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Check out these great upcoming events happening on campus this week!

Sonia Shechet Epstein ’09, specializes in the intersection of science and cinema. At the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York, she runs the Sloan Science & Film initiative which is comprised of a website publishing writing about film from a scientific angle, commissioning scientists on film, and producing educational materials. Also at the Museum, Sonia curates an ongoing film series that brings scientists and filmmakers together for conversation following screenings of rarely seen films.
In her presentation, Sonia will use film clips to illustrate a fascinating talk about the history of documentary science films from the invention of the moving image to the present, and will provide a critical framework to think about what makes a good science film.

Website: Sloan Science & Film (scienceandfilm.org)
Sponsored by the Neuroscience Program and Film and Media Culture


WHEN Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30pm
WHERE McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216
  (Lunch provided at 12:15pm)


Works of hand drawn animations from Studio Art courses ART 185 and ART 200 will be screened along with a concert performance by Raumshiff Engelmayer.
Raumschiff EngelMayer is a multifaceted musician who will be working along with the students finalizing their drawing animations. The resulting animations will be a part of his live concert.

WHEN Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7 – 9pm
WHERE Twilight Auditorium 101

NEW Henry Sheldon Museum Internship opportunities – Deadline date: Friday, October 12

Museum Assistant Internship Description

The Sheldon Museum, a historic museum that offers a diverse, in-depth look at the history and art of the Mid-Lake Champlain region of Vermont, seeks a student to work with the Executive Director and Associate Director on a variety of projects related to museum collections, current exhibits, and marketing (primarily assisting with all social media-related efforts and keeping the website current). Projects may include: helping with the installation and events management for new exhibits; mounting small displays from the Sheldon Museum’s permanent collection, revising/creating signage and labels in the museum and updating the hands-on education gallery. The Intern will also be involved with visitor services (working at the front desk on occasion), and offer administrative support related to membership and fundraising.

Interest in history and art and current skills in social networking, Face Book, Twitter, and Instagram are helpful, as well as knowledge of website development and maintenance. The Sheldon prefers current freshman, sophomore, and junior applicants.

Approximately 4 hours/week, sometime during the hours 9 AM – 5 PM during Museum hours, Tues-Fri 9AM – 5 PM

This internship offers the intern with an understanding of what working in a small museum is all about. Click here to apply!

Archival Assistant Internship Description

The Sheldon Museum’s Stewart-Swift Research Center is an archival repository that houses variety of materials documenting Middlebury and Mid-Lake Champlain region of Vermont. The Center seeks a dependable student to work under the supervision of the Archivist on a special project to organize and catalog a unique collection of several thousand photographs and negatives of aerial and other views created by a local photographer from 1930 to 1960.

Project will include: physical organization of the collection; rehousing of all items in archival sleeves and boxes; compilation of a detailed record of the entire collection; and creation of an online finding aid to all images.

Excellent organization skills and attention to detail; ability to categorize groups of materials; ability to follow detailed instructions but also to work independently; experience with Excel spreadsheets and willingness to learn museum software. Interest in photography, Vermont history and landscape is helpful. Preference will be given to current sophomore or junior applicants with some experience in research projects.

Hours/Schedule: Flexible, approximately 4 hours/week, Wed-Fri, 9-5pm

(Need to be available for periods during Research Center hours, Wed – Fri 9 AM – 5 PM) Click here to apply!

Christie’s Education Presents: How Auction Houses Work

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at an auction house? Come enjoy this presentation on the history of Christie’s and how auction houses work to see if it might be a career path for you. The presentation will also include information on Christie’s Education’s graduate programs. Our programs open doors into a variety of career paths from the full range of positions in the auction house to galleries, private collections, art advisory and art finance. All our students have access to resources and staff of Christie’s Auction House. Our full-time courses in New York and London allow students to explore the many museums and galleries located there and special study trips to Europe, USA, and China are included as part of these courses. Come learn all about Christie’s and Christie’s Education!

Date: Monday, October 1

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Location: Coltrane, Adirondack House

Click here to RSVP in handshake

Are you interested in the Performing Arts Industry?

There are several Midd alums currently working in the performing arts industry. I encourage you to contact them to learn how to succeed in this industry.

Search for them via Middnet and/or LinkedIn. Below you will find a short list where alumni have worked or interned in the past.

Cameron McKinney/Kizuna Dance, Gibney Dance, Parsons Dance Company, Issue Project Room, A Dance Vision by Nicole, Megan Bascom and Dancers, Dixon Place, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Sable Arts Projects, Purpose Productions, Atlantic Theater Company, Telsey and Company, National Artists Management Company (NAMCO), bloc Agency, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), Icarus Theatre Collective, The Actors Theatre Workshop, Wise Fish Theatre Collective, The Barrow Group Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Middlebury- Town Hall Theatre, Lincoln Center, Alvin Aliley American Dance Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Center, Writers Theatre of NJ, RCI Theatricals, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, StageAgent, Backstage, Via Brooklyn, NY- The Public Theatre, Women’s Project Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, Ars Nova, Atlantic Theatre Company, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, The Lee Stratsberg Theatre and Film Institute, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Helluva Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Project Y Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center for Performing ARts, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Pearl Theatre Company, Weston Playhouse Theatre, Kitchen Theater Company, The Working Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Eugene O’Neil Theater Center, and Magic Theatre San Francisco

 As a student, you could continue to develop your skills and experience on campus. If you would like to discuss your interest in the performing arts industry, please schedule an appointment with me in handshake!

Istanbul and Beyond: Culinary Encounters in Modern Turkey

Standing at the crossroads between the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Asia, Turkey boasts astonishingly rich and diverse culinary traditions. Journalist Robyn Eckhardt and her husband, photographer David Hagerman, have spent almost twenty years discovering the country’s very best dishes. Their work has appeared in Saveur, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, 1843 Magazine, and Travel + Leisure.

Their new cookbook Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcour, 2017) takes readers on an unforgettable epicurean adventure, beginning in Istanbul, home to one of the world’s great fusion cuisines. From there, they journey to the lesser-known provinces, opening a vivid world of flavors influenced by neighboring Syria, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, and Georgia. In their lecture, they will discuss how they conducted their research in Turkey, share the stories of local peoples and recipes, and highlight the importance of particular ingredients in Turkish regional cookery.

Sponsored by Department of History, Professors of the Practice, Academic Enrichment Fund

WHEN  Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 4:30 – 6pm
WHERE  Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room

Do you want to learn about Advertising and Marketing? Check out these short videos!

Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF) created a series of short video clips from a diverse group of industry pros talking about the industry and answering all sorts of questions students have, but don’t have anyone to ask. Click here to view them.