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Darron Collins Inaugurated

Sunday, October 9, 2011
"I'm proud and I'm humbled and above all I'm excited to be the seventh president of the College of the Atlantic, the greatest educational experiment in recent history." - Darron Collins, inaugural address, October 9, 2011. Read more about inauguration! More >>

Inauguration Celebration

Sunday, October 9, 2011
At 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, followed by an informal reception, Darron Collins '92, PhD, COA's 7th president, will be formally invested in the presence of COA students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and friends. More >>

History on the Cheap

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Using examples from a recent project to recover the works of influential women's suffrage activist, Adelle Hazlett, and research on Abraham Lincoln's use of conspiracy rhetoric, Jamie McKown will highlight research sites in a workshop on genealogy. More >>

Marvelous Terrible Place

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Every two years, COA students travel to Newfoundland as participants in a class known as Marvelous Terrible Place: Human Ecology of Newfoundland. Students who were in Newfoundland and Labrador last June will present their reflections on Tuesday, Oct. 4. More >>

Downeast Hierloom Apple Week

October 1 - 9, 2011
In 1850, there were 10,000 known varieties of apples in Maine. Today, only a handful of apple varieties are commonly found in stores. The Downeast Heirloom Apple Week, from Oct 1-9, to remind people of the taste, history and importance of apple diversity. More >>

First Saturday Contra Dances

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Come dance the night away with the Big Moose Band and caller Bill Schubeck. Join community and students to twirl your partner and prance down the line. More >>

John Visvader to Hold Borden Chair

October 2011
COA has named John Visvader, longtime faculty member in philosophy, as the inaugural holder of the Richard J. Borden Chair in Humanities, a gift from trustees Jay McNally '84 and Henry Sharpe and their families. More >>

Dorr: See Birds, Tracks, Make Valentines

Winter Term 2011
From bird walks to tracking to making valentines from seaweed (!), the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History offers a winter connected to the joys of nature. More >>

Sculptor Klemperer to Talk

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wendy Klemperer takes bands of recycled steel - the detritus of civilization - and fashions it into massive sculptures of elk, wolf, caribou, and mountain lion - sculptures that are currently scattered around COA's campus. Hear her talk about her work! More >>

Conservation Innovations

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Forestry laser scans. Airborne spectrometry. Cellular tracking devices. Camera cell phones. Diplomacy. No, not for daring hostage rescues - but ongoing conservation techniques of the 21st Century says Eric Dinerstein of WWF. Hear him September 28. More >>

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