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The Week’s Headlines

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

Hauschka’s Secret to Success: Relaxation

Alternative Break: Tracking the Fracking

The Student Movement Against Fossil Fuels

Midd Alum Wins Pulitzer for National Reporting

View past stories by visiting the News Room Page.

Erik Bleich awarded a Fulbright Scholar research grant

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Erik Bleich (Political Science) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Program research grant and a fellowship through the European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) at the Collegium de Lyon (France) in support of his 2014-15 leave project titled Restricting Racist Speech in France: How Courts Draw the Line Between Free Speech and Hate Speech. He will work on a book examining how French courts distinguish between forms of racist speech that are protected and prohibited in this thorny area for liberal democracies. His fellowship in Lyon provides support and a home base for 10 months as he pursues this research. For the Fulbright, he will be affiliated with the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris.

Friday Links – April 18, 2014

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Photos: 15 gadgets to reduce your energy consumption - Earth Day is April 22, so it’s a great time to take a step back and look at your personal energy consumption.

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind the Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors – Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: the top secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks.

Benjamin Bratton on “What’s wrong with TED Talks?” A, er, TED talk …

“… This is taking something of substance and value and coring it out so it can be swallowed without chewing.  This is not how we’ll confront our most frightening problems. This is one of our most frightening problems. …” [around 2:00]

There are a lot of digital stories being told at Middlebury. Check out a few here.

13 Ways To Be A Great Public Speaker – Rehearsing your body language and getting proper rest are effective tactics for reducing public speaking anxiety and ensuring that you give a memorable presentation.

Academic Roundtable – Moving Research Forward

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Christal Brown and other members of the Movement Matters Steering Committee

Join members of the Movement Matters steering committee on Wednesday, April 30, at 12:30 p.m. in the Axinn Center Abernethy Room for a discussion on the process of creating interdisciplinary research models that foster embodied scholarship. This discussion will begin by looking into current research models that blend dance and science and identify other collaborative models that could be supported thorough our current curriculum. The Movement Matters steering committee comprises faculty from Dance, Education Studies, Biology, and Sociology and Anthropology. Movement Matters is a three-year initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation to support the work of an interdisciplinary movement artist working across the disciplines of the college.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon on Friday, April 25.

 

Please nominate your Feminist of the Year!

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NOMINATIONS ARE REQUESTED — The Program in Gender, Sexualities and Feminist Studies and Chellis House are accepting-

“Feminist of the Year” nominations for any person who has made outstanding contributions to and shown great leadership in improving the status of women and/or fostering gender equity in the Middlebury College community during the past year. We will accept nominations until Monday, May 5, 9 a.m.

Please nominate one person per “category” — staff, faculty and student — or only in the category where you can comfortably make a choice. Please include a brief nomination paragraph (see below). The Chellis House Board will review all nominations and determine the winners in each category.

The winners will be announced at the

Chellis House End-of-the Year Celebration on

Saturday, May 10, 2:00 p.m. — 4 p.m.

CHELLIS HOUSE BACKYARD to which all of you are cordially invited.

FEMINIST OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

Please return this form by email to Karin Hanta at khanta@middlebury.edu or print and send to Karin Hanta, Chellis House.   Alternatively,  free to leave a voice mail message with Karin Hanta at #5937

 

I’d like to nominate _________________ for student feminist of the year because:

 

 

I’d like to nominate __________________ for staff feminist of the year because:

 

 

I’d like to nominate __________________ for faculty feminist of the year because:

Brother-to-Brother Kickoff Event on May 3

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Middlebury College’s newly founded Brother-to-Brother Program invites all Addison County middle-school boys to our free kickoff event on May 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Middlebury College’s McCollough Social Space on Old Chapel Road. We are planning a day of FUN , games, a chance to interact with male college students and a time to reflect about the middle-school experience. This is the first of a series of events which will continue in the fall and explore what it means to be a young man in a group mentoring setting. For more information and to register, contact Karin Hanta by phone at 443-5937 or by email: khanta@middlebury.edu. Please help us spread the word and invite your middle-school son, grandson, nephew, friend to join us!

MC.Brother-to-Brother Team

Academic Roundtable – College-Wide Learning Goals: Next Steps

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Friday, April 25 @ 12:15 p.m., Davis Library 230

Members of the Ad Hoc Assessment Committee: Susan Baldridge, Chair; Amy Morsman, Amy Yuen, Bill Peterson, Michael Newbury, Damascus Kafumbe, Hang Du

The Ad Hoc Assessment Committee will describe the initial work it has done to create a framework for assessing students’ progress toward the faculty-endorsed College-wide learning goals.  They’ll share the lessons learned during their evaluation of oral presentation skills at the Spring Symposium.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon Tuesday, April 22.