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Sandra Carletti awarded a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation fellowship

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Sandra Carletti (Italian) has been awarded a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for a project titled The United Tables of Italy: Pellegrino Artusi and the Unification of Italy in the Kitchen. The grant will enable Sandra to travel to Italy during her 2014-15 leave to do research at the Pellegrino Artusi library in Forlimpopoli, Emilia-Romagna, which houses the archives for the iconic cookbook that Artusi published just thirty years after the official unification of Italy. She plans to examine documents and collect materials to enhance her teaching of Italian culture and history and to support creation of a new course on the intersection of literature, food, and language in the representation of Italian identity.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 9 faculty positions, 41 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 2 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

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

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)

Blood Drive Wednesday the 23rd

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Atwater Commons is partnering with the Red Cross to host a Blood Drive in McCullough Social Space on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

When: Wednesday, April 23rd, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: McCullough Social Space.

Walk-ins accepted. Please bring photo ID or donor card.

For more information or to register ahead of time go to www.redcrossblood.org or contact David Dolifka (ddolifka@middlebury.edu ) of Atwater Commons.

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Workshop: The 50 Point Energy Plan (a way to manage your hectic life)

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Presented by: Sara Daly, Physical Therapist and Spa Owner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 9:00 -11:30 a.m. Location: Axinn 220

Workshop Overview

Are you overwhelmed?  Do you feel stressed out? Life feeling out of balance? Stop drinking the “stress cocktail” of being overwhelmed and imbalanced – learn about The 50 Point Energy Plan, the antidote to our hectic lives. The 50 Point Energy Plan is a tool to budget, track, and manage personal energy to decrease the stress that is making us sick.

You will discover…(read more and register)

Workshop: Stress, Your Brain, & Productivity

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Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont
Friday May 2, 2014 from 9:00 -11:00 am; Location: Library 201

Workshop Overview
When you’re overwhelmed and feeling stress, it’s hard to stay focused and productive. This workshop will show you how to think and organize yourself out of chaos. Understanding neuroscience and the physiological responses of your brain will allow you to boost awareness and hone decision-making, increasing productivity.
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The Week’s Headlines

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

Inaugural C3 Summit Advances Efforts to Diversify Higher Education

Middlebury and the Heartbleed Bug

VPR Goes Backstage for Middlebury’s A Clockwork Orange

Diana Nyad to Deliver Middlebury College Commencement Address

N.Y. Times Reporter Returns Home to Deliver van de Velde Lecture

Panel Discusses Challenges and Opportunities of Socially Responsible Investing

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

 

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.