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)

The blog is intentionally left blank

Thu, 02/04/2010 - 10:48am
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.

Student Thesis Online: Transmedia Storytelling in Television 2.0

Tue, 07/14/2009 - 2:05pm
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 […]

Come see and hear Senior Work!

Mon, 05/04/2009 - 9:24am
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 […]

Two Screenings on April 15 and 16

Sat, 04/11/2009 - 8:43am
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 […]

Special Screening of Revolutionary Road with Screenwriter Justin Haythe

Mon, 03/09/2009 - 3:27pm
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… (5)
If I only spoke in Russian for a year…

I’m back…kind of. Plus: Choir performance!

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 7:12am
I’m sorry for being away. But here’s something exciting to make up for it!.. Listen and watch “Beryozovye sny” (“Dreams of Birches”) and another choral piece performed by my choir at the 2010 Student Spring Festival today. Can you find me below!? Answer posted at the end, along with a video of the first one, […]

Spring Break (Days 4-5): Far-Eastbound

Thu, 04/01/2010 - 2:39am
Our longest ride of the week–40 hours–came next: Chita to Khabarovsk on the Irkutsk-Vladivostok train. Most of our wagon-mates were on ’til the end of the line. More notably, nearly a third of the car consisted of a band of Uzbek migrant workers. They were spread out through the car, but it seemed that the […]

Spring Break (Days 2-3): Chita rocks

Wed, 03/31/2010 - 2:38am
If they made shirts that said “I <3 Chita,” I would buy one and wear it all the time. ‘NICE’ & ‘TRAIN’. Two words that up to now I hadn’t considered being utterable in the same sentence. Nevertheless. The train was nice (that is, from Ulan-Ude to Chita). Relatively speaking, of course. Yes, the Russian […]

Spring Break (Day 1): ‘Trevoga’ redeemed in U.U.

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 6:18am
Russians have a word (“trevoga”) for the spiritual qualms that you experience before traveling until you’re safely seated on your train/plane seat. I call it stress. Whatever it is, I feel it. The day of our departure, I went straight from classes to my internship, and then straight to choir rehearsal, leaving early around 8 […]

A half month of vacation. Updates soon.

Thu, 03/25/2010 - 6:07am
I don’t know why (and neither does our coordinator), but Midd decided to give us half a month of vacation: our trip to Severobaikalsk (posts coming soon) and an 11-day spring break. Two weeks in between–just enough to recover from the first trip and getting ready for the second–have left me stressed a bit, and […]
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)

Why President Trump Would Avoid the Nude Beach

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 5:22pm
Last year at about this time I wrote a post noting how the media was paying little-to-no attention to President Obama’s decision to once again vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. This was in sharp contrast to previous years where political opponents had lampooned Obama’s choice to spend some downtime golfing, reading and generally relaxing with his […]

Why They Really Support Trump: The View From The Campaign Trail

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:14pm
Last Saturday I attended a Trump rally in Windham, New Hampshire – a relatively affluent town (median income was $127,868 in 2014) of just under of 15,000 people located in the southern portion of the Granite State.  Regular readers will know that I’ve attended several Trump rallies, but this was the first one since I […]

In Sanders’ Country, Berned Supporters Not Yet Ready To Back Clinton

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 12:15pm
Yesterday our local volunteer fire department (motto: “We’ve never lost a foundation!”) held its annual picnic and I took the opportunity to canvass the picnickers regarding their views toward the presidential candidates. I’m in the heart of Bernie territory (he won our town by a comfortable margin over Clinton in the state primary) and so […]

Did Donald Trump The Media Once Again?

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:06pm
Two days ago, in the midst of the Democratic National Convention, Trump held an extended press conference – it lasted over an hour – that once more showcased his uncanny ability to run circles around the media.   Trump began the conference by pointedly noting that “It has been 235 days since Crooked Hillary has held […]

The Kaine Mutiny?

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:33pm
Last Friday I was on Vermont Edition,  hosted by the always great Jane Lindholm, to discuss the “Full Bernie” – a retrospective on the Sanders campaign.  During the call-in portion of the show, more than one Sanders’ supporter phoned in to complain about the DNC rigging the nomination system, the media’s treatment of Sanders’ candidacy […]
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)