Dispatches

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insite_open_house_splash Summer Scene: First Look at InSite
Step inside the beautiful, student-designed-and-built Solar Decathlon home, InSite.

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LS Bilinguals splash Summer Scene: Life in Two Languages
Bilingual assistants have a critical, if almost invisible, role in the success of Middlebury Language School students.

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campus_time_lapse_splash Summer Scene: Campus Beauty
Dramatic summer skies around campus captured in a time lapse video.

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Bread Loaf 13 Tell Us One Thing splash Summer Scene: Bread Loaf School of English
We asked Bread Loaf students what course they were most excited about this summer.

    bread-loaf-sign-web Coming Soon to Bread Loaf!
    Summer may seem to be flying by, but there are still a few exceptional events not to be missed up at Bread Loaf.

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    ptp_reviews_5 Summer Scene: PTP/NYC Season Opener Off Broadway
    The Off Broadway sensation with a Middlebury connection has opened its 27th season to rave reviews.

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    Sounds of Africa -- Professor Damascus Kafumbe—ethnomusicologist, performer, composer—teaches students what music means to world cultures and how to perform the music of his own. Bringing Sounds of Africa to Middlebury
    Assistant Professor of Music Damascus Kafumbe shatters preconceptions of African music.

      FWLettuce Food Matters
      Students in Kentucky and Vermont get to the heart of their communities with the FoodWorks internship program.

        Joe Varca '02 as Larry, the salesman A Return Engagement
        Five alumni — a playwright, a director, and three actors — returned to Middlebury for a week. Their mission: to create a brand new play and perform it during Reunion.

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        tell_us_reunion_splash Reunion ’13: Tell Us One Thing
        At Reunion we asked alums to tell us one thing they had to see when they came back to Middlebury.

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        bubble_splash Removal of “Bubble” Clears Way for New Field House
        Construction is underway for the new field house, due to be finished in 2014.

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        fellowships_splash1 Academe: The Fellowship Frontier
        Middlebury's newest crop of fellowship winners is getting ready to head off to far flung places.

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        levi The Faces of a Farming Tradition
        With a little extra time over his break this past spring, Levi Westerveld ’15 decided to pursue his interest in portraiture.

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        commencement_video_splash Sights and Sounds of Commencement 2013
        Videographer Brendan Mahoney ’11 captures the excitement and emotion of a Middlebury commencement.

          dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of May 13
          Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

            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.

              dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of April 29
              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.

                  dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do—Week of April 22
                  Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

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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 15
                      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, […]

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                      BRAIN_splash Academe: Science on the Brain
                      Find out what Obama's recently announced Brain Initiative means to some students and faculty.

                        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.

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                        _MG_3085 Looking at Thoreau’s Personal Copy of Walden
                        Thoreau scholar, Associate Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies Rebecca Kneale Gould guides us through some of Thoreau’s pencil-written notes in the margins of the author’s personal copy of Walden at the College’s Special Collections.