In D.C. Fleming Speaks on Geoengineering

Professor Jim Fleming, a leading scholar of climate geoengineering, will speak at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10. The panel discussion is titled "Blocking the Sun: Will Solar Geoengineering Research Increase or Decrease the Risk of Climate Change."  Update September 2013: The event attracted an audience of 500 and was covered in the Sept. 24 entry of the Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy blog.  Fleming is professor of science, technology, and society at Colby. This Oct. 7-9 he is convening an international conference on technology and public policy at Colby supported by the Goldfarb Center. In 2009 he organized an international conference, Climate and Cultural Anxiety, which brought 32 international scholars to Colby to discuss historical perspectives on climate change.

Professor Tortora Writes About Fort Halifax

Dan Tortora, assistant professor of history, had help from David Thomas '15 researching this online article about the history of Fort Halifax in Winslow for the Journal of the American Revolution.

Four Faculty Members Say Farewell

Professors Harriett Matthews, Barbara Nelson '68, Thane Pittman, and David Simon are retiring from classroom teaching this spring and were recognized at the annual faculty dinner May 24.

Theater and Dance Profs Perform in NYC

Professors Annie Kloppenberg and Todd Coulter will perform an original dance work, “Avalanche,” at the Danspace Project in New York City June 6-8.

In Last Lecture, Peter Harris Considers the Good Life

Peter Harris, Zacamy Professor of English, won the Charles Bassett Teaching Award from the Class of 2013. In what is called the "Last Lecture," he invoked poets and advised graduating seniors on living the good life.

Record Participation in Research Symposium

Some 800 students showcased their work in the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 1-3. “This represents the heart of what we do here at Colby,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer, “and each year this gets bigger.”

Students Score Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards

Colby students have won four Fulbright awards, a Beinecke Fellowship, two Goldwater Scholarships, a Hollings Scholarship, a Davis Projects for Peace grant, and a Truman Scholarship.

David Simon Gives Medieval Forum Keynote

David L. Simon, Colby's Ellerton and Edith Jetté Professor of Art, will deliver the keynote address at the 34th Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum Friday, April 19. 

Call for Student Research Papers and Posters

Students who would like to present posters or papers of completed research as part of the 14th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium can submit proposals online through April 19, 2013.

Zelensky Wins NEH Summer Fellowship

Natalie Zelensky (music) was selected for an NEH summer fellowship at Columbia University to study "America's Russian-Speaking Immigrants and Refugees: 20th-Century Migration and Memory." 

Gary Green in Portland Biennial

Photographer Gary Green, assistant professor of art, is one of 28 artists chosen from among almost 900 applicants to exhibit his work in the Portland Museum of Art's 2013 biennial exhibition. The 2013 PMA Biennial, Piece Work, opens Oct. 3. The show, announced by the museum March 15, was also reported in the Portland Press Herald.

Colby Chorale to Perform in New York City

At the start of spring break the Colby College Chorale will spend a weekend performing in New York City in three free concerts that are open to the public.

Bryant To Talk on Civil War Lit

Lee Professor of English Cedric Gael Bryant will lead a session on the literature of the Civil War at the sesquicentennial symposium "Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War," April 27 at USM.

Lyn Mikel Brown in Hall of Fame

On March 16 Professor Lyn Mikel Brown (education) will be one of two women inducted into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Augusta.

Conner Wins Kennedy Center Award

Lynne Conner, associate professor of theater and dance, received a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Merit Award for "Excellent Adaptation of Old Greek Comedy."

Blevins Poem Wins Zone 3 Award

"This Little Catalogue of Losses," a poem by Adrian Blevins,associate professor of English, won the annual Zone 3 Poetry Award for 2012.

McClenachan Named Sloan Research Fellow

Loren McClenachan (environmental studies) is one of 126 scientists to receive a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship recognizing promising early-career scientists.

Roisman Book Earns Honorable Mention

Professor Joseph Roisman (classics) received the Association of American Publishers' Prose Awards honorable mention in the category Classics and Ancient History for his groundbreaking book Alexander's Veterans and the Early Wars of the Successors (University of Texas Press, 2012).