Plesch Presents in Colby Parent Homes

On March 25 and 26 Professor of Art Véronique Plesch spoke in Texas at events hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations at the homes of William and Maria Boyce P’16 in Houston and Michael and Barbara Lynn P’09 in Dallas. In her presentation, titled “The Real Thing: Teaching in the Museum,” Plesch discussed how...

Association for Jewish Studies Publishes Freidenreich Essay

Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich published an essay, “Flipping a Jewish Studies Classroom,” on the pedagogy website for the Association for Jewish Studies on March 19. The essay explores Freidenreich’s process of revising his Conceptions of Jews and Judaism course, in which he introduced technology to ensure students’ comprehension of the...

Nature Photographer Cites Wilson’s Article on Eurasian Collared Dove

Noted Maine nature photographer and bird enthusiast Robin R. Robinson referenced Professor of Biosciences Herb Wilson’s article on the Eurasian collared dove in a recent MAINE Birds Facebook thread. The conversation began with a picture of a Eurasian collared dove spotted in Colorado and continued with a discussion concerning whether or not the species is...

Hunsicker ’15 Wins Eastern Sociological Society Poster Award

Madeline Hunsicker ’15 is one of six undergraduate winners of the Eastern Sociological Society‘s Undergraduate Poster Session Award for her honors thesis in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Her project, titled “Swipe: Affective and Experiential Implications of the First Sex Act,” was chosen from a pool of approximately 150 posters. She presented her poster at the annual...

Ericson to Perform at UMA

Arts Librarian Margaret D. Ericson will perform with the Ladies of the Lake in A St. Patty’s Day Special at the University of Maine at Augusta’s Jewett Hall Auditorium March 15 at 2 p.m. The Ladies of the Lake play traditional Celtic instrumental music and sing ballads. Ericson’s participation in Ladies of the Lake reflects her academic...

Khan Named NESCAC Men’s Squash Coach of the Year

Sakhi Khan, men’s and women’s squash coach, was honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s squash coach of the year when all-conference teams were announced Feb. 26. Khan also accepted the College Squash Association’s most improved team award on behalf of the women’s team. The CSA honor, presented at the College Squash...

Taylor’s The Virgin Warrior Published in Dutch

In November 2014 Dutch publisher Veen Media purchased the rights to Professor of History Larissa Taylor’s book The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc. The publisher has now completed the translation of the book, and the Dutch version, titled Jeanne d’Arc,will be available Feb. 27. The Virgin Warrior was originally published in 2009 by...

Fleming on National Academies of Sciences Climate Intervention Panel

Two major reports on climate intervention (formerly known as geoengineering) released Feb. 10 by the National Academies of Sciences made international news by recommending limited testing of intervention strategies. Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming is one of 16 scholars and scientists on the committee that authored the reports and the only...

Orlando Recognized by Kennedy Center

  The Department of Theater and Dance‘s production of Orlando received a special Merit Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region I) for Design/Performance “Moment” Ensemble Work and Collaborative Design/Performance Ensemble. Orlando was developed and rehearsed as part of the courses Stagecraft I, Applied Performance/Production, and Advanced Topics in Design. Students in these courses served as...

Blevins Publishes Poems, Is Interviewed

Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins has published three poems from a book in progress and prior work on Vox Populi, a forum for the discussion of contemporary politics through poetry, prose, and video. The poems published on Vox Populi are “If the Universe Sends Me a Grip,”  “Bloodline,” and “Explanation.” Blevins also recently published “Trigger Warning” on BODY,...

Green Embraces Still-Life Photography on Sabbatical

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green is spending his sabbatical creating a large group of photographs, attending an artist colony, and putting his earlier work into a book or folio form. Green spent part of the fall at Artestudio Ginestrelle, a small artist residency at the foot of Mount Subasio in the Umbrian region of...

African-American Studies Launches Annual Black History Month Named Lecture

A new annual lectureship, the Marion Osborne Matheson Black History Month Lecture, will be inaugurated Feb. 19 this year. Colby’s African-American Studies Program established the annual lecture to advance the celebration of Black History Month and to honor the late Matheson, who was Colby’s first African-American woman graduate, a member of the Class of 1900....

Gilkes Article Among Most-Read

An article by MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies Cheryl Townsend Gilkes was one of the most-downloaded articles published in Routledge’s social science journals in 2014. As such, it is available to the public through June 2015 free of charge. “With My Face to the Rising Sun: Islam and the Construction of Afro-Christian Tradition...

Moland Authors Chapter in Book on Hegel

Associate Professor of Philosophy Lydia Moland authored a chapter in an edited book. Titled “Hegel’s Philosophy of History,” the chapter appears in G.W.F. Hegel: Key Concepts, edited by Michael Baur and published by Routledge in 2014.

Millones Publishes Article in Hispanófila

Charles A. Dana Professor of Spanish Luis Millones published “The Bezoar Stone: A Natural Wonder in the New World” in volume 171 of Hispanófila. Hispanófila publishes essays on literary, linguistic, and cultural topics related to the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds.

Plesch Publishes in Journal of Semiotics

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch published the article “Come capire i graffiti di Arborio?” (“How to Understand the Graffiti of Arborio?”) in Immagini Efficacy (Efficacious Images), a special issue of Rivista di semiotica (Journal of Semiotics), in 2014. 

Finch Publishes Book on Terry Winters Prints

Lunder Curator of American Art Elizabeth Finch coauthored Terry Winters Prints 1999-2014 with Michael Semff, director of Munich’s Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, a large collection of prints, drawings, and engravings. Terry Winters Prints 1999-2014 includes every print made by highly regarded American artist Terry Winters during the titular 15-year period. Winters’s prints explore a wide range of...

Reid Publishes Paper on Social Influences on Drinking

Assistant Professor of Psychology Allecia Reid published a paper, “Social Network Influences on Initiation and Maintenance of Reduced Drinking among College Students.” The paper appeared in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in August 2014.

Morrione’s Manuscript to Be Published in Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology

Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology Thomas Morrione’s manuscript “Blumer, Herbert George (1900-1987)” has been accepted for publication in the second edition of The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, to be published by Wiley-Blackwell and edited by George Ritzer. Published both in print and online, the first edition of the encyclopedia comprises 11 volumes and is...

Ahmad, Liao ’15, and Morin ’14 Publish Parkinson’s Research

Assistant Professor of Biology Tariq Ahmad and researchers Jennifer Liao ’15 and Laura Morin ’14 published a paper stemming from their Colby research. “Methods to characterize spontaneous and startle-induced locomotion in a rotenone-induced Parkinson’s disease model of Drosophila” was published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments in August 2014.