Ellsworth American Article on Benissan’s Restaurant

Me Lon Togo, the Togolese restaurant that Jordan Messan Benissan, Colby’s director of African drumming, opened in Searsport, Maine, last summer, was covered by the Ellsworth American Nov. 16. “Benissan said the qualities that make West African food what it is include it being made from scratch, taking time to prepare it, the use of fresh ingredients, and...

Tilden Spends Sabbatical Year, Displays Art at MDI Biological Laboratory

Andrea Tilden, the J. Warren Merrill Associate Professor of Biology, is spending her sabbatical year as a visiting scientist in comparative genomics at the MDI Biological Laboratory, a press release from the lab said Nov. 14. “Tilden is using the science of bioinformatics, also referred to as computational biology, to study how genomes evolve, and what science can...

Brown ’16 Quoted in New York Times Story on Gerrymandering

Emma Brown ’16, campaign manager for Wendy Gooditis, who recently won a race to represent the District 10 in the Virginia House of Delegates, was quoted in a Nov. 12 New York Times story titled “Despite Recent Wins for Democrats, Gerrymanders Dim Hopes for 2018.” Gooditis won, in part, due to volunteer efforts. “We knocked on every single...

Carlson Wins Science Champion Award

Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies, won the 2017 Science Champion Award from the Environmental Health Strategy Center. Actively engaged in public policy debates on environmental issues in Maine, Carlson has testified at key committee hearings of the Maine Legislature and was “especially impressive as the clear winner of a debate at a committee briefing on...

Condron ’92 Art Exhibit at Loyola University in ArtDaily.org

Pollock-Krasner award winner Jim Condron ’92 showed 35 of his works of art at the Julio Fine Arts Gallery in an exhibition titled “Picking Up the Pieces.” ArtDaily.org reviewed the exhibit and said, “The artist draws on humor and memory, and finds unexpected beauty in juxtaposing everyday objects and cast-off remnants with the traditional medium of paint.”...

Blevins’s Poem in Portland Press Herald Column on Maine Poems

A weekly column called “Deep Water: Maine Poems” in the Portland Press Herald featured a poem by Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins. Titled Kitchen Confessions, the poem speaks of the poet’s hatred for President Trump: “apparently this poem / needs to be about how I like / my Trump hate pinned right here / to my sad American breast.”  

Center for Small Town Jewish Life Inspires Tablet Article

Tablet‘s editor-in-chief Alana Newhouse centered her article “Introducing Tablet en Español” around her participation in an annual conference sponsored by Colby’s Center for Small Town Jewish Life. Unsure what she was getting herself into, it ‘turned out to be one of the most meaningful events I’ve done in years.” Newhouse gives special thanks to Rabbi Rachel Isaacs...

Colby Mentioned in Chronicle Story on Career Center Changes

A story in the Oct. 22 Chronicle of Higher Education highlights “a sea change in how liberal-arts institutions view the role they play in shaping a student’s post-college life” by offering new or expanded career programs. Colby is listed as an institution that is “investing heavily in undergraduate career-development programs.”

Ardam Quoted in Huffington Post Article on Diversity in English Curriculum

Jacquelyn Ardam, visiting assistant professor of English, lent her voice to an Oct. 27 Huffington Post article titled “When Booting Dead White Guys Off Reading Lists Is A Good Idea.” The story stems from a recent tabloid scandal in the U.K. involving student recommendations to Cambridge University about including diversity in their curriculum. “For example,...

Duff Writes Blog Post for Nursing Clio

Sarah Emily Duff, faculty fellow in history, wrote a blog post about her research of the history of sex education in South Africa for Nursing Clio. Titled “Race, Sex Education, and the Age of Consent in South Africa,” the Oct. 26 post recounts a lecture Duff gave to a “group of clever, articulate young women at...

Seay Writes Slate Article, Cited in Multiple Media Outlets on Niger Attack

Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay has appeared on news shows and been cited by media outlets about the deaths of four U.S. servicemen in Niger. In addition to writing an Oct. 20 article in Slate—”This is Not Trump’s Benghazi“—Seay, an expert on African politics and conflict in Central Africa, can be found in these...

Herb Wilson Mentioned in Morning Sentinel Article on Bird Watching

“Bird watching can be a wonderful diversion,” says writer George Smith in his Oct. 18 article in the Morning Sentinel. Herb Wilson, Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, is mentioned as someone who makes bird identification easier as a contributing writer to the book Birdwatching in Maine.

Fleming Cited by Smithsonian.com Regarding New Movie Geostorm

Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming is quoted in an Oct. 18 Smithsonian.com article about the new doomsday thriller Geostorm, in which advanced satellite technology is used to control the weather through geoengineering. “‘Engineering’ is too precise to call the speculation that is going on,” says Fleming, who was part of a 2015 meeting...

Besteman Quoted in Portland Press Herald Story on Somalia Bombing

Catherine Besteman was quoted in a Portland Press Herald story on the death of a Lewiston, Maine, man’s brother who was killed in the recent bombing in Somalia. Besteman, the Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, knew the dead man as a child when she lived and studied in Somalia in 1988. The boy was “super smart, totally engaging,” Besteman...

Wildlife Publication Award Given to Volume in Nyhus Series

Snow Leopards, the first volume in the series Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscape edited by Philip Nyhus, has won the Wildlife Society‘s 2017 Wildlife Publication Award in the book category. Announced by Elsevier, the award “recognizes excellence in scientific literature of wildlife biology and management issued within the last three years,” according to PR Newswire....

Nyhus Tapped as Expert on Greenest Cities on WalletHub

WalletHub tapped Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus as an expert on a piece about America’s greenest cities. When asked “What policies or investments offer the biggest bang for the buck?” Nyhus answered, in part, “Cities that focus on green transportation infrastructure, energy efficiency and the built environment, green space, wise zoning, and waste...

Amundsen Featured in Morning Sentinel About Campus Growth

Mina Amundsen, assistant vice president for facilities and campus planning, was featured in an Oct. 8 Morning Sentinel article about shepherding Colby’s on-campus growth and overseeing its “greener future.” Reporter Mary Pols asks Amundsen about the College’s new solar farm, the design and construction of the new athletic complex, and the creation of wet and upland meadows around...

McClenachan Coauthors Paper in Marine Policy

Loren McClenachan coauthored a paper titled “Opportunities for improving global marine conservation through multilateral treaties” in Marine Policy. McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, and her authors offer an analysis “of all multilateral treaties governing activities related to oceans.” Even with an increase in the number of treaties, “the declining state of the...

Student-Organized March for Racial Justice Draws Crowd

Three Colby students—Marques Houston ’18, Adrienne Carmack ’18, and Angie Peterson ’18—organized the March for Racial Justice that marched from campus to downtown Waterville Oct. 1. The Maine march was a sister march to the national March for Racial Justice held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to protest police brutality and to support racial equality...

Former Professor Moss Named Member of the Order des Francophones d’Amérique

Jane Moss, former Robert E. Diamond Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of French, was named a member of the Order des Francophones d’Amérique by the Conseil Supérieur de la Langue Française. At a ceremony in Québec City, Moss was honored for her work in “literary studies in Québec and Canada. She has published over a hundred articles...