Laurie Essig awarded a Whiting Foundation fellowship

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Laurie Essig  (Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies) has been awarded a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for a project titled “Bury Their Hearts”: The Homosexual as foreign Pollution in Russia. The grant will fund a trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg, during which Laurie will meet with colleagues, experts, and LGBT and feminist activists to further explore how the figure of the homosexual is being used in nationalist politics and rhetoric as a sign of foreign pollution and disease. This trip will also  provide Laurie with the opportunity reacquaint herself with “all things Russian” including Russian academic culture, in an effort to prepare for doing research in Russia in the future and being able to update her work on sexual citizenship in Russia in order to expand her teaching to include global sexualities.

Friday Links – April 11, 2014

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Evidence that taking notes by hand is a better bet. “… Although laptop users took almost twice the amount of notes as those writing longhand, they scored significantly lower in the conceptual part of the test. ….”

Wearable Mi.Mu gloves: The next big breakthrough in music? – Imogen Heap and a team of engineers and artists seek to put musical innovation, in the palm of your hand, literally.

 

Science and Activity Camp for Elementary School Students

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Elementary students, kindergarten through sixth grade, are invited to sample age-appropriate science investigations designed and facilitated by the students in Professor Gregg Humphrey’s course EDST 0315 Teaching Elementary Mathematics and Science.

The dates are Tuesday, April 29, and Thursday, May 1, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in McCardell Bicentennial Hall Room 311.  Children can attend either of these days, but only one.  Please call (443-5013) or e-mail Trish Dougherty at pdougher@middlebury.edu to register. You are welcome to attend with your child.

Security Note – OpenSSL ‘Heartbleed’ Vulnerability

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As you may have read in mainstream news media outlets, a vulnerability was recently discovered in certain versions of OpenSSL which could allow a remote attacker access to sensitive data on certain types of servers.

LIS has already patched relevant local systems and is working with vendors to ensure that any relevant externally-hosted systems are similarly patched. There is no evidence to suggest that Middlebury account credentials have been compromised.

More information about the vulnerability is available on the LIS Information Security web site’s ‘Threat Bulletin’ area: http://www.middlebury.edu/media/view/475111/original/middlebury_threat_bulletin_openssl_heartbleed.pdf

If you have specific questions, please feel free to email infosec@middlebury.edu.

Sujata Moorti awarded a Whiting Foundation fellowship

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Sujata Moorti (Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies) has been awarded a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for a project titled Transnational Surrogacy and Feminism. The grant will enable Sujata to travel Bengaluru, India, during her 2014-15 leave to visit surrogacy centers that draw people from a wide variety of countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.    She plans  to witness interactions between all parties involved in the practice of surrogate parenthood  in her quest to better understand this transnational practice and the feminist responses to it. This experience will enable her to update her course “Mobile Women: Transnational Work Patterns” and will also affect other courses that touch on transnational feminism.

Eilat Glikman receives grant from Research Corporation

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Eilat Glikman (Physics) has received a grant from Research Corporation, a private foundation that aids basic research in the physical sciences. This research will study growing super-massive black holes (aka quasars) and the effects they have on their host galaxies. Since all galaxies are believed to grow a black hole at some point in their history, this research will help explain how the galaxies we see today, such as the Milky Way, formed their detailed structure. At least three undergraduates will be involved in this work over the next two to three years. The project is titled Quasar/Galaxy Co-Evolution Caught in the Act: Understanding the Physics of Feedback.

Issues With Your Computer!?!

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Computer malfunction dance

Computer malfunction dance

 

 

 

Hopefully, you never feel the need to do the Computer Malfunction Dance!

 

 

 

Experiencing problems with your Mac can be frustrating, especially during times when it seems you most need your Mac to run at its best.  During Mid-Terms or Final Exam week is the least convenient times for problems to occur.  Determining whether your Mac’s issue are software or hardware can help direct the path you take to get it fixed.

Software related issues

  •        If the issue appears to start during certain applications.
  •        If issue occurs right when your Mac turns on

Hardware related issues

  •        Hearing clicking noises when your Mac starts up
  •        Seeing Question Mark and/or Flashing Folder.
  •        Mac overheating, not hearing fan run.
  •        Mac Not starting up.
Update Install Reminders

Update Install Reminders

Sometimes strange issues can be tweaked by simply taking the time to update your Mac when you receive those annoying little reminders.  These updates are often Designed to alleviate some known software issues.

 

Apple offers a site that can help you determine which of these issues fit your Mac’s problem.  BUT, before attempting to use disk utility to check for disk errors or reinstalling your Mac OS X, you may want to call or email our Apple Authorized technician, information at bottom.

Apple Support-  Software  Issue or Hardware Issue

If you have determined that your Mac is experiencing Software related issue- the Helpdesk in the Davis Family Library is a useful spot to stop at for free help usually run by students who are ever eager to assist.  Warning!-  If your Mac is under warranty, your computer can only be opened where the Hard drive, Logic Board and Battery are located by an Apple Authorized Technician or the warranty can be jeopardized.

For Hardware related issues, our Apple Authorized technician, Ark Lemal, is certified to handle all hardware issues with your Mac whether under warranty or not. Ark tries to keep some regular hours here in the College Bookstore for the Middlebury Community convenience which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday later afternoons but since he is the only Tech on campus who handles all of the non-college owned Mac’s, he asks that you follow the drop off method since he is so busy.

Apple Authorized Technician

Apple Authorized Technician

Ark can be reached at 802/318-4657 or ark@vtmacit.com