Devon Anderson '09 and Jonathan Guerrette '09, both graduates of Colby and Dartmouth's dual-degree engineering program, are finalists in the National Collegiate Inventors Competition for their surgical sponge that can harmlessly degrade if left inside a patient's body.
A leading expert on the history of climate engineering, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming discussed his recent book, Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control, on an Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio show. Listen here.
Colby is celebrating the conclusion of the Reaching the World campaign, which raised $376 million for financial aid, campus improvements, enhancing academics, and more. Photos of the Oct. 15 on-campus celebration are online.
Students and community members packed into Ostrove Auditorium Oct. 21 for the annual Mitchell Lecture, this year delivered by Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. Remarks from Special Envoy George Mitchell preceded the talk, which was covered by the Morning Sentinel.
Colby is mourning the death of Emeritus Professor of English and
American Studies Charles W. Bassett. In a letter to
the community, President Adams pointed to Bassett's many contributions
to Colby, including his work building the American Studies Program and
the impact he had on students.
New Jan Plan courses on ocean science, live performance and digital media, sustainable agriculture, ecology in the Galapagos, reading and writing graphic novels, and pastoral writing in India are among the offerings for 2011.
Oak Fellow Jestina Mukoko, a human rights activist who was detained and tortured by Zimbabwean secret police in 2008, is on campus to teach and raise awareness this semester. The Oak Institute is holding a special event titled Zimbabwe in Maine on Oct. 16. Read more about Mukoko.
Prof. G. Calvin Mackenzie, an expert on presidential appointments, is set to testify at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of G. Thomas Porteous, a judge from Louisiana. The trial is being covered live by C-SPAN3.
Reagan Carey '01, a former captain of women's ice hockey who spent
the past nine years working for the National Hockey League's Atlanta
Thrashers, has been named USA Hockey's director of women's hockey.
July 28, 1960, was the day Republicans ended their convention nominating Nixon to run against Kennedy. It was also the day that Administrative Assistant Carleen Nelson started work in the Office of Admissions. Congratulations on 50 years in the job.
Analyst Amy Walter '91 will become political director for ABC News beginning in August. She will guide editorial content of political news and appear on programs including World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, and Nightline.
At this year's Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat July 22-23, students will present work on topics ranging from development in the Belgrade Lakes to the effects of a potential leukemia drug on cells. Almost 100 students are participating in the annual retreat. Read about last year's retreat.