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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)

Staff Council Meeting Wednesday, April 9th

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Please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 9th. Our guest speaker this month is Mike Thomas, Associate Vice President for Finance & Assistant Treasurer.

 MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STAFF COUNCIL

Agenda

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Crest Room

9:00 a.m. Open meeting and introductions

9:05 a.m. Guest Speaker Mike Thomas

9:35 a.m. Approval of minutes

  • March 2014 Meeting

9:40 a.m. Committee Reports

  • Community Council
  • HR-6
  • Publicity and Events Committee
  • Safety and Environment Committee
  • Election Committee
  • Staff Development Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Web Prioritization Committee

10:00 a.m. Old Business

  • Employee “Perks” Update.
  • Retirement Transition Update
  • Boston Trip details

10:15 a.m. New Business

  • Updating the MCSC webpage
  • Set ice cream social date

10:30 a.m. Adjournment

The Week’s Headlines

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

Middlebury Voices in the News: Supreme Court, North Korea, Natural History

Spring Symposium: A Day of No Classes, Tests, or Homework

Distinguished Poet A. Van Jordan Blends Film and Poetry in Middlebury Classroom

College to Host ESG Investment Panel

Middlebury Hosts Farm-to-School Food Summit [Video]

Middlebury Awarded $800,000 Mellon Grant for Digital Scholarship

Reporter Who Covered Pope Francis Will Speak at Middlebury on April 8

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.