Robert Pinsky, former U.S. poet laureate, will read selections of his poetry on Wednesday, December 4, at Colby College in Waterville. The reading will begin at 8 p.m. in the Robins Room of Roberts Building. Pinsky will be available for a book signing following the event.
The late Daniel Pearl of the Wall Street Journal will be honored with this year's Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award at Colby College. The award for his courage in pursuit of the truth will be presented at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Colby's Lorimer Chapel in Waterville. Tamara Pearl, one of Pearl's sisters, will accept the award on behalf of her family. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion, "The Perils of Reporting in Wartime, Abroad and at Home," moderated by syndicated columnist David Broder. The public is invited.
Members of Colby College's studio art faculty will show works in a variety of media for the annual Fall Faculty Art Exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. The exhibit will be on view from November 15 through December 22 and the public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, November 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Colby College's Department of Theater and Dance will present the play Iph..., an adaptation of Euripides's Iphigeneia in Aulis, November 21-23. Performances will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. in Colby's Strider Theater in Waterville. Colby's production of Iph... is directed by Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Laura Chakravarty Box.
An exhibit of prints by American artist Richard Serra will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville October 25 through December 22. Richard Serra: Prints From the Collection of Paul J. Schupf will open with a reception at the museum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25. The opening will be held in conjunction with the opening for Afterlife: Asian Tomb and Ritual Art from the Colby Collection. The reception is open to the public.
The exhibit Afterlife: Asian Tomb and Ritual Art from the Colby Collection will be shown at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville October 18 through January 5. A gallery talk by Ankeney Weitz, assistant professor of art and East Asian studies, will be presented on Friday, October 25, from 2:15 to 3 p.m. It will be followed by an opening reception from 3 to 4:30 at the museum. The public is invited.
Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in Waterville Friday, October 18, to Sunday, October 20. The following events will be open to the public, and all are free of charge unless otherwise noted.
The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College will present three performances of for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf Thursday, October 17, through Saturday, October 19. Performances of Ntozake Shanges choreopoem will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. Admission is charged. The play is co-directed by Associate Professor of Theater and Dance Joylynn Wing and Adjunct Professor of Theater and Dance Tina Wentzel.
This year's Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award will honor the late Daniel Pearl of the Wall Street Journal, Colby College President William D. Adams has announced. The award, given annually to an American journalist for displaying courage in pursuit of the truth, is named for Elijah Lovejoy, an 1826 graduate of Colby killed defending his abolitionist newspaper against a pro-slavery mob in 1837. Lovejoy is considered the nation's first martyr to freedom of the press. Pearl was on his way to interview a Muslim fundamentalist leader in Pakistan last January when he was abducted. He was later killed.
Actor, author, playwright and Colby graduate Mike Daisey will present his one-man show 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com on Friday, September 27, at Colby. 21 Dog Years comes directly to Colby after a six-month Off-Broadway run to strong reviews. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater in the Runnals Building on the Waterville campus.
Colby College's Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights in Waterville has announced a fall lecture series, which will open with a presentation by 2002 Oak Human Rights Fellow Ushari Mahmud on Thursday, September 12. On Thursday, September 19, Urban Jonsson, director of UNICEF's Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office in Nairobi and a colleague of Mahmud, will present "A Human Rights Approach to Development Programming." It is open to the public and free of charge.
Colby College President William Adams announced today that Daniel Rosenfeld, currently Academy Professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, has been appointed director of the Colby College Museum of Art. Hugh Gourley, the museum's director for nearly four decades, will retire this fall.
Ushari Ahmad Mahmud Khalil, a 54-year-old from Sudan who has risked his life helping children and internally displaced populations affected by armed conflict in his home country, has been chosen as the 2002 Oak Human Rights Fellow by the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Mahmud will arrive at Colby in late August and will remain on campus for the fall semester.
Measuring 68 feet wide and 12 feet tall, a new outdoor sculpture at Colby College in Waterville was too big to cover, so the artwork was dedicated rather than unveiled on Wednesday. Seven Walls, an expansive piece of public art designed by renowned American artist Sol LeWitt, is prominently located between the Colby College Museum of Art and the main road through campus. Local masons used concrete block to build the structure this summer after LeWitt came up with the concept and presented detailed specifications for its construction.
Al Corey's Big Band will perform a free outdoor concert at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, July 14, starting at 6 p.m. The concert will be held at the Gould Music Shell adjacent to the Colby baseball field and tennis courts. The public is invited to attend and is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Acclaimed American playwright Arthur Kopit will be the commencement speaker at Colby College in Maine on Sunday, May 26. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on the lawn in front of Miller Library and the public is invited. Kopit has been a finalist twice for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, and the musical Nine, for which he was the book author, won the 1982 Tony Award for best musical. He will address more than 460 members of Colby's Class of 2002, their families, the faculty and guests. The title of Kopit's address is "What Next?"
Acclaimed American playwright Arthur Kopit will be the commencement speaker at Colby College in Maine on May 26, President William D. Adams announced. Kopit has been a finalist twice for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, and the musical Nine, for which he was the book author, won the 1982 Tony Award for best musical.
Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has named United States Circuit Judge Ann Claire Williams of Chicago the 2002 recipient of the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award. On April 1 Judge Williams will receive the award, as well as an honorary doctor of laws degree, and will deliver a lecture at 8 p.m. in room 5 of the Arey Life Sciences Building at Colby.
Painter Robert Birmelin will be at Colby College in Waterville on Tuesday, March 12, for a slide presentation and discussion of his artwork. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in room 1 of the F.W. Olin Science Center. It is sponsored by the Colby College Art Department and the Arts Lecture Fund and is open to the public without charge.
On Tuesday, March 26, Colby College will offer its 51st annual program for leaders in the Maine workplace--the 2002 Colby Institute for Leadership. This year's theme is "Filling the Void: New Strategies for Leadership." Keynote speakers are Michael Useem, Egan Professor of Management and Director for Leadership and Change Management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and Richard Florida, H. John Heinz III Professor of Economic Development at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy and Management.