One Middlebury Fund Awards 11 Spring Grants

April 18, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Office of the Provost has announced its spring 2017 round of grants from the One Middlebury Fund. The grants support collaborative work among faculty at all of Middlebury’s programs, including the undergraduate college, institute, and its various schools.

The grants, which are awarded twice annually, help faculty pursue scholarly or professional development by taking advantage of the resources of another Middlebury site, or by collaborating with a colleague in another program.

This spring's collaborations include the following:

Amy Yuen, Political Science, Middlebury College – to invite Leonard (Sandy) Spector, the Washington, DC director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, to give a lecture on campus during the spring semester.

Matthew Dickerson, Computer Science, Middlebury College – to visit the Middlebury Institute to collaborate with Prof. Netta Avineri on the application of digital storytelling techniques to environmentally focused narratives.

Rebecca Bennette, History, Middlebury College – to visit the Middlebury-CMRS Oxford Humanities Program in order to collaborate with Oxford colleagues, and to learn more about the program in order to better advise Middlebury undergraduates about opportunities there.

Fernando de Sousa Rocha, Spanish and Portuguese, Middlebury College – to engage with university centers related to Afro-Brazilian communities during an upcoming trip to Brazil.

Scotty Hardwig, Dance, Middlebury College – for a week-long residency at the Middlebury Institute, where he will will lecture, offer workshops and performances, and demonstrate motion capture technology as a learning tool. 

Damascus Kafumbe, Music, Middlebury College – to visit the Middlebury Institute in order to share his work, Tuning the Kingdom: Kawuugulu Music, Politics, and Storytelling in Buganda, with the Institute community through a lecture, a performance, a workshop, and an author talk at the Middlebury Institute library.

Sarah Stroup, Political Science, Middlebury College and Ed Laurance, International Policy and Development, Middlebury Institute – for travel to the Middlebury Institute to continue Stroup's collaboration with Laurance, giving a lecture in his class, and working on the design of a shared module on policy development for incorporation in a course on each campus.

Netta Avineri, TESOL/TFL, Middlebury Institute – to attend the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s June Forum, and conduct a workshop on “nested interculturality.”

Portuguese Programs, Middlebury – to hold a meeting in July for the purpose of planning collaborative activities among Middlebury’s various Portuguese programs.

Dana Yeaton, Theater, Middlebury College – funding to travel to Monterey to collaborate with Bob Cole and Netta Avineri on digital storytelling, and to attend and possibly present at the CGC Summer Institute in Graduate Writing, held on the MIIS campus.

Svea Closser, Sociology and Anthropology, Middlebury College – to visit the Middlebury School in India in order to explore possibilities for developing a public health program in collaboration with the School in India.