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Frank Winkler receives award from NASA-funded Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Frank Winkler (Emeritus Professor, Physics) has been awarded funding from the NASA-funded Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for his role in a collaborative research project involving researchers at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute and Australian National University (ANU). This project, titled N103B: A Type Ia Remnant with Circumstellar Interaction…Kepler’s Older Cousin?, entails observations from NASA’s orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory, together with analysis of ground-based data recently obtained from the Wide-Field Spectrograph instrument on ANU’s 2.3m telescope at Siding Spring Observatory. These ground-based observations also include other supernova remnants in the Small Magellanic Cloud, and integrating this information with other data will help to achieve a more complete understanding of supernovae and the interstellar medium.

Spring 2017 Zotero Workshops

Your friendly Middlebury librarians Ryan Clement & Wendy Shook will be holding a series of Zotero workshops for both faculty and students in mid April – two in Davis Family Library and two in Armstrong Library. Sign up here: http://go.middlebury.edu/zoteroworkshop. Dates and times:

  • 11am-12pm, Tuesday, 04/11 in LIB 145 (first floor Davis Family Library conference room)
  • 3-4pm, Tuesday, 04/11 in MBH 161 (Armstrong Library Computer Lab)
  • 10-11am, Friday, 04/14 in MBH 161 (Armstrong Library Computer Lab)
  • 3-4pm, Tuesday, 04/18 in LIB 145 (first floor Davis Family Library conference room)

Zotero is a free, easy, and powerful citation management tool that can help scholars and researchers collect, organize, and annotate resources as well as creating citations and bibliographies using thousands of styles. Available to both Mac and PC users, with plugins available for most modern web browsers as well as Microsoft Word and Libre Office.

Please reach out to Ryan and Wendy with any questions at zoteromidd@googlegroups.com.

Retirement Transitions

 

 

 

 

Individuals who end employment after having worked for Middlebury in a benefits-eligible status for a minimum of ten years past the age of forty-five qualify as “Middlebury Retirees”.

 

Name Type Retirement Date Department
Wayne Darling Staff 3/10/2017 Public Safety
Charles Conway Staff 3/2/2017 Information Technology Services
Marilyn Dragon Staff 2/24/2017 Facilities Services
Norman Metcalfe Staff 2/23/2017 Information Technology Services (MIIS)
David Groshans Staff 2/14/2017 Facilities Services
Amy Sands Staff 12/31/2016 Research Centers and Initiatives (MIIS)

 

Tom Manley receives additional funding for lake research from the Lintilhac Foundation

Tom Manley (Geology) has received additional funding from the Lintilhac Foundation to support two more years for the previously funded project titled High-Resolution Bottom Mapping of Lake Champlain. This long term effort will update the 2005 bottom bathymetric map of Lake Champlain and provide a significant increase in the resolution of the lake bottom that is important to the recreation, research, and management communities.

Eilat Glikman receives NASA funding for use of the SOFIA observatory

Eilat Glikman (Physics) has been awarded a grant from NASA for observations using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), which is a telescope carried by a modified Boeing 747SP aircraft developed by NASA and the German Space Agency. Her two-year research project titled Spectral Energy Distributions of Red Quasars involves collaborators from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Yale University, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the University of California San Diego, and the Leibniz Institute of Astrophysics in Potsdam, Germany. The investigation will involve the study of spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of a sample of dust-reddened quasars and is the follow-up to the results from the summer research of two undergraduates — a Middlebury physics major and a Swarthmore student who was part of the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium Research Experience for Undergraduates program— working in Dr. Glikman’s lab in 2016. SOFIA is the only facility able to observe theses SEDs, due to its sensitivity at long wavelengths requiring observations at high altitudes, and the data will produce a clearer picture of the complex process of quasar/galaxy co-evolution.

Kareem Khalifa awarded ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship

Kareem Khalifa (Philosophy) has been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a 2017 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow. This prestigious program provides a full year of support for recently tenured faculty members as they pursue ambitious scholarship at a consequential stage of their careers. The fellowship will enable Kareem to spend the 2019-2020 academic year at the Institute for Liberal Arts at Emory University pursuing a research project titled Explanation as Inferential Practice.

Spring Student Symposium Update: Application Deadline 3/2

Faculty and Staff: Please encourage your students to apply. Encouragement from a faculty or staff member is the largest reason students chose to participate in the Spring Student Symposium! Students from all four years and all departments and programs are invited to apply.

The application deadline is Thursday, March 2, 2017. For more information and the online application, see the Undergraduate Research website at http://go.middlebury.edu/sym.

Research in a class, independently, or through an internship; the experience of producing a creative work; or another academic project that lends itself to a display, a poster or oral presentation, are all eligible for the symposium. Both individual and class presentations are welcome. Student’s applications must include a project description (200 words) that has been approved by a faculty or staff sponsor. Final abstract revisions are due 3/20.

The 2017 Spring Student Symposium will take place all day Friday, April 21 in McCardell Bicentennial Hall with presentations of student work across the disciplines.

Join us for our 11th year of celebrating the academic and creative endeavors of Middlebury students!

The Spring Student Symposium Planning Committee

“The Student Symposium was one of my favorite days of the year. Presenting my work was very rewarding, but the day was great because of the quality of everyone’s work and presentation. Students at Middlebury work hard, and the Symposium is an amazing way to celebrate achievements and also gain essential presentation skills.”– Symposium Participant