One of the world’s leading cultural theorists spoke on the state of the humanities Feb. 22, and the event provided a focused attention on efforts to develop an interdisciplinary center for the arts and humanities.
An exhibition at the Colby Museum of Art curated by President William D. Adams opens Tuesday, Feb. 14. Rediscoveries 2, drawn from the permanent collection, explores "the blighted urban landscape" and "the powerful and unexpected beauty that often resides in such places."
Three professors were granted tenure by vote of the trustees Feb. 4. They are Lisa Arellano (American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies); Adam Howard (education); and John Turner (history).
Forty years after fighting a communist Vietnamese government while serving in the U.S. Army, Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie is returning to Vietnam—this time as a Fulbright Scholar helping the government set up American studies programs.
G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, this spring, and to assist major Vietnamese universities in developing American studies programs.
Senior environmental policy majors researched issues in Ethiopia this fall and, with help from Professor Travis Reynolds and Abebu Kassie '14, who is from Ethiopia, their findings will be presented in Ethiopia in the local language.
In this last week of classes, students from various disciplines will present semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.
An essay by David Freidenreich (Jewish studies) appears in The Jewish Annotated New Testament, which the New York Times recently called "an unusual scholarly experiment: an edition of the Christian holy book edited entirely by Jews."
Four Colby students have been selected to blog from this year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov. 12-16 in Washington, D.C. Theirs is the only undergraduate student blog among the 10 chosen.
An Oct. 31 panel discussion brought education reformers Bill Ayers, Bonisile Ntlemeza, and Allison Rouse to Colby to discuss combating inequality and oppression by way of innovative teaching strategies.
President Adams told parents and alumni, "There is nothing like the intensity of the experience we provide here ... nothing like the comprehensiveness ... nothing like it in terms of demonstrable outcomes." (Audio online.)
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.
Research suggesting chemicals may play a role in obesity is the topic of a daylong conference cosponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Goldfarb Center Friday, Oct. 14. Read more in the Portland Press Herald story.
Professor Elizabeth Leonard (history) and Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth '70 will appear on a live C-SPAN broadcast of The Contenders Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. The focus is James Blaine, a Maine senator who was the Republican nominee in 1884.
Online video at http://thecontenders.c-span.org/Contender/3/James-G-Blaine.aspx