Spanish-language News Site Infobae Interviews Corrado

Infobae.com, a major news website based in Argentina, interviewed Professor of Government Anthony Corrado about the 2020 U.S. presidential election one year out from the vote. In the story Corrado discussed differences between Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren as well as issues dividing Republicans and Democrats. Corrado also considered potential effects of the...

Seay Discusses Cold-War Politics in Africa in the Atlantic

Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay is quoted discussing China’s role in Africa and the development of self-governance in African countries during the Cold War in an online article in theatlantic.com. Published in August 2019, the piece begins, “No belief in the history of the United States has been more threatening to democracy than the...

Lewiston Sun Journal Interviews Besteman about Election of Somali

When Safiya Khalid, an immigrant from Somalia, was elected to the Lewiston, Maine, city council with 70 percent of the vote Nov. 5, the Lewiston Sun Journal interviewed Catherine Besteman, Colby’s Bartlett Professor of Anthropology and author of a book about Somali Bantus who sought refuge and established a substantial community in Lewiston. Khalid, 23,...

McClenachan Article Urges Consulting History for Environmental Management

In the journal Global Ecology and Conservation, an article coauthored by Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Loren McClenachan concludes that there are “opportunities to integrate findings from historical ecology with other perspectives to create forward-looking management strategies that are rooted in place and past.” The article,”Past Forward: Recommendations from historical ecology for ecosystem management”...

NBC Today Taps Soto for List about Introverts

When Today on NBC compiled its list “Five Things Introverts Can Teach People,” the show quoted Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto on knowing when to say “no” and on not oversharing. “Extroverts are more at risk of … just dumping things on people and disclosing too much information and not having a filter,” Soto...

In Newsday, Corrado Explains Value of Campaign Cash

In a Newsday story about the war chests of leading Democratic presidential candidates, campaign finance expert Professor of Government Anthony Corrado said money is important “because it’s an indication of who’s ahead, who’s in the top tier and who can finance a viable campaign.” And in this particular race it’s also a standard for who...

Maisel in Boston Globe on Nixon’s 1969 “Silent Majority” Speech

On the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s “silent majority” speech, writer David Shribman draws a line to current politics and divisions and quotes Sandy Maisel, Colby’s Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government. In analysis published in the Boston Globe, Shribman writes that Nixon was convinced that “the leading news organizations and antiwar protesters...

Donihue on Impact of China Lobster Tariffs in Washington Post

Wadsworth Professor of Economics Michael Donihue ’79, who served at the president’s Council of Economic Advisors in a prior administration, provided economic data about the scale of the lobster industry in Maine for a Nov. 1 Washington Post business article headlined “Lobster on the Line: China loves Maine lobster, but Trump’s trade war means Canada...

Washington Times Taps Corrado on Senate Fundraising

The Washington Times quoted Professor of Government Anthony Corrado on early fundraising for upcoming elections for U.S. Senate races. “Some of the Democratic challengers have been unusually successful for this point in the campaign and a number of the Republican incumbents are not showing much fundraising momentum,” Corrado told the paper for an Oct. 28...

Economists to Analyze Use of Seaweed to Curb Cows’ Methane

Wadsworth Professor of Economics Michael Donihue ’79 is part of a multi-institution study to determine if Maine seaweed added to the diet of cows can curb bovine methane emissions, which contribute to climate change. Donihue, Assistant Professor of Economics Jennifer Meredith, and students in the Economics Department’s laboratory for economic studies will see if a...

Robinson Coauthors Article on Climate Finance and Climate Justice

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson coauthored a journal article, “Twenty-Five Years of Adaptation Finance through a Climate Justice Lens.” The article specifically explores whether adaptation finance has become more justly governed and delivered. It will be published in the journal Climatic Change, and it is currently available online.

Washington Post Essay by Hanlon Discusses Free Speech

In a Washington Post essay by Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon titled “The real threat to free speech on campus isn’t coming from the left,” Hanlon argues that, “For years now, conservative pundits and politicians have amplified and exploited a small number of elite-college speech controversies for political gain. The benefit of hindsight shows they’ve been...

Simon Coauthors Article in Foreign Affairs on the U.S. Obsession with Iran

Steve Simon, professor of the practice of international relations, is coauthor of an article in the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs titled “America’s Great Satan: The 40-Year Obsession With Iran.” When historians look back at countries most feared by the United States following the end of the Cold War, “only one country would be depicted as a persistent and...

Gastaldo is Featured Speaker at Fall Meeting of the New Hampshire Geological Society

Robert Gastaldo, the Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, is the featured speaker at the New Hampshire Geological Society’s fall meeting. Gastaldo talk is titled “The Terrestrial Record of the End-Permian Mass Extinction – Karoo Province, South Africa,” which will discuss the end-Permian extinction event as it is recorded in South Africa, as a model for the Sixth...

Peterson New Book Translates Hartmann’s Ontology: Laying the Foundations

Keith Peterson, associate professor of philosophy, published a book just out, Nicolai Hartmann Ontology: Laying the Foundations (Walter De Gruyter, October 2019), which is the first English translation of the German philosopher’s first volume of his four-volume ontological work. “The book deals with ‘what is insofar as it is,’ and its four parts tackle traditional ontological assumptions and prejudices and...

Fleming Speaks to MIT Climate Researchers

Jim Fleming, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, was an invited guest speaker at MIT’s annual PAOC (Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate) retreat at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in western Massachusetts. PAOC is a subset of graduate students, postdocs, researchers, and faculty in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary...

Ameri Publishes Article on Indus Valley Iconography in Artibus Asiae

Marta Ameri, assistant professor of art, published an article titled “Variations on a Theme: Iconographic Variability in the Horned Anthropomorphic Figures of the Indus Civilization” in the most recent issue of Artibus Asiae. The article revisits two of the most distinctive motifs found in the corpus of seals and sealings from the Greater Indus Valley in order...

Mayer Contributes Story to Collection, Receives Summer Residency

Mark Mayer, faculty fellow in English, contributed a story, titled “The Clown,” in the recently released book The Best American Mystery Stories (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt). He also received a five-week funded summer residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in California.

Plesch is Guest Editor, Contributor to Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch is the guest assistant editor for the Fall 2019 issue of the Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly. Organized around special themes, the journal features essays by and about artists, interviews, submissions by members of the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA), poetry, UMVA updates about local chapters and current projects, and more. In...

Bhimull Book Awarded Honorable Mention in the AES Sharon Stephens Prize Competition

A book by Chandra Bhimull, associate professor of anthropology and African-American studies, has been awarded honorable mention in the 2019 American Ethnological Society Sharon Stephens Prize competition. Bhimull’s book Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora (2017, NYU Press) examines the role that race played in the inception of the airline industry. “This important topic is...