Blevins in Poetry Magazine’s 100 Poems, 100 Years Anthology

Professor Adrian Blevins, (creative writing) has a poem in The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine. Her poem "How to Cook a Wolf" appears with works by many of the most renowned poets of the last century.

C-SPAN Book TV Features Faculty

C-SPAN2’s Book TV visits Maine, and three Colby history professors are featured. A series that debuts Saturday, Oct. 6, includes interviews with history professors Elizabeth Leonard, Raffael Scheck, and Larissa Taylor.

MPBN Television Features Colby Researchers

MPBN's TV series Sustainable Maine features Colby professors and students in a new episode, "Saving Our Lakes," debuting Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 p.m.

Gastaldo Gives Lead Address at Berlin Conference

Whipple-Coddington Professor Robert Gastaldo is presenting the lead talk in the Triassic Recovery Symposium at the centennial meeting of the Palaeontologische Geselleschaft in Berlin, Germany, in late September. The talk, “Constraining the End-Permian Crisis in the Karoo Basin, South Africa: New Data from the Eastern Cape Province,” is coauthored with colleagues from University of Toronto, University of California–Berkeley, Southern Methodist University, the Council for Geosciences, and Rhodes University in South Africa.  Gastaldo returns to South Africa in January under a Fulbright Fellowship to continue his studies at Rhodes.

Work Begins on New Science Building

Construction begins on a 36,400-square-foot science building that will house computer science, psychology, and mathematics and statistics.

Prof Shows Rock ‘n’ Roll Photos

Professor Gary Green (art) photographed the New York music scene in the 1970s and '80s, and his images appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, and on album covers. An exhibit of his work at Waterville's Common Street Arts runs through October.

Adams Addresses New Students

In an address to new students Sept. 4, President William D. Adams highlighted Colby's bicentennial and laid out two cardinal virtues of the residential liberal arts community they're joining: first, passionate and committed engagement with the intellectual work, and second, civility. Video of his talk is online, as is the text.

Let the Games Begin

Fall sports begin Friday, Sept. 7, with eight home contests the first weekend (see schedule). Cross-country captains Berol Dewdney '13 and Morgan Lingar '13 are profiled in the Morning Sentinel for leadership on and off the team.

Freidenreich Book Earns National Award

Foreigners and Their Food, a groundbreaking book by Professor David Freidenreich, has won the American Academy of Religion's award for excellence in the study of religion in the textual studies category.

The Economic Impact of Lakes

Keeping Maine lakes healthy is the goal of a multidisciplinary initiative by Colby professors and students, and their efforts are being noticed by Maine media.

Students Return, Classes Begin Wednesday

Classes officially begin Wednesday, Sept. 5, following orientation for the Class of 2016, which ends Tuesday.  A profile of the incoming class, which arrives as Colby celebrates its bicentennial.

Professor Elizabeth Leonard Interviewed by Civil War Monitor posted a 20-minute video interview with Gibson Professor of History Elizabeth Leonard about Joseph Holt, the subject of her latest award-winning book, and about her approach to teaching the Civil War. is the digital arm of The Civil War Monitor magazine.

Jill Gordon’s New Book on Plato

Dana Professor of Philosophy Jill Gordon's new book, Plato's Erotic World: From Cosmic Origins to Human Death, was published by Cambridge University Press in August 2012.

Trustees Affirm Support for Diamond

Following a meeting in executive session, the Colby Board of Trustees has strongly affirmed its support of Robert E. Diamond as chair.

Business Leader Alums

Two alumni are in the news for the major roles they are playing in different areas of the business world. Read about how Edward Snyder '75 plans to redirect the Yale School of Management (New York Times) and about the dissenting views of Boston Fed Chair Eric Rosengren '79 (Boston Globe).

Katz Receives $312K NSF Grant

Professor Jeffrey Katz (chemistry) received a $312,000 grant from the National Science Foundation including funding for Colby student researchers and their travel to present at national conferences.

Biologist Creates Natural Anesthetic

Working with Colby students, Russell Danner (biology) has developed an all-natural fish anesthetic made of spearmint and wintergreen oils. The Morning Sentinel reports.

Hugh Gourley III, Emeritus Museum Director, Dies

Hugh Gourley, who directed the Colby Museum of Art for 36 years and is credited with building its renowned reputation, died July 25. Read more in this article published at his retirement and in a recent Portland Press Herald tribute.