Middlebury has negotiated rates with local hotels in Monterey and Middlebury. When booking business travel to either location, please refer to the purchasing website which has information on the current rates. At Monterey, please stay at these hotels only as the rates are based on volume. You can also see information on car rentals on the same page. You have to log into the page using your @middlebury.edu email address. For further information contact Corinna Noelke, x2304.
Christian Keathley and Jason Mittell (both Film and Media Culture) have received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the NEH Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program for a project titled Scholarship in Sound and Image. The grant will support a pair of two week workshops to be held at Middlebury in June 2017 and June 2018, and these workshops will build on the successful experience of their NEH-funded workshop held at Middlebury in 2015. The curriculum for these workshops is based on that 2015 workshop as well as on a course that has been successfully taught four times at Middlebury College. Each workshop will include participants whose objects of study involve audio-visual media, especially film, radio, television, and other new digital media forms. The two iterations of the workshop will subdivide the participants, inviting Ph.D. students in 2017 and faculty or postdocs in 2018.
As the Clifford Symposium on Mindfulness unfolds in Middlebury this weekend, the Institute community will be joining in from Monterey. The MIIS Mindfulness Working Group is sponsoring a number of coordinated “Clifford West” activities, including a group viewing of the live stream from the Middlebury keynote speaker, Amishi Jha, and a screening of the film “A Small Good Thing,” directed by Middlebury College alumna Pamela Tanner Boll. (MIIS folks, see This Week at MIIS for specifc times and locations).
MIIS welcomes Galen Anderson, one of two Presidential Fellows with the Ron and Jessica Liebowitz Fund for Innovation, who began working from the Monterey campus this fall. Galen graduated from the College (’11.5) and received her graduate degrees (MPA and International Education Management) from MIIS in 2015. She also attended Language Schools and Schools Abroad, worked as a staff member at the College before coming to MIIS. For her practicum (and subsequent as a staff member) at MIIS last year, she coordinated the successful launch of the Sprintensive program — a pilot project that offers DPP students the opportunity to spend a semester taking a sequence of intensive four-week courses. This week Galen organized her first outreach session on the Fund for Innovation, which featured updates on funded projects and information on how to apply for support from FFI.
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One of the major changes that we’ve implemented as we introduced the revitalized MiddPoints newsletter is the frequency of publication. We are now sending out a newsletter every other Wednesday, as opposed to every Monday. In an effort to facilitate the community’s efforts to share time sensitive items, here is the list of 2016 distribution dates for the revised newsletter-
The Center for Teaching, Learning & Research would like to share a number of staffing updates. First, Jennifer Bates, previously a professional writing tutor, is now working full-time during the fall and spring semesters as a Learning Resources Specialist and Professional Writing Tutor. Second, Kristy Golubiewski-Davis is the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative’s new postdoctoral fellow. Kristy joins us after having studied at the University of Minnesota. And Diane DeBella, who has recently relocated to Vermont, is now working with students as a professional writing tutor and as the supervisor of foreign language tutor. She will also be developing our multi-lingual writing center.