Bevier Paper on Parasite Infection in Mink Frogs Published in Journal of Herpetology

Professor of Biology Cathy Bevier has a new publication in the March 2018 Journal of Herpetology. Her paper, “The Effect of Parasite Infection on Phonotactic Response in the Mink Frog, Lithobates septentrionalis,” describes how hearing in mink frogs is affected by a parasite infection and the presence of the digenean flatworm, Halipegus eccentricus, which inhabits the eustachian tube. Bevier...

Gastaldo Narrative Featured on NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day

Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo provided context for the March 6 Image of the Day of the Sarawak River Delta on the island of Borneo, where Gastaldo studied in the early 1990s. In his narrative, he discusses the “snake-like nature and sharp turns of these waterways [which] resemble a painting when viewed from space,”...

Poem by Blevins on Poetry Daily

A poem by Adrian Blevins, associate professor English, was featured on Poetry Daily March 6. “First Elegy for the Appalachians” comes from Appalachians Run Amok, her newest book from Two Sylvias Press and winner of the Wilder Series Book Prize.

Noh Lead Author for Paper in PNAS on Social Amoebas

Assistant Professor of Biology Suegene Noh was the lead author on a paper recently published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). Titled “Genetic signatures of microbial altruism and cheating in social amoebas in the wild,” the authors “use approaches from population genetics and molecular evolution to test the adaptive relevance of social behavior...

Donihue’s Study Cited in MaineBiz Story on Lobster Industry

A study by Michael Donihue, the Herbert E. Wadsworth Professor of Economics, was cited in a March 2 MaineBiz article about Maine’s lobster industry. The article, “Lobster landings drop 16% in 2017, value drops almost $100M,” includes numbers from Donihue’s recently released “groundbreaking study” done in conjunction with the Maine Lobster Dealers’ Association “that identifies for the first...

MaineBiz Reports on Downtown Development Progress

In a story titled “Colby’s first Waterville downtown development piece is in place,” MaineBiz highlights the completed renovation of 173 Main Street. “There are some ways development progress is easy to measure,” MaineBiz reports Feb. 28. “For instance, a fully-occupied four-story, 22,000-square-foot building that had been mostly vacant for decades.” The story also tells of the historical connection the...

McClenachan and Dissanayake Partner on Paper in Frontiers in Marine Science

Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Sahan Dissanayake, former assistant professor of economics, and Ryunosuke Matsuura ’17 have a new paper in Frontier in Marine Science titled “Shifted Baselines Reduce Willingness to Pay for Conservation.” The authors “investigate how perceptions of change in coral reef ecosystems affect stakeholders’ willingness to pay for the...

Student Entrepreneurship Featured in Portland Press Herald Article

Students using the downtown business incubator space at 173 Main Street in Waterville were featured in a Feb. 23 story that ran in the Portland Press Herald. The story focuses on EuroPiste, a company founded by students “described as a marketplace where winter sports professionals can buy discounted gear,” the Press Herald reports. Theo Satloff told the paper that...

El-Shaarawi and Razsa Receive ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship

Nadia El-Shaarawi, assistant professor of global studies, and Maple Razsa, associate professor of global studies, have received a prestigious ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship for their project “Insurgent Mobilities: An Ethnography of the Balkan Route as Movement.” Anthropologists El-Shaarawi and Razsa “will coauthor an ethnography of the Balkan route that tells the story of the migrants who...

Murphy ’82 Interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air

Finn Murphy ’82, a long-haul truck driver, was interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air Feb. 14. Murphy, who has written a book, The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road (Norton, 2017), “describes life on the road as a ‘reaction against regimentation,” NPR reports.

Kletzer Writes Article on Technology and Labor for Harvard Business Review

Lori Kletzer, professor of economics, wrote an article in the Harvard Business Review titled “The Question with AI Isn’t Whether We’ll Lose Our Jobs—It’s How Much We’ll Get Paid” published Jan. 31. “The fear that machines will replace human labor is a durable one in the public mind,” Kletzer writes. “Yet most economists have viewed ‘the...

Portland Press Herald Reports on Kloppenberg’s Collaboration with Portland Ballet

A collaboration between Associate Professor of Theater and Dance Annie Kloppenberg and the Portland Ballet was featured in a Feb. 5 Portland Press Herald article. The collaboration includes choreographer Yury Yanowsky, a French-born Spanish dancer who “has been working with dancers from Portland Ballet and Colby on a piece called ‘Origins,’ which explores society’s fascination with digital...

Eric DeCosta ’93 Named General Manager of Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens announced Feb. 2 that Eric DeCosta ’93 will become the team’s general manager next season, following the departure of long-time general manager Ozzie Newsome. DeCosta, a Colby overseer, has been with the Ravens since 1998 and is currently the organization’s assistant general manager, a position he’s held since 2012. Baltimore Ravens owner Steve...

Etch a Sketch Art by Tilden Featured in Ellsworth American

Andrea Tilden may be a world-class computational biologist at Colby, but she’s also an impressive Etch a Sketch artist. A profile about her and her artwork appeared in a Feb. 1 Ellsworth American article written while Tilden, the J. Warren Merrill Associate Professor of Biology, is on sabbatical and working as a visiting professor at the MDI...

Condron ’92 Solo Exhibition at Goucher Gallery Makes News

A solo exhibition by artist Jim Condron ’92, Diminishing Returns, is on view through March 25, 2018, at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery. “Through the paintings in this exhibition, Condron presents a haptic convergence of scale, size, color, texture, and dimensionality,” according to a press release from the college. ArtDaily.org reported on the exhibit, noting, “This exhibition...

Nelson and Jan Plan Class Mentioned in Yale University Article

A Jan Plan course titled The Good Life, taught by Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life Kurt Nelson, was mentioned in an article from Yale University. The course was developed by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at Yale Divinity School and taught at schools in China, England, and the United States, including Colby....

New York Times Op-Ed by Gross on Hollywood Liberalism

Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross penned an op-ed for the New York Times titled “Why is Hollywood so Liberal” in advance of the Oscars. “It’s award season in Hollywood, and it looks like the big winner will be progressive politics,” Gross wrote Jan. 27, then tries to explain why actors are liberal, offering several...

Brown and Ray ’93 in Bangor Daily News Story on Fixing Rural Education

Professor of Education Lyn Mikel Brown and Brittany Ray ’93, P’18 were included in a Bangor Daily News story about a new program called TREE, Transforming Rural Experience in Education. The article looks how the program strives to improve the odds of students in poor, rural towns in Washington County, Maine, by using brain science to...

Findlay Quoted in MaineBiz Story on Expansion of Dollar Stores

A Jan. 22 story in MaineBiz on the rise of dollar stores in Maine includes a quote by Pugh Family Professor of Economics David Findlay. “The growth of this industry reflects another significant change in retail spending,” Findlay said, which shows an increase in stores throughout Maine and across the United States. Dollar General and Dollar Tree have...