From the Green Mountains to the Redwood Forest to the White House: Is This Land Made for Bernie Sanders?

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In the wake of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ announcement two days ago  that he will challenge Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, I have been repeatedly asked the same question: “Why?” To which I respond, “Why not?” Yes, I understand that Bernie’s not going to win the Democratic nomination. Even his fellow Vermonters, […]

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

Artist and Physician Mark Podwal’s Beautiful Images Tell of Painful Jewish History

Middlebury to Receive Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force Archives

Spring Open House Nights at the Observatory

Middlebury to Host Women’s National Collegiate Water Polo Club Championships

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Su Lian Tan awarded Discovery Grant from OPERA America

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Su Lian Tan (Music) has received a Discovery Grant from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program to support development of her opera composition Lotus Lives. The grant was announced recently by OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, and was made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. This project was one of seven selected from among 61 applicants.

Cynthia Packert awarded NEH Enduring Questions grant

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Cynthia Packert (History of Art & Architecture) has been awarded an Enduring Questions grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the development of a new course on the topic of “Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?” The proposed new course will consider selected Asian and Islamic artworks in the Middlebury College Museum of Art’s permanent collection to explore this fundamental question. Through an intensive combination of close looking, critical analysis, and comparative consideration of diverse artworks and aesthetic traditions, students will ask how the act of beholding is entwined with cultural assumptions and conditioning and address those preconceptions by focusing on specific Asian and Islamic works. The course will be offered twice during the next three years.

Anne Kelly Knowles awarded Guggenheim Foundation fellowship

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Anne Kelly Knowles (Geography) has been awarded a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation for a project titled Telling the Spatial Story of the Holocaust. This project grew from her ongoing work with the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, an international group of geographers and historians exploring the geographical dimensions of the Holocaust with spatial methods, notably GIS (geographic information systems). Knowles’ new project will incorporate corpus and computational linguistics as well as GIS, video, and manual methods of geovisualization to represent victims’ experiences of place and time during the Holocaust. Her research will take her to Poland, Lancaster University in the UK, Stanford, USC, and UCLA.

First Aid and CPR Class Offered on May 11

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Do you know how to save a life?  Want to brush up on your first aid skills?

All students, faculty and staff are invited to take an American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR class (including use of automated external defibrillator), offered free of charge, on Monday, May 11th.  The class runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in the McCullough Crest Room.

Email jkazmierczak@middlebury.edu to sign up.

ACTIVE THREAT: HOW TO RESPOND

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While an active threat on campus, also called active shooter or armed threat, is unlikely, the results of such an incident can be tragic.  Middlebury College has therefore approved a community education program created by members of the college’s Emergency Planning and Preparedness team to provide you with guidance on preparing your personal safety plan should the worst occur.

Active Threat Response:  A Community Education and Preparedness Program will be presented to all faculty, staff and students during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Emergency Preparedness team members Melody Perkins (Public Safety) and Jennifer Kazmierczak (Environmental Health and Safety) are the presenters.

An employee session is scheduled for Friday, May 8th from 10:00 to 10:30 AM in Axinn 232.  The 30 minute program will include an overview of emergency planning and preparedness at Middlebury.  There will be an opportunity for individual questions after the presentation.