Borthwick featured in 2015 Portland Museum Biennial

Bradley Borthwick, assistant professor of art (sculpture), has been selected to exhibit new work in the 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial. Borthwick’s studio practice utilizes materials, research, and simple tools to find context and hone craft in his sculptural process. The three sculptures Borthwick includes in this exhibition present a study of Japanese architectural...

Colby Joins Effort to Improve College Admission Process through the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success

A diverse coalition of public and private colleges and universities including Colby College is coming together with the goal of improving the college admission application process for all students. Colleges and universities participating in the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success hope to recast the college admission process from something that is transactional and limited...

Lynne Conner to Give Keynote at Conference in France

Theater and Dance Professor Lynne Conner will give a keynote address for the Resources and Innovations in the Americas conference at the University of Toulouse’s International Institute of the Americas Oct. 15. The conference brings together scholars from around the world to discuss the changing dynamics of innovation in the sciences, health, social welfare, and cultural/arts...

Burke to Judge Ohio Writing Awards

Professor of English Michael Burke has been selected to serve as a judge for the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards in Fiction and Nonfiction this December.  He and fellow panelists will read more than 100 submissions and make awards of $5,000 to any of the applicants in fiction or nonfiction they find to be exceptional. Burke...

New Facilities Greet Returning Students

When students returned to campus for the 2015-16 academic year, a couple of new facilities projects greeted their arrival and others will be completed in October. The Roberts Building, known to students at “Bobs,” returned to its original function as a residence hall; the Collins Astronomical Observatory was relocated to Runnals Hill, a better site...

Winifred Tate Presents Research on Colombia at Brown

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Winifred Tate presented her new book, Drugs, Thugs and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia, at the Watson Institute for International Affairs at Brown University Sept. 21. The talk was part of the Security Seminar Series at Brown’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. In 2000 the United States passed a...

Scheck Publishes Two Articles on African Soldiers in Europe in WWII

Raffael Scheck, the Katz Professor of History, published two articles related to his historical research in a book released in Paris this summer. The book, Des Soldats noirs face au Reich. Les massacres racistes de 1940, was edited by Johann Chapoutot and Jean Vigreux and published by Presses Universitaires de France. Scheck contributed two of...

Ankeney Weitz Publishes Cover Story in Orientations Magazine

An article by Ankeney Weitz, Colby’s Jette Professor of Art, titled “‘Infused with the Best Essence of China’: Zao Wou-ki’s Early Career” was published in the Sept. 2015 issue of Orientations magazine (volume 46, no. 6), with a painting from the article as the issue’s cover image. Weitz’s piece investigates a poorly understood part of...

Sheehan Essay Featured in A Companion to American Art

Associate Professor Tanya Sheehan, chair of the Art Department, contributed an essay to the Blackwell Press volume A Companion to American Art published in spring 2015. Sheehan’s essay, titled “A Time and a Place: Rethinking Race in American Art History,” is one of 35 newly commissioned essays by leading scholars who explore the methodology, historiography, and...

Josephson to Present at Mid-Maine Global Forum Sept. 23

Professor of History Paul Josephson will deliver a presentation at the Mid-Maine Global Forum on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policies and programs. The noontime lunch talk on Sept. 23 in Waterville is titled “Putin, Putinism, and Russian-American Relations.” The Mid-Maine Global Forum is a community organization that sponsors presentations and discussions that educate the local...

Colby Announces IMPACT Partnership with YES Prep

Colby recently announced a new partnership with YES Prep, an open-enrollment public charter school system in Houston that encourages students from low-income communities to achieve at the highest level. As an IMPACT affiliate, Colby will meet full demonstrated financial need and provide support for all admitted YES Prep students. “We [YES Prep] are thrilled to...

Colby Joins Say Yes Higher Education Compact

Colby recently announced a new partnership with Say Yes to Education. A Higher Education Compact partner, the College has agreed to cover the full cost of tuition for any admitted Say Yes student whose annual household income is at or below $75,000. This partnership augments the College’s commitment to making a Colby education accessible to...

Nuss’s Music Research Will Be Live-Streamed and Archived

Steven Nuss, associate professor of music and co-chair of the Music Department, will present his recent research on the American composer Morton Feldman this November in a special session at the National Conference of the Society for Music Theory. His paper “Trancing in the Palace: Kabbalah, Altered States, and Morton Feldman’s Palais de Mari (1986)”...

Professor Fleming Wins Brückner Climate Research Award

Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming has won the 2015 Eduard Brückner Prize for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. He will receive the award Sept. 21 in Hamburg, Germany, at the German Climate Conference organized by the German Meteorological Society. The Brückner Prize, administered by the research institute Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht’s Center...

First-Year Students Bring New Perspectives and Experiences to the Hill

Most of the 509 members of the Class of 2019 arrived at Colby Sept. 1 to begin a four-year journey of intellectual discovery with orientation as they make the Mayflower Hill campus their home. First-year orientation, Sept. 1-8, features seminars with faculty, an introduction to the liberal arts, and civic engagement opportunities in the local...

Colby Geology Department Exhibits Gift of Artwork by Joseph Fiore

The Geology Department at Colby College recently received a gift of eight works of art by Joseph A. Fiore, from his estate as administered through the Maine Farmland Trust. Fiore, who painted in New York City and spent summers in Maine for a half century, is known for focusing on fragments of nature’s whole. The...

Saltz Is Keynote Speaker on Detective Fiction

Associate Professor of American Studies Laura Saltz will give the keynote address to the American Literature chapter of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS) Sept. 3 at the University of Erfurt in Germany. Her talk is titled “Between Science and Sentimentality: Looking, Reading, Feeling, Detecting.”  The program topic is “Science, Suspects, and Surveillance in...

Coane to Receive Early Career Award from Illinois State

The department of psychology at Illinois State University will honor Jen Coane, assistant professor of psychology at Colby, with its Early Career Award for 2015. Coane earned bachelor of arts and master of science degrees at Illinois State before earning her Ph.D. at Washington University is St. Louis. Her areas of academic expertise include cognitive...

Anthony Corrado Provides Campaign Analysis for the World

From the Wall Street Journal to NPR, CNBC to USA Today, the media is turning again to Professor of Government Anthony Corrado for insights on money and politics. Corrado, a leading expert on campaign finance, saw his inbox fill up this summer as trade deals and the 2016 presidential race put campaign dollars in the...

Fleming Talks Climate Engineering on The Adaptors

The Adaptors—a podcast that explores the notion that “Climate change is calling; the adaptors are responding”—tapped Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming for a segment titled “Fixing the Sky” for its Aug. 13 episode. The 16-minute interview covers Fleming’s research about “sincere but deluded” practitioners of climate engineering, the topic of his bestselling...