Fall Family Weekend at the Library

Fall Family Weekend is coming up. There are 3 events at the Davis Family Library on Friday. Full schedule is here: Fall Family Weekend 2013.

Friday, October 11

1:00–3:00 p.m.—Highlights from Library Special Collections and Archives
View an exhibit of Civil War letters written from September 1862 to June 1865 by Orlando French, a member of the 7th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, to his wife Lydia. Also on exhibit is Picturing Middlebury: Images from the College Archives. Conclude your visit in the Special Collections reading room to view a varied selection of rare books and unique manuscripts selected for Fall Family Weekend by our curators.
Davis Family Library, Special Collections & Archives Reading Room

3:00 p.m.— Data Analysis, Experimental Economics, and the Liberal Arts
Come see Middlebury’s brand new data-analysis computer lab and learn how faculty are using this new facility to engage students in hands-on research and the development of data-analysis skills. You can participate in an actual experiment led by Assistant Professor of Economics Andrea Robbett. The experiment is designed to highlight a relatively new area of study in economics—how people actually behave given economic incentives. Rather than just learning about economic models of behavior (e.g., consumption, investment, production), this demonstration will illustrate how researchers can test such models using the experimental lab.
Davis Family Library, Room 140

3:00–6:00 p.m.— Marathon Reading of Homer’s “Iliad”
Beginning Friday afternoon Oct. 11, at 3 p.m., the Middlebury College Classics Department will sponsor a marathon reading of Homer’s “Iliad”, in English using the Lattimore translation.  The “Iliad” is an epic Greek poem that recounts the siege of Troy and includes memorable allusions to ancient art, heroics of war and enduring literary images.  The reading, by both students and faculty, will continue through Oct. 13, beginning at 9 a.m. each morning on Saturday and Sunday until dusk each evening.  The reading will be held on the steps of the Middlebury College Library and is open and free to the public.
Davis Family Library, Library steps

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