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    dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of May 6
    Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

      Unknown The Enigma of Alan Turing
      Mathematics professor Michael Olinick presented the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture about Alan Turing—the scientist who broke Germany's codes during World War II and ushered in the era of computer science, before his early death from cyanide poisoning.

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      SpSymp13_2427 Brainpower in Action: 2013 Spring Student Symposium
      More than 350 students shared the culmination of their research at the seventh annual Spring Student Symposium.

        Historian Stephen Whitfield (l.) greets Adam Jones '13 (r.) and faculty member Larry Yarbrough. The Conundrum of Jewish Identity
        At the Quint Lectureship in Jewish Studies, an historian from Brandeis University traced the American-Jewish experience over the past 70 years.

          dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do – Week of April 8
          Construction of the Solar Decathlon house, national news coverage, Real Food Week, and two symposia top our summary of Middlebury College activities this week.

            dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of April 1
            Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon. As always, we hope to call your attention to items that captured ours and alert you to events that you won’t want to miss. If you have a news item that you think we’d be interested in, drop […]

              Klyza, an environmental policy expert, gave a nuanced view of Obama's first term and what might come next. Hope and (Climate) Change
              What are the Obama Administration's grades for environmental policy? Middlebury's Stafford Professor in Public Policy has the floor.

                Hang_Du_0505a Adapting to Life in China
                When Associate Professor Hang Du discovered a lack of data about study-abroad programs in China, she went to Hangzhou to observe Middlebury students for a semester.

                  Students mapped Vergennes for safer walking and biking routes Street Smarts
                  What keeps residents driving around town instead of biking or walking to school, work, and errands? What could change those habits? Four seniors have answers.

                    logo Eight Minutes. $3,000.
                    That’s pretty much what it boiled down to last week when MiddChallenge gave 17 student groups a very brief opportunity to explain why their business, outreach, or arts venture deserved one of its six cash awards.

                      dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of 3/11
                      Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

                        saints_crop Small Paintings Tell a Big Story
                        For a European historian like Paul Monod, one of the College Museum's most-recent acquisitions is a treasure trove into the past.

                          NCAA_feature Sights and Sounds of a Championship Day
                          Wednesday morning marked the start of the 2013 NCAA Championships for both alpine and Nordic skiing, hosted this year by Middlebury.

                            Journalist Dimiter Kenarov ’04.5 speaks on shale gas fracking in Poland and Pennsylvania Fracking: A Tale of Two Countries
                            Journalist Dimiter Kenarov '03.5 has covered plenty of difficult stories, but none more complex than the political and environmental dynamics of hydraulic fracturing.

                              DSC_5865 How Students Learn
                              Faculty members offered insight into how students learn during an open conversation on the future of the liberal arts.

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                              burtynsky_rock_of_ages7 What Humankind Left Behind
                              Internationally prominent photographer Edward Burtynsky creates an art form that is as engaging as it is provocative.

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                              philanthropy_group_sm Class Assignment: Give Away $100,000
                              Students in a Winter Term course just made grants to charities of their choice totaling $100,000, thanks to a grant from the Once Upon A Time Foundation.

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                              AckStudTeach When Alumni Come Back to Teach
                              Middmag talked to six alumni who were back sharing their knowledge and expertise with students this past January.

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                              stager_splash_image Welcome to the Age of Humans
                              What do the next 100,000 years of life on Earth hold in store?

                                Majora Carter Greening the Ghetto
                                Majora Carter challenged the Middlebury community to continue the work Martin Luther King Jr. began, in her address that culminated the Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Justice.

                                  dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of January 21
                                  Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

                                    digital scholarship - media commons logo Digital Scholarship: What’s in Store for Faculty Publishing?
                                    What will faculty publishing look like in the not-so-distant future? Very different, says a panel of experts.

                                      dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of January 7
                                      Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

                                        groupangle Relax
                                        This time of year is stressful enough for most people. Add in a week exams and things can feel downright crushing.

                                          Virginia Wiltshire-Gordon '16 performs titration testing to measure the amount of fatty acids in a sample. The Chemistry of Biodiesel
                                          Biodiesel burns cleaner than regular diesel, but is it truly a smart energy choice? Jeff Byers and 14 first-year students are figuring that out.