Jennifer Finney Boylan, professor of English, received the University of Maine's Maryann Hartman Award Oct. 30 in Orono. The awards honor the spirit, achievement, and zest for life that the late Maryann Hartman epitomized, and they recognize distinguished Maine women and their accomplishments in the arts, politics, business, education, and community service. Presented annually, the awards increase campus and community awareness of contemporary women's accomplishments. Hartman was an outstanding teacher and scholar in speech communication at UMaine.
Dana Professor of Philosophy Jill Gordon's latest book, Plato's Erotic World, is featured on New Books in Philosophy, part of the online New Books Network. The site includes an hour-long interview podcast with the author.
ABC News Digital's live coverage of the final presidential debate will be anchored by an all-Colby team: ABC News Political Director Amy Walter '91 and Good Morning America Weekend Anchor Dan Harris '93.
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.