Geology Research Makes News

Research by geology professor Robert Gastaldo and student assistants that undermines a popular theory about the Permean Mass Extinction is making news in science magazines.

Tiny Green House

Grad student Elizabeth Turnbull '04 built and is living in a low-impact, 144-square-foot "tiny house" while attending the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Alum’s New Mystery

Mystery novelist and Colby magazine editor Gerry Boyle '78 introduces a new protagonist in his latest book, Port City Shakedown, released June 1.

Maestro Thomas

Eric Thomas, who directs Colby music ensembles, was on Maine Public Radio Friday, May 29, to talk about conducting the Bangor Symphony May 31.

Senior Speaker on NPR

Qiamuddin Amiry '09, Colby's senior class speaker, was featured on NPR's Morning Edition Monday, May 25. Listen online.

Outdoor Commencement

Commencement ceremonies, featuring Greg Mortenson and the Class of 2009, will be held outdoors on the lawns in front of Miller Library Sunday, May 24.

Scheck’s Book Translated

The German translation of Professor Raffael Scheck's book Hitler's African Victims was recently released, and Scheck will appear on the German television program Aspekte on Friday, May 22.

Amiry to Speak at Commencement

The senior class chose Qiamuddin Amiry '09, who cofounded the Afghan Scholars Initiative, to speak at commencement. He will share the stage with Greg Mortenson, another education crusader.

The Elusive Dream Job

Outside magazine's May issue includes a humorous essay by Eric Hansen '97 about the series of adventures that ultimately led to him finding his dream job.

Alumnus Will Lead NEA

President Obama picked Broadway producer Rocco Landesman '69, a former Colby overseer, to lead the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Times reports.

Fifty Years of Art

The Colby College Museum of Art will launch its 50th anniversary celebration in July with a museum-wide exhibition and an associated 376-page book. Read more in Art Daily.

Women’s Lacrosse Seeks Title

Women's lacrosse beat Middlebury 17-12 Saturday and plays Williams at noon Sunday for the NESCAC championship.

Women’s Woodsmen’s Winner

Sara Hutchins '09 won first place in the first-ever women's Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Challenge competition at Dartmouth April 25.

Alum Makes Poetry Fun

Author Karen Jo Shapiro '86 appeared on NPR's Morning Edition April 28, during National Poetry Month, to discuss her children's poems set to the rhythms of famous works.

Digitized Art Online

The Colby College Museum of Art has launched a new searchable online database featuring almost 2,500 digital images from the permanent collection.

Coach Bailey’s Home Stretch

After his softball team started the season 10-0 over spring break, head coach Dick Bailey decided it's time to retire. The Morning Sentinel reports his players will miss him.

Gold at Copper Mountain

Billy Pettengill '11, of Guilford, Vt., won a USA Snowboard Association national boardercross championship this month in Colorado. the Echo reports.

Ask the Expert

Government Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie (a finalist for this year's Pulitzer in history) appears in USA Today twice this week, once on page one discussing Obama's approval ratings.

Focus Earth

A Focus Earth special featuring "Six People Saving Our Planet" includes footage of Colby. Activist Soren Hermansen spoke here in March with students and host Bob Woodruff about key issues.

Pulitzer Finalists

Professors G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) and Robert Weisbrot (history) were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in history for their book The Liberal Hour, described as "elegantly written."