Detail of J. Pindyck Miller ’60, Youbie Obie, 1972-75, 1985, Corten steel. Photo by Matt Gillis ’18.
Friday, July 8, 2016, 12:00 PM
Come enjoy Middlebury’s beautiful campus and its incredible collection of public art. On this walking tour, Middlebury College Museum of Art summer interns Claire Borre ’18 and Matt Gillis ’18 introduce highlights from the College’s large and distinguished collection of outdoor sculpture.
Tour departs from the Middlebury College Museum of Art in the Mahaney Center for the Arts and continues across campus, ending at Bicentennial Hall. Rain or shine. Free.
Mahaney Center for the Arts Lower Lobby,Mahaney Center for the Arts Cafe
Tattoo artist Nakona Macdonald of Blue Dragon Tattoo in San Francisco gives a six-hour tattooing demonstration in the Lower Lobby of Mahaney Center for the Arts, followed by a Japanese sake cash bar from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art through August 7. Free
Ioana Uricaru (Film and Media Culture) has received a major prize from the Romanian National Center for Cinema’s annual production support competition. This grant provides production support for a film titled Honeymoon/Lemonade which tells the story of a Romanian single mother who is a recent immigrant to the US. Lemonade was previously developed through the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinefondation Residency and the Sundance Screenwriters’ and Directors’ Labs. This project is the focus of Ioana’s academic leave next year as a writer director. The grant amount of €656,000 was the largest awarded in this year’s competition and will cover about 70% of the film’s costs.
Middlebury College Observatory and Middlebury Physics will again host stargazing open house nights this summer. These Observatory events are scheduled for Wednesday evenings, June 29, July 6, 20, 27, and August 3, from 9:00 PM until 10:30 PM and are weather permitting.
Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars will be in the evening sky on many of these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. The Observatory includes a 24-inch telescope in a dome and smaller telescopes on the roof.
Observatory open house nights are free and open to the public. As these are minimal language events, they are also appropriate for Language Schools students. These events will take place only if the sky is expected to be mostly clear. Please check the Observatory web site at go/observatory or call the Observatory at 443-2266 after 7 PM on the evening of the event for weather status.
Our Friends of International Students (FIS) host program recruiting and matching process for the recently admitted Class of 2020 has begun! The Class of 2020 will include more than 70 international students, including some U.S. students who have lived abroad and international exchange students. Please contact us if you’re interested in hosting in the fall and spread the word in our community.
International Student & Scholar Services will hold a series of information meetings about the program on the second floor of the Service Building. We ask that new hosts attend a meeting so that we can meet them and share more information about the program. If you are an experienced host, we welcome you to join us as your stories and insights are vital to friends who are new to FIS and trying to decide if they would be a good fit for the program.
Here is our summer meeting schedule:
Thursday, June 30 from 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13 from 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Thursday, August 4 from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 15 from 12:30-1:15 p.m.
To register for a meeting, please email ISSS at email@example.com (subject line: FIS Host Program) or call us at 802.443.5858. Feel free to bring your lunch to our afternoon meetings.
AnGayle (AJ) Vasiliou (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received an Undergraduate New Investigator grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for a project titled Sulfur Chemistry: Molecular Mechanisms. The proposed work seeks to answer questions regarding the reaction mechanisms for the thermal decomposition of sulfur compounds. Because raw energy sources such as coal, petroleum, and biomass all contain varying quantities of sulfur contaminants, this work should provide useful information for improving sulfur removal technologies. Six Middlebury undergraduates will be working with AJ on this project.