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The Week’s Headlines

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

New Middlebury Bread Loaf Conferences Offer Lectures and Readings to the Public

College Grants Tenure to Three Faculty Members

Middlebury Institute at Monterey Confers Graduate Degrees to 255 Students from 27 Countries

Students Earn Fellowships, Scholarships, Awards

Quoted this Week: Jason Mittell on TV Storytelling

Julia Alvarez ’71 to Deliver Middlebury College Commencement Address

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Laurie Essig receives Fulbright Scholar award

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Laurie Essig (Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies) has received a lecturing award from the Fulbright Scholar Program in support of her 2015-2016 leave. She will be working with the Gender Studies Program at the European University at St. Petersburg. While there Laurie will co-teach a graduate seminar in gender theory and continue in her role as advisor to graduate students in the program. She will also continue her research on the construction of the homosexual as foreign pollution within ideologies of Russian nationalism.

Aline Germain-Rutherford awarded grant from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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Aline Germain-Rutherford (Linguistics) and colleagues from the University of Toronto and York University (in Canada) and University of Grenoble (France) have been awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The University of Toronto is the lead institution on this collaborative project titled “LINguistic and Cultural DIversity REinvented (LINCDIRE): A digital environment to help learners navigate their trajectories.” The goal of this project is to create a partnership among institutions with expertise in different languages and cultures that will lead to development of a tool for language learners within the context of “plurilingualism” – a theory of language learning that stresses the value of interconnections and synergies of languages at the level of the individual.

Matthew Kimble awarded grant from NIMH

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Matthew Kimble (Psychology) has been awarded a research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health through NIH’s R15 AREA program. The grant provides three years of funding to support a project titled Neurophysiological and Behavioral Studies of Expectancy Bias in Trauma Survivors, which will use electroencephalography and eye tracking technology to better understand how psychological trauma affects how individuals look at the world. The project will involve multiple students through the life of the grant as independent study students, thesis students, and summer and regular semester research assistants. This grant represents Matt Kimble’s third NIMH funded project in this research area.

College Counseling Workshop June 5

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The annual College Counseling Workshop, sponsored by the Admissions Office, has been scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2015 of Reunion Weekend at McCardell Bicentennial Hall.  High school age children and grandchildren of Middlebury alumni, faculty and staff as well as students from Vermont high schools are invited.  Preference is given to juniors in high school. This program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College.  It runs from 8:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and covers five areas of the college application process:  1) choosing a college;  2) how to visit a college;  3) how a college admits its class;  4) financial aid;  and 5) understanding the common application–a hands on session.  Following the final presentation, individual afternoon appointments can be scheduled with Student Financial Services.

In addition, for any students who are interested specifically in Middlebury College, a group information session will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. and campus tours will be offered at 2:30 P.M.

Register Here for Info Sessions and Tours

The required registration deadline is Friday, May 29, 2015.  Parents are invited to all activities.

Register Here for Workshop

Questions?  Contact Joanne Leggett   jleggett@middlebury.edu

 

The Mystery of Work/Life Balance

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You are invited to this 90 minute workshop to explore the mystery that is work/life balance.

Led by: Sara Daly, Physical Therapist, President, Waterfalls Day Spa

Tuesday June 9, 2015 in Warner 202, 9:00-10:30 or 3:00-4:30jungle4

Sara will give you the map to:

  • personal energy balancing by using The 50 Point Energy Plan
  • success techniques to create clear visions of your goals
  • staying healthy by setting priorities and limits on your energy use

Leave with a simple tool to create balance in your life, and all attendees will be entered to win a Waterfalls Day Spa gift card at the event!

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HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 4 faculty positions, 54 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 5 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities:http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)