On Jews in Higher Ed

Desiree Shayer '12 and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich will give a talk about Jews in higher education in the early 20th century at the Association for Jewish Studies conference Dec. 19-21.

Judges on Screen

A video created for Maine students with the help of the Goldfarb Center explains Maine's judicial system. It is now available for Maine teachers, the Portland Press Herald reports.

International Food Attracts Crowds

Almost 300 people attended the student-run International Food Festival Nov. 13, which featured food from 24 countries. Read more in insideColby.

Student’s Magazine Highlighted

A magazine started by Jenny Chen '12 and her brother to promote social change was recently featured in the Washington Post. JJ Express has won many grants and awards, most recently a first-place prize from Scholastic Media and the Hands On Network.

Ungulate Campus Visitor

Molly Muller '11 looked out her East Quad window at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, to see a cow moose munching branches alongside Colby's Johnson Pond.

’76 Grad Is Prof of the Year

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Betsy Bowen '76, a Fairfield University professor of English and and director of the writing center, Connecticut's 2010 Professor of the Year.

Rivlin on Economic Challenges

Alice Rivlin, co-chair of a task force that on Nov. 17 released its plan to reduce America's deficit, delivered the Grossman Lecture in economics at Colby in April. Audio of the talk, "Can Our Political System Handle the Economic Challenges We Face?" is online.

$2 Million Gift Endows Athletic Director Position

Colby will receive a $2 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation to create and endow the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics position and to provide support for varsity programs, President William D. Adams announced Nov. 18. Read more.

Football Seeks CBB

The 122nd Colby-Bowdoin football game decides 2010's CBB title Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The final game for Nick Tucker 11j (Sentinel article) and other seniors continues a historic rivalry and will be webcast.

Remembering the Civil War

To kick off Maine's recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a panel of historians convened at Colby Nov. 10 to discuss the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln. Read more in the Sentinel.

Fleming on NPR

Inject sulfur dioxide into the air to lower global temperatures? Grow algae in the ocean to absorb carbon dioxide? Geoengineering may be possible, says Professor James Fleming on NPR's All Things Considered, but it raises more questions than answers.

Goodwin on Colbert Report

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin '64 brought context to the midterm election on the Colbert Report Nov. 3, citing turnarounds by Presidents Truman and Roosevelt in the 1940s.

Political Experts Tapped

With the midterm election imminent, Colby's government professors are once again offering insight, discussing issues ranging from new campaign finance rules to the effectiveness of candidates' signs.

Colby In Top 25 for Fulbrights

With five alums currently abroad as student Fulbrights, Colby is in the top 25 among Fulbright-producing bachelor's-degree institutions.

Borromeo and Bartok

Music at Colby and the Theater and Dance Department perform together Friday, Oct. 29, for a co-production, Bartok Genesis and Bartok Night, that features the highly regarded Borromeo String Quartet.

State of the College

Addressing parents and alumni Oct. 23 at Family Homecoming Weekend, President Bro Adams recapped recent achievements and outlined an ambitious agenda. Audio and video of the talk are online.

Recent Grads Turned Inventors

Devon Anderson '09 and Jonathan Guerrette '09, both graduates of Colby and Dartmouth's dual-degree engineering program, are finalists in the National Collegiate Inventors Competition for their surgical sponge that can harmlessly degrade if left inside a patient's body.

Fleming on Australian Radio

A leading expert on the history of climate engineering, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming discussed his recent book, Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control, on an Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio show. Listen here.

Celebrating Campaign’s Conclusion

Colby is celebrating the conclusion of the Reaching the World campaign, which raised $376 million for financial aid, campus improvements, enhancing academics, and more. Photos of the Oct. 15 on-campus celebration are online.

Bassett Memorial Services

A funeral and reception for Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies Charles W. Bassett will be held Saturday, Oct. 23. Click here for details.