Colby College is pleased to announce its March events. All are free (except where noted) and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Colby and Katrina’s Kids at NOW College Prep
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
This past January, Professor Mark Tappan’s Urban and Multicultural Practicum in Education course sent nine students to volunteer in a charter school for children displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Students will share their experiences in this lecture and panel discussion.
Contact: Alice Elliot, 859-5313,

Thursday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Clara M. Southworth Lecture
The Nature of Circumstance with architect Peter Bohlin
Room 105, Keyes Building
Bohlin, of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, will speak about the most important work of his firm throughout its 40-year history. The firm has received more than 250 regional, national and international awards for design. Among Bohlin’s most recent commissions are Colby’s Diamond Building, the new social sciences and interdisciplinary studies facility, which is under construction, and the Pulver Pavilion, a major addition to and reconfiguration of Cotter Union, currently in the design phase.
Contact: Vicki Hendsbee, 859-5631,

Friday, March 3, 7 p.m.
Liang Acrobatic and Comedy Show
Page Commons, Cotter Union
Liang, a Chinese acrobat, has been a featured performer at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and many other venues. Accompanied by an MC/comedian, she performs a one-woman show featuring plate spinning, head balancing, Chinese yo yo, hula hoops and Asian dances.
Contact: Yin Zhong (Angie) Li ’08,

Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m.
Second Annual Maine Film Academy Awards Gala
Colby College Museum of Art
A special red carpet affair coordinated by the Maine International Film Festival. Tickets start at $15.
Contact: Maine International Film Festival, 861-8138,

Tuesday, March 7, 4 p.m.
Transgressions: African Contemporary Art and the Postcolonial World
Room 154, Bixler Art and Music Building
Modou Dieng, a Senegalese artist, articulates his work around questions of multiple identities as related to nation, race and culture. His talk will address the cultural practice of an artist of color in a time of migrations and of globalizations. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Africa, Europe and the U.S.
Contact: Professor Catherine Besteman, 859-4702, or Suzanne Jones, 859-5700,

Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m.
Goldfarb Center Visiting Fellows Lecture Series
Nature as a Metaphor for Designing Technologies, Institutions and Social Networks with Anil Gupta of the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Contact: Kate O’Halloran, 859-5319, or Beth Kopp, 859-4846,

Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Kingsley Birge Lecture in Sociology
The Molecular Reinscription of Race with Troy Duster of New York University
Pugh Center, Cotter Union
Duster is the immediate past president of the American Sociological Association. According to Scientific American magazine, he “examines how the public absorbs news about genetics into existing beliefs and how those perceptions also shape the use of genetic sequencing, DNA probes and other molecular techniques.”
Contact: Professor Thomas Morrione, 859-4718,

Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.
Judy Shepard: Lecture and Discussion
Cotter Union, Page Commons Room
Matthew Shepard, a college student in Wyoming, was brutally attacked and killed in 1998 because of his sexual orientation. Since his death, his mother, Judy Shepard, has traveled to many schools and colleges to speak to young people about hate crimes and creating a safe community for all, regardless of race, sex, religion, or sexual orientation. A question and answer period will follow the talk.
Contact: Allen LaPan, 859-4061,

Thursday, March 9, 8 p.m.
Why a More Christian America is Good for the Jews
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Michael Medved’s nationally syndicated radio talk show focuses on the intersection of politics and pop culture and reaches more than two million listeners nationwide. Medved worked as a screenwriter and film critic, reviewing movies for CNN, The New York Post and as co-host of Sneak Previews on PBS. He has written 10 non-fiction books including The Shadow Presidents, a history of White House chiefs of staff and Hollywood vs. America, about which Britain’s Guardian newspaper declared: “Just occasionally, a book changes the way the world thinks. Michael Medved’s Hollywood vs. America is such a book.”
Contact: Katie Varney ’08,

Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Women Making History…Making Change
Taking the ‘Work’ out of Networking (For Women) with Diane Danielson
Parker Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
Building a strategic professional network may seem intimidating and time consuming, but that doesn’t have to be the case. This workshop will explore the most effective networking strategies for women. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.
Contact: The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, 859-5319,

Saturday, March 11, 7 p.m.
Yolanda King: A Lecture-performance
Lorimer Chapel
Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, combines speaking and performance to explore important issues and inspire audiences.
Contact: Sammie Robinson, 859-4256,

Saturday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
The Book of the Hanging Gardens
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Erskine Patches and pianist Cheryl Tschanz will present an “Encounter Concert” featuring The Book of the Hanging Gardens by Arnold Schoenberg. With demonstrations and examples using a variety of media, they will show how Schoenberg came to discover a new style of composition and will reveal the nature and form of this beautiful but seldom performed work, which occupies a special place in the history of 20th-century music.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 872-3236,

Monday, March 13, 7 p.m.
Women Making History…Making Change
Documentary Film Screening: Deadline

Room 100, Lovejoy Building
Deadline is a documentary on Illinois Governor George Ryan’s 2003 struggle with the death penalty in his state. The screening will be followed by a question-answer period with filmmakers Kate Chevigny and Dallas Brennan.
Contact: Professor Elizabeth Leonard, 859-5322,

Tuesday, March 14, 7 p.m.
Visiting Writer’s Series
Margot Livesey, Stahl Writer In Residence, Fiction
The Paul J. Schupf Wing, Colby College Museum of Art
Margot Livesey was born and grew up on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. She is the author of a collection of stories and five novels, including Criminals, Eva Moves the Furniture, and, most recently, Banishing Verona. This is the inaugural reading of the Stahl Writer in Residence program at Colby, endowed in memory of Colby student writer Kristina Stahl ’99 by her parents, Bill and Karin Stahl.
Contact: Department of English, 859-5250

Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m.
Science, Technology and Society Seminar Series
Darwin, Design, and Democracy with John Lynch of the University of Arizona
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Contact: Professor Paul Josephson, 859-5326,

Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18, 7:30 p.m.
An Enemy of the People
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
In good faith, esteemed Dr. Stockmann attempts to expose a water pollution scandal in his Norwegian hometown, only to find himself reviled as “An Enemy of the People.” Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 play moves to a fictional town in central Maine. Directed by Joylynn Wing.
Tickets are $2 with a Colby I.D. or for senior citizens, and $3 for general admission. The box office is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday during the week of the performance.
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4520,

Saturday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Symphony Orchestra
Lorimer Chapel
This concert, under the baton of Eric Thomas, will feature the Colby Music Department’s 2006 Concerto Competition winner and include Copland’s moving tribute for speaker and orchestra, “Lincoln Portrait,” narrated by Colby President William D. Adams. Also featured will be “Sinfonia in C” by Austrian/Spanish composer Marianne Anna Katharina Martinez (who played four-hand piano works with Mozart and studied composition with Haydn) and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92.” This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 872-3236,

Sunday, March 19, 4 p.m.
The Roberts Court: Issues of the Next Decade
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
Panelists are Hon. Nancy Gertner, judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; Hon. Robert Katzmann, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Derek Langhauser, general counsel, Maine Community College System; and Hon. James Tierney, former attorney general, State of Maine. Moderated by Elizabeth Brody Gluck. The Goldfarb Center panel discussion is offered in conjunction with the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award.
Contact: Kate O’Halloran, 859-5319,

Sunday, March 19, 8 p.m.
Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award
Lorimer Chapel
U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit Senior Judge Frank M. Coffin — an advocate for legal assistance to low-income Maine residents — will receive Colby’s 2006 Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award. Judge Coffin, of South Portland, Maine, will also receive an honorary doctor of laws degree and deliver a talk.
Contact: Kate O’Halloran, 859-5319,

Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Environmental Studies Evening Colloquium
Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Target Marketing: A Case Study with Tiho Andonov, an analyst in corporate marketing at L.L. Bean
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-4846,

Ongoing Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art

January 15 – May 21
Six Centuries of European Art: Selections from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Works from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s outstanding collection of Late Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical art. Highlights include a 15th-century alabaster Head of St. John the Baptist (anonymous), Biagio d’Antonio da Firenze’s St. Jerome in the Wilderness (c. 1476), Antonio Balestra’s St. Peter Delivered from Prison by an Angel, and the Rococo diptych The Triumph of Love by Charles Joseph Natorie. Complementary works from the Colby’s collection include Luca Giordano’s Hercules on the Funeral Pyre (c. 1665-70), etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn and Francisco Goya, and A Wooded Landscape by Gaspard Dughet (late 17th century).

February 17 – April 30
Faculty Exhibition: Listening: Scott Reed
Scott Reed, associate professor of art at Colby, showcases prints and paintings in the one-man show, Listening. Based on the interplay between the aural and visual arts, Reed’s pieces juxtapose stark whites and intense colors against richly textural backgrounds. Reed, who also is a musician, challenges the notion that listening is reserved for music and theater by producing visual works that evoke tonal harmonies and dissonance.

February 26 – April 23
COLORS: Contemporary Color Photography
Since the 1970s, color photography has been gaining legitimacy in an art world previously dominated by the black-and-white print. This exhibition of 29 color photographs includes images ranging from William Christenberry’s small-scale photographs of Alabama gas stations to Elke Morris’s recent shots of run-down Maine tenement buildings. Among artists whose works are included are Thomas Birtwistle, Chuck Close, Lauren Greenfield, Scott Peterman, Robert Polidori, and William Wegman.

The Colby College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 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 207-859-5600 or visit