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Oxford Arabic Dictionary – new! – and six others, too

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As announced in this recent post, the Middlebury College Libraries recently subscribed to the six Oxford Language Dictionaries on the Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO) platform – Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.

About a week later, Oxford announced the release of their new Oxford Arabic Dictionary

OADon the Oxford Dictionaries platform. We now have subscribed access to this brand new online dictionary also! (In case you’re wondering, the dictionaries currently on OLDO will be migrated to the new Oxford Dictionaries platform in the near future.)

Not interested in this, but there is something else you wish we had? Let us know!

 

Peggy Nelson awarded NSF funding for collaborative research

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Peggy Nelson (Sociology-Anthropology) and a colleague at Wellesley College have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for a two-year project titled Social and Biogenetic Factors of New Forms of Families. The goal of this project is to better understand the new kinds of relationships that are made possible when individuals have children through reproductive technologies involving “donor” eggs or sperm. Researchers will interview parents and offspring who participate in networks of connection with others who share the same donor as their children or themselves. Where possible, the researchers will also interview donors who have had contact with the parents of their offspring or the offspring themselves. At least two undergraduate students will be involved in this research.

About Those Senate Forecasts

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I’m up today at U.S News (see here) trying to make sense of the variation in the more quantitatively-driven Senate forecasts that are popping up.  At first glance they seem all over the map, running the gamut from the Princeton Election Consortium’s Sam Wang’s optimistic 75% probability that Democrats will retain a majority on November […]

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 10 faculty positions, 40 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 4 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)

Open House Night at the College Observatory – Autumn 2014

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The Physics Department at Middlebury College will again host an Open House night at the College Observatory this autumn. The observatory, located atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall, will be open to the public for viewing the heavens on Friday evening, September 12, from 8:00 PM until 9:30 p.m., provided the skies are mostly clear.

On this evening, Saturn and Mars will be setting at the beginning of the event and the moon will be rising at the end of the event. Also visible through our telescopes will be a number of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae. There is no set program for the Open House nights; the public is invited at any time between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

All the observatory public nights are free and open to the public, but will take place only if the sky is at least mostly clear. If the weather appears uncertain, visitors may call the observatory at 443-2266, after 6:00 p.m. on the evening of the Open House for a status report. More information can also be found at go/observatory .

Faculty and Staff: Volunteers for Days of Caring

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Dear Faculty and Staff:

RSVP and the United Way of Addison County is once again gearing up for its Annual Days of Caring event. Every year, they send out hundreds of community volunteers to complete dozens of projects at non-profits throughout Addison County.

This year, the event will be held on Thursday, September 25th and Saturday, September 27th, 2014.

Here are some examples of the projects that are currently available:

  • Bake muffins/ prepare lunch at local child care centers
  • Paint play structures
  • Build a hand railing and picnic tables
  • Mulch/prune/weed/rake gardens
  • Harvest fall crops
  • Dig a sand box/spruce up a playground
  • Rototill a baseball field
  • Plan, execute (and enjoy!) a pizza party
  • Take pictures of volunteers
  • Dust library stacks/process books/read shelves
  • Visit with a senior citizen
  • Sand and varnish children’s chairs and tables
  • Clear a nature trail
  • Erect a fence and repair stadium jumps
  • Help prepare for a silent auction/ file paperwork
  • Wash walls, wood work and/or windows
  • Remove invasive plants at State Parks
  • And MANY more!!

Staff members: Middlebury College offers paid time off for this event; therefore, staff members do not have to use CTO. However, please obtain your supervisor’s approval before registering for the event.

If you would like to participate, click on the following URL to register online.

https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1709823-DHrblMj6S3

Please submit your volunteer registration form online as soon as possible and feel free to contact RSVP staff at 388-7044 or rsvpvcadd@aol.com if you have any questions.