Boston Fed Chief, Colby Board Chair to Speak on the Economy

Eric S. Rosengren ’79, P’12, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and chair of the Colby College Board of Trustees, will deliver the annual Grossman Lecture at Colby College on April 18 at 7 p.m. The talk is titled Monetary, Fiscal, and Financial Stability Policy Tools: Are We Equipped for the...

Sheehan Edits Grove Art Guide to Photography

Tanya Sheehan, associate professor and chair of art, edited Grove Art Guide to Photography, to be published October 2016 by Oxford University Press. A field guide for students, instructors, and scholars, the Grove Art Guide to Photography provides a thorough overview of photography’s history, from the early 19th century to the present. This wide-ranging volume examines photographic...

World Bank Research Digest Publishes Dissanayake Article on Preventing Deforestation

A World Bank Policy Research working paper authored by Assistant Professor of Economics Sahan T. M. Dissanayake and collaborators was published in a special issue of the World Bank Research Digest. Dissanayake’s paper showcases World Bank research on International Development Association countries and was published to coincide with the IDA18 replenishment meetings held in Myanmar. The...

Gross Writes New York Times Op-ed on Unions

In a New York Times op-ed titled “The Decline of Unions and the Rise of Trump,” Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross explores why unions are not as effective at pushing their members to “overcome prejudices bearing on politics” as they have been historically. Gross asks why unions haven’t “been able to tamp down the appeal of...

Bevier Coedits Book On Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations

Associate Professor of Biology Catherine R. Bevier is one of three editors of the book Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment: Interplay Between Physiology and Behavior (CRC Press, 2016). Bevier, an expert on animal behavior and behavioral ecology, wrote one of the chapters in the volume, “Physiological and Biochemical Correlates of Calling Behavior in Anurans with...

Spark’s Latest Novel Reviewed in Kirkus

Professor of English Debra Spark’s latest novel, Unknown Caller, was reviewed in Kirkus July 20 and called “an emotional and surprising story of a fractured family” written with “vibrant prose.” Spark, who also directs Colby’s Creative Writing Program, is said to offer “nuggets of poignant wisdom” in the book, which will be released Aug. 22. “Spark’s principal...

Soto Reviews Personality and Behavior in NPR Essay

In an NPR commentary, Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto examines why people act as they do. His essay, “Personality Can Change over a Lifetime, and Usually for the Better,” was published June 30 on NPR’s “Shots” page, which covers health news. “The nature, development and consequences of personality traits remain hot topics of research,...

Arellano Edits Special Issue of Radical History Review

A special issue of the journal Radical History Review coedited by Associate Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Lisa Arellano will be released in September. Titled “Reconsidering Gender, Violence and the State,” the issue brings together a broad range of interdisciplinary scholarship to fulfill the promise of its title as contributors,...

Allbritton Article Examines First AIDS Cases in Spain

Assistant Professor of Spanish Dean Allbritton’s article “It Came from California: The AIDS Origin Story in Spain” has been published in the March 2016 Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Adapting work from his book project, Allbritton analyzes the mediated response to the first reported cases of AIDS in Spain, along with the construction of an origins...

Janice Liang ’16 and Professors Collaborate on Article about Agriculture and Food in Ethiopia

Janice Liang ’16, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Travis Reynolds, and Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Biology Cathy Collins are coauthors on an article published in April 2016 in AIMS Agriculture and Food. The article (online here) is titled “Effects of exotic Eucalyptus spp. plantations on soil properties in and around sacred natural sites...

Students, Professors Collaborate on Ethiopia Church Forests Paper

Two assistant professors of environmental studies, Travis Reynolds and Denise Bruesewitz, and three Colby students have published an article in African Journal of Ecology. The paper, titled “Ethiopian Orthodox church forests provide regulating and habitat services: Evidence from stream sediment and aquatic insect analyses,” is available in an early online version. Sara LoTemplio ’16, an...

Hanlon Considers Free Speech on Campus in TNR Essay

In a New Republic essay, Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon takes issue with a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “Why Free Speech Matters on Campus” by Michael Bloomberg and Charles Koch. “If Bloomberg and Koch really want ‘robust dialogue with their fellow citizens,’ they could start by acknowledging that they wield more stifling influence,...

Arterberry Book Development of Perception in Infancy Released

Professor of Psychology Martha Arterberry’s new book, Development of Perception in Infancy: The Cradle of Knowledge Revisited (Oxford Press, 2016), presents infant perception research and places it in a philosophical context. The updated book, cowritten with Philip J. Kellman and originally published in 1998 (MIT), also discusses the perceptual underpinnings of social and cognitive development and its importance in...

Tate’s Book on U.S. Colombia Policy Published in Spanish

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Winifred Tate’s 2015 book, Drugs, Thugs and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia (Stanford University Press), was recently published in Spanish under the title Drogas, Bandidos y Diplomáticos by the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia. Tate will attend Colombia’s largest publication event, the Feria del Libro (Book Fair), in Bogota in late...

Burke Writes on Italian Writer-in-Residence Experience for Boston Globe

Professor of English Michael Burke published a travel article in the Boston Globe in March about his experience as an artist in residence in Noepoli, in southern Italy. Burke had a Palazzo Rinaldi Artist’s Residency during his sabbatical year. The article is online.

Hubbard Publishes Book on the Essentials of Auctions

Assistant Professor of Economics Timothy Hubbard’s new book, Auctions (MIT Press), is part of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series. Cowritten with Harry J. Paarsch, the book explains both the theory and the practice of auctions. “The authors explain what constitutes an auction and how auctions can be modeled as games of asymmetric information,” MIT...

EARTH Magazine Covers Gastaldo’s Geology Research

An article in the January 2016 edition of EARTH: The Science Behind the Headlines summarizes research conducted in South Africa by Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo. Under the headline “Permian-Triassic extinctions timed differently on land and at sea,” the article explains how research by Gastaldo and colleagues, including dozens of Colby student researchers, has...

Burke Essay Published in Boston Globe

Professor of English Michael Burke published an essay in the Boston Globe‘s “My First Home” series Jan. 10. The piece, titled “It Didn’t ‘Ad’ Up,” describes the Maine farmhouse he and his wife have renovated since purchasing it in 1987.

Kletzer in Harvard Business Review on Wage Insurance

Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer makes an argument for wage insurance in a Harvard Business Review article published Jan. 25. A member of the economics faculty at Colby, Kletzer writes: “Typically, workers who lose their jobs can qualify for unemployment insurance, a regular payment to help with the transition. But unemployment insurance ends once you...

Shea Article in The Forum Considers Young Voters

Professor of Government and Director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Daniel M. Shea published an article titled “Young Voters, Declining Trust and the Limits of ‘Service Politics,'” in The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics, Vol. 13, Issue 3, October 2015.