The musical sounds of Islam, rarely heard in this part of the world, will be featured at Colby College. Music Artist in Residence Dhruv Sangari, a well-known figure in the genre, will present Sounding the Divine: A Voice of Mystical Islam on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel, and he will be part of a symposium on Islamic music on April 18, also at Colby. Admission is free.
Alison Bechdel, author of the critically acclaimed Fun Home (called "one of the very best graphic novels ever" in Booklist) will offer a slide lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium in the Diamond Building at Colby College. The reading is part of the Visiting Writers Series that will bring poet Betsy Scholl later in the academic year.
Colby College will bring together students, faculty, and members of the community to explore the ongoing Iraqi refugee crisis and discuss ways to bring more Iraqis to safety and welcome them upon arrival. Confronting the Iraqi Refugee Crisis: From Awareness to Action will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. in the Diamond Building. All are welcome.
The Colby College Museum of Art will receive, from the Alex Katz Foundation, a collection of six paintings by the American modernist painter Marsden Hartley, Museum Director and Chief Curator Sharon Corwin announced Jan. 21.
Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing will be performed Thursday and Friday, Feb. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Strider Theater at Colby College as part of the Theater & Dance at Colby series.
Colby will offer tickets for its 39th annual Service of Carols and Lights on Monday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union, while supplies last. The services, which combine music and worship, will be held Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, at 4 and 7:30 p.m., in the Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus.
The Colby College Museum of Art presents two video exhibitions this fall that explore the sense of place. Shows by London-based Hiraki Sawa, whose work was called "enchanting" in the New York Times, and Glasgow-based emerging artist t s Beall, will be on view through January at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
The classic Spanish play The House of Bernarda Alba, by Federico Garcia Lorca, will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strider Theater at Colby College as part of the Theater and Dance at Colby series.
Joan Wickersham, author of the highly acclaimed book The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order, will read from this recently released memoir on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Room of Miller Library at Colby College. The reading is part of the ongoing Visiting Writers Series that will bring two additional authors later in the academic year.
Greg Mortenson, subject and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . .One School at a Time, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 188th Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 24, 2009.
Anne Hull, a national enterprise reporter for The Washington Post who reported the story that exposed the Walter Reed Army Medical Center neglect scandal in 2007 and has spent her career telling the stories of the voiceless and the vulnerable, will receive the 2008 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award from Colby College on September 28.
The Diamond Family Foundation has made a $4-million donation to Colby College to support interdisciplinary study of the environment, energy policy, climate change and sustainability. Colby is a pioneer in
environmental studies as an undergraduate discipline and a national leader in environmental and sustainable campus initiatives. The gift will help to build the college's strengths in these areas.