The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

Middlebury College Accepts 280 Early Decision Applicants

Middlebury Voices in the News: Democrats and Obamacare, Unionizing Adjuncts

Studying Privilege and Poverty

Bridging Disciplines with Digital Liberal Arts

Green Dot’s Bystander Training Session Enhances Middlebury’s Efforts to Prevent Sexual Violence

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

C3- Summer Research Opp in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Mathematics

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As you think about summer plans, you may want to take a look at the C3 (Creating Connections Consortium) summer research opportunities at the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University. Three current Middlebury students have participated in the program. Application deadline is February 1, 2015. Who can apply? The program invites applications from current […]

Summer Amgen Scholars Program at Harvard

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Check it out! Harvard University has been named one of ten U.S. institutions that will be offering a ten-week Amgen Scholars Program in the summer of 2015.  This new Harvard program, with an emphasis on biotechnology research, will afford a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work in laboratories of […]

Summer REU on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem

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We are now accepting applications for our REU program for this summer: Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem Details and application information can be found here: http://www.uvm.edu/~ecolab/?Page=REU.html

Science Research Opps Roundup- Jan and Feb Deadlines!

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Summer Opportunities (organized by deadline) U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF) This program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel […]

Was Obamacare Worth It? Some Democrats Think Not.

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I’m up today at US News with a new post that serves as a sequel of sorts to an earlier post I wrote discussing the impact of Obama’s policy agenda on Democrats’ loss of control of Congress. In recent days Democrats such as New York Senator Chuck Schumer have openly questioned whether Obamacare was worth […]

New Button Appearing in Your NExpress Search – Preview of new resource sharing service coming in January.

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Thanks to a new agreement with ConnectNY we will be expanding our direct request options beyond the NExpress consortium. Both systems retain separate databases; records aren’t shared between catalogs, rather searches are transferred from one system to another. NExpress has licensed Peer-to-Peer software to connect to the ConnectNY consortium. If a patron doesn’t find what he/she is looking for in the NExpress catalog, there will be a button in place to search for the item in the ConnectNY Catalog. If the item is found in ConnectNY, patrons will be able to place the request, just as they would place a request in the NExpress system. They will be authenticated with the appropriate user information and select a pick up location for delivery.  While the ConnectNY search button is appearing now in the NExpress search, it will not be open for use by Middlebury patrons until we go live on January 22, 2015.

Connect NY search button

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What is ConnectNY:

ConnectNY (CNY) is a membership-driven academic consortium in New York which currently includes 18 institutions. CNY’s mission is “to share collections, leverage resources, and enhance services through cooperative initiatives and coordinated activities.” All the academic libraries involved in ConnectNY share a common union catalog, powered by Innovative Interface’s Inn-Reach system. The combined collection that is shared by the members includes ten million printed books and an emerging collection of e-books.

Who are the current members of CNY?

  • Adelphi University Libraries, Garden City, New York
  • Bard College Libraries, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
  • Canisius College Libraries, Buffalo, New York
  • Cazenovia College Library, Cazenovia, New York
  • Colgate University Libraries, Hamilton New York
  • Hamilton College Library, Clinton, New York
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges Library, Geneva, New York
  • Le Moyne College Library, Syracuse, New York
  • Medaille College Libraries, Buffalo, New York
  • Pace University Libraries, New York, New York
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Research Libraries (RPI), Troy, New York
  • Rochester Institute of Technology Libraries (RIT), Rochester, New York
  • St. Lawrence University Libraries, Canton, New York
  • Siena College Library, Loudonville, New York
  • Skidmore College Library, Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Union College Library, Schenectady, New York
  • United States Military Academy Library, West Point, New York
  • Vassar College Libraries, Poughkeepsie, New York