Colby Announces Chekhov Centenary Festival

Marking one hundred years since the death of Russian author and physician Anton Chekhov, Colby will present the Chekhov Centenary Festival October 6 through 9. The festival, which is supported by grants from the Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, includes a number of films, live performances, and lectures.

Family Homecoming Weekend at Colby, October 1-3

Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in Waterville Friday, October 1, through Sunday, October 3. The Alumni Relations Office reports that 1,400 visitors—alumni and families of current students—are registered to participate in weekend activities. Events listed below are open to the public and admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Former Cornell President to Speak at Colby

Hunter R. Rawlings III will give this year's Peter A. Vlachos '58 Classics Lecture on October 11 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The talk, "James Madison's classical scholarship: an intellectual in the White House," will be held at 4 p.m. in room 213, Lovejoy. It is free and open to the public.

Author Alex Kotlowitz Will Accept Lovejoy Award on Behalf of Studs Terkel

Veteran newsman and author Louis "Studs" Terkel will receive Colby's Lovejoy journalism award on October 10 but will be present only on video. Terkel, recuperating after a fall, expressed his profound disappointment over being unable to attend but will heed medical advice that he not travel in October.

New Hours at Colby College Museum of Art

The Colby College Museum of Art has new hours -- including expanded Sunday hours -- but is now closed on Mondays. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. Colby College Museum of Art

Colby Announces Graduate and Professional School Fair

Students and community members looking to continue their education shouldn't miss the Graduate and Professional School Fair at Colby College in Waterville on Friday, October 8. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union and is open to the public.

AP President to Speak at Colby

Tom Curley, president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press, will speak at a public forum at Colby College on Sunday, Sept. 19. The program will be at 8 p.m. in the Page Commons Room in the Cotter Union on the Waterville campus.

Colby Welcomes 2004 Oak Human Rights Fellow

Chanthol Oung, a pioneer who refused to ignore the rampant abuse of women and children in her native Cambodia, has arrived at Colby College to share her experience and passion with students and the greater community. As the 2004 Oak Human Rights Fellow at the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights, Oung will present a lecture, "The Cambodian Women's Crisis Center: How to Protect Women from Sex Trafficking, Rape, and Domestic Violence in a Failed State," on Thursday, September 23, at 7 p.m.

Goldfarb Launches First Full Year

The first full year of events sponsored by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement launches September 19th with a lecture by Thomas Curley, president and CEO of the Associated Press, celebrating 100 years of the Morning Sentinel. The center brings together multiple disciplines to analyze social issues, and it provides a forum for student and community engagement in a variety of civic affairs.

When Champions Won Silver

In the library's Special Collections, Colby has the medal awarded to the first Olympic champion in 15 centuries. James Connolly won the triple jump, the first final event contested in 1896. That was the first Olympics since the ancient games were labeled a corrupting pagan enterprise and shut down by the Christian emperor of Rome.

Yankee Brass Band Concert

The Yankee Brass Band will kick off its 2004 tour with a concert at Colby. Featuring antique instruments and authentic scores, this historically accurate re-creation of a 19th-century brass band will transport guests back in time with waltzes, polkas and other musical styles. The concert is free and open to the public.

Artists Talk: Selections from the Skowhegan Lecture Archive

For decades, artists like David Hockney, Richard Serra and Terry Winters have inspired other artists who have come to study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Colby recently acquired recordings of these and other world-famous artists who have lectured at the school, and the Colby College Museum of Art exhibit lets viewers hear the artists' words as they see their work.

Colby Benefits from Research Grant

Biomedical research at Colby got a boost with the recent announcement that the College would receive $1.9 million of a five-year, $17.8 million federal grant to the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. Colby's portion of the grant, known as the IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence (INBRE), will be used for scientific equipment, training of students and faculty in molecular techniques, and the hiring of a molecular technician to aid in research programs.

Kevin Convey ’77 Named Boston Herald Managing Editor

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colby, Kevin Convey '77 recently became managing editor of the Boston Herald and is one step away from becoming editor, according to the paper. What are his plans in his new role? "I want us to set the water cooler agenda," he said. Convey has been with the Herald since 1981.        

Alex Katz Curates Exhibition of Contemporary Painting Opening at Colby June 27

Alex Katz, an artist of international renown who has dedicated himself to painting for more than half a century, takes a turn as museum curator this summer. Contemporary Painting: Curated by Alex Katz will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, June 27 through September 19. Katz has selected 22 works by eight contemporary painters from the U.S. and United Kingdom—artists who are among the most exciting working in the medium today. In the adjacent Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Art of Alex Katz, Colby has three galleries permanently dedicated to Katz's work.