Alison Darrow

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Daniel Scharstein: NSF funding for research

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Daniel Scharstein (Computer Science) has been awarded a grant through the National Science Foundation’s RUI mechanism for his project titled Image Matching in the Wild. The project aims to improve the way that stereo-vision and optical-flow algorithms work in the presence of common challenges such as reflective surfaces, lighting changes, imperfect calibration, and unknown acquisition conditions. The award will fund materials and supplies for three summers of research, conference travel, and research stipends for six undergraduate students.

Mark Spritzer: VGN funding

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Middlebury College is one of the baccalaureate partner institutions participating in a major grant from the National Institutes of Health to the University of Vermont. This grant continues the Vermont Genetics Network support that has been a significant source of funding for faculty and student research in the past decade. This year, Mark Spritzer (Biology) received support for ongoing research related to adult neurogenesis (title: Effects of Social Interactions on Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Adult Male Rats). The grant provides funding for summer effort in 2013 and includes a stipend for one undergraduate student; another of his students will receive a stipend through a separate VGN grant.

Murray Dry and Keegan Callanan awarded funding for Constitution Day events

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The Jack Miller Center has awarded the College a grant to help with the expenses of Constitution Day events to be held at Middlebury in September. This grant is the result of a proposal submitted by Murray Dry and Keegan Callanan (both Political Science) and will augment resources for this event available from the Department of Political Science, EIA Civic Engagement, and the Pre-Law Program. The Jack Miller Center is “dedicated to enriching education in America’s founding principles and history.”

Martha Woodruff Summer Seminar Funding

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Martha Woodruff (Philosophy) has been accepted to participate in the Institute for the History of Philosophy at Emory University in June 2013, to support research for her second book. The topic of the institute, Renewing the Ancient Quarrel: Plato, Hegel, and Adorno, refers to what Plato called “the quarrel between philosophy and poetry” (Republic X). Participants take part in intensive seminars while working on their own projects about the relation between philosophy and art in these three thinkers. The institute funds travel, housing, and food for all participants.

James Larrabee Awarded New NSF Grant

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James Larrabee (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received a three-year research grant from the National Science Foundation through NSF’s Research in Undergraduate Institutions activity. This is Jim’s fifth NSF-RUI grant in his career. This grant provides funding to enable at least six undergraduate students to participate in his research, which should lead to a better understanding of enzyme mechanisms that could help other researchers design better drugs. Title: Magnetic Circular Dichroism of Dicobalt(II) Enzymes.

Patricia Zupan Faculty Seminar, Transylvania University

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Patricia Zupan (Italian) has been selected to participate this summer in a faculty seminar at Transylvania University in Kentucky, funded by the University’s Bingham Program for Excellence in Teaching. The seminar, titled Twenty-first Century Liberal Education: A Contested Concept, will involve faculty from liberal arts colleges around the country. The award covers all costs of participation, including travel.

David Dorman Whiting Foundation Fellowship

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David Dorman (Mathematics) has been awarded a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for a project titled In Pursuit of Mathematical Biology. This grant supports David’s Spring 2014 leave. The objective for this grant is to deepen his knowledge of mathematical biology and epidemiology and to hone his ability to teach courses in those areas at the undergraduate level. The grant provides travel funds to enable him to attend workshops and courses and to visit Harvey Mudd College to learn how they designed and implemented their strong mathematical biology major.