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Frank Winkler receives award from NASA-funded Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Frank Winkler (Emeritus Professor, Physics) has been awarded funding from the NASA-funded Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for his role in a collaborative research project involving researchers at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute and Australian National University (ANU). This project, titled N103B: A Type Ia Remnant with Circumstellar Interaction…Kepler’s Older Cousin?, entails observations from NASA’s orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory, together with analysis of ground-based data recently obtained from the Wide-Field Spectrograph instrument on ANU’s 2.3m telescope at Siding Spring Observatory. These ground-based observations also include other supernova remnants in the Small Magellanic Cloud, and integrating this information with other data will help to achieve a more complete understanding of supernovae and the interstellar medium.

Spring 2017 Zotero Workshops

Your friendly Middlebury librarians Ryan Clement & Wendy Shook will be holding a series of Zotero workshops for both faculty and students in mid April – two in Davis Family Library and two in Armstrong Library. Sign up here: http://go.middlebury.edu/zoteroworkshop. Dates and times:

  • 11am-12pm, Tuesday, 04/11 in LIB 145 (first floor Davis Family Library conference room)
  • 3-4pm, Tuesday, 04/11 in MBH 161 (Armstrong Library Computer Lab)
  • 10-11am, Friday, 04/14 in MBH 161 (Armstrong Library Computer Lab)
  • 3-4pm, Tuesday, 04/18 in LIB 145 (first floor Davis Family Library conference room)

Zotero is a free, easy, and powerful citation management tool that can help scholars and researchers collect, organize, and annotate resources as well as creating citations and bibliographies using thousands of styles. Available to both Mac and PC users, with plugins available for most modern web browsers as well as Microsoft Word and Libre Office.

Please reach out to Ryan and Wendy with any questions at zoteromidd@googlegroups.com.

Reflection Friday with Amanda Reinhardt April 7th

On select Fridays during the Fall and Spring semesters, the Social Entrepreneurship Program hosts reflective conversations between members of the Middlebury community. On Friday, April 7th, Amanda Reinhardt, Associate Director of Orientation, will discuss the question, “What matters to me, and why?” Come to the Grille Conference Room behind Crossroads at 12:30pm for lunch from Grapevine Grille and a chance to get to know this staff and community member.

Middlebury School of the Environment Announces a Week in DC

Did you know that your college-age son or daughter could attend the Middlebury School of the Environment this summer and earn 9 credit hours? Students enrolling in the session (June 23 to August 4, 2017) will spend five weeks on the Middlebury campus in Vermont and one week in Washington, D.C., partnering with Planet Forward.

The School of the Environment offers an introductory and advanced track, and students will take three integrated courses and participate in leadership training. An emphasis will be on linking skills associated with leadership and innovative problem-solving with a solid grounding in the principles and concepts of environmental studies.

Generous, need-based grants are available, and local students can live at home during the five weeks the School is operating in Vermont. See dates/fees information.

Contact Stephen Trombulak, Director, if you have questions at trombula@middlebury.edu.  Visit the School of the Environment Blog for updates and information and the website for application information.

Tom Manley receives additional funding for lake research from the Lintilhac Foundation

Tom Manley (Geology) has received additional funding from the Lintilhac Foundation to support two more years for the previously funded project titled High-Resolution Bottom Mapping of Lake Champlain. This long term effort will update the 2005 bottom bathymetric map of Lake Champlain and provide a significant increase in the resolution of the lake bottom that is important to the recreation, research, and management communities.

Workshops to help you advance your career.

How does your resume and cover letter read? Are you confident in your job interview skills?

If you are uncertain or would like to give the above mentioned a brush up these Learning Workshops are for you.

Staff Council in collaboration with Center for Career and Internships is pleased to announce two workshops.

Creating a Resume and Cover Letter

March 22nd at 12:00-1:00 PM

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 126

Limited to 20 participants.   Sign up here


Sharpen your Interview Skills

April 20th at 12:00-1:00 PM

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 126

Limited to 20 participants.  Sign up here


Questions about these events, contact your Staff Council Representative or email staffcouncil@middlebury.edu

Spring Student Symposium Update: Application Deadline 3/2

Faculty and Staff: Please encourage your students to apply. Encouragement from a faculty or staff member is the largest reason students chose to participate in the Spring Student Symposium! Students from all four years and all departments and programs are invited to apply.

The application deadline is Thursday, March 2, 2017. For more information and the online application, see the Undergraduate Research website at http://go.middlebury.edu/sym.

Research in a class, independently, or through an internship; the experience of producing a creative work; or another academic project that lends itself to a display, a poster or oral presentation, are all eligible for the symposium. Both individual and class presentations are welcome. Student’s applications must include a project description (200 words) that has been approved by a faculty or staff sponsor. Final abstract revisions are due 3/20.

The 2017 Spring Student Symposium will take place all day Friday, April 21 in McCardell Bicentennial Hall with presentations of student work across the disciplines.

Join us for our 11th year of celebrating the academic and creative endeavors of Middlebury students!

The Spring Student Symposium Planning Committee

“The Student Symposium was one of my favorite days of the year. Presenting my work was very rewarding, but the day was great because of the quality of everyone’s work and presentation. Students at Middlebury work hard, and the Symposium is an amazing way to celebrate achievements and also gain essential presentation skills.”– Symposium Participant