Robinson and Nguyen ’20 Coauthor Paper on Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson and Cindy Nguyen ’20 coauthored the paper “Differential climate change impacts and adaptation responses in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles” to be published in Caribbean Geography. In reviewing the recent literature, the paper finds that climate change impacts and adaptation responses in the Lesser Antilles vary widely, with islands mainly coping with climate...

Spring Issue of Maine Arts Journal, Edited by Plesch, Article about Lilleston

In the Spring 2020 issue of the Maine Arts Journal, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch has a piece on Amanda Lilleston, visiting assistant professor of art, who teaches printmaking at Colby. Plesch also wrote the introduction to this special issue on Macro/Micro, and, with the assistance of editorial interns Sabina Garibovic ‘22 and Andrew MacDonald ‘21, edited the issue.  

Professor Robert Gastaldo Published in Nature Communications

Current Ocean Crisis Indicates Land May Be Experiencing Even More Stress New research from an international team of scientists led by Colby College Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo appears this week in Nature Communications, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal. Titled “The base of the Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone, Karoo Basin, predates the end-Permian marine extinction,”...

Hatch Opinion Piece in Seattle Times Stresses Compassion

Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch wrote an op-ed titled “With the coronavirus surging, compassion is more important than ever” that appeared in the Seattle Times March 20. The piece recounts the moment when students in Hatch’s class learned the College would be moving to remote learning and sending students home three days hence. In...

Batario Includes Brown’s and White’s Writing as Brooklyn Rail Guest Critic

Jessamine Batario, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for Artistic and Scholarly Engagement and Programs, was guest critic for the Brooklyn Rail in March, and on the publication’s “Critics Page,” Batario included writings by AB Brown, assistant professor of contemporary performance and dance, and Arisa White, assistant professor of English (creative writing).

Maisel Pens Op-Ed on Ranked Choice Voting for Portland Press Herald

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, wrote an op-ed for the Portland Press Herald’s section “Maine Voices” titled “Ranked-choice presidential primaries would give boost to moderates,” which ran March 2, the day before Super Tuesday. Even if Maine were to use ranked-choice voting in the primary, “interpreting voter true preferences when many candidates...

Robinson and Wren ’20 Coauthor Paper Calling for More Effective Adaptation Strategies that Center Climate Justice

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson and Caroline Wren ’20 coauthored the paper “Geographies of vulnerability: a research note on human system adaptations to climate change in the Caribbean” recently published in Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography. In reviewing the recent literature, the paper calls for more effective adaptation strategies that centre climate justice, primarily...

Soto Personality Projects Earns Commendation

A project by Chris Soto, associate professor of psychology, was selected to receive a commendation from the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science. Soto’s project is titled Life Outcomes Of Personality Replication, which was published in the April 2019 issue of the journal Psychological Science. SIPS commendations recognize projects and products that promote the society’s mission to improve methods...

Gilkes Presents Paper on W.E.B. Du Bois at ESS Annual Meeting

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, presented a paper at the 2020 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, held Feb. 28 in Philadelphia. Gilkes’s paper is titled “The Gift of W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Gift of Black Folk: African Cultural Capital and the Making of America.”

McClenachan Paper on Shark Vulnerability Published in Fisheries Research

Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, was coauthor on a recently published paper titled “Use of historical data to assess changes in the vulnerability of sharks” that appears in the journal Fisheries Research. McClenachan worked with the lead author, Ilse Martínez-Candelas, in 2019 when Martínez-Candelas was a visiting researcher at Colby. The research...

Robinson Coauthors Paper Published in Sustainability

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson coauthored the paper “Transformational Adaptation in Least Developed Countries: Does Expanded Stakeholder Participation Make a Difference?” recently published in the journal Sustainability. The paper uses qualitative statistics to examine whether stakeholder diversity leads to better adaptation planning outcomes at the national level in 50 least developed countries across the world. The...

Noh Publishes Paper on Social Amoebae in Ecology and Evolution

Assistant Professor of Biology Suegene Noh has a new publication in the journal Ecology and Evolution titled “Wild Dictyostelium discoideum social amoebae show plastic responses to the presence of nonrelatives during multicellular development.” Noh’s research involved using “RNA‐sequencing and photographic time series analysis to detect possible conflict‐induced plastic differences between wild D. discoideum aggregates formed by single strains compared with mixed pairs...

Plesch in Demand at International Association of Word and Image Studies

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch organized and chaired the session “Word and Image in the Studio Practice” at the 108th College Art Association Annual Conference that took place in Chicago Feb. 12–15. The session was sponsored by the International Association of Word and Image Studies. Plesch also presented a response to the three papers in the panel, one of which by John Tyson,...

Millones Joins Maine Humanities Council Board

Luis Millones, Charles A. Dana Professor of Spanish, has joined the board of directors of the Maine Humanities Council. The Maine Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit organization, uses the humanities—literature, history, philosophy, and culture—as a tool for positive change in Maine communities. The MHC programs and grants encourage critical thinking and conversations across social, economic, and cultural boundaries.

Mercado Article on Bocángel’s Silva “El Retrato” Published in Imago

Leticia Mercado, assistant professor of Spanish, has a new article published in the double-blind peer-reviewed journal Imago: Revista de Emblemática y Cultural Visual. Titled “Bocángel’s Silva ‘El Retrato’: A Textual Trojan Horse?” the article studies the dialogue of emblematic and poetic image in Spanish Baroque poet Gabriel Bocángel’s silva “El retrato” (c. 1638), framed within the context of the...

Sheehan Awarded Boston Medical Library Fellowship at Harvard

Through the Boston Medical Library, the Center for the History of Medicine at Harvard Medical School offers annual fellowships to support research in the history of medicine. Tanya Sheehan, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has been awarded a 2019-20 fellowship to conduct research for her new book on African-American artists and their engagement...

New Article by Howard Published in Kappa Delta Pi Record

Professor of Education Adam Howard has coauthored the article “Preparing Democratic Leaders Within a Middle Eastern Context” recently published in the Kappa Delta Pi Record. Cowritten by his colleague Claire Maxwell from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, the article focuses on the global citizenship education (GCE) initiative at Olive Grove Academy, an elite coeducational boarding school in Jordan....