Latest Colby College Stories

2014-08-12 08:27:02

WATERVILLE, Maine, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off of their best season in ten years, Colby College field hockey is looking to take the next step. And when the Mules take the pitch this fall, they will be stepping onto a brand new playing surface from AstroTurf®, the originators of the synthetic turf industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140811/135175 The new pitch at Bill Alfond Field features the AstroTurf 12 product, a premium knitted nylon system engineered...

Ancient Civilizations Reveal Ways To Manage Fisheries For Sustainability
2012-03-24 03:06:20

In the search for sustainability of the ocean's fisheries, solutions can be found in a surprising place: the ancient past. In a study published on March 23 in the journal Fish and Fisheries, a team of marine scientists reconstructed fisheries yields over seven centuries of human habitation in Hawaii and the Florida Keys, the largest coral reef ecosystems in the United States, and evaluated the management strategies associated with periods of sustainability. The results surprised them....

2010-09-21 09:00:00

WATERVILLE, Maine, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Colby College has announced that Alfredo Corchado, Mexico Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News, will receive the 2010 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism. The convocation is scheduled for Sunday, September 26, 2010, at 5 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Colby College campus. "The Lovejoy Award at Colby has a long history of recognizing courageous journalists, and Alfredo Corchado could not be more deserving of this year's...

2009-03-02 13:35:07

South Africa's Karoo Basin Shows No Indication of "Boundary Event Rock Bed" New scientific findings by geologist Robert Gastaldo of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and colleagues call into question popular theories about the largest mass extinction in Earth's history. A paper reporting the results by Gastaldo, South African scientist Johann Neveling, and two 2008 Colby undergraduate students, C. Kittinger "Kit" Clark and Sophie Newbury, appears in the March 2009 issue of GEOLOGY. Tens of...

2008-08-26 12:00:00

To: AUTO EDITORS Contact: Maria Martinez,  +1-917-595-3059 , mmartinez@cooperkatz.com CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, the world's largest provider of cars on demand by the hour or day, today announced a joint partnership to provide Zipcars on campus to three Maine schools -- Bowdoin College, Colby College and the University of New England. The partnerships mark Zipcar's entry into Southern Maine, bringing it to more than 50 cities, including operations in London,...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.