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Seniors! We Have Funding Available for Your Senior Research Projects

Categories: Academic, Deadlines, For Students

Undergraduate Research has funding available to seniors to help fund academic senior research projects. If you should need funds beyond what your department can provide, consider applying for a Senior Research Project Supplement award.

Senior Research Project Supplement (SRPS)
Deadline: October 2, 2013
Funding up to $1,500*

Research projects must be for an academic course, and may include theses or independent study. Applications must be submitted on the current SRPS form and the faculty member advising your project must endorse your application.

Visit the Undergraduate Research website go/srps for an application and more detailed information about eligible expenses.

In addition, students looking for support to attend or present at an academic conference, may apply for academic travel funding at go/atf.

Questions? Contact uro@middlebury.edu or Undergraduate Research in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR), Davis Family Library 225G or at 443-3026.

Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Undergraduate Research
Colleen Norden, Administrative Coordinator

*Students with projects needing less than $350 may continue to apply throughout the academic year as funding permits. In 2012-13, ninety students were funded; average awards were $485.

Art Damaged: A Poetry Reading with Melian/Joey Radu

Categories: Academic, gender, Post for MiddNotes, Student Activities

Tuesday (April 16) at 4:30 in the Robert A. Jones Conference Room

Come and enjoy a thesis reading of poems revolving around art vandalism–from the beheading of The Little Mermaid statue in 1964 to the botched “Ecce Mono” fresco restoration in August 2012! A slideshow of the damaged artwork will accompany the performance.

LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE OR RENT USED TEXTBOOKS FOR SPRING TERM

Categories: Academic, For Students, Post for MiddNotes, Students

SPRING 2013  RETURN OF UNSOLD TEXTBOOKS

This week, March 18 – 22, the College Book Store  will be returning all unsold used textbooks.

We need to begin the process of returning unsold textbooks to suppliers. Please purchase or rent any books you need for the remainder of the Spring 2013 term before they become unavailable.

If circumstances compel you to delay a purchase or rental further, please let the Book Store staff know so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.

Next week, March 25 – 29  (Spring Break ), we will begin  to return new textbooks for classes which use only one main text. 

Shortly after Spring Break we will start returning all remaining new textbooks.

Time is Running Out for Spring Textbook Purchases or Rentals

Categories: Academic, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Students

SPRING 2013  RETURN OF UNSOLD TEXTBOOKS

The College Book Store needs to begin the process of returning unsold textbooks to suppliers. Please purchase or rent any books you need for the remainder of the Spring 2013 term before they become unavailable.

If circumstances compel you to delay a purchase or rental further, please let the Book Store staff know so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.

During the week March 18 – 22 we will be returning all unsold used textbooks

The following week, March 25 – 29  (Spring Break ) we will begin  to return new textbooks for classes which use only one main text. 

Shortly after Spring Break we will start returning all remaining new textbooks.

Blackbird Spring Submissions!

Categories: Academic, Deadlines, ebooks, For Students, Middlebury Community Interest, portal, Post for MiddNotes, Student Activities

SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!

Blackbird invites you to submit poetry, short-stories, creative nonfiction, or hybrid writing creations for our Spring issue.

The Deadline is March 13th!

go/blackbird for more details.

2013 Spring Student Symposium- Application Open

Categories: Academic, For Students, Student Activities

Join us in celebrating the diversity of a Middlebury education. The Spring Student Symposium will begin in the Mahaney Center for the Arts on Thursday night, April 18, with a keynote speech by Cassidy Freeman ’05 and student presentations. It will continue all day Friday, April 19th, with activities in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Johnson and MCA.

We invite students from all four years and in all departments and programs to participate in this event. If you have done research in a class, independently, or at an internship; or would like to read, screen, or perform a creative work; if you have a project to present in a poster or oral format, please apply to present your academic work. The deadline is March 5th.

More information and the application are available on the Undergraduate Research Office website at http://go.middlebury.edu/sym

Drop In and Guided Meditation During Finals

Categories: Academic, For Students, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints, Student Activities, Students

“Refresh Your Mind: Guided and Drop-In Meditation, Dec. 10-15”

Stressing about finals? Mitchell Greene Lounge in McCullough will be open and set up for meditation from 6 AM to 11 PM during finals week.  Simple printed meditation instructions are available, so drop in anytime.

Guided meditations will also be offered at 9:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 4:30 PM, and 8:00 PM each day. These will be twenty minutes long and will be facilitated by faculty members Rebecca Gould, John Huddleston, Chris Shaw, John Spackman, and Catharine Wright, as well as experienced student facilitators Adeline Cleveland and Blake Harper, and Parton Counseling staff.

Meditation teaches relaxation and concentration: so come, take a break, and refresh your mind! Sponsored by Parton Counseling.

Esme Lutz | Interwoven: Images of Rehwa

Categories: Academic, community, Facebook, Faculty and Staff, For Students, LIS Staff Interest, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints, Student Activities, Students

M Gallery is pleased to present “Interwoven: Images of Rehwa” a photo-documentary exhibition by Middlebury senior, Esme Lutz. In documenting the work of the Rehwa Society, Emse Lutz has created a body of visually appealing images with which to further awareness of Rehwa and draw attention to organizations that preserve cultural traditions while supporting underprivileged demographics.

Dates: 11.16.2012 – 12.2.2012

Opening: 11.16.2012 | 7-9pm

http://themgallery.org/page2/page7/index.html

Contact Cha Tori for more information

The Larva – storytelling session

Categories: Academic, For Students, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints, Students

Based on the tradition of NPR’s The Moth and The Middlebury Moth, The Larva is the newest MiddCORE workshop that provides training in storytelling.

We provide a smaller crowd and expect shorter stories –  and include a renowned speaker and surprise community guest

THURSDAY, NOV 15 | 7–9pm | PALMER HOUSE
THURSDAY, DEC 6 | 7–9pm | PALMER HOUSE

Participants are limited. To register, e-mail: MiddCORE@middlebury.edu

 

Terrorism Financing: How Does It Work and How Can We Stop It?

Categories: Academic

Please join us for the following lecture:

Terrorism Financing: How Does It Work and How Can We Stop It?

Moyara de Moraes Ruehsen
Monterey Institute of International Studies

7:30 PM, Thursday, 11/15
Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room

Moyara de Moraes Ruehsen is Associate Professor at Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) and regularly consults for the private sector, and US and foreign governments on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AMS/CTF) matters. Her most recent assignment was with the Federation of Iraqi Private Banks in Baghdad. Professor Ruehsen will be talking about how terrorists raise and move their funds, and strategies that policy makers can pursue to go after the money. She will illustrate the problem using several case studies.

Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, International and Global Studies, and C.V. Starr Foundation.