Singh Delivers Guest Lectures

Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh delivered a lecture about Sikh mysticism at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, in April 2014. Her lecture, titled “Expressing the Inexpressible: The Heartbeat of Sikh Mysticism,” was featured as part of the Comparison Project, an annual series of lectures, dialogues, and comparisons on a common religious...

Paper Coauthored by Coane and Student Named Editor’s Pick in Memory & Cognition

A paper coauthored by Assistant Professor of Psychology Jennifer Coane and psychology graduate Chelsea Stillman ’10 was named Editor’s Pick in the February issue of Memory & Cognition. The article, “The Effects of Healthy Aging on the Mnemonic Benefit of Survival Processing,” incorporates honors thesis research conducted by Stillman during her time as a research...

Morrione Awarded $10,000 to Continue Learning By Giving Course

Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology Thomas Morrione ’65 has been awarded $10,000 from an anonymous Colby alumna/alumnus for use in Sociology 322, Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy: Learning By Giving, a course that pairs students with local nonprofits and offers real-world experience in writing and assessing grant proposals. The grant will allow the course to...

Dimow wins national flute competition

Music Associate in Guitar Carl Dimow’s “Klezmer Suite for Flute and Guitar” is one of the winners of the 2014 National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition. The suite is on Dimow’s album Border Crossings, released in 2010. “Klezmer Suite for Flute and Guitar” was picked up by ALRY Publications and enjoyed several national performances before...

Article Coauthored by Sheets and Student Accepted for Publication

A paper coauthored by Assistant Professor of Psychology Erin Sheets and psychology graduate Morganne Kraines ’11 has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Individual Differences. Titled “Personality Disorder Traits as a Moderator of Poor Social Problem-Solving Skills and Depressive Symptoms,” the paper incorporates research conducted by Kraines, the first research assistant in Sheets’s...

Immunology Students Consider Abstract Art

Lunder Curator of American Art Elizabeth Finch and Associate Professor of Biology Lynn Hannum recently collaborated on a project that brought Hannum’s immunology students to the Colby College Museum of Art to seek out cellular imagery in the abstract art of Terry Winters, particularly his Fourteen Etchings. The project was deemed a success, and there are...

Hubbard Publishes Article in Journal of Applied Econometrics

Assistant Professor of Economics Timothy P. Hubbard coauthored an article titled “Replacing Sample Trimming with Boundary Correction in Nonparametric Estimation of First-Price Auctions.” The article was published online in March 2014 and will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

2014 Student Awards Ceremony Recognizes Excellence

An awards ceremony May 5 in Lorimer Chapel recognized students’ academic achievements and contributions to Colby. College-wide and department awards were presented by department and program chairs and other faculty members, and other honors were presented by deans. The ceremony, now in its sixth year, included announcements of the senior class speaker, Omari G. Matthew...

Four Seniors Will Attend Aquatic Science Conference

Four seniors—Becky Forgrave, Theresa Petzoldt, Emily Arsenault, and Grace Reville—will miss senior week to attend the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) May 18-23 in Portland, Ore. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Denise Bruesewitz is also attending and will talk about Colby’s research buoy in Great Pond, Goldie, and about her work in NYC on nitrogen...

Macke Publishes Chapter in Queering Religion, Religious Queers

Faculty Fellow in Sociology Karen Macke wrote a chapter titled “Que(e)rying Methodology to Study Church-Based Activism: Conversations in Culture, Power, and Change” in Queering Religion, Religious Queers, edited by Yvette Taylor and Ria Snowdon. Published by Routledge in March 2014, the book considers the intersection of religious and sexual identities.

Scholarship on Display

At the Colby Liberal Arts Symposium May 1, students and faculty buzzed from one room to another, choosing among 298 oral presentations and more than 200 poster presentations. Presenters—many of whom dressed up for the occasion—clicked their way through PowerPoints, explained data graphs, and answered complex questions from peers and professors. A large room packed...

Hannum Is Panelist at Biomedical Career Fair

Associate Professor of Biology Lynn Hannum served as a panelist at the inaugural Yale Biomedical Career Fair April 24 at Yale Medical School. Hannum represented small liberal arts colleges within the Teaching & Academic Research panel and talked informally with a crowd of interested students at a networking lunch. Approximately 500 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows...

Weitz and Donihue Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Professor of Art Ankeney Weitz and Professor of Economics Michael R. Donihue have been honored with endowed chairs. Weitz has been appointed to the Ellerton M. and Edith K. Jette Professorship in Art, and Donihue has been appointed to the Herbert E. Wadsworth 1892 Professorship in Economics. Both are effective September 2014.

Harrington to Speak at Center for Mark Twain Studies

Farnham Writers’ Center Director Paula Harrington will be the guest speaker May 14 at “The Trouble Begins at Eight,” the annual spring series at the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College. Her talk, “The French Face of Twain,” will consider Twain’s lifelong dislike of the French and its role in his creation, by opposition,...

Trustees Honor President William D. Adams with Gallery and Scholarship Fund Names

The Colby College Board of Trustees honored President William D. Adams in two meaningful ways when it met last week—its members named an endowed financial aid scholarship and a gallery in the Colby College Museum of Art after him. Adams said he was “deeply touched and moved” by the gestures. The gallery dedication was announced...

Hubbard Organizes, Presents at Conferences

Assistant Professor of Economics Timothy P. Hubbard organized the second Maine Economics Conference, held at Colby April 26, 2014. The conference convened academic economists from colleges and universities across the state as well as students who not only attended but also presented posters during a dedicated session. Hubbard is also co-organizing the Conference on Auctions,...

Carter Publishes Chapter in The Psychological Science of Money

Assistant Professor of Psychology Travis Carter wrote “The Psychological Science of Spending Money,” a chapter in The Psychological Science of Money, to be published by Springer in July. The book includes both classic and recent findings about money and its effects on brain processes and social behavior.

Soto Has Two Papers Accepted for Publication

Assistant Professor of Psychology Chris Soto has recently had two papers accepted for publication. The first, “Is Happiness Good for Your Personality? Concurrent and Prospective Relations of the Big Five with Subjective Well-Being,” discusses the connection between personality traits and happiness. This paper was published online in January 2014 and will appear in a forthcoming...

Freidenreich, Cook Moderate Judaism Symposium Talks

“Anti-Judaism and Its Implications: A Symposium,” held April 27 in Miller Library, was a daylong national conference convening international scholars including David Nirenberg of the University of Chicago, author of Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition. Roundtable discussions covered “The Politics of Anti-Judaism,” moderated by Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich; “Anti-Judaism and the...

McClenachan Publishes Article in Fisheries Research

Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Loren McClenachan published a paper in the September 2014 journal Fisheries Research with ES major Taylor Witkin ’14 as one of the coauthors. Titled “Do Community-Supported Fisheries (CSFs) Improve Sustainability?” the article concludes that “CSFs reduce seafood’s distribution carbon footprint by two orders of magnitude as compared to industrial...