Translators must serve both the author and the reader, simultaneously seeking maximum fidelity and maximum readability. Is the enterprise possible or foredoomed to failure? Will the translator come to be devoted to one master and despise the other?
John Balcom is an award-winning translator of Chinese literature, philosophy, and children’s books. He teaches in the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College. He is a past president of the American Literary Translators Association and has also served on the Literary Translation Committee of the International Federation of Translators. His translation of Huang Fan’s Zero won the 2012 Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Award in the novel/novella category.
Monday, April 15, 12:30pM at The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center 103
The all-day Amka Africa Conference 2013 (Amka Africa=Awake Africa in Swahili) being held at Middlebury College on Saturday, April 13th will discuss the global consequences of the changes in Africa with an emphasis on how youth creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation are changing the face of the continent and its interaction with the rest of the world.
The event featuring keynote appearances from David Moinina Sengeh, a graduate student from Sierra Leone in MITs Media Lab and a successful social entrepreneur, and Fred Swaniker, the Ghanaian founder of the African Leadership Academy will be open to all students, faculty and staff on campus. The Conference aims to raise awareness and expose the Middlebury campus to the changes that are taking place on the African continent as well as culture and entertainment (food, fashion show, musical performances and many more surprises).
Please contact umoja[at]middlebury.edu for Gala Dinner reservations and here for the agenda.
Co-sponsored by MCAB Speakers, Brainerd and Atwater Commons, the African Studies program and the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Come learn from Clifford A Wright: cook, author and research scholar for Careers in Food Writing. Wright’s scholarly approach to food writing is rooted in his successful career in the field of international affairs. Wright has impressive and varied experience in this field, and specializes in Mediterranean cuisine.
Monday, April 15, 1:45am – 2:45pm
EIA Career Services @ ADK House Library
This is seniors event. Do you want to learn more about taxes, managing debt, understanding credit scores, living on a budget and interpreting your 401k plan? This event is a great opportunity to learn from a panel of experts about these important life skills. Come to this fun program and learn !
Monday, April 8, 2013, 4:30 – 6pmFranklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
IF you have any question about this event contact : Tim Mosehauer email@example.com 802-443-5105
Middlebury Alternative Break Trips (MAlt) is accepting leader applications for February Break 2014 service-learning trips! If you have a great idea for a trip or are interested in creating one, attend the MAlt leader info session on April 11th, 7pm in BiHall 219.
Here is the application to be completed with a co-leader and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Wednesday, April 24th.
MAlt trips can be domestic or international, but this year we will also be looking for strong applications in the New England region. This past year MAlt traveled to El Paso, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, New York City, and Tennessee.
Here’s how some MAlters described their trips in one word: community, warmth, eye-opening, growth, intense, challenging, humbling, real, soulful, marvelous, robust, refreshing, fantastic, and unforgettable.
The Redford Center is committed to transforming social and environmental issues into films that inspire positive change. We engage where there’s a pressing need for awareness and hope, and where public engagement and good timing can make all the difference. We design engagement campaigns for the films we produce so that awareness can truly be the spark that moves people to act. In every step of our process we rely on collaboration—with artists, activists, philanthropists, change agents—and at the end of it, our hope is that we empower masses of people to take part in doing something important and greater than us all. Founded by Robert Redford and his children—James, Shauna and Amy—the Redford Center is an extension of their tireless activism and their faith in creativity, humanity, and positive change.
Both positions start date May 28, 2013 and end September 8, 2013 with flexible work hours, 35 hours per week. Position location is San Francisco, California – plans are underway to open an office in the Presidio however it’s not clear when we will get to move in so intern will need to be comfortable telecommuting some of the time.
Apply for EIA summer internship funding to help you with expenses associated with this unpaid internship! Visit go/summerfunding for details. PLEASE NOTE: April 15 is the funding deadline, so you must be offered the internship by then in time to apply for funding–explain the situation in your cover letter and perhaps the internship sponsor can move quickly on making a decision.
GO TO MOJO to review entire position description.
Jointly developed and managed by Monterey Institute (a graduate school of Middlebury), Sanghata Global, and Village Capital, the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program turns compassionate and capable professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and capital-weak regions of the world.
The Scouts’ mission is to enable the enterprising poor to scale poverty alleviation solutions in capital-weak areas of emerging markets, while gaining career defining and life changing experience.
The Frontier Market Scouts Fellowship in Social Enterprise and Impact Investment Management is awarding 30 fellowship positions for summer/fall 2013. Opportunities are available in 20+ countries with organizations like Village Capital, the Shell Foundation, and Invested Development. Applications due April 1, 2013.
The Frontier Market Scouts program provides participants with a three-week training on the essentials of business modeling, social impact investing, and base of the pyramid market strategies. Upper-level undergraduates are encouraged to apply.
For application details visit their the FMS website here.
It’s Spring—and International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) is seeking two positions for Coordinators for Early Arrival. These late-in-the-summer jobs are a great opportunity to develop leadership skills while supporting the Program Arrival Leaders (PALs) and welcoming new international students. This year, the ISSS staff together with the Coordinators and PALs will create an informative, meaningful, and fun program.
If you want to LEAD, SUCCEED and have an AWESOME time as we plan Early Arrival for the class of 2017, then submit your application materials by March 28th!
For JOB DESCRIPTIONS and APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
· Go to http://www.middlebury.edu/middlebury_google_custom_search/go/seo
· Click on FIND A JOB – then ON CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT – then STUDENTS
· SEARCH FOR the ISSS STUDENT COORDINATOR and TRAVEL & LOGISTICS COORDINATOR positions.
Below are the dates looking to be filled:
· ISSS Student Coordinator (Level C)—full-time July 30th-Sept 8th (continuing 5 hrs/wk in Fall Term)
· ISSS Student Travel & Logistics Coordinator (Level B)—full-time Aug 18-Sept 8th
(Note: Fall Term Classes begin on Monday, September 9.)
These are PAID positions. You do NOT need to apply for work authorization to be employed by the ISSS office. Questions? Contact Joani Taylor in the ISSS Office at jtaylor[at]middlebury.edu
Join Michael McGinnis, Associated Professor at the Monterey Institute, and Charlotte Tate, Associate Director of Middlebury’s Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs for their career conversation on International Environmental Policy . McGinnis has fifteen years of professional and academic experience in the area of large-scale environmental policymaking and planning in diverse cultural and socio-economic settings. His edited compendium Bioregionalism (Routledge, 1999) is the primary text in the field. Cosponsored by EIA Career Services and Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
If you have any questions contact: Tracy Himmel Isham , thimmel@middlebury,edu
Location: Adirondack EIA Library
Time : Thursday, March 14, 2013, 1:30 – 2:30
Still looking for a job after graduation ? The 9th Annual Spring Job Fling is days away. This is your chance to meet with a variety of liberal arts-friendly employers and Career Services staff all in one convenient place.
Bring your resume and prepare to network! Participating employers will be added to MOJO as they register.
If you have any questions contact Dana Barrow , email@example.com
Time : Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 12-2 pm
Location : McCardell Bicentennial Hall Tormondsen Great hall