Since adding a local instance of WordPress two years ago, Middlebury students, faculty and staff have created hundreds of blogs. Every semester classes use our learning management system, Segue, to conduct online discussions.

MiddLab won't replace or replicate this activity. We don't want to build a single application that everyone needs to sign into and discuss their research. Rather, MiddLab will provide an aggregate view of the conversations occurring online relating to Middlebury course and project work.

To kick us off, here's a blogroll of some popular and interesting Middlebury and MIIS authors.

architecture abroad (5)

From the First Day to the 5th Week.

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 6:42pm
So I know it’s been over a month since I’ve posted – but now that i’m feeling more settled I can give a much better report on life at the Architecture School in Ferrara. I’m taking classes in first and second year, but have friends in 3rd and 4th so I’m starting to get the […]

Bus 68

Sat, 10/10/2009 - 5:43pm
I listen to a lecture about I.M.Pei's glass pyramids from my professor, an engineer who worked on the project. After class, about halfway home, I found myself a pane of glass away from 673 very famous panes of glass.

architecture at unife.

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 1:09pm
So I arrived in Ferrara about two weeks ago and have been slowly exploring the city. I’m living with 3 italian students – one from Sicily, one from Puglia and ove from Venice – in a wonderful but small house right in the center of the city. (i’m attaching a picture of the narrow street […]

time management

Wed, 09/16/2009 - 5:17pm
At ESA you don't get to choose any of our courses until your 3rd or 4th year. Even then, the choice is mostly between studios (i.e. which professor you prefer) and maybe an either/or elective option. Since I'm not taking the full load of courses, however, apart from the studio I get to pick and choose what I take. I chose to take the art class, and two more engineering based courses: "Methodology of Structures" and "Construction".

classes have begun

Tue, 09/15/2009 - 12:32pm
the steps @ ESA so… i started writing this post a looong time ago, and while it’s been sitting on the to-do list for quite some time, the crunch of still getting used to it all and piling schoolwork on top of it has been a lot. so what i’m going to do is get […]
Equipo Monterey El Salvador (0)
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Film and Media Culture at Middlebury (5)
Please note that the FMMC blog is going dormant, as our new departmental website will be more frequently updated. Please visit there for any news and updates to FMMC.
One of FMMC’s honors graduates this past year, Aaron Smith, wrote a project that warrants broader dissemination, given its timely topic and “prescriptive” tone. Aaron wrote about transmedia storytelling in contemporary television, specifically exploring what lessons can be learned from experiments from the last decade and how future storytellers might devise more successful examples. Aaron […]
The Film & Media Culture Department welcomes the Middlebury community to two events presenting the independent work of our seniors: Thursday 5/7, 7:30 pm in Dana Auditorium: Independent Video Screenings by Waylon D’Mello, David Ellis, Jason Gutierrez, and Matt Leonard. Following the screening at around 8:30 pm on 5/7, we will have a end-of-semester reception […]
This week, there are two screenings with filmmakers attending: On Wed April 15 at 7:45 pm in Dana, we’ll be viewing the PBS broadcast of Planet Forward. The show is a companion to the website, which features short user-generated videos about global warming and energy issues. The show’s producer and host, Frank Sesno, is a […]
Justin Haythe ’96 will return to Middlebury to screen Revolutionary Road, which he adapted from the Richard Yates novel. The screening will be in Dana Auditorium on Sunday, March 15 at 7:30 pm, followed by a question & answer session.
If I only spoke in Russian for a year... (0)
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L’Ecole française : Middlebury, Mills , Poitiers (5)
Chers poitevins et cheres poitevines, Quel plaisir de vous lire et de decouvrir ces merveilleuses photos sur votre sejour en France. L’article de Catherine Meisel-Valdez que nous avons publie dans la Gazette de cette semaine (allez lire la Gazette en ligne sur le site de l’Ecole francaise) nous a fait aussi decouvrir le quotidien de […]
Voici d’autres photographies de La Rochelle prises lors de notre visite au bord de la mer (pour en savoir plus, lisez le blog de Bethany).  Bonne lecture !  Dustin                      
Voici une photographie du château de Chenonceau où nous sommes allés le 13 juillet pour une visite splendide mais aussi pour notamment un déjeuner extraordinaire et inoubliable.  Que cette photographie vous fasse rêver d’un monde magique et royal !  Dustin    
J’aimerais bien t’envoyer des spécialités culinaires, mais…Thierry travaille encore sur le blog qu’il nous faudrait pour cela! Mais nous avons bien mangé des spécialités du Poitou-Charentes le weekend dernier, plutôt de la Charentes que du Poitou en fait…nous sommes allés à La Rochelle pour une journée au bord de la mer avec déjeuner (fruits de […]
Pour les nostalgiques du château, je poste une photographie tirée aux aurores de juin. J’attends en retour des châteaux poitevins !
Middle East Studies at Middlebury (0)
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MIIS IN SIERRA LEONE 2010 (0)
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Presidential Power (5)

Mission Accomplished! But On Whose Authority, And To What End?

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:56pm
By now, most of you have heard that Great Britain, France and U.S military forces combined to strike three Syrian chemical weapons facilities earlier this morning (about 4 a.m. Syrian time).  The strikes were in response to the reported use of chemical weapons, most likely chlorine gas and the sarin nerve agent, by the Assad […]

On Presidents Day, We Celebrate The Guardian of the Presidency

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:45pm
It is Presidents Day – a time to repost my traditional column commemorating the late, great Richard E. Neustadt. This year the post seems particularly timely, given the controversy surrounding our current President – particularly the fear that his authoritarian tendencies will undermine the presidency and the Constitutional order.  As I hope becomes clear by reading […]

The State of the Union, According To Trump! Hallelujah (Sort of)!

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 1:18pm
The fact that the usual suspects responded in the usual ways to President Trump’s State of the Union speech does not make their analyses wrong – it just makes them predictable, and thus a less useful barometer for how the speech played outside the NYC-DC pundit beltway.  Initial polling by CBS suggests that it was […]

Can You Have Your Cake and Free Speech Too? The Supreme Court and the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:31am
Martin Naunov, Middlebury Class of ’17 and currently a Litigation Fellow in the Office of General Counsel at the Hearst Corporation, waited in line for several days three weeks ago in order to hear oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case.   The case centers on whether compelling a cakeshop owner […]

It Was The Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times: A Tale of Two Bills

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:06pm
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Five months ago, a seemingly dysfunctional Republican Party watched as three of its own members torpedoed a last-ditch effort in the Senate to keep efforts to repeal Obamacare alive.  That outcome, highlight by John McCain’s “no” vote in the wee hours of the […]
Teaching with Technology (5)
This is the second screencast published on this site that is based on an interview I did with Prof. Louisa Stein from the Film and Media Culture department.  In this screencast Prof. Stein discusses her course on Millennial Media.  In this course, students were required to create their own blogs and to post to Twitter. To […]
The Course Hub is a meta-platform for aggregating resources for a given course across a variety of platforms including WordPress and Moodle.  Below is a screencast showing how the Course Hub has been used in courses this fall.
Louisa Stein is an assistant professor of Film and Media Culture who used both Moodle and WordPress in the spring of 2011 for a course on the “Aesthetics of the Moving Image.”  Prof. Stein used WordPress for the public face of this course and Moodle for the weekly outline of readings, online discussion and assignment […]
Madison Middleverse 2nd life View more presentations from Joseph Antonioli. What: Constructing a Virtual Social Space for Language Acquisition Who: Maria Woolson, Research Associate and former Faculty Spanish & Portuguese Department Class: All sections of Spanish 210, Intermediate Spanish Language I Technology Used: Second Life Number of students: approx. 80 Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/teaching 6/55/166/26/  
What: Clickers (personal polling devices) in a large lecture class Who: Catherine Combelles, Assistant Professor of Biology Class: BIOL0145 Cell Biology and Genetics Technology Used: Personal Polling Devices (Clickers) Number of students: approx. 70 Learning objective: To monitor the students’ understanding of concepts covered in lecture and promote peer learning and discussion. Description of use: […]
The Keys to The Lost Symbol - Recently Updated Pages (0)
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Transitional Injustice (0)