Join the Discussion & Screening of Modified: A Food Lover’s Journey into GMOs 10/16 @ 6:30p

After screening at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival this summer, the award-winning documentary film “Modified” returns to the Marquis Theatre for a special one-night only screening in company of the filmmaker and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. The special screening is being held to mark World Food Day. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this invitation to friends & colleagues who may be interested in attending!

WORLD FOOD DAY SPECIAL SCREENING OF “MODIFIED”
Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm
The Marquis Theatre, Middlebury
Q & A with the filmmaker and NOFA-VT will follow

“Modified” tells the story of a very personal mother-daughter investigative journey into the complex world of genetically modified foods (GMOs). The film, which has received 10 awards since its release, was partially filmed in Vermont and highlights the state’s historic fight for GMO labelling, as well as Vermont’s short-lived GMO labelling law which was overturned by federal legislation in 2016.

The film is also a visual celebration of food and the love of cooking, highlighting recipes and cooking vignettes from the filmmaker’s farm-to-table cooking show on PBS Food. World-renowned chef Jacques Pépin calls the film “a very personal, tender, touching tribute to a great mom, and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary”.

The film is also being shown in Burlington at Vermont International Film Festival on October 19th, and at Montpelier’s Savoy Theater on October 17th.

For a full list of screenings and to watch the film’s trailer, please visit: www.modifiedthefilm.com

We look forward to seeing you in Vermont!

Talk with Anna Cerf ’18 at EF Education First: Hiring Full-time & Paid Internship Opportunites

EF Education First is hiring: EF360 Global Management Trainee & EF 360 Summer Internship

WHEN:  Thursday, October 18th 2018

TIME: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

WHERE: ADK House, Library

TO ATTEND: RSVP on Handshake

Talk with Alum Anna Cerf ’18 about the positions available and working at EF Education First. At EF Education First, we are travelers, innovators, thinkers and doers. We readily promote an open and collaborative workspace with not a single cubicle in sight! Our people are our biggest asset, and together we have created a culture of cooperation, project ownership, and impact. As the world leader in international education, with more than 43,000 staff and teachers working in 53 countries around the globe, our mission is simple: opening the world through education. Since we were founded 50 years ago, EF has helped more than 15 million people see the world, learn a language, or earn an academic degree. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to join our one-of-a-kind team!

Using Technology to Address Global Challenges & Make a Lasting Impact

Social Impact at Google is one of the many areas of concentration in the work they do as “[they] seek to improve people’s lives by building and enabling disruptive technology that reinvents the way society addresses shared challenges.  The Social Impact teams are seeking exceptional people for roles in software engineering, marketing, strategy and partnerships, with a passion for solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.”

Click a team below to learn more about Social Impact at Google.

As the Fall semester continues, we want to keep you in the loop on all things Google so you might take advantage of ways to pull in the social impact opportunities. The Google University Programs team has created a monthly announcements newsletter that includes important dates and job/internship opportunities.

Their recent newsletter offers tips on making the most out of the recruiting season and developing your skills for the new academic year. Examples include:

  • Ask a Googler: Interview Prep Edition – Tuesday, October 16th at 9:00 PM EST – Googlers will cover internship and full time opportunities, who is eligible to apply, and important deadlines to be aware of.
  • Ask a Googler: Resume Edition -Wednesday, October 17th at 9:00 PM EST – Google recruiters will be available to answer your questions and offer up advice. They will also be taking live questions.
  • Ask a Googler: Opportunities/Deadlines -Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 PM EST – Google recruiters will be available to answer your questions and offer up advice when it comes to getting ready for the technical interview. Make sure to watch their Virtual Career Fair session below (there are 3 videos.) They will also be taking live questions.

Also watch the FAQs and Resume Tips.

If you’re interested in being added to that email list, please contact CCI’s Nicole Veilleux.

Weekly Web Updates – October 15, 2018

All of our Drupal servers were upgraded to run on PHP 7.1. This is part of ongoing, and nearly complete, work to ensure that our servers are on the newer version of PHP before PHP 5.6 reaches its end of life date at the end of the year.

Updates

  • Drupal ckeditor_abbreviation 8.x-1.4
  • Drupal libraries 7.x-2.5
  • WordPress foobox-image-lightbox plugin 2.6.0
  • WordPress foogallery plugin 1.5.9
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.4
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 6.6.1
  • WordPress nextgen-gallery plugin 3.0.13
  • WordPress social-icons-widget-by-wpzoom plugin 3.0.11
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.6.24.1

Fixes and Tweaks

  • All traffic to the Middlebury and MIIS Course Hub sites now goes over the secure HTTPS protocol. This includes background connections to third-party platforms like Canvas.
  • Added an SEO tool to the Institute site which allows editors to enter a keyword and see how well the page they are creating utilizes that keyword.
  • Fixed an issue with the Chat plugin for WordPress where the GMT offset was being applied time to the timestamp of chat posts.
  • The Easy FAQ with Expanding Text plugin now works when the post is viewed in an aggregated list of posts or pages.
  • Enabled the metatag module for the Davis UWC website so that information about the pages can be added to ensure they look right when posted on Facebook.

Ongoing Work

  • Fixes and tweaks for the new Institute site https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/
  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Upgrading applications to run on PHP 7.1.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
  • Providing O365 Groups to classes via the Course Hub.

Vermont Employer Highlight: Faraday, Inc!

Faraday is hiring!

Faraday provides a AI platform for solving the most common B2C customer life cycle revenue challenges. Faraday’s machine learning platform is used by over 75 companies in the Energy, Finance, E-commerce and other industries to optimize marketing and sales efforts to drive revenue growth from acquisition through retention.

Seniors and alumni, check out their jobs posted in Handshake:

  • Data AnalystYou are a self-motivated individual who is disciplined, tenacious, and capable of keeping your eye on the finish line amidst competing priorities. You have good interpersonal abilities which you will employ daily with your team.
  • Facilities Maintenance Program Managerdeadline 10/22The program manager will develop, implement, and maintain programs such as asset management, citywide fleet vehicle replacement, facility storm water compliance, hazardous waste compliance, facility energy management and solar generation and others based on the needs of the Division
  • Sales Development RepresentativeWe’re looking for an ambitious, motivated Sales Development Representative (SDR) to help grow our outbound lead-generation initiatives at Faraday. You will generate leads through outbound prospecting and qualify inbound leads to determine sales readiness. The SDR is expected to work independently while collaborating with colleagues and industry aligned Account Executives.
  • Customer Success ManagerAs a Customer Success Manager, you will be a trusted advisor for strategic accounts and responsible for ensuring that they are successfully implementing and leveraging the Faraday AI platform to gain the most value in their investment.

 

Beyond Wall Street: Connect with Midd Alumni at the Economics Field Guide – Oct. 25-26

Five awesome alumni who majored in Economics will be on campus to share their paths and professional lives and help you think broadly about how an Economics major may impact your career and life after Middlebury.  CCI Field Guides provide you with an opportunity to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students in a major your are considering or have already chosen.

What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now? Find out at these events!

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Alumni and Dinner Panel, 5:00 p.m. @ Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Friday, October 26, 2018
One-on-one Alumni Chats, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Adirondack House
Read alumni panelists’ bios here.
Click the names of participating alumni below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation.

Participating Alumni