general admission. Box office is open Monday through Saturday during the week of the performance from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Theater and Dance, 872-3388

Friday, November 12, 4 p.m.
STS Speaker Series
“The Portage: Memory and Storytelling in the Making of an American Place”
with William Cronon of the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Room 215, Lovejoy
Contact: Alice Ridky, 872-3246 or Professor Jim Fleming, 872-3548

Friday, November 12, 4:30 p.m.
Fall Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception
Colby College Museum of Art
Bringing together the work of Colby art faculty and instructors, the Fall Faculty Exhibition presents recent work by Bevin Engman, Harriett Matthews, Gary Mitchell, Dee Peppe, and Scott Reed.
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

Saturday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Wind Ensemble: War, Tribute, and Remembrance: Marches of the Famous and Metamorphosis
Lorimer Chapel
The Colby Wind Ensemble explores musical treatments of military themes including war, remembrance, bravery, and forgiveness. Selections include: Schindler’s List, Tribute to Women in the Armed Forces, In Memoriam—Dresden, Germany 1945, Morning Alleluias for the Winter Solstice (Hiroshima), Epinicion, Vaughn Williams’s English Folk Song Suite, and marches by Prokofiev, Milhaud, and Barber. Conducted by Eric Thomas.
Contact: Diane Kadyk, 872-3236

Monday, November 15, 4 p.m.
Aletheia and the Unthought in Heidegger’s Parmenides with Luanne T. Frank of the University of Texas, Arlington
Room 8, Miller Library
Contact: Department of English, 872-3281

Tuesday, November 16, 7 p.m.
Environmental Studies Colloquium
Containment: Life After Three Mile Island

Room 1, Olin Science Center
Filmmakers Chris Boebel and Nick Poppy examine the legacy of the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant (TMI) from the perspective of the nearby community of Middletown, Pennsylvania.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 872-3782

Wednesday, November 17, noon
Environmental Studies Lunchtime Colloquium
“Maine’s Sustainable and Accessible Fisheries”

Fairchild Room, Dana Dining Hall
Maine Senator Dennis Damon, chair of the Marine Resources Committee and a member of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and Ground Fish Task Force, will talk about the state’s efforts to keep the fisheries industry thriving in Maine.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 872-3782

Wednesday, November 17, 12:15 p.m.
Student Docent Gallery Lecture
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art

Sandy Ma ’08 on Chuck Close’s Phil I, 1982 and Alex/Reduction Print, 1993
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

Thursday, November 18
3:30 p.m. lecture and 7 p.m. reading
Visiting Writers’ Series
Poet Rodney Jones, author of seven books of poetry, most recently Kingdom of the Instant, Elegy for the Southern Drawl (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and Things That Happen Once.
Lecture: “The Poetry of Prose,” Robins Room, Roberts Union
Reading: Room 1, Olin Science Center
Contact: Professor Debra Spark, 872-3257

Thursday, November 18, 4 p.m.
“Blood and Oil: The Dangers of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum” with Michael Klare of Hampshire College
Room 100, Lovejoy
Contact: Dianne LaBreck, 872-3564

Thursday, November 18, 12:15 p.m.
Photography at Colby: Curator’s Tour with Sharon Corwin, Lunder Curator of American Art
Colby College Museum of Art
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

Saturday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.
Collegium Musicum: An Imperial Mass for Assumption Day, ca.1510
Lorimer Chapel
A historical reconstruction of what might have been performed at high mass on the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin (August 15) at the court of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (ruled 1508–1519). Conducted by David Rothenberg.
Contact: Diane Kadyk, 872-3236

Tuesday, November 30, 7 p.m.
Environmental Studies Colloquium
“Moving Towards Ecological Sustainability in the U.S. Shellfish Culture Industry

Room 1, Olin Science Center
Jonathan Davis ’76, director of Hatchery Research and Development for Taylor Shellfish Farms, Inc., will share his perspective on sustainability issues in shellfish production.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 872-3782

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Ongoing Exhibits at the Colby College Museum of Art

October 3, 2004–February 13, 2005
Photography at Colby: Recent Acquisitions and the Promised Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William Tsiaras ’68
From the resolutely modernist work of Paul Strand to the recent conceptual work of Nikki S. Lee, Photography at Colby explores a variety of photographic practices. The promised gift of Dr. William Tsiaras ’68 and Nancy Meyer Tsiaras ’68 significantly expands the scope of the museum’s photography holdings, including works by Lauren Greenfield, Diana Michner, Robert Polidori, William Wegman, and Garry Winogrand.

October 28, 2004–February 6, 2005
Currents 1: Julianne Swartz
The first in an annual series of emerging artist exhibitions, Currents 1features work by installation and sound artist Julianne Swartz. Swartz uses light and sound to explore the thresholds of perception. Her installations challenge the viewer to see and hear elements within the environment that may have gone previously unnoticed.

November 12, 2004–January 9, 2005
Fall Faculty Exhibition
Bringing together the work of Colby art faculty and instructors, the Fall Faculty Exhibition presents an opportunity to view recent work by Bevin Engman, Harriett Matthews, Gary Mitchell, Dee Peppe, and Scott Reed.

The Colby College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information call 207-872-3228 or visit www.colby.edu/museum/.