Students and community members packed into Ostrove Auditorium Oct. 21 for the annual Mitchell Lecture, this year delivered by Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. Remarks from Special Envoy George Mitchell preceded the talk, which was covered by the Morning Sentinel.
Colby is mourning the death of Emeritus Professor of English and
American Studies Charles W. Bassett. In a letter to
the community, President Adams pointed to Bassett's many contributions
to Colby, including his work building the American Studies Program and
the impact he had on students.
New Jan Plan courses on ocean science, live performance and digital media, sustainable agriculture, ecology in the Galapagos, reading and writing graphic novels, and pastoral writing in India are among the offerings for 2011.
Oak Fellow Jestina Mukoko, a human rights activist who was detained and tortured by Zimbabwean secret police in 2008, is on campus to teach and raise awareness this semester. The Oak Institute is holding a special event titled Zimbabwe in Maine on Oct. 16. Read more about Mukoko.
Prof. G. Calvin Mackenzie, an expert on presidential appointments, is set to testify at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of G. Thomas Porteous, a judge from Louisiana. The trial is being covered live by C-SPAN3.
Reagan Carey '01, a former captain of women's ice hockey who spent
the past nine years working for the National Hockey League's Atlanta
Thrashers, has been named USA Hockey's director of women's hockey.
July 28, 1960, was the day Republicans ended their convention nominating Nixon to run against Kennedy. It was also the day that Administrative Assistant Carleen Nelson started work in the Office of Admissions. Congratulations on 50 years in the job.
Analyst Amy Walter '91 will become political director for ABC News beginning in August. She will guide editorial content of political news and appear on programs including World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, and Nightline.
At this year's Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat July 22-23, students will present work on topics ranging from development in the Belgrade Lakes to the effects of a potential leukemia drug on cells. Almost 100 students are participating in the annual retreat. Read about last year's retreat.
An art review in the Portland Press Herald praises all of Colby's summer exhibitions, and continues, "Considering the star power of Colby's other exhibitions, I was surprised to be most impressed by a small exhibition of sketches along with related prints and copper plates made by Will Barnet in the 1930s." Read more.
Theater and Dance Professor and Chair Lynne Conner is among contributors to ArtsJournal's latest group blog, "Creative Rights & Artists." The conversation, which takes place July 19-23, focuses on issues of culture and technology and policies and laws being written that may affect the work of American artists.
An exhibit of photographs documenting the lunch breaks of workers at Bath Iron Works and other industrial sites, factories, and farms in Maine opens July 10. Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break also includes a film titled Maine, screened July 10 at 2:30 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 17.
For NPR's All Things Considered, Robert Krulwich asks why the United States used a nuke to try to blow up the Van Allen belts in 1962. "The answer," he says, "comes from science
historian James Fleming of Colby College."