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The first group of grant recipients were recently announced: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/09/first-5-fulbright-national-geographic-digital-storytelling-fellows-named/ . For those of you thinking about the Nat Geo Fulbright, in addition to the very helpful info and instructions on the Fulbright website, make sure you address the following in your project proposal: Feasibility of your project in each country proposed.  How will this work […]

Day 5, traveled to Wales to visit Cardiff University. Like Ireland, the country is bilingual, and signs everywhere are written in both Welsh and English. I have always considered myself  pretty good with languages. However, we did have a Welsh lesson, and I can say with certainty, this is one language that I would have […]

Continuing the theme of historic things, among the delightful historical objects at the University of Bristol was the first-known portrait with a cricket paddle (18c) and the DNA model used by Watson and Crick (on view in an undergraduate lab room).  Bristol is a comprehensive university in a medium-sized city. With aerospace technology nearby, there’s […]

Ah, Oxford

July 8, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Day 3. I always find it fascinating to walk around old cities. Living in the US, anything of the eighteenth-century vintage is noteworthy, but looking at a twelfth-century building? That is really something. And that history is part of the delight of Oxford. and then there are all those famous Oxonians: Erasmus, John Donne, Sir […]

Day 2–a short drive out of London to Royal Holloway, also part of the University of London system, although not located in London. The most immediately arresting feature of the campus is  this building: In a word, Hogwarts. But really, the Founder’s Building above was inspired by the Vassar campus–and Royal Holloway was initially established […]

At long last have a few minutes to post notes about specific UK institutions I visited in June, as part of the NAFA UK study tour. (NAFA is the US professional organization for fellowship advisors, in case you were really wondering.) I will break posts up to focus on different institutions–otherwise, this will be absurdly […]

For those thinking about applying for a Fulbright grant in the fall, here are some notes and suggestions to get you started: If you haven’t yet sent me a preliminary application, we should talk! I am around for much of the summer, but will be traveling too—so my ability to respond to you may be […]

Joint Summer Research Programs sponsored by University of California, Berkeley & Columbia University for students at the Creating Connections Consortium (C3)* Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Students from the Creating Connections Consortium (C3) – which includes Middlebury College – are encouraged to apply for faculty/graduate student-mentored research opportunities in the Arts, Humanities, and […]

Middlebury students are invited to take part in the student competition Challenge your Perspectives. It is an opportunity to compete for a full tuition waiver for a Master’s program at a prestigious Swedish university, worth 98,000US. The competition Challenge Your Perspectives is your chance to show your skills within a number of areas that distinguish Sweden. Apply today […]

The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress invites one Middlebury College to serve as a member of the 2012-13 class of Presidential Fellows.  The Center’s Presidential Fellows come to Washington DC to learn about leadership and governance, share research and scholarship, and develop as future leaders in public service.  Up to 75 […]

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