News Room News Stories 2017 News 2016 News 2015 News 2014 News 2013 News 2012 News Search the News Archive People Middlebury in the News Campus Notes In Memoriam Information on Charles Murray Visit Suggest a Story Find an Expert For Faculty & Staff Communications Office Subscribe to Middlebury News More NewsArtsAthleticsMiddlebury InstituteMiddlebury Magazine Site Editor Log On News Room Home » News Room » News Stories » 2007 News Search the News Room College wins Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration December 17, 2007 – Award recognizes contributions to the development of open source software Softball player goes to bat for those who need it most December 11, 2007 – Lily Hamburger '08 founds student organization devoted to supporting Sudanese refugees and fundraising for schools in Sudan. Do-it-yourself gourmets enjoy creative quest in dining hall December 10, 2007 – Middlebury College student wins Vermont citizenship award December 7, 2007 – Visualizing meal mileage: student's animated map traces complex journey from farm to plate December 4, 2007 – Research offers a promising new tool for localvores and food purchasers Group of colleges and universities participates in study of athletics and academics December 4, 2007 – Middlebury dean helps direct study of NCAA Division III schools Compton Foundation selects Middlebury as one of ten participants in Mentor Fellowship Program December 4, 2007 – College recognized for its long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability College to provide funding to town of Middlebury for $9 million bridge November 30, 2007 – Middlebury College will donate to the town of Middlebury an annual gift of $600,000 for 30 years. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory discovers cosmic cannonball November 29, 2007 – Middlebury College Professor of Physics Frank Winkler co-authors research Internationally celebrated organist Paul Jacobs to perform Dec. 2 November 20, 2007 – Festive musical offerings for the holiday season November 12, 2007 – Middlebury hockey players help urban students shoot for college goals November 8, 2007 – Midd students connect with high schoolers in underserved urban New York & Boston schools Middlebury student wins prestigious Pickering fellowship November 7, 2007 – Alexander Hall preparing for career as foreign service officer Explorer Bernice Notenboom to discuss native peoples and warming Arctic November 5, 2007 – Multi-media presentation is free and open to the public Middlebury appoints LeRoy Graham to key post as college registrar November 4, 2007 – Springfield, Vt., native brings nearly 20 years of experience in student records to the job Award-winning Claremont Trio to perform Nov. 16 November 2, 2007 – Middlebury campus haunted by Count Paper October 30, 2007 – Environmental initiative aims for 50% reduction in paper waste through digital conscience. Jyoti Daniere named director of health and wellness education October 29, 2007 – Women's vocal ensemble Yaya to perform Saturday Nov. 3 October 29, 2007 – Singers to perform African-based musical traditions of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic Wonnacott Commons presents an evening of international music and dance October 29, 2007 – Annual Global Rhythms show features music and dance from around the world Dynamic dancers Nugent and Matteson to perform Nov. 9 and 10 October 26, 2007 – International human rights to be the focus of symposium Nov. 1-13 October 26, 2007 – Taking stock 60 years after U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights Middlebury College and Town Hall Theater form partnership October 25, 2007 – $1 million agreement will expand performing arts opportunities for community and Middlebury students. Community member Butch Varno inspires unusual Middlebury College fundraiser October 22, 2007 – Local resident with cerebral palsy at the heart of new Community Response Fund Returning Emerson String Quartet gives free concert Nov. 2 October 19, 2007 – West African guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo to perform Nov. 1 October 19, 2007 – Author and Washington Post national news editor to speak Oct. 30 October 16, 2007 – Lecture is part of Middlebury's "Meet the Press" series and is free and open to the public Inaugural events celebrate official opening of Hillcrest Environmental Center Oct. 25-27 October 15, 2007 – Renovated building houses environmental studies program and office of environmental affairs Russian pianist Polina Leschenko to perform Oct. 26 October 15, 2007 – Dateline Beirut: student completes journalism internship in Lebanon October 10, 2007 – Middlebury senior Theo May learns lessons on war, resilience, and the power of the press Middlebury launches $500 million campaign - largest ever by a liberal arts college October 7, 2007 – Middlebury Initiative to support leadership in liberal arts and international education Marathon reading of Homer's 'Odyssey' October 5, 2007 – Classics department sponsors third annual marathon reading Symposium to explore North Korean nuclear crisis, human rights issues and diplomatic relations Oct. 16-18 October 2, 2007 – Events are free and open to the public Author and host of NPR's "Only a Game" Bill Littlefield to speak Oct. 15 October 1, 2007 – Lecture is part of Middlebury's "Meet the Press" series and is free and open to the public Middlebury College Observatory to hold open house Oct. 12 October 1, 2007 – Baritone Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber to perform Oct. 13 October 1, 2007 – Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and The Rona Jaffe Foundation announce new scholarship program September 28, 2007 – Scholarship will fund promising women writers Middlebury College to host theatrical design symposium Sept. 29 September 21, 2007 – Behind-the-scenes workshops are free and open to the public Peter Barnes, author of "Who Owns the Sky?," to speak Oct. 2 and 3 September 19, 2007 – Author, entrepreneur to give lecture and lead panel discussion Award winning dramatist Rinde Eckert to perform "Horizon" Oct. 8 September 18, 2007 – Cast includes Howard Swain and 1995 Middlebury graduate David Barlow Global role of Islam in politics to be topic of symposium Oct. 4-6 September 18, 2007 – Featured participants include prominent scholars and performing artists Middlebury College establishes summer language programs for high school students September 11, 2007 – Diverse musical offerings and a celebration of African sculpture kick off the arts season at Middlebury College September 11, 2007 – Other highlights include dance, theatrical performances and numerous films Arts center to celebrate 15th anniversary with new name: The Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts September 10, 2007 – New name honors 1984 graduate Kevin P. Mahaney Middlebury recognized for leadership in environmental sustainability September 7, 2007 – Car-sharing program to help reduce traffic and pollution September 7, 2007 – Milfoil munching weevils prove their worth at Fairfield Pond September 6, 2007 – 30th and final edition of traveler's guide to Montreal now available from Middlebury College French Department September 6, 2007 – Free French language booklet designed for French teachers and their students, and tourists Fall issue of New England Review features fiction, poetry and prose September 4, 2007 – Middlebury College literary publication includes well known poets and prose writers Jazz standout Cyrus Chestnut Trio returns for performance Sept. 15 August 31, 2007 – Middlebury College acquires archival materials of Ernest Hemingway and the Hemingway family August 21, 2007 – Collection includes journals, letters and photos spanning more than a century Walking and talking their way to sustainability August 13, 2007 – Middlebury students build popular support to fight global warming Middlebury College Bread Loaf Writers' Conference to take place Aug. 15-26 August 7, 2007 – Readings and lectures free and open to the public Middlebury College Language Schools commencement to take place Aug. 17 August 3, 2007 – Theoretical Philosopher Gianni Vattimo to deliver the commencement address Lecture on France's 2007 Elections to take place Aug. 6 August 2, 2007 – Talk is free and open to the public Middlebury College and Brandeis University establish School of Hebrew July 20, 2007 – New school will be the 10th Middlebury College Language School Summer issue of New England Review features fiction, poetry and prose July 12, 2007 – Middlebury College literary publication includes well known poets and prose writers Middlebury students take the bumblebee and the maple tree to Congress July 5, 2007 – Middlebury Student Crowned Miss Vermont July 3, 2007 – Middlebury College Chinese School presents "Music from China" July 8 June 28, 2007 – Middlebury College Portuguese School presents Cape Verdian singer Lura July 1 June 27, 2007 – Open house series at Middlebury College observatory July 5, 11, 18 and 25 June 25, 2007 – Junior Kasima Brown to study tumor stem cells and brain development June 18, 2007 – Can algae help achieve carbon neutrality? Two Middlebury students hope to find out June 12, 2007 – Middlebury College announces recipients of 2007 Fellowships in Environmental Journalism June 12, 2007 – Scholar-in-Residence Bill McKibben to direct program beginning September 2007 Middlebury College Language Schools announce 2007 International Film Festival June 16-Aug. 11 May 31, 2007 – All films are free and open to the public Middlebury College Language Schools to begin summer session June 15 May 31, 2007 – Middlebury College Bread Loaf Writers' Conference awards 2007 Bakeless Prizes in poetry, fiction and nonfiction May 14, 2007 – Middlebury College commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2016 May 7, 2007 – Board of trustees approves student-driven proposal with administration's support Middlebury College celebrates 14th annual Public Service Leadership Awards April 27, 2007 – Forty-eight students honored for volunteer efforts during their Middlebury careers Middlebury College students take first place at 2007 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges competition April 24, 2007 – Internationally acclaimed pianist Lise de la Salle to perform May 2 April 19, 2007 – Still in her teens, de la Salle commands the skills of a master The Gensler Family Symposium on Feminism in the Global Arena presents Sex and War April 24-29 April 18, 2007 – Free and open to the public Marine ecologist and environmental advocate Jeremy Jackson to discuss the state of the oceans April 27 April 13, 2007 – Event is free and open to the public Annual spring concert event to feature Guster and The Format April 27 April 13, 2007 – Concert to feature hits from Guster's 2006 release "Ganging Up on the Sun" Jewish scholar Susannah Heschel to speak April 26 April 12, 2007 – Lecture is free and open to the public New Yorker correspondent and author Jeffrey Goldberg to speak April 23 April 11, 2007 – Lecture is free and open to the public Local poet Karin Gottshall to read from her debut collection April 25 April 11, 2007 – Event is free and open to the public Post-9/11 issues for Muslims in West to be topic of conference Apr. 20-21 April 9, 2007 – Lectures are free and open to the public Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Sarah Morris to speak April 16 April 4, 2007 – Free and open to the public "Pursuing Knowledge Without Boundaries: Liberal Arts and the Martial Art of Aikido" to be topic of symposium April 17-20 April 4, 2007 – Events are free and open to the public Three Middlebury College student proposals awarded funding from the Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace April 4, 2007 – College to fund two additional proposals under same conditions Internationally acclaimed Takács Quartet returns to Middlebury for April 13 performance April 3, 2007 – Student-organized symposium to explore "Gems for Guns: Resources in Africa" April 15-19 April 2, 2007 – Events are free and open to the public Middlebury College Student Jessica Cox wins 2007 Vermont Campus Compact TD Banknorth Commitment to Service and Engagement Award March 30, 2007 – First annual Spring Student Symposium to showcase undergraduate research April 13 March 30, 2007 – All events are free and open to the public Middlebury reduces student loan debt as largest ever applicant pool awaits decisions March 29, 2007 – Author Barry Lopez to speak on "The Wild Road to the Far North" April 12 March 29, 2007 – Lecture is free and open to the public Violinist Julia Fischer and pianist Milana Chernyavska to perform together April 8 March 23, 2007 – Three Middlebury College seniors awarded 2007 Watson Fellowships March 15, 2007 – Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak, Carolyn Barnwell and Sathyavani Sathisan are among 50 awardees from 24 states and seven foreign countries Middlebury College names Rick Bunt recipient of 2007 Perkins Award for Excellence in Teaching March 7, 2007 – Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter to perform at Middlebury College March 18 March 5, 2007 – "Breaking Down the Barriers: Women in the Work Force" symposium to be held March 15 -17 March 1, 2007 – Symposium is part of American Association of University Women's "Campus Action Project." Middlebury College names new director and associate director of public affairs February 27, 2007 – British pianist Paul Lewis continues his landmark series of Beethoven concerts at Middlebury College March 9 February 23, 2007 – Vermont A Cappella Summit to be held March 10 February 23, 2007 – All-day event includes professional a cappella performance and instruction New multi-year initiative to foster student innovation February 22, 2007 – Middlebury College to provide a unique experience for liberal arts students Independent Schools Explored: A film screening of "Voices from the New American Schoolhouse" March 6 February 20, 2007 – Event Calendar Listing Host of BBC's "The World" Marco Werman to speak about world music March 5 February 19, 2007 – Lecture is part of Middlebury's "Meet the Press" series and is free and open to the public Eco-visionary Van Jones to deliver keynote address at symposium on Feb. 27 February 16, 2007 – Jones' talk will be in honor of Black History Month and climate change Former Rwandan hotel manager and current international humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina to speak at Middlebury March 3 February 16, 2007 – Lecture is free and open to the public Immigrant religions in America to be focus of Middlebury College lecture series March 1-April 19 February 16, 2007 – Lectures are free and open to the public Student entrepreneur combines academics with business success February 12, 2007 – Middlebury Solutions Group class informs on-campus business endeavor 84th annual Middlebury College Winter Carnival begins Feb. 22-24 with "Jet-Set" as its theme February 8, 2007 – Public invited to attend cultural gala, ice show and ski events Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey and Croatian pianist Dejan Lazic to perform together Feb. 16 February 2, 2007 – Performance is sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series How to be a Viking in four short weeks January 25, 2007 – Student-led workshop series includes Icelandic sagas, a Viking "burial" and sauna-building Middlebury College's "Midd Kid for a Day" encourages Vermont's rural youngsters to consider college January 25, 2007 – Jan. 28 event gives middle-schoolers a taste of campus life Annual ski-down procession at Middlebury College Snow Bowl on Feb. 3 January 18, 2007 – Mid-year graduates to be fêted with special celebration Middlebury College establishes its first Arabic language school abroad January 18, 2007 – Newest program to be located in Alexandria, Egypt Millennial Generation and social networking to be topic of DigitalBridges2007 Conference Jan. 27 January 17, 2007 – Events are free and open to the public Former President Clinton to deliver Middlebury College commencement address May 27 January 16, 2007 – Robert De Cormier, Janet Hanson, James Gustave Speth, Marc A. and Dana Lim vanderHeyden, and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi to receive honorary degrees Film about Title IX pioneer, "A Hero for Daisy," to screen Jan. 19 January 16, 2007 – Introduction and post-screening lecture by writer and producer Mary Mazzio Jay Craven film "Disappearances" at Middlebury College Jan. 21 January 16, 2007 – Director will introduce film and lead post-screening discussion British pianist Paul Lewis continues his landmark series of Beethoven concerts at Middlebury College Jan. 26 January 15, 2007 – Middlebury College honors local citizens for community service Jan. 9 January 11, 2007 – Fletcher "Buster" Brush, Lucien Paquette, and Christine and Michael Steier are honored at a special dinner for the medalists. Carolyn Barnwell receives American Anthropological Association's National Association of Student Anthropologists Award January 11, 2007 – Barnwell produces video "Grains of Change" on organic rice production in Thailand. A cappella group Emerald Stream performs Balkan musical traditions Jan. 21 January 8, 2007 – The concert is free and open to the public From gambling to murder, winter term courses are not academics as usual January 5, 2007 – Middlebury College offers a change of pace for its month-long winter term Mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn to perform Jan. 19 January 4, 2007 – Middlebury College partners with leading universities to establish online University Channel January 3, 2007 – Web site provides free access to public policy lectures from around the world Middlebury College celebrates the life of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. January 3, 2007 – Middlebury College joins the nation this month to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with several events that evoke the enduring spirit of the civil rights leader.