Maine and New York Through Alex Katz’s Eyes

For decades American painter Alex Katz has split his time between New York City and Maine. From July 14 through Dec. 30, 2012, the Colby College Museum of Art, which holds the world’s largest collection of Katz’s work, will present an exhibition focusing on the themes of the city and the country in Katz’s work.

Commencement Honorees Named

Sam Deeran '12 of Falmouth, Maine, will address about 470 classmates at Colby's 191st Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20. Nicole Sintetos '12, a Winslow, Maine, resident, will be recognized for receiving the Condon Medal for constructive citizenship, and five influential individuals will receive honorary doctoral degrees.

Colby to Break Ground on Science Facility

Groundbreaking on a new 36,400-square-foot science facility to house the computer science, mathematics and statistics, and psychology departments will take place this fall.

Tony Blair to Speak at Commencement

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will deliver the commencement address at Colby's 191st Commencement ceremonies this spring.

New Director of Goldfarb Center Named

Daniel M. Shea, a political scientist and coeditor of a new book about the degradation of civil discourse in American politics, will be the next director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.

Biomass Plant Goes Online

Colby’s new biomass plant goes into normal operations this week. The plant—a key part of the College’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2015—burns forestry byproducts that would otherwise have been left on the forest floor.

Another LEED-Certified Building

Goddard-Hodgkins Hall received LEED Gold certification for the 2010 renovation that used local, recycled, and sustainably harvested materials and increased the energy efficiency of the 53-year-old building.

Lovejoy Recipient Reports from Volatile Areas

This year's Lovejoy recipient, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, has recently reported on violent protests in Egypt and the historic Saudi Arabian elections. She will be honored and speak at Colby Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m.

NPR Foreign Correspondent to Receive Lovejoy Award

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, an NPR foreign correspondent who covered the Arab Spring from Cairo and recently reported from Libya, will receive Colby's 2011 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.

Construction of Colby Museum Addition to Begin

With site work underway, building construction of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby College Museum of Art begins in October. The 26,000-square-foot expansion will include 10,000 square feet of new exhibition space, making Colby's the largest museum in Maine.

Atlantic Music Festival Offers Concerts at Colby

The Atlantic Music Festival, a month-long celebration of classical music performed by young musicians who are rising stars from around the world, takes place at Colby through Aug. 3.

Photography at Museum This Summer

Photography from various periods in American history comes together in separate but related exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art this summer. Artists include Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, and Walker Evans.

Reunion 2011 Events, June 2-5

Colby will hold Reunion Weekend 2011 June 2-5, when graduates, families, and friends of the college—some 1,200 visitors from around the country and as far away as the People’s Republic of China—are expected in Waterville.

Passion and Playfulness at Commencement 2011

From watching a meteor shower at 3 a.m. to creating a market for bags made by Cambodian women with HIV/AIDS, Colby's Class of 2011 balanced playfulness with intellectual gravitas and passion to make the world better, said commencement speaker Rajiv Shah, administrator of USAID and class speaker Aleah Starr '11 at the May 22 commencement.

Colby to Hold 190th Commencement May 22

The leader of the United States Agency for International Development, Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 190th commencement ceremonies on May 22. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn of Miller Library on Colby’s campus in Waterville.