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The Middlebury Climate Change Semester: Inaugural Program Begins

January 24, 2022 | by Rachel Christopherson

January 2022 marked the start of the first-ever Middlebury Climate Change Semester program, a unique and much anticipated collaboration between Middlebury College in Vermont, and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey.  Undergraduate students from Middlebury College have joined graduate students at MIIS to study place-based examples of climate change, environmental history, and environmental justice.

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The seven students (and one program coordinator) who kicked off the Middlebury Climate Change Semester at Jack’s Peak Park in Monterey, California

Art collaboration leads to new exhibits at the College and Institute

The Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Middlebury Institute’s Committee on Art in Public Places partnered to temporarily move Pre-Columbian pottery on display at the Institute to the College Museum of Art for study in Anthropology courses taught by Professor James Fitzsimmons.

The Middlebury College Museum of Art transferred the exhibit “Being There: Photographs by James P. Blair” for display at the Middlebury Institute’s Samson Center Reading Room.

The Middlebury community is encouraged to view the James P. Blair photos in the Samson Reading room on the Monterey campus and to stay tuned for an exhibit featuring the Pre-Columbian pieces at the Middlebury College Museum of Art.

Call for visual and performing artists for the MIIS Virtual Art Show

Join us for the first MIIS Virtual Art Show.

All artists and creatives within the MIIS community are encouraged to submit any forms of visual or performance art to be considered for the MIIS Virtual Art Show, including students, faculty, and staff.

This live-streamed event will be hosted by the MIIS Arts Club, Queers and Allies at MIIS, and the Institute Committee for Art in Public Places.

It is intended to celebrate and promote artists throughout the MIIS community.

The theme for this virtual show will be: Exploring Cultural Identities

Prizes will be available for selected artworks.

Learn more.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 22

SAT First Friday Staff Meet-Ups 12pm

Faculty and staff are invited to Staff Meet-ups every first Friday from 12-1:15pm PT April, May, and June 2020.

Participants can join at

Events include speakers from departments across campus. This is also an opportunity to share ideas and suggestions.

SAT is now recruiting new members for 2-year terms starting June 2020. Contact anyone on SAT for more information.

Monday Virtual Lunches in April

Faculty and staff are invited to Monday lunches from 12-1pm PT during the month of April. This is an open session to check-in and share tips on remote work and life during shelter-in-place. Pets and kids welcome!

Join us at every Monday in April from 12-1pm.

This events are hosted by the Staff Advisory Team. To learn more visit