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From Copenhagen: Students, alums helping shape climate discussion December 15, 2009 – As world attention continues to focus on climate negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, numerous Middlebury students and recent alumni are at the scene... Two faculty members promoted December 14, 2009 – Kateri Carmola, political science, and Michael Sheridan, sociology & anthropology, promoted to associate professor Authors Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn to give commencement address December 3, 2009 – Husband and wife team of New York Times columnist Kristof and writer WuDunn shared the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Tiananmen Square and co-authored 2009's 'Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide' Middlebury's language program for pre-college students opens new site December 1, 2009 – Oberlin College to host program offering courses in French, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese Middlebury students and Folklife Center explore Vermont farm stories November 30, 2009 – December 7 reception is free and open to public Ron Liebowitz one of Time Magazine's '10 Best College Presidents' November 29, 2009 – Middlebury's president cited for encouraging sustainability, including commitment to carbon neutrality by 2016 Faculty member Julia Alvarez '71 wins F. Scott Fitzgerald Award November 23, 2009 – Previous recipients have included Updike, Oates, Mailer, Albee and other leading American writers Women's cross country finishes fourth in NCAA's; women's soccer falls, 1-0 November 21, 2009 – Author, educator talks December 1 on 'The Making of a School in Vermont' November 17, 2009 – Author and educator Tal Birdsey will speak Dec. 1. Women's soccer, women's cross country advance in NCAA competition November 16, 2009 – Women's cross country defends its 2008 national title November 21 at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio; women's soccer takes on Johns Hopkins in NCAA sectional action, also November 21 Latest issue of New England Review features fiction, poetry and prose November 11, 2009 – Middlebury College literary publication includes new and well known writers International students present 2009 Cultural Show on November 13 November 10, 2009 – Tickets for showcase or full show available at the College box office or online Women's soccer and field hockey teams will host NCAA tournament games November 9, 2009 – Women's soccer team will host NCAA regional November 14 and 15; field hockey hosts an NCAA quarterfinal game on November 11 Course registration for spring term 2010 takes place November 11-19 November 8, 2009 – More information available at registrar's office Web site Men's and women's soccer teams advance to NESCAC title games November 7, 2009 – Both will play Williams for championships on November 8 at noon, men at Wesleyan, women at Williams, in games that can be seen on the Web Director, historical advisor and actor to discuss their experiences working on HBO's "Rome" Nov. 14 November 5, 2009 – New York Times' op-ed columnist focuses on book by Middlebury professor November 4, 2009 – Allison Stanger's recent book, One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy, provides topic for Thomas Friedman's column Celebrated young violinist performs music of Bach on November 12 November 3, 2009 – Watch a 10/30 session on College finances; share your ideas November 2, 2009 – Letters, video presentations and 'frequently asked questions' address Middlebury's response to current financial challenges; add your thoughts at an online budget suggestion box First-year seminar sorts fact from fiction in Dan Brown page turners [video] October 29, 2009 – Prof. Tom Beyer uses best sellers to emphasize need for scholarship Czech ambassador to U.S. speaks at Rohatyn Center on October 30 October 27, 2009 – Talk by Petr Kolar, 'Reflections on 1989: Twenty Years of Czech-American and Transatlantic Relations,' is free and open to the public Dynamic string quartet Pavel Haas returns for performance on November 6 October 23, 2009 – Middlebury students organize global climate actions with 350.org October 21, 2009 – Local highlight is potluck with 350 dishes on the Middlebury green on the afternoon of October 24 Mentoring tradition thrives at weekly football clinic for local kids [video] October 20, 2009 – College mourns loss of longtime benefactor Donald E. Axinn October 14, 2009 – A member of the Class of 1951, Axinn was a businessman, author, poet, and aviator, and the namesake for Middlebury's Axinn Center Middlebury senior earns national environmental award [video] October 14, 2009 – Sierra Crane-Murdoch recognized for efforts with Power Past Coal Ripton writer shares experiences from working in Afghanistan orphanage October 13, 2009 – Expert on religious ethics and human rights speaks October 26 October 13, 2009 – Event is free and open to the public PTP/NYC to participate in British playwright's worldwide tribute October 9, 2009 – 'Sustainability Report Card' gives Middlebury high marks October 8, 2009 – Talk October 8 by former Bush press secretary assesses Obama's first year October 7, 2009 – Ari Fleischer, Class of 1982, was primary spokesperson during President George W. Bush's first term College joins in national events commemorating fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 October 6, 2009 – 20th anniversary events during 'Freedom Without Walls' week, October 18-24, are free and open to the public Contemporary dance company Inspirit to perform October 16-17 October 2, 2009 – Symposium October 15-31 examines challenges to indigenous cultures October 1, 2009 – Events during student-organized symposium are free and open to the public Mathematician as creative artist topic for lecture on October 6 September 28, 2009 – Author David Leavitt to discuss mathematician Alan Turing's tragic life and remarkable achievements Former White House reporter Olivier Knox speaks on October 7 September 28, 2009 – Lecture is part of Middlebury's 'Meet the Press' series and is free and open to the public College mourns loss of student, who passed away September 25 in Barcelona September 25, 2009 – Benjamin Wieler, Class of 2011, dies from complications following surgery to remove a brain tumor Political economist to discuss 'The Future of Globalization' on October 8 September 24, 2009 – Event is free and open to the public Marathon Reading of Homer's "Iliad" Oct. 2 - 4 September 24, 2009 – Classics department sponsors annual tribute Stargazers welcome: College observatory offers open house night October 2 September 24, 2009 – Free and open to the public, event will be held weather permitting Bees from organic garden offer sweet learning opportunity [video] September 23, 2009 – Lecture on October 2 focuses on human security in East Asia September 23, 2009 – Talk is second in Middlebury/Monterey Lecture Series; reservations required by September 28 Two with ties to Middlebury named MacArthur Fellows for 2009 September 22, 2009 – Jill Seaman, Middlebury Class of 1974, works on combatting infectious diseases in Sudan; Heather McHugh has taught at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Celebrated Emerson String Quartet returns for free concert October 2 September 18, 2009 – Lecture on October 1 focuses on environmental elements of architecture September 17, 2009 – Free exhibit of work by 2009 Cameron Visiting Architect Jim Cutler on display through October 17 College receives $200,000 award to promote career flexibility for faculty September 16, 2009 – Middlebury one of six schools selected in nationwide competition Economist, professor of family medicine talks health care on September 30 September 16, 2009 – Event is the Fall 2009 D.K. Smith Lecture Middlebury College celebrates Constitution Day on September 17 September 16, 2009 – Online and print collections at Middlebury offer help in understanding the U.S. Constitution Middlebury graduate earns job as starting kicker for NFL's Baltimore Ravens September 15, 2009 – Steven Hauschka, Class of 2007, kicks a field goal and five extra points in Ravens' opening game Economic historian discusses two centuries of trade and poverty September 28 September 14, 2009 – Lecture by Harvard's Jeffrey Williamson is free and open to the public College outlines plans for handling possible H1N1 flu outbreak September 12, 2009 – Life and work of Charles Darwin focus for symposium September 23-26 September 9, 2009 – Clifford Symposium for 2009 includes readings, lectures, panel discussions, dance performance Conservation expert kicks off Middlebury/Monterey lecture series September 9, 2009 – Jeff Langholz speaks on 'Conservation Cowboys' and whether we can trust the private sector to protect nature Classical Theatre of Harlem presents "Waiting for Godot" in post-Katrina landscape Sept. 22-23 September 8, 2009 – Learn about volunteer opportunities at MiddAction Fair September 15 September 8, 2009 – Local non-profits and student service groups will be represented at event in McCullough Class of 2013 absorbs Middlebury traditions at Convocation September 7, 2009 – President and faculty urge new students to study 'deeply and broadly' and seek 'transcendent insight' Peace emissary for the Dalai Lama will speak on September 18 September 4, 2009 – Jazz pianist opens 90th season of Performing Arts Series on September 18 September 4, 2009 – Event marks the start of the 90th season of the Performing Arts Series Lecture September 22 explores future in which humans, machines merge September 3, 2009 – Sept. 22 talk by M.I.T. scientist is free and open to the public Noted environmental reporter Ted Conover will speak September 16 September 3, 2009 – Lecture is free and open to the public Researchers' high-tech mapping offers new insights on Holocaust [video] September 1, 2009 – A professor and three former students are part of an NSF-funded project to create the first large-scale maps of concentration camps and other sites Middlebury welcomes the Class of 2013; orientation runs through September 6 August 28, 2009 – September orientation Web site includes links to schedules, housing, and more New arts season brings broad scope of events to Middlebury this fall August 19, 2009 – Highlights include Renaissance painting and Civil War artifacts, accomplished musicians, evocative theater and an international array of films Middlebury College Snow Bowl to begin 75th season with new chairlift [video] August 17, 2009 – New lift nearing completion after busy fall construction More than 160 receive degrees at Language Schools commencement August 17, 2009 – Linguistics expert Seiichi Makino gives commencement address, and receives honorary doctorate Bread Loaf Writers' Conference scholarship honors literary editor August 13, 2009 – Editor Carol Houck Smith, who passed away in 2008, was a longtime attendee at Bread Loaf National debate on health care comes to Monterey Institute August 13, 2009 – Congressman Sam Farr's town hall meeting attracts overflow crowd to Monterey's Irvine Auditorium 51 receive master's degrees during Bread Loaf commencement August 8 August 12, 2009 – The total for all four Bread Loaf campuses this summer, in Ripton, Oxford, Asheville and Santa Fe, is 87 graduate degrees Lacrosse Hall of Famer Peter Kohn dies after suffering heart attack August 5, 2009 – Longtime team manager at Middlebury never recovered from heart attack on August 1 Middlebury holds Language Schools commencement on August 14 August 3, 2009 – Distinguished language scholar Seiichi Makino to deliver the commencement address Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers' Conference takes place August 12-23 July 29, 2009 – Readings and lectures free and open to the public Fulbright Foundation awards scholarships to five from Middlebury July 24, 2009 – Research topics include the Alps in Swiss art, Catholics and Muslims in Morocco, and Germany's 'War of Annihilation' 'No-mow' zones help College trim costs and carbon emissions [video] July 23, 2009 – Meadows sprout on campus where once trimmed grass grew Professor to present lecture on self-sufficient living at the Vermont Folklife Center July 22, 2009 – Summer issue of New England Review features fiction, poetry and prose July 17, 2009 – Middlebury College literary publication includes new and well known writers Thirteen Middlebury grads picked to 'Teach For America' over next two years July 14, 2009 – College ranks sixth on list of small colleges in providing grads to 2009-10 teaching corps Lessons from an octopus: student studies invertebrate learning [video] July 10, 2009 – The surprisingly wily creatures offer insight into how learning takes place. Lessons from an octopus: student studies invertebrate learning July 10, 2009 – The surprisingly wily creatures offer insight into how learning takes place. Middlebury hosts Language Schools Symposium July 10-11 July 7, 2009 – Weekend of events, focusing on value of language acquisition, includes panel discussion and presentations of graduate students' research 'Top 10' list features highlights of the summer season at Middlebury July 6, 2009 – List for 2009 includes one event for each language, plus a 'VP's Pick' Two Chinese soloists to perform traditional music on July 11 July 2, 2009 – Concert is free and open to the public Topping 60% in alumni giving participation, College earns $1 million gift July 2, 2009 – For fifth straight year, College alumni set a record for annual giving participation Three Middlebury students honored by Center for Research on Vermont July 1, 2009 – Research projects focus on Vermont education, society and politics. Middlebury ranks second nationally in Directors' Cup for Division III June 22, 2009 – With Williams just ahead of the Panthers, and Amherst in third, NESCAC sweeps the top three spots Middlebury graduate receives Vermont Community Foundation fellowship June 19, 2009 – Two-year Philanthropic Engagement Fellowship is a new collaboration between foundation and Middlebury College College-affiliated theater group announces summer Off Broadway plays June 19, 2009 – The repertory theatre company's month-long residency starting June 30 will mark its third season in New York City. Bread Loaf School of English begins summer sessions June 23 June 18, 2009 – Sessions on four campuses feature internationally renowned faculty, including poet Paul Muldoon, literary critic Isobel Armstrong and playwright Dare Clubb Middlebury language program for pre-college students begins June 28 June 16, 2009 – Physics Department invites public to observatory open house nights June 15, 2009 – All open house nights are free and open to the public, but will only take place if mostly clear skies are expected. Nine Saturdays, nine films, nine languages: Summer film festival under way June 12, 2009 – All films are free and open to the public Middlebury athletics department works to promote sustainable culture June 11, 2009 – Green mission statement has coaches, athletes and administrators helping College reach goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2016 Middlebury awards Fellowships in Environmental Journalism for 2009 June 10, 2009 – Winning proposals include walking the Ganges and assessing Cuba's environmental legacy College supports students' summer work with endowed internship funds June 8, 2009 – Interns will affectt lives worldwide, from Asia to South America and from Maine to California Middlebury Language Schools to begin summer sessions in June June 2, 2009 – Vermont campus and Mills College to welcome students College's Axinn Center at Starr Library wins awards for sustainable design June 1, 2009 – Society for College and University Planning and Boston Society of Architects recognize facility Middlebury board of trustees approves promotions for faculty members May 28, 2009 – Noah Graham (Physics), Bert Johnson (Political Science), and Amy Morsman (History) promoted to associate professor; 13 promoted to full professor Middlebury's Class of 2009 urged to be a force for positive change May 24, 2009 – Gary Hirshberg, six others awarded honorary degrees, and more than 500 members of the Class of 2009 receive their diplomas Faculty update: Journal examines Muslims and the state, post-9/11 May 21, 2009 – From the president's office, news about recent accomplishments and publications by Middlebury's faculty Commencement 2009: Seven to receive honorary degrees on May 24 May 19, 2009 – Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, commencement speaker, to be honored along with Betty and David Jones, John and Bonnie McCardell, Frank Sesno and Clara Yu Middlebury's Bread Loaf Writers' Conference awards 2009 literary prizes May 15, 2009 – Winners in poetry, fiction and nonfiction will have works published and receive Bread Loaf fellowships Men's lacrosse tops Wesleyan and advances to national semifinal May 17 May 14, 2009 – Panthers will travel to Cortland for semifinals, with a trip to national championship game at Gillette Stadium on the line How did you get here? Student journalists present 15 stories from their peers May 12, 2009 – Newly established Fellowship in Narrative Journalism creates audio-visual exhibition; you can also hear the stories on the blog New space for queer studies is one student's legacy May 12, 2009 – Christine Bachman '09 reflects on the growth of the fledgling academic discipline. 'Applying to College' workshop offered on June 5 by Admissions Office May 11, 2009 – Annual workshop is free to Vermont high school students, registration required Students honored at 16th annual Public Service Leadership Awards event May 7, 2009 – Student-volunteers recognized for their service to Special Olympics, Burmese refugees, climate change and other causes Middlebury men's rugby captures second Division II national championship May 2, 2009 – Panthers, also Division II champs in 2007, defeat Georgetown in semis and Wisconsin in championship game at Stanford Student, professor land $50K state grant for iPhone start-up business May 1, 2009 – Team is working on product to help iPhone software developers Dance program to feature Vermont choreographers May 1 and 2 May 1, 2009 – Dance program's spring concert, at CFA Dance Theatre, will include work by Ellen Smith and Paul Besaw Two Middlebury seniors awarded Compton Mentor Fellowships [Video] May 1, 2009 – Prestigious environmental fellowship funds a year of service Master pianist Paul Lewis to round out season at Middlebury May 8 April 30, 2009 – Senior earns Watson Fellowship for year-long study of island cultures [video] April 30, 2009 – Aylie Baker plans to use audio storytelling to aid discussions of sustainability Updates from Middlebury College on swine influenza April 30, 2009 – A note from Augustus Jordan, acting dean of the College, with links to sites for more information Middlebury's school in Mainz, Germany, celebrates 50th on May 11 [video] April 29, 2009 – Program helped shape and define Middlebury's study abroad Middlebury senior named to USA Today's All-USA Academic First Team April 28, 2009 – Classics scholar has raised nearly $200,000 for multiple sclerosis cure NASA's James Hansen speaks at climate change workshop May 1-3 [video] April 28, 2009 – Top scholars, activists will gather to discuss 'getting to 350' Middlebury team places first at 2009 computer programming competition April 27, 2009 – Team of three students wins for the third straight year Women's and men's lacrosse teams advance to NESCAC semifinals April 26, 2009 – Men defeat Amherst, 16-7, and will host NESCAC championship weekend, May 2-3; women run past Bates, 18-4, and will play Colby at Tufts on May 2 College receives NSF grant for genetics research and science education April 26, 2009 – Biology professor Jeremy Ward designs five-year project for students at College and at local schools Historian and author to speak April 30 on 'America in the Middle East' April 23, 2009 – Lecture is free and open to the public Registration for fall semester 2009 takes place April 22-May 1 April 22, 2009 – For more information on registration, check out the registrar's Web site: go/registrar Student co-authors N.Y. Times op-ed column on democracy in Afghanistan April 20, 2009 – Haseeb Humayoon, a senior at Middlebury College, and his co-author challenge U.S. and the world to support democracy and women's rights in Afghanistan Ambassador to Moscow opens residence to Middlebury, Monterey guests April 20, 2009 – U.S. Ambassador John Beyrle, a Russian School alumnus, to host students and alumni at historic Spaso House on April 29 Legendary pianist Ivan Moravec returns to Middlebury to perform April 19 April 17, 2009 – Author Adina Hoffman lectures April 23 on the life of Palestinian poet April 17, 2009 – 'Galilee, 1948: History as Mystery' is the title of talk on Taha Muhammad Ali National Wildlife Federation honors Middlebury for carbon reduction efforts April 16, 2009 – Award given for 'real-world solutions toward carbon neutrality' Town, College break ground April 14 on second Otter Creek bridge April 15, 2009 – New span at Cross Street designed to improve safety and traffic; completion due in November 2010 Senior dance majors present 'The Otherwise Forgotten' on April 17 & 18 April 13, 2009 – Performance is the senior thesis work of Yina Ng and Simon Thomas-Train Spring student symposium April 17 showcases undergraduate research [Video] April 13, 2009 – April 17 events are free and open to the public. Author and historian David Hackett Fischer to speak April 19 April 11, 2009 – Lecture to help celebrate Lake Champlain's Quadricentennial Middlebury College is subject of Fortune magazine article April 10, 2009 – Middlebury students and faculty earn Vermont Campus Compact awards April 9, 2009 – John Elder, Bill McKibben and senior Ria Shroff among award winners College dining staff featured in student's portrait exhibit [video] April 8, 2009 – Exhibit at 51 Main extended through Saturday, May 2. Wall Street Journal editor speaks April 13 on financial crisis and the media April 7, 2009 – WSJ economics editor David Wessel delivers annual van de Velde lecture; event is free and open to the public In April 13 lecture, cosmologist explores our understanding of the universe April 7, 2009 – Lecture by theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, 'Our Miserable Future: Life in an Ever-Expanding Universe,' is free and open to the public Environmental artist speaks April 7 on 'Picturing the Earth' April 6, 2009 – Stacy Levy will speak in the Franklin Environmental Center at 4:30 p.m. Screening and discussion of documentary 'Wings of Defeat' on April 16 April 6, 2009 – Film looks behind the scenes of the World War II Kamikaze bombers Senior becomes Middlebury's first men's basketball All-American March 30, 2009 – Middlebury's Ben Rudin, NESCAC player of the year, named to second team by National Association of Basketball Coaches College Choir performs its spring tour concert program at CFA on March 30 March 30, 2009 – In the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall, the Middlebury College Choir performs the concert program from their spring break tour, which took them to Hartford, Boston, and New York Panel of professional athletes to discuss issues of sustainability in sport April 7 March 25, 2009 – Dhani Jones, Natalie Spilger and Alex Wolff to participate Observatory open house April 3 marks International Year of Astronomy March 25, 2009 – Event is free and open to the public Co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility speaks April 7 March 25, 2009 – International advocate Helen Calidicott to discuss medical and ecological implications of nuclear power Students create green video messages for 'Planet Forward' project March 24, 2009 – New social networking video site focuses on energy and climate change Coach, players receive post-season honors from coaches' associations March 23, 2009 – Basketball coach Jeff Brown and senior guard Ben Rudin honored; Randi Dumont from women's hockey picked as first-team All America; Jamie McKenna of men's hockey team named to second team Symposium on race and gender in global economy takes place April 3-4 March 17, 2009 – Lecture and discussions are free and open to the public Philanthropist challenges college students to actively encourage peace [video] March 17, 2009 – One Middlebury project awarded funding; President Liebowitz's office funds additional project Sisters in Sport: everyone wins in this fast-break mentoring program March 16, 2009 – Women's hockey hosts NCAA championship at Kenyon Arena March 20-21 March 16, 2009 – Panthers play Wisconsin-River Falls in consolation game at 3:30 p.m. on March 21, while Amherst and Elmira play for national title at 7 p.m. Geology professor is named recipient of the 2009 Perkins Award March 13, 2009 – David West's excellence in teaching is inspired by fieldwork and the ancient geological history of Vermont Second year of data released in national study of athletics, academics March 9, 2009 – Middlebury mathematics professor a lead researcher in study College conveys Citizen's Medals to three local residents March 6, 2009 – Peg Martin, Ken Perine, and Ann Ross are cited as exemplars of community service Socially responsible entrepreneur to deliver commencement address May 24 March 6, 2009 – Gary Hirshberg, president, chairman and CEO of leading organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farm, has been an inspiration to many Individual stars come together to perform as the Johannes Quartet March 19 March 6, 2009 – Soovin Kim, Jessica Lee, Choong-Jin Chang and Peter Stumpf form ensemble Men's basketball team hosts NCAA tournament game on March 7 March 6, 2009 – Panthers take on Bridgewater State at Pepin Gym at 7 p.m., with live video feed available on the Web Governor's maple tree-tapping takes place March 6 on Middlebury campus March 4, 2009 – Public is invited to sample Vermont maple products and see if sap will flow Rising star violinist Arabella Steinbacher to perform March 13 March 2, 2009 – Pianist Robert Kulek will accompany Middlebury Nordic ski team looks to veggie oil for a greener ride [video] March 2, 2009 – Eco-friendly truck hauls people and equipment trailer Quidditch campaign hopes to sweep up PR Week award March 5 March 2, 2009 – Middlebury Quidditch Club named finalist in "Promotional Event of the Year" category Men's basketball team defeats Amherst to win first NESCAC championship March 1, 2009 – With 77-68 victory, the Panthers (24-3) earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament Nearly 200 students head to D.C. for climate action events Feb. 28-March 2 February 26, 2009 – Students will participate in Powershift '09 and Capitol Climate Action Faculty update: Jay Parini's latest explores books that changed America February 24, 2009 – From the president's office, news about recent accomplishments and publications by Middlebury's faculty Dance sensation Ronald K. Brown and Evidence perform March 6 & 7 February 22, 2009 – 2009 College Convocation Series presents the 'Planetwalker' on March 3 February 21, 2009 – Lecture is free and open to the public Co-founder of Partners In Health Paul Farmer to speak Feb. 28 February 21, 2009 – The medical anthropologist will discuss health and human rights Former NPR Middle East correspondent Sarah Chayes to speak March 6 February 20, 2009 – After Taliban fall, Chayes launched Kandahar-based business to deter opium production Think globally, heat locally: College celebrates opening of biomass plant February 20, 2009 – Bill McKibben paints a dark picture but praises the College for 'environmental activism' Monterey Institute appoints new academic leadership team February 11, 2009 – President Sunder Ramaswamy announces appointments of Renee Jourdenais, Yuwei Shi, and Tate Miller as new MIIS deans President discusses higher education's financial challenges on NPR show February 10, 2009 – Listen to Ron Liebowitz's appearance on 'Talk of the Nation' Feb. 10 with National Public Radio's Neal Conan and Claudio Sanchez Penguins and climate change focus for biologist's lecture on Feb. 24 February 10, 2009 – University of Washington conservation biologist Dee Boersma to deliver 2009 Scott Margolin '99 Lecture in Environmental Affairs Middlebury hosts 2009 Vermont A Cappella Summit on February 21 February 6, 2009 – Workshops, professional instruction and concert all open to the public Bill McKibben to speak at launch of College biomass plant Feb. 19 February 5, 2009 – Reception, lecture and tours are free and open to the public 86th annual Middlebury College Winter Carnival takes place Feb. 19-22 February 2, 2009 – Public invited to attend outdoor events, ice show and ski races Middlebury College student group presents Reverend Al Sharpton Feb. 11 February 1, 2009 – Event is part of the Middlebury College Activities Board's annual speaker series and is free and open to the public State Department official speaks Feb. 13 on 'The Idea That is America' February 1, 2009 – Lecture at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater by Anne-Marie Slaughter, State Department's director of policy planning, is free and open to the public Orientation for February first-year students runs through Feb. 8 January 31, 2009 – February Orientation Web site includes schedule, frequently asked questions and more Mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn to perform Feb. 14 January 30, 2009 – Monterey president emeritus on hand in Oval Office for Guantanamo signing January 28, 2009 – Retired U.S. Army General Robert Gard invited to ceremony along with other top officers who advocated an end to the use of torture Student exhibit 'The Sum is Greater' opens on Jan. 29 at 51 Main January 27, 2009 – Event is free and open to the public Decorated Adirondack chairs to be auctioned off for charity on Feb. 1 January 26, 2009 – College teams up with local artists to help Addison County Parent/Child Center Annual ski-down procession at Middlebury College Snow Bowl on Jan. 31 January 21, 2009 – Mid-year graduates participate in special celebration Film shot in Cuba by Middlebury graduate to be screened on Jan. 27 January 20, 2009 – Event Calendar Listing Concert and inauguration events wrap up MLK observance January 19 & 20 January 19, 2009 – Concert at 7 p.m. in Mead Chapel on Jan. 19; inauguration to be screened at 11 a.m. on Jan. 20 at several spots on campus Middlebury students honor the legacy of Dr. King with Day of Service January 19, 2009 – Students and staff volunteer for community service projects At nytimes.com: Colleges turn to wood chips for heat, and education January 15, 2009 – New York Times blog, Green Inc., focuses on College's new biomass heating plant Middlebury College rises to third place in annual Peace Corps rankings January 13, 2009 – With 21 volunteers in 2009, Middlebury moves up from a tie for 16th in the rankings a year ago; 443 Middlebury grads have served as volunteers over the years Firefly project hopes to light up the night with wind power January 15-17 January 12, 2009 – New on the Web: Explore what diversity means; find news, blogs, and videos January 7, 2009 – New sites for 2009 offer a closer look at diversity, and easier access to the latest headlines, blogs, videos, and more Leading mezzo-soprano performs January 16 at Center for the Arts January 5, 2009 – Program by Bernarda Fink and pianist Anthony Spiri will feature works by Schubert and Dvorák Men's hockey team hosts Holiday Classic at Kenyon Arena January 3 and 4 December 30, 2008 – On Sunday, Middlebury meets St. Anselm in consolation game at 1 p.m., and New England College plays Curry in championship at 4 p.m.