News Room News Stories 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 Institute Site Editor Log On News Room Home » News Room » People Search the News Room Frank Winkler Receives NASA Funding March 28, 2017 – Emeritus Professor of Physics will continue his collaborative research with NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute and Australian National University. Evelin Toth Receives Watson Fellowship March 22, 2017 – The Middlebury senior will travel to five countries over the next year to study climate change adaptation strategies. David Provost Named Business Person of the Year March 21, 2017 – The Burlington Business Association recently announced the honor for Middlebury's vice president for finance and administration. Gabriella Valdivieso ’20 Wins 2017 Fraker Prize March 14, 2017 – Annual award is presented for excellence in writing on a topic related to gender, sexuality, and feminist studies. Jeff Munroe Receives Fulbright for Research in Austria March 13, 2017 – Geology professor will collaborate with one of the world’s leading cave researchers. Tom Manley Receives Lintilhac Funding March 8, 2017 – The additional funding will extend Manley's research on mapping the bottom of Lake Champlain. Eilat Glikman Receives NASA Funding March 8, 2017 – Support will aid the physicist's research using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope. Kareem Khalifa Wins ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship March 8, 2017 – Support will fund a year of research at the Institute for Liberal Arts at Emory University. Eilat Glikman Named Cottrell Scholar February 23, 2017 – Assistant professor of physics received the award from the Research Corporation, which supports early career academic scientists. Students Job-Shadow L.A. Entertainment Industry Leaders February 15, 2017 – WCAX highlights the weeklong CCI-sponsored ‘L.A. Trek’. Paula Schwartz Receives Fulbright Research Grant February 15, 2017 – The professor of French will further her study of communist women's resistance to Hitler during World War II. Grant Will Support Study of Lake Champlain Resilience January 26, 2017 – Pat Manley and Tom Manley of the geology department will collaborate with UVM scientists and Middlebury students on this five-year program. Guntram Herb to Attend Digital Native American and Indigenous Studies workshop January 24, 2017 – Workshop is slated for May in Indianapolis. MBA Students Win International Case Competition in Davos January 19, 2017 – Four students from the Middlebury Institute’s MBA program won the international Business for a Better World Case Competition in Davos, Switzerland. Noah Graham Named Cottrell Scholar January 19, 2017 – The award, granted by the Research Corporation, will enable the physics professor to further his research at Middlebury. Prof. Frank Winkler Receives NASA Research Funding January 17, 2017 – Emeritus professor's collaborative study will focus on understanding the remnants of exploded stars in the "Fireworks Galaxy." Emily Proctor to Serve as Dean of Curriculum January 13, 2017 – The mathematics professor will fill the role for one year during Dean of Curriculum Suzanne Gurland's upcoming sabbatical. Four Middlebury Alumni on Forbes 30 Under 30 List January 10, 2017 – The annual listing notes up-and-coming professionals across 20 categories. Professor, Student Write About 'New Millennial Republicans' December 20, 2016 – In an op-ed, Hayden Dublois ’17 and Professor David Colander look at the way forward for vastly outnumbered college Republicans. Emily Miller Named Business and Financial Operations Analyst December 16, 2016 – In a newly created role, Miller will work closely with International Programs and the Language Schools. Middlebury Alumna Named Schwarzman Scholar December 2, 2016 – The award will provide full funding for Naina Qayyum ’15 to earn a master's degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Dean of Students Shares Research on Gender Identity in India November 30, 2016 – Baishakhi Taylor sees progress in cultural awareness and support for India's transgender population. Political Science Major Earns Marshall Scholarship November 29, 2016 – Hasher Nisar ’16.5 won the prestigious award for graduate study in the U.K. Christal Brown Receives Dance Funding November 28, 2016 – A grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts will support Brown's Opulence of Integrity tour. Rebecca Mitchell Honored for Her Book November 21, 2016 – ASEEES announces award at annual convention. Jason Mittell Named Fellow at Peabody Awards’ New Media Center November 20, 2016 – Mittell is one of six television and media studies faculty who will serve in the inaugural class of Peabody Fellow Scholars. Michelle McCauley Receives Funding to Teach at Danish Institute November 20, 2016 – Psychology professor will teach a course titled "Environmental Problems and Human Behavior" during her upcoming leave. Elsa Alvarado ’18 Awarded Gilman Scholarship November 19, 2016 – State Department award will fund the Middlebury junior's study abroad project in the spring of 2017. Eilat Glikman Receives NASA Funding November 18, 2016 – Assistant professor of physics will lead a three-year research project on quasars with colleagues from other institutions. Volleyball Coach Sarah Raunecker ’92 Earns 400th Win November 7, 2016 – Raunecker ’92, who is in her 22nd season, improved her career mark to 400-217 on November 5. What To Do the Morning After the Election November 4, 2016 – In an opinion piece for the Harford Courant, Krista Karlson ’17 reflects on what we can do to address what has so divided us as a country. Collinwood Fire Film Wins Awards at Vermont Film Festival October 25, 2016 – The short animated film produced by Middlebury staff and students won "most innovative film" and "best use of archival footage." Middlebury's Seymour Is a World-Class Barrel Horse Rider October 12, 2016 – Christine Seymour, a custodian in Facilities Services, will be competing later this month in her eighth world barrel racing championship. Transitions in Student Life October 4, 2016 – Vice President Katy Smith Abbott has announced four personnel transitions in the Student Life staff. Linda and Ira Schiffer Are United Way Co-Chairs October 3, 2016 – The long-time Middlebury staff members are heading up the countywide campaign to raise $650,000 for vital social services. Model U.N. Team Jumps in National Rankings September 27, 2016 – A top 30 ranking after the 2015-16 academic year puts the Middlebury team in the company of much larger universities. Carlos Velez-Blasini Receives Grant for Psychology Resesarch September 21, 2016 – Study will look at the impacts of social networking sites on human behaviors. Naila Baloch To Be Keynote Speaker at Vermont Women in Higher Education Event September 19, 2016 – Annual awards dinner will celebrate three women who have made significant contributions to higher education in Vermont. New Book by Richard Saunders Explores America's Enduring Love of Portraiture September 19, 2016 – The richly illustrated book offers a history of American portraiture from the colonial era to the present. NSF Equipment Grant for Geology Department September 9, 2016 – New laser technology will enhance the department's research capabilities. Rachel Hynson Named C3 Research and Program Associate September 8, 2016 – C3-Creating Connections Consortium associate will be based in Middlebury. NEH Grant Will Fund Videographic Criticism Workshops September 6, 2016 – Two faculty members from the Film and Media Culture department will continue a program they first launched in the summer of 2015. New Faculty Book Explores Charter School Fact vs. Rhetoric September 5, 2016 – Assistant Professor of Education Tara Affolter coedited The Charter School Solution with Jamel K. Donnor. Clarissa Parker Receives NIH Grant To Map Genes in Mice; Study Could Inform Drug Abuse Prevention in Humans August 29, 2016 – Psychology professor's research project will engage six undergraduates. Seven Faculty Members Receive Grants from Vermont Genetics Network August 4, 2016 – The 2016-17 grants were awarded to faculty in biology, chemistry and biochemistry, neuroscience, physics, and psychology. Digital Liberal Arts Welcomes New Postdoctoral Fellow July 26, 2016 – Kristina Golubiewski-Davis begins her one-year fellowship August 22. Cheryl Mullins Named to Porter Medical Center Board of Directors July 25, 2016 – Mullins will replace Patrick Norton, who has accepted a new position at Tulane University. Will Amidon Receives NSF Support for Research July 25, 2016 – Seven undergraduates will participate in the three-year geology project. Frank Winkler Receives Grant for Black Hole Research July 14, 2016 – The professor emeritus of physics will be examining an unusual black hole in the southern spiral galaxy M83. Clarissa Parker Publishes Groundbreaking Genetics Study July 6, 2016 – Journal Nature Genetics describes new method to vastly accelerate process of gene identification in mice. Athletics Welcomes New Head Baseball Coach June 22, 2016 – Mike Leonard, head coach at Bates for six years, will replace longtime coach Bob Smith. Will Amidon Receives ACS PRF Research Grant June 20, 2016 – One of the goals of Amidon's research is to study erosion in the Northeastern U.S. AnGayle Vasiliou Receives Grant for Sulphur Chemistry Research June 14, 2016 – Six Middlebury undergraduates will be working with Vasiliou on the project. Molly Anderson Delivers Talk on Activism and Food Studies June 13, 2016 – The food studies professor gave the keynote lecture at a conference in Italy. Uricaru Receives Major Grant for Film Project June 10, 2016 – Film and Media Culture professor Ioana Uricaru has won production funding from the Romanian National Film Center for a film currently in development. James Fitzsimmons Wins Gladstone Award for Teaching Excellence June 9, 2016 – Prize will fund a collaborative archaeology project with students during J-term ’17. Econ Class Raises Thousands for Local Charity June 4, 2016 – Prof. Jeff Carpenter's class tested whether free lottery tickets would be a postitive or negative incentive for giving. Matthew Dickerson Essay Featured in Written River June 2, 2016 – Dickerson's article in the annual journal describes a nature-writing course he taught in Alaska last summer. Athletic Trainer Sue Murphy to Retire After 40-Year Career June 2, 2016 – Colleagues noted her passion, consistency, and great sense of humor. Elizabeth Lee ‘17 Receives James E. Webb Internship May 31, 2016 – Lee will spend the summer doing research at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Patrick Norton Named COO of Tulane University May 23, 2016 – In an announcement to all faculty and staff, Middlebury President Laurie Patton praised Norton for his 13 years of service. Shawna Shapiro Receives Grant for Work with Vermont Nepali Bhutanese Community May 20, 2016 – The Vermont Humanities Council grant will support heritage language programs in and around Burlington. Nick Muller Receives EPA Funding for Research May 19, 2016 – The economics professor will conduct climate and energy research over the next academic year and during the next three summers. Lorraine Besser Receives Grant for Happiness and Well-being Study May 18, 2016 – The philosophy professor will work with a collaborator to explore questions around "the good life." Ioana Uricaru Wins Berlin Prize for Filmmaking Project May 17, 2016 – The film and media culture professor will spend the fall in Germany, researching for her upcoming World War II film Paperclip. Staff Recognition Awards May 17, 2016 – Staff Recognition Awards will be conferred on June 2 in Crossroads Cafe. Student Governmnent Confers Appreciation Awards to Dickinson, Herrera May 13, 2016 – Professor Matt Dickinson and Associate Director Herrera are selected by student leaders for individual honors. Men’s Crew Team Boasts Two Winners at New England Rowing Championships May 3, 2016 – The varsity four took home a New England title for the first time since 1995. Four Students, Three Faculty Present at Spanish Sociolinguistics Workshop April 25, 2016 – Middlebury was well represented at the 8th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics. Professor Pat Manley Receives Whiting Foundation Fellowship April 22, 2016 – The geology professor will study geologic locations in England and Scotland this summer. Grant Will Fund Tom Manley's Lake Champlain Research April 21, 2016 – The Lintilhac grant will fund Manley's continued research on mapping the bottom of the lake. Naila Baloch to Give Commencement Address at Lyndon State College April 20, 2016 – Middlebury's Chaplaincy Fellow and Muslim student advisor will speak on May 15. Professor Bill Hart Receives Grant for Freeman Research April 15, 2016 – Grant will support research in Princeton University's rare books collection during his academic leave in 2016-17. Laurie Patton Receives Choate Alumni Award April 14, 2016 – Patton is the first Choate Rosemary Hall graduate to lead a college or university. Professor Jon Isham Will Spend Coming Year in Ghana on Fulbright April 13, 2016 – On a teaching/research fellowship, Isham will be based at Ashesi University College. Professor Steve Abbott Receives Grant for Stoppard Research April 12, 2016 – Mathematics professor is researching for his forthcoming book, Mathematics as Art in Contemporary Theater. Kareem Khalifa Awarded Grant for Philosophy Research at University of Pittsburgh April 11, 2016 – Khalifa will spend the fall semester on a visiting fellowship from the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Grant Will Fund Faculty Fellowship in Iran April 8, 2016 – Assistant Professor of Religion Ata Anzali will spend the next academic year conducting research in Iran through a Roshan Institute fellowship. Two Faculty Members Awarded NASA Grants April 6, 2016 – Eilat Glikman and Frank Winkler will continue their astrophysics research with the new grant funding. Michael Katz Wins Outstanding Scholarship Award April 5, 2016 – American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages recognizes the longtime Middlebury professor's work. Middlebury Honored as ‘Tree Campus’ April 4, 2016 – The Arbor Foundation has once again recognized Middlebury for its commitment to stewardship of its trees.