“Not Even Comparable,” New Baseball/Softball Complex Opens

When Dan Csaplar ’16 was a freshman infielder, he lined up to play a hard ground ball only to have it hit a divot in the recently thawed Coombs Field infield. “It popped up in my face and I had to take eight stiches in my lip,” he recalled. The following year Csaplar and teammates...

Burke Awarded Artist’s Writing Residency in Ireland

Professor of English Michael Burke has been awarded an artist’s residency in creative writing for 2016 at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. Founded by and named for renowned theater director Sir William Tyrone Guthrie, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and...

Tappan and Carmack ’18 Present to American Men’s Studies Association

Professor of Education Mark Tappan and Adrienne Carmack ’18 will present a research paper titled “From Boys to Men: Exploring Resistant Masculinities During Emerging Adulthood” at the 2016 annual conference the American Men’s Studies Association April 1. The conference is at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 31-April 3. Carmack, a Presidential Scholar, worked...

Professor Nikky Singh Lectures on Sikhism in U.S. and U.K.

Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder Singh, an expert on Sikhism, has lectured at numerous conferences and events this academic year. She is scheduled to speak on “Navigating Religious Identity in Our New Worlds” as an interfaith scholar in Fresno, Calif., April 8. Previous engagements include “Sacred and Secular Lyrics from the Punjab” at Wolfson College,...

Tate’s Book on U.S. Colombia Policy Published in Spanish

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Winifred Tate’s 2015 book, Drugs, Thugs and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia (Stanford University Press), was recently published in Spanish under the title Drogas, Bandidos y Diplomáticos by the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia. Tate will attend Colombia’s largest publication event, the Feria del Libro (Book Fair), in Bogota in late...

Dissanayake Publishes Various Articles on Conservation

Sahan T. Dissanayake, assistant professor of economics, recently published or has forthcoming four articles in a variety of journals and a book project. Several of the articles have Colby students as coauthors. His recent publications: “Policies with varying costs and benefits: A land conservation classroom game,” with  S. Jacobson, in the Journal of Economic Education....

Four Athletes Return from National Championships as All-Americans

Colby sent nine athletes to national championships in skiing and in track and field last weekend, and four returned as All-Americans. Olivia Amber ’17 became Colby’s first-ever All-American in Nordic skiing with a ninth-place finish in the 15-kilometer women’s race, Jenna Athanasopoulos ’17 took eighth place in the women’s pentathlon, Mardi Haskell ’17 repeated as...

Burke Writes on Italian Writer-in-Residence Experience for Boston Globe

Professor of English Michael Burke published a travel article in the Boston Globe in March about his experience as an artist in residence in Noepoli, in southern Italy. Burke had a Palazzo Rinaldi Artist’s Residency during his sabbatical year. The article is online.

Siodla Publishes in Journal of Urban Economics

James Siodla, assistant professor of economics, recently published an article, “Razing San Francisco: The 1906 Disaster as a Natural Experiment in Urban Redevelopment,” in the Journal of Urban Economics, 89: 48-61, September 2015. The paper examines residential density across razed and unburned areas between 1900 and 2011 and concludes that a large density differential still exists...

Montgoris Professor Allecia Reid Wins Fulbright Award

  Allecia Reid, the William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor of Psychology, researches how social factors influence health behaviors, including young adults’ consumption of alcohol. Now, as the winner of a Fulbright research award for 2016-17, she will spend a sabbatical at the University of Liverpool, in England, testing a novel strategy for reducing alcohol...

Activist Dolores Huerta Delivers S.H.O.U.T! Keynote

Civil rights activist and legendary labor leader Dolores Huerta delivered the keynote address for S.H.O.U.T! March 3 and encouraged students to “show up and make it happen” when working to confront social injustices. Huerta, who cofounded the United Farm Workers (UFW) in 1962 and now advocates for civil, children’s, and women’s rights, offered suggestions for...

Hubbard Publishes Book on the Essentials of Auctions

Assistant Professor of Economics Timothy Hubbard’s new book, Auctions (MIT Press), is part of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series. Cowritten with Harry J. Paarsch, the book explains both the theory and the practice of auctions. “The authors explain what constitutes an auction and how auctions can be modeled as games of asymmetric information,” MIT...

Students to Perform, Kloppenberg to Speak at Portland Ovations Dance Performance

Three Colby theater and dance majors will perform Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Portland, Maine, alongside the internationally renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in the company’s performance that is part of the Portland Ovations series. Leah Bilodeau ’17, Julia Borges ’18, and Kathryn Butler ’17 will be part of the dance program, “Play and...

Dissanayake Publishes on Pedagogy in Journal of Economic Education

An article on innovative teaching pedagogy, written by Assistant Professor of Economics Sahan T. M. Dissanayake, was published in the Journal of Economic Education, the premier journal for economic pedagogy. In the article titled “Using STELLA Simulation Models to Teach Natural Resource Economics” Dissanayake discusses how he incorporates graphical simulation models created using STELLA, a dynamic simulation...

Boston Fed Chair Rosengren Urges Measured Approach

Citing uncertainties about inflation and global headwinds, Boston Federal Reserve President and CEO Eric Rosengren ’79, P’12 called Tuesday for an “unhurried” approach to raising interest rates in the near future. In a speech at Colby College, the Fed executive said that normalization of monetary policy should take a measured approach if inflation, a key...

Multicultural Literacy Jan Plan Catalyzes Change

Now in its fifth year, Education 135J: Multicultural Literacy—which gives students skills to understand, respect, and communicate across differences—reigns as the most popular Jan Plan course. This year 79 students in four sections taught by different instructors took the three-credit course. “Our original goal,” said Associate Professor of Education Adam Howard, who was in on...

Angelini Elected Secretary of International “Evo-Devo” Biology Society

Assistant Professor of Biology Dave Angelini was elected to a two-year term as secretary of the Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology starting in January 2016. Evolutionary developmental biology (known as “evo-devo”) is a young, integrative field that explores the intersections of evolutionary biology, development, genetics, and genomics. The PASEDB was founded two years ago to...

New Colby Observatory Site Is Out of This World

Colby’s Collins Observatory, with its research-grade telescope a fixture on Mayflower Hill since 1988, got a lot better this year. The College moved it to a new site atop Runnals Hill, away from local light pollution, and built a bigger classroom for teaching, running the telescope, and analyzing data from observations. And the best is...

Duke University Press Publishes Besteman Q&A

In a Q&A published online by Duke University Press in support of her new book, Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine, Bartlett Professor of Anthropology Catherine Besteman talks about her research in Somalia, her unexpected reunion with refugees in Lewiston, her work with refugee communities, lessons from Somalia that apply to the current...