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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.

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.

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.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 10 faculty positions, 39 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 1 internal job posting 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)