Ten Colby students, nine of them from Africa, went to the Harvard Business School Feb. 18-19 for the 13th annual Africa Business Conference, "Your African Legacy: Defining the Contribution of the Next Generation."
Professor Elizabeth Sagaser (English) writes elegantly in the Chronicle of Higher Education about reading poetry to her girls, "Poems are perpetually ripe to be heard, if they give us pleasure, quell our anxieties, and acknowledge our humanity."
Deborah Dutton, Colby's director of development and associate vice president for the past five years, is the new vice president for development and alumni relations, President William D. Adams announced Feb. 14.
Art historian Daniel Kany in the Sunday Telegram on Colby's museum: "'Displaced Persons' is one of the most moving exhibitions I have seen in years." "Between its scale, collections and accessibility, I think Colby is currently Maine's greatest champion of visual arts." "A bunch of great shows."
After a Jan Plan at the Gandhi Ashram School in India, Echo editors Qainat Khan '11 and Dash Wasserman '12 admit that "something of the magic gets lost in trying to recount it." Still, their essay conveys the power of the experience.
A Bigelow Lab cruise studying the effects of climate change on phytoplankton in the South Atlantic was featured on Maine Public Radio. Coverage includes link to blog by Professor Whitney King (chemistry) and Annie Warner '11.
Blair Braverman '11, who's completing a senior thesis on environmental writing, won the Joseph Conrad essay contest sponsored by the Williams College-Mystic Seaport marine studies program. Her essay: "Useless Bay."
Hideko Abe (East Asian studies), James Behuniak Jr. (philosophy), Adrian Blevins (English/creative writing), and Andreas Waldkirch (economics) were granted tenure by Colby's trustees, and each will be promoted to associate professor in September.
On track to be Maine's commissioner of marine resources, Norm Olsen '73 brings strong diplomacy skills from a State Department career and credibility on the docks as a fourth-generation fisherman, the Press Herald reports.
Professor and Chair of Theater and Dance Lynne Conner will be featured at the Bates College Arts Summit Jan. 24-25. She will discuss her work and the value of the arts in a liberal arts education. More in the Sun Journal online.
Professor of Chemistry Whitney King and Angela Warner '11j are in the South Atlantic studying effects of climate change on phytoplankton, reports the Portland Press Herald. They are on a cruise with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, now a strategic partner with Colby. Read their Colby at Sea blog.
Crawford Family Professor and Chair of Religious Studies Nikky-Guninder
K. Singh received a fellowship from the department of historical studies
at Punjabi University and spoke on the
relevance of Guru Granth Sahib in modern society.
In a Career Center program this fall, Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg shared thoughts about his career and offered advice to students about jobs in government service and foreign affairs. Read more.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Colby a $600,000 grant to
support environmental studies, President William D. Adams
announced Jan 4. The grant will provide funds for further development
of a marine conservation track within Colby's signature Environmental
Colby has begun construction on a new biomass plant that will
replace about 1 million gallons of heating fuel with about 22 thousand
locally sourced wood chips and forest waste annually. The initiative
College much closer to its goal of carbon neutrality by 2015.