Friday, March 7 at 7:00 pm in Diamond 122

Anthropology talk of Interest: Body Tinkering and Moral Thinking in Experimental Transplant Science

Please join us to listen to Lesley Sharp speak about her experience as an anthropologist among bioengineers. The event is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and will be in Diamond 122 on March 7th at 7pm.

Friday, March 1 at 1:00 pm in Olin 01
Biology Seminar of Interest
Daniel Klem, Jr., Professor of Biology, Muhlenberg College
Avian Mortality at Windows: Fatal impacts that are an important environmental issue for birds and people

Feb. 27 (W)     Colby Bicentennial Day – STS events and exhibits

STS is participating in Bicentennial Day in the following ways:
(a) a poster with a list of all STS thesis titles since 1813 (word file attached)
(b) the nine current STS seniors will be holding court in Cotter Union to discuss their STS thesis work
(c) participation by 3-5 students in the procession from Miller to Cotter
(d) open invitations to past graduates to join us for the day
(e) lunch, cake, other activities
(f) 5 pm program outing for pizza, etc. leaving from Roberts Lot
(g) 7 pm President’s address in the Chapel.

I will need current Juniors and Sophomores to participate in (c), so I will need to hear from you no later than late afternoon Feb. 13.  You are invited to all other events too.

The students in the processon of departments and programs will be given a sign with the program name and the year the department was established at Colby.  The students are free to decorate (or not) the sign; they are also free to dress in ways that gesture at the history or current practice of the department (or not).  They will march from Miller to Cotter where the other events will be held.

Tuesday Feb. 19 at 4:30 pm in Smith Room, Roberts Union
(refreshments in Witney room at 4:00)
Megan Raby, University of Wisconsin-Madison (STS Faculty Fellow Candidate)
“Jungle Island”: Taming Tropical Biology on Barro Colorado Island, Panama

Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 4:30 pm in Whitney Room, Roberts Union
(refreshments in Smith room at 4:00)
Joseph Martin, University of Minnesota (STS Faculty Fellow Candidate)
Solid State Physics in Three Acts: History, Philosophy, and Policy

Comedy Performance

Nov. 1 (Thurs.)
7 pm
Page Commons
Baratunde Thurston, Comedian, Author, Satirist,



For the PDF of the flyer: dominyflyer


IBM lectures on Oct. 1 at 2:30pm & 7pm


Event: “The Perfect Teacher”: Teaching Science in Antebellum America

Date: Oct. 1 (Mon.)
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Olin 1

Dr. Marc Rothenberg, agency historian, National Science Foundation.

Abstract: Denison Olmsted (1791-1859), scientist and educator, was the leading spokeman for a vision of the collegiate teacher which rejected specialization and two cultures in favor of breadth of interest. This talk will analyze Olmsted’s arguments and invite discussion about the perfect college teacher two centuries later.


Event: Skyscapes and Anti-Skyscapes (Noontime Art Talk)

Date: Thursday September 20, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Art Museum / 015 Lower Jette
Link to Fleming, Skyscapes and Anti-skyscapes recent article.

News: Congrats to Amie ’11!

Amie Fleming ’11 writes (9/14/12): “I got a job offer yesterday!…
I can’t tell you how excited I am about Greenbelt and about starting this new chapter of my life out here in California!…  All that work on my thesis has paid off so well for me academically and professionally.  I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to pursue it so whole-heartedly last year.

News: A film by STS student Nick Kondiles ’13

Screen-shot-2012-09-16-at-5.14.35-PMNick Kondiles has put together a great film on “Sense of Place,” his research topic for this summer. To view it click here: Reviving Affection: Sense of Place in the Belgrade Lakes

Event: Professor Fleming to speak in Orono, ME

fleming-300x199On Tuesday Oct. 2 at 3:30 pm Professor Fleming is giving the 2012 Geddes Simpson Memorial Lecture at the University of Maine-Orono, awarded to eminent individuals working at the intersection of science and history.
The Lectureship is endowed in the University of Maine Foundation, and it is administered by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  The topic is “Fixing the Sky,” and Prof. Fleming has room for four students in his car if you are interested.

News: Faculty Fellow Search
A Faculty Fellow search for 2013-14 is underway, with finalists expected on campus sometime in February.  Current STS students are encouraged to participate in the search.

News: STS JanPlan Course Offered
ST197 Science, Technology, and the Cultural Cold War will be taught by Teasel Muir-Harmony from MIT.  Enrollment limit is 20.