Robinson and Carlson ’21 Coauthor Paper on Climate Compatible Development in Islands

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has coauthored a new paper titled “Climate compatible development in practice.” Published in the journal Development in Practice, the paper uses three island case studies to argue that, in practice, climate compatible development is not always a deliberate policy tool, and that a focus on either mitigation, adaptation, or development…

Colby Students Continue Civic Engagement Throughout Pandemic, Morning Sentinel Reports

Colby’s robust civic engagement program was featured in a Morning Sentinel article, which highlighted students involved in tutoring programs, local government, and community partnerships. “These are really committed students who are interested in pursuing the pathway of exploring public relevance of their discipline,” said Elizabeth Jabar, director of civic engagement and community partnerships, “and really learning what…

Maisel Provides Insight on How Census Could Change Maine Politics on NBC Boston

“Maine has a bipartisan commission responsible for redistricting that prevents the practice of political gerrymandering of districts after reapportionment,” Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, told NBC Boston in its article “How the Census Could Change Maine Politics.”

Schupf Art Center on Track to Open in 2022, Reports Morning Sentinel

Demolition is underway, and the Paul J. Schupf Art Center is set to open in December 2022, the Morning Sentinel reported in an article about the city’s Planning Board giving approval to the project. “It’s such an exciting opportunity to bring Main Street into focus and create a new building there that celebrates the arts…

Sullivan Authors Article on Politics of Species Reintroduction

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Leeann Sullivan wrote a “letter” titled “For species reintroduction, it’s all politics” published in the most recent issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Sullivan’s article explores how citizen-led efforts to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado were as much about re-democratizing conservation as they were about wolf reintroduction.

Cota Awarded NSF Grant for Cancer-related Research

Assistant Professor of Biology Christina Cota has been awarded a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to carry out a collaborative research project with Princeton University and Swarthmore College. The research will look at the interplay between cell division and the signals that cells exchange to coordinate their behavior. “This is a critical area of investigation because signal-dependent…

Zhang Discusses New Book on New Books Network Podcast

Associate Professor of East Asian Studies Hong Zhang and her coeditors were interviewed about their new book on an episode for New Books Network podcast. The book, Beyond Filial Piety: Rethinking Aging and Caregiving in Contemporary East Asian Societies, explores the complexities of aging and caregiving in contemporary East Asia. Berghahn Books released the book in 2020 . New…

Green’s Around Midnight Included on Landscape Stories Roundup

The latest book by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green, Around Midnight, was included in a piece called “Psychotic Reactions” on Landscape Stories. Green is in good company, as many well-known writers and photographers such as Chris Killip, Nick Waplington, Christian Patterson, Paul D’amato, and Rebecca Solnit are included in the piece.  

Howard and Seeman ’21 Present at Education Society Conference

Professor of Education Adam Howard and Addy Seeman ’21 presented a paper at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference in late April, this year held virtually. Their paper, “Aesthetics of Privilege: Lessons Embedded in the Social Aesthetics of Elite Schools,” explores the meanings attached to the “social aesthetics” (that is, in part, the perception of…

Polley ’21 Included in Wall Street Journal on Successful Networking

In an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Laura Polley ’21 said she spoke “with more than 20 alumni” last fall to help prepare for the interview process before accepting a job offer. The article includes a number of successful networking stories from graduating seniors across the country.

Tate Provides Insight on Opioid Decriminalization on Maine Public

Winifred Tate, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Maine Drug Policy Lab, was a guest speaker on Maine Public’s Maine Calling, providing insight on opioid decriminalization and the opioid epidemic in Maine. The panel, hosted by Jennifer Rooks, discussed a bill currently before the Maine legislature, which hopes to decriminalize opioids in Maine…

Two Seniors Win Prestigious Fulbright Grants to Teach English Abroad

Sally Simpson ’21 of Rockville, Md., and Cassandra Winkelman ’21 of Wellesley, Mass., have been awarded prestigious Fulbright grants to teach English in Europe. Simpson will spend the 2021-22 academic year in Austria; Winkelman will be based in Germany. Simpson initially began studying German to fulfill Colby’s language requirement. “I quickly came to love the…

Artnet says Arts Collaborative Could Make Waterville an Arts Destination

A list of “Arts Industry News” published in Artnet referenced the arts collaborative as helping to “turn Waterville, a former paper-mill town, into an arts destination.” The column regularly posts top arts-related news and noted Colby’s recent unveiling of the “25,000-square-foot facility featuring a gallery and event space, as well as studios for fellowship residents.”

Test-Optional Policy Contributes to Growth, Proto Tells Portland Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald quoted Matt Proto, vice president for enrollment and communications, in an article discussing Maine colleges switching to test-optional applications amid the pandemic. Proto told the Press Herald that Colby moved to test-optional in 2018, which “has encouraged students who might otherwise not have applied to do so.”

Josephson Quoted in Article in The Atlantic

Professor of History Paul Josephson provided insight on the rise of the popularity of the fish stick, a popular food invented in the ’50s, in articles in multiple publications, including Smithsonian Magazine and The Atlantic. Josephson provided historical context for the popularity of the food staple, saying it was caused, in part, by an abundance of…

Arts Collaborative Opens Soon, Colby Invests in Waterville, Morning Sentinel Reports

An article in the Morning Sentinel highlighted the arts collaborative at 18 Main Street in downtown Waterville, which is nearing completion and will be a space for community collaboration in the arts. “When we say creative space, it means that the community can come observe something, create something themselves, engage in the arts in some way while they’re…

Howard Publishes Two Papers on Elite Schools

Two papers by Professor of Education Adam Howard have recently been published, coincidentially on the same day. The article “East meets West: cultural negotiations between parents and staff at a Taiwanese elite school” appeared in the journal Multicultural Education Review; and the article “Preparing leaders for the global south: the work of elite schools through global…