At International Conference, Plesch Organized, Chaired, and Presented

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch organized and chaired the session “The River: Reality, Myth, and Metaphor” (Le Fleuve: Réalité, Mythe, et Métaphore) at the international conference “Water and Sea in Word and Image” (L’Eau et la mer dans les textes et les images) held at the University of Luxembourg July 12–16, 2021 (originally scheduled for July 2020, the conference was...

Friedmann Coauthors Study in Journal of Mathematical Physics

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Tamar Friedmann has coauthored a new paper, “Euler’s reflection formula, infinite product formulas, and the correspondence principle of quantum mechanics,” recently published in Journal of Mathematical Physics.

Goh and McCue ’22 Coauthor Paper on Perceived Prototypicality of Asians

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jin Goh and Jameson McCue ’22 have coauthored a new paper titled “Perceived Prototypicality of Asian Subgroups in the United States and the United Kingdom.” Accepted for publication at Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the study “examined how (non-Asian) Americans and Britons perceive different Asian subgroups in terms of how prototypically...

Goh Coauthors Paper on Making Psychology More Inclusive

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jin Goh has coauthored a new paper, “The Pandemic as a Portal: Reimagining Psychological Science as Truly Open and Inclusive,” recently accepted to Perspectives in Psychological Science. “Psychological science is at an inflection point: The COVID-19 pandemic has already begun to exacerbate inequalities that stem from our historically closed and exclusive culture,” stated...

Book Chapter by Morrione Published in Handbook of Interactionism

A chapter by Tom Morrione, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, was included in the recently published Routledge International Handbook of Interactionism (D. vom Lehn, N. Ruiz-Junco and W. Gibson, eds. Routledge, June 2021). The chapter, titled “Herbert Blumer, Symbolic Interactionism, and 21st-century Sociology,” presents the theoretical framework for that perspective and explores its relevance for guiding contemporary social...

Robinson Joins Another International Research Network

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has been accepted to join Climate Strategies, a member-based international, not-for-profit research network of world-leading researchers. Climate Strategies works at the science-policy interface, advancing climate policy through meaningful interactions between decision-makers and researchers across Europe and internationally. Her membership was approved at a recent board meeting.

Cornell Press Interviews van der Meer, author of Performing Power

Associate Professor of History Arnout van der Meer was a guest on a Cornell Press podcast discussing his new book, Performing Power: Cultural Hegemony, Identity, and Resistance in Colonial Indonesia. van der Meer “explores the importance of material and visual culture … for both the legitimization of colonial authority as well as its contestation in turn of twentieth-century...

Summer 2021 Maine Arts Journal Rich with Colby Connections

The summer issue of the Maine Arts Journal opens with an introduction written by Professor of Art Véronique Plesch, who is one of the journal’s editors; contains a Q&A between Plesch and Associate Professor of Art Bradley Borthwick; and includes a historical piece in which Plesch mentions the Isamu Noguchi sculpture in the Colby College Museum of...

Gastaldo Publishes Groundbreaking Paper on Extinction Paradigm in South Africa

Robert A. Gastaldo, the Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, Emeritus, has published a paper 10 years in the making in the Geological Society of America Bulletin. Titled “A tale of two Tweefonteins: What physical correlation, geochronology, magnetic polarity stratigraphy, and palynology reveal about the end-Permian terrestrial extinction paradigm in South Africa,” the paper offers results to settle...

Mayrl and Venny ’22 Coauthor Paper on Religious Freedom

Associate Professor of Sociology Damon Mayrl and Dahlia Venny ’22 have coauthored a new paper, “The dejudicialization of religious freedom?” published in Social Compass. The study “conceptualizes the dejudicialization of religious freedom (DRF) in institutionalist terms, examines the structural forces that have facilitated JRF [judicialization of religious freedom], and considers whether and how they may...

Koch Attends Maine DOE’s New Memorandum Ceremony

As president of the Maine Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, Associate Professor of German Arne Koch was invited to the Maine Department of Education’s virtual signing ceremony to celebrate a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Goethe-Institut Boston. Koch expressed enthusiasm for the MOU, which will promote German language and...

Young ’20, Arterberry, and Martin Coauthor Paper on Meditation

Jacob Young ’20, Martha Arterberry, the Clara C. Piper Professor of Psychology, and Joshua Martin, assistant professor of biology, have coauthored a new paper, “Contrasting Electroencephalography-Derived Entropy and Neural Oscillations With Highly Skilled Meditators.” Published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience-Cognitive Neuroscience, the study “examined the neurophysiological responses by highly skilled meditators while meditating and while...

Sheets and Huebschmann ’19 Coauthor Paper on Relationships and Stress

Associate Professor of Psychology Erin Sheets and Nathan Huebschmann ’19 have coauthored a new study, “Don’t Fear Conflict: Relationship Stress Beliefs in Friend, Familial, and Romantic Relationships,” published in Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research. “Believing that stress can have positive effects (i.e., having a stressis-enhancing mindset) has been shown to mitigate the negative impact of stressful...

Jacobson Awarded Fellowship from New-York Historical Society

Visiting Assistant Professor in History Danae Jacobson has been selected as a New-York Historical Society Public Fellow in Religion and the American West. With the two-year fellowship, Jacobson, whose research focuses on the racial, gendered, and environmental implications of Catholic nuns’ missions in the U.S. West, will study these nuns’ participation in settler colonialism. Her...

Robinson Appointed to AAG Strategic Communications Editorial Board

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has been appointed to the Strategic Communications Editorial Board of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). In her role, Robinson will work alongside the other board members to provide advice on communication with AAG members and the broader community of geographers. The term will last for two years,...

Halvorson Book Second Runner-Up for 2020 Clifford Geertz Prize

A book written by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Britt Halvorson has been awarded Honorable Mention/Second Runner-Up for the 2020 Clifford Geertz Prize from the Society for the Anthropology of Religion. The Geertz Prize “seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of religion by recognizing an outstanding recent book in the field,” according to a Twitter...

Plesch Invited to Join Board of South Solon Historical Society

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch has been invited to join the board of directors of the South Solon Historical Society, which main goal is “to care for and preserve the life and traditions of the Meeting House.” Built in 1842, the South Solon Meeting House is on the National Historic Register. Between 1952 and 1956, the interior of the building received floor-to-ceiling...

Robinson Coauthors Paper on Coastal Adaptation in Bridgetown, Barbados

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has coauthored a new paper titled “Human Adaptation to Coastal Hazards in Greater Bridgetown, Barbados.” Published in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science, the paper highlights Greater Bridgetown’s capacity for coastal/urban resilience, but emphasizes that this cannot be maximized without institutional prioritization of vulnerability, increased stakeholder “buy-in” and participation,...

Koffman Coauthors Paper on Greenland Ice Sheet

Assistant Professor of Geology Bess Koffman has contributed to a study recently published in Geophysical Research Letters. The article assessed the causes of the recent melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet. “Satellite measurements and computer models have shown that the reflectivity (or albedo) of the Greenland Ice Sheet has decreased in recent decades, causing increased...

Sheehan Contributes to Library Company’s Innovative Digital Catalog

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, is one of four invited contributors to the Library Company of Philadelphia’s innovative project, Imperfect History: Digital Catalog. An integral online element of the online exhibition Imperfect History, the catalog creatively engages with the project’s concept of (un)conscious bias and multiple viewpoints in reading images. Four guest catalogers...