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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.

Stress, Your Brain, & Productivity

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Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont

Friday May 2, 2014 from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. 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. Click here to register

 

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)