Along on a research trip with Colgate faculty members, the BBC writes, “Some forests are more than 1,000 years old ... Paradoxically, humans have both protected them yet pose the biggest threat to their future.”
One of Colgate University’s two new residence halls will be named Jane Pinchin Hall, in honor of Jane Lagoudis Pinchin, former interim president, former provost and dean of the faculty, and Thomas A. Bartlett Chair and professor of English, emerita.
Peter Balakian joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Theodore Roethke’s poem “In a Dark Time” and his own poem “Eggplant.” Balakian’s latest book is Ozone Journal, which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Ellen Percy Kraly, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of geography and environmental studies, has taken up the 2019 Willy Brandt Guest Professorship in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) at Sweden’s Malmö University.
Discover magazine writes: At a meeting of the American Physical Society, Colgate University physicist Beth Parks described a new way to wring even more energy from a solar panel — a major development for people with no access to reliable power.
George Dorland Langdon Jr. Professor of History and Africana & Latin American Studies Graham Hodges is featured on The Academic Minute. Hodges’s newest book, Black New Jersey: 1664 to the Present Day, delves into the history of oppression in the north, the slave-owning past of New Jersey, and some of the state’s most famous black Americans.
Optical Society members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics are proposed for election to the class of Fellow. Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics and Astronomy Enrique (Kiko) Galvez is among this year’s honorees.
“At first glance,” Assistant Professor of Political Science Sam Rosenfeld writes in the New York Times, “the decision by congressional Republican leaders on Monday to strip Representative Steve King of his committee assignments for remarks last week defending white supremacy appears to be an example of the party stepping in to police its own extremists. But it’s actually the opposite.”
Two radio segments written and voiced by Colgate professors have been recognized as the best of the year in their respective categories by the producers of The Academic Minute, a nationally syndicated radio production of Albany National Public Radio affiliate WAMC.
On the Oxford University Press Blog, Associate Professor of Political Science Bruce Rutherford writes: Was [Egypt's] January 2011 uprising an aberration, and has Egypt now returned to its historic norm of autocratic rule centered on the military? Or, was the uprising the first wave of a process of change that will resume and continue to shape Egypt and the region?