Rogers Publishes a New Paper on Nostalgia

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Ross Rogers published a new paper, “Eye of the Beholder: Memory Recall Perspective Impacts Nostalgia’s Influence on Positive Affect,” in Frontiers in Psychology – Personality and Social Psychology. “Recalling memories for which one is nostalgic provides a host of psychological benefits, including promoting positive affect,” according to the paper’s abstract....

Sheehan Contributes Essay to New Book on Zealy Daguerreotypes

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has contributed an essay to a new book published by Harvard’s Peabody Museum and Aperture, To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes (2020). The book focuses on a group of early photographs of Africans and African Americans taken in...

Huffman Coauthors Paper On Virtual Reality

Assistant Professor of Psychology Derek Huffman coauthored a new paper, “Landmarks: A solution for spatial navigation and memory experiments in virtual reality” in Behavior Research Methods. “Research into the behavioral and neural correlates of spatial cognition and navigation has benefited greatly from recent advances in virtual reality (VR) technology,” according to the paper’s abstract. While...

White on Board of Whiting Award-Winner Foglifter

Arisa White, assistant professor of creative writing, is a board member of the San Francisco literary magazine Foglifter, which has just won a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize, “a coveted annual award that celebrates emerging literature,” reports Datebook, a component of the San Francisco Chronicle. White is also an editor of Foglifter’s anthology Home Is Where You Queer Your Heart.

Educational Review Publishes Howard Paper on Globally Elite

A paper by Professor of Education Adam Howard was published in the journal Educational Review. The paper, “Globally elite: four domains of becoming globally-oriented within elite schools,” draws on a multi-sited global ethnography of elite schools across the world, this article explores how elite schools prepare students for an increasingly interconnected world characterized by difference and...

Robinson Develops Index for Establishing Baseline of Climate Adaptation Actions in Small Islands

In an article published in the journal Environmental and Sustainability Indicators (available open access here), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson develops a richness index for baselining climate change adaptations in small island developing states. Using historical data (1997-2014), she finds that Cook Islands (Pacific) and Kiribati (Pacific) are among the most advanced adaptors and that Guinea-Bissau (Atlantic)...

Carlson and Tupper ’20 Coauthor Paper on PFAS Published in Chemosphere

A new study by Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies and director of the Buck Lab for Climate and Environment, and Skylar Tupper ’20 has been published in the journal Chemosphere. The paper, titled “Ski wax use contributes to environmental contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,” looks at these hazardous environmental contaminants at a central Maine...

Howard and Student Coauthor Paper on Chilean Elite Schools

Professor of Education Adam Howard and three students have coauthored a paper recently published in the journal Globalisation, Societies and Education. The students, Jamie Pine ’19, Weston Muench ’18, and Sarah Peck ’17, worked on this research over the course of their senior year at Colby (Pine and Peck as an honors project and Muench as independent studies...

Soto Becomes Society for Personality and Social Psychology Fellow

Christopher Soto, associate professor of psychology, has become a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). This fellowship honors SPSP members who have made longstanding and extraordinary contributions to the field of personality and social psychology.

Soto Coauthors Paper on Disagreeable Personalities; Popular Media Covers It

Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto coauthored the paper “People with disagreeable personalities (selfish, combative, and manipulative) do not have an advantage in pursuing power at work” recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Popular science journals such as Psychology Today and Science News ran stories about the paper. The coauthors research found that “when pursuing...

Mayrl Coauthors a New Paper on Archival Work

Damon Mayrl, associate professor of sociology, coauthored a new paper “The Archive as a Social World” in the journal Qualitative Sociology. “Historical scholars often adopt a solitary ethic, conceiving of their work as the product of a lonely and isolated individual toiling away in a dusty archive,” according to the study. “In this article, we...

Sadoff Published New Book of Poems, Country, Living

Ira Sadoff, the Arthur Jeremiah Roberts Professor of Literature, Emeritus, has published Country, Living, a new book of poems published by Alice James Books in Farmington, Maine. “I go to Sadoff’s poems for their rich honesty, their deep humanness, their complexity of vision, and their energy,” writes Jane Mead in advance praise for the book. “He is original,...

Robinson, Carlson, and Lincoln Lenderking ’20 Publish Paper on Food Security in the Caribbean

Assistant Professors of Environment Studies Stacy-ann Robinson and Gail Carlson, along with Hania Lincoln Lenderking ’20, have coauthored a review of recent academic studies on the impacts of climate change on food security in the Caribbean. It finds that climate change will impact agriculture and fisheries mainly through changing patterns of weather, air and sea surface temperatures,...

Wolfe’s Cacophonic Choir Wins Best in Show at SIGGRAPH 2020

An interactive art installation by Hannah Wolfe, assistant professor of computer science, and her collaborators has won the Best in Show – Art Gallery at SIGGRAPH 2020, the world’s leading computer graphics and interactive techniques conference. Their piece, Cacophonic Choir, “addresses the ways that sexual assault survivors’ experiences are distorted by digital and mass media and its...

Paper by O’Brien Published in British Journal of Radiology

Liam O’Brien, professor of mathematics and statistics, coauthored a paper recently published in the British Journal of Radiology titled “Linear Mixed-effects models for estimation of pulmonary metastasis growth rate: implications for CT surveillance in patients with sarcoma.” Their work advances the field by showing that “CT surveillance intervals for pulmonary metastases can be estimated based on metastasis...

O’Brien and O’Connor ’96 Publish Paper in Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Liam O’Brien and Alane O’Connor ’96 have coauthored a paper published in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. Titled “Implications of perinatal buprenorphine exposure on infant head circumference at birth,” their research shows that “head circumference in infants exposed to buprenorphine during pregnancy was not significantly different from national norms for...

New Textbook by Gastaldo on History of Nature

Robert Gastaldo, the Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, has coedited a new textbook Nature Through Time (Springer, 2020). Starting from the initial colonization of land about 430 million years ago to today, the book traces the changes primarily in terrestrial ecosystems from the world around us. The book, with 14 chapters and 96 different contributors from...

New Paper by Neal Reports Possible Control of Marine Fungi

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Benjamin Neal is the lead author on a new paper published in the journal Oecologia. In the paper, “Possible control of acute outbreaks of a marine fungal pathogen by nominally herbivorous tropical reef fish,” the authors identify a new trophic link: the consumption of fungus by herbivorous fish, which may help to...

Essay by Burke in Down East 200th Anniversary Issue

Professor of English and Creative Writing Michael Burke has an essay published in the 200th-anniversary issue of Down East magazine. Burke’s essay, titled “Pre-Digital Connectivity,” is included in the magazine’s “200 Things to Love about Maine” section. The essay is about a local radio station’s call-in program “Phone Mart,” which provides a place for people to sell things, but...

Howard Appointed to Editorial Board, Reappointed to Another

Professor of Education Adam Howard was recently appointed to the editorial board of the journal International Studies in Sociology of Education. He was also re-appointed for a five-year term to Curriculum Inquiry’s editorial board.