Sudanese Political Cartoonist to Be 2016 Oak Fellow

Khalid Albaih, a cartoonist from Sudan, will come to Colby in the fall as the 2016 Oak Fellow at the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights. Albaih uses his daring, often biting cartoons to champion freedom of expression and democracy in the Arab world, while criticizing Islamophobia, torture, and drone attacks. Oak’s...

New Facility Underway to Prepare Students for Future Success

The conversion of the Grossman residence hall into a facility to house an expanded center to prepare students for future success is underway. Work began in June and is expected to be complete by fall 2017. The project involves adding a 4,300-square-foot, two-story addition to the building and upgrading the existing 8,600 square feet into...

Museum of Art to Offer Art-Making, Performances on Community Day

The Colby College Museum of Art is offering a special chance to interact with art as it welcomes the public to its popular annual Community Day Sunday, July 10. Visitors can attend free musical and theatrical performances, make art in family-friendly workshops, and see the current work on view, including some of the extraordinary Picasso...

Nyhus Edits Biodiversity Book Series for Leading Science Publisher

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus is the editor of a new book series, “Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes,” published by Elsevier, a leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services. Books in the series focus on specific species or taxa across disciplinary boundaries and spatial scales....

Moore ’14 to Conduct Microbial Research in Antarctica

Kathryn Moore ’14 will spend eight weeks at Palmer Station on the Antarctic coast as part of a Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences team conducting microbial research there. Starting in December, the four-person team will benefit from a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation to “study microbial communities in Antarctica to better understand the...

Arellano Edits Special Issue of Radical History Review

A special issue of the journal Radical History Review coedited by Associate Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Lisa Arellano will be released in September. Titled “Reconsidering Gender, Violence and the State,” the issue brings together a broad range of interdisciplinary scholarship to fulfill the promise of its title as contributors,...

Fleming Discusses Geoengineering on Berkshire Bookworld Podcast

Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Rodger Fleming discusses speculative technological solutions to climate change, a subject he wrote about in the 10th and final volume of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. That volume is titled The Future of Sustainability. Berkshire Bookworld podcast host Karen Christensen interviews Fleming in the 21-minute audio interview...

Allbritton Article Examines First AIDS Cases in Spain

Assistant Professor of Spanish Dean Allbritton’s article “It Came from California: The AIDS Origin Story in Spain” has been published in the March 2016 Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Adapting work from his book project, Allbritton analyzes the mediated response to the first reported cases of AIDS in Spain, along with the construction of an origins...

Colby Mourns Death of Trustee Emeritus Timothy Hussey ’78

Timothy B. Hussey ’78, P’14, an emeritus trustee and a member of the third generation in his family to attend Colby College, died Monday, June 13, 2016, at age 59. Hussey was president, CEO, and chair of the board at Hussey Seating Company, the sixth generation of his family to run the business in North...

Angelini Presents Seminars and Develops Outreach Program on Bugs

Assistant Professor of Biology David Angelini presented two invited seminars in April, one at the University of Rochester and another at the University of Montana. Titled “Eco-evo-devo and morphogenomics: The integrative biology of wing polyphenism in a true bug,” these presentations relayed Angelini’s recent work into the environmental and genetic causes and evolutionary consequences of multiple developmental outcomes in...

Zelensky Article on Russian Church Music Published as Book Chapter

Assistant Professor of Music Natalie Zelensky’s article “Russian Church Music, Conundrums of Style, and the Politics of Preservation in the Emigre Diaspora of New York” was included as a chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016). Zelensky’s chapter examines discourses of authenticity as they are articulated within the realm of sacred...

Alumni Reconnect at Reunion 2016

More than 1,300 alumni and guests stormed Mayflower Hill June 3-5 to reconnect at Reunion 2016. They came, they hugged, they ate lobster rolls. They attended academic talks, they paraded and danced, they reunited with professors and heard from President Greene. And they’ll never let it be said that Mules are sedentary: The fourth running...

Burke on Ephemeral Architecture in A/B Architecture Boston

The summer 2016 issue of A/B Architecture Boston has a feature titled “Now You See It,” a series of vignettes about temporary structures that leads off with Professor of English Michael Burke’s piece called “Season’s Fleetings.” In it Burke describes the pop-up village of ice-fishing shacks that appears each winter on the pond in his...

Matsuura ’16 and Dissanayake Publish on Maine North Woods Park

Assistant Professor of Economics Sahan T. M. Dissanayake and Ryu Matsuura ’16 published an article in the Maine Policy Review on preferences for the proposed Maine North Woods Park. Their research, conducted with Andrew Meyer of Marquette University, contributes to the ongoing public dialogue about the proposed park by analyzing the preferences of out-of-state visitors....

When “The Greatest” Came to Mayflower Hill

As the world remembered heavyweight champion and iconic activist Muhammad Ali, there was talk at Colby’s alumni reunion, June 2-5, of the visit paid to Colby by the great fighter and American public figure. Colby’s copy of GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), the 75-pound Taschen art book tribute to Ali, is on display in Special...

High-Flying Dunk Puts Colby Junior in the Spotlight

The young man in the Colby College jersey stands under the backboard, cradling a basketball and raising one arm high, as if to prove that at 6-foot-2 he is considerably shorter than the hoop. Circling behind the free-throw line, with no visible hesitation, he takes off into the air: legs in full gallop, arms out,...

Janice Liang ’16 and Professors Collaborate on Article about Agriculture and Food in Ethiopia

Janice Liang ’16, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Travis Reynolds, and Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Biology Cathy Collins are coauthors on an article published in April 2016 in AIMS Agriculture and Food. The article (online here) is titled “Effects of exotic Eucalyptus spp. plantations on soil properties in and around sacred natural sites...

Students, Professors Collaborate on Ethiopia Church Forests Paper

Two assistant professors of environmental studies, Travis Reynolds and Denise Bruesewitz, and three Colby students have published an article in African Journal of Ecology. The paper, titled “Ethiopian Orthodox church forests provide regulating and habitat services: Evidence from stream sediment and aquatic insect analyses,” is available in an early online version. Sara LoTemplio ’16, an...

Colby to Receive $4.5 Million Gift for Financial Aid

A generous gift of $4.5 million to financial aid at Colby College will help ensure broader access to the transformative education Colby offers. The gift, from Jeff and Marieke Rothschild, bolsters Colby’s strong commitment to access through generous financial aid. The College’s financial aid budget is currently $35 million, and the Colby Commitment, announced last...

Reunion 2016 Is Underway through Sunday

Colby’s annual Reunion Weekend takes place on the Mayflower Hill campus Thursday through Sunday, June 2-5, with more than 1,300 alumni and guests returning to Waterville from 43 states and nine foreign countries. Alumni connections, to one another and to the College, have played a critical role in Colby’s success over two centuries. Now there’s...