Scholarship Stories from 2022

Our faculty’s research had a broad impact across disciplines during the past year.

December 21, 2022

Members of Colby’s faculty produced a range of important work during 2022, involving climate change, the exploration of galaxies, and artificial intelligence. We’ve compiled a selection of stories that showcases their groundbreaking scholarship.

Marta Ameri

The Long History of Women’s Economic Power

Marta Ameri’s research on artifacts found in ancient tombs disrupts notions of gender roles

Mouhamedoul Niang

An Alternative Narrative for Africa

In his first novel, Mouhamédoul Niang celebrates rural life while reimagining an urban modernity

Studying images from the James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope Promises New Science

Colby astronomers share their first JWST images and glimpse the scientific possibilities ahead

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor Untangles Math Concepts for Students of All Ages

The associate professor will use a National Science Foundation grant for knot-theory research

Stacy-ann Robison

Colby’s Climate-Change Superstar

Stacy-ann Robinson’s student-driven work is earning recognition across the globe

Bess Koffman

Newly Published Research Traces Lead Pollution in Alaska and the Arctic to Industry in China

A lead-additive ban enacted in 2001 has had little impact, according to data analyzed by Assistant Professor of Geology Bess Koffman

Winifred Tate

A Push to Change Maine’s Drug Laws

Winifred Tate advocates for decriminalizing drugs to clear a path for recovery and to strengthen communities

white clover

A Little Clover Leads Colby Biologist on a Giant Quest

Chris Moore’s research helps reveal how urban areas affect evolution in a groundbreaking global study

Photo of Adrianna Paliyenko, the Arnold Bernhard Professor in Arts and Humanities

A Detective in the Archives

Adrianna Paliyenko’s painstaking work in the Yale archives brings under-appreciated French poet Louisa Siefert back to life

Ekaterina Seregina

Augmenting Economics with AI

Ekaterina Seregina has developed an augmented method of economic modeling using AI

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Alison Bates

Is VR a Solution to the NIMBY Problem?

By combining environmental and computer science, two Colby professors collaborate on wind power in Maine