H-Bomb Light Show

For NPR's All Things Considered, Robert Krulwich asks why the United States used a nuke to try to blow up the Van Allen belts in 1962. "The answer," he says, "comes from science historian James Fleming of Colby College."

Colby Connects to Film Fest

The 13th Maine International Film Festival, of which Colby is a major sponsor, will attract viewers from all over to Waterville July 9-18. This year two films produced by Assistant Professor of International Studies Maple Razsa will be screened. More information and a schedule are online.

Fixing the Sky

Four books about geoengineering are highlighted in the June 28 New York Times, including Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming's latest, Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. In it he calls geoengineering proposals "untested, untestable and dangerous beyond belief."

Hanson ’89 Brings Back Loons

Eric Hanson '89 is profiled in the University of Minnesota alumni magazine for his work restoring the loon population in Vermont. A biology-environmental science major at Colby, he earned a master's at Minnesota and is director of the Vermont Loon Recovery Project.

Reunion 2010 Photos Online

Dozens of photos from the recent Reunion Weekend are online in four galleries: class photos, around campus, Celebrate Colby, and the lobster bake and barbecue.

Phones Restored; Voicemail Soon

Lightning struck Colby's telephone system Sunday. While most campus phone extensions have service restored, the voicemail system is still down. Repairs are expected to be completed Tuesday.

Greenlaw’s New Book

Linda Greenlaw '83 discusses her new book, Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea and her passion for fishing on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Colby on Top of the World

When he graduated Tom Claytor '85 left to explore the world in a Cessna on a Watson Fellowship. He's still exploring, and he recently held a Colby banner on top of Mt. Everest.

Riki Ott ’76 on Oil Spill

Marine toxicologist Riki Ott '76, an authority on health effects of oil spills, has been tapped to discuss the BP catastrophe by news outlets including the Rachel Maddow Show on June 4.

Student’s Apple Demo

At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco June 7, Bogumil Giertler '12 of Mikolow, Poland, will demonstrate the remote robot interface he developed for the iPhone and iPad.

Women’s LAX Raises the Bar

Colby women's lacrosse had its best-ever post-season run in 2010, reaching the NCAA Div. III quarterfinals for the first time in the program's history.

Class of 2010 Graduates

The Class of 2010, 477 strong, celebrated commencement on a perfect Maine day May 23. Recap, photos, transcripts, recordings, citations are now on the commencement site.

EnviroCo Sums It Up

EnviroCo (Colby's Environmental Coalition) brightened up campus with its Clothesline initiative and other programs this spring. A report on spring 2010 activities is on the EnviroCo blog.

Students Board Research Vessels

Ali Brandeis '10 and Courtney Beaulieu '11 join NSF-funded oceanographic expeditions aboard research vessels out of the Bigelow Ocean Science Research Laboratory this summer. (See last item in newsletter.)

Women’s Lax Goes Furthest

Women's lacrosse went to the NCAA Div. III national tourney quarterfinals May 16, further than any team in the program's history. The Mules fell to undefeated Hamilton after beating Cortland State and Southern Maine in earlier rounds.

Student Awards Ceremony

Almost 100 students were recognized at the 2010 Student Awards ceremony May 4. The Division of Student Affairs has increased visibility and prestige of the awards with a year-end campus assembly in Lorimer Chapel. Complete list of awards

“Killer Look” Op-Ed

Blair Braverman '11 combines research and writing in a Morning Sentinel op-ed, "That's a Killer Look," about toxic chemicals in personal care products.

Green Graduation News

Colby is among schools highlighted in an Associated Press story about green graduations. There's more on Colby's green graduation in a 2008 green graduation video.

Relay Results

More than 425 students participated in Relay for Life Friday and Saturday, raising more than $32,000 for cancer research with pledges still arriving. Stylists from People's Salon and Spa took tresses from 18 people for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which provides wigs for cancer patients.

End-of-Year Awards

The 2010 Colby Student Awards ceremony Tuesday afternoon will be the second time that academic department awards and awards to students, faculty, and staff for contributions to campus life are consolidated in one assembly.