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Postcard from the Chinese School

In another installment of our series from the Language Schools, we ask students of Chinese about their favorite characters.

Postcard from the School of Hebrew

In another installment of our summer Language School series, students from the School of Hebrew read Goodnight Moon.

Postcard from the French School

In another installment of our Language School series, French School students take part in a mock debate, capitalism vs. socialism.

80 Bikes. 100 Buyers. Go.

One Saturday morning, Middlebury's student-run bike shop sold off a collection of abandoned bikes. The sale began at 9. At 9:15, all bikes were gone.

Time Flies at Davis Library

Watch a 24-hour slice of life at the Davis Family Library, the academic hub of the campus, during exam week.

Seven Alumni Picked for NSF Fellowships

In its 2010 competition, the National Science Foundation awarded research fellowships to seven Middlebury graduates.

Spotlight on Student Research

A student guide takes us through the 2011 edition of the Spring Student Symposium, which celebrates undergraduate research and creativity.

Monterey Students Earn UN Fellowships

Nine out 16 graduate students chosen worldwide for the 2011 Translation and Terminology Fellowships at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva are from the Monterey Institute.

Solar Decathlon 'Uprising'

At the construction site near the College's Recycling Center, Middlebury's Solar Decathlon Team raised the first wall section for its solar-powered home.

Bittersweet End of the Line for Bread Loaf's Streetcar

We're following the progress of students at the Bread Loaf School of English who are studying 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' and watching a performance take shape.

Panther Teams Second in Director's Cup

Middlebury matched its best-ever finish in the nationwide competition among Division III schools, finishing as the runner-up.

Language Schools Award 139 Graduate Degrees

At Commencement for the Language Schools on August 12, Middlebury also presented an honorary doctorate to the Kress Foundation's Max Marmor.

Convocation 2011

Another academic year got under way with convocation in Mead Chapel, including an address by the president and a tenor solo that became a sing-along.

Monterey Launches Center for Blue Economy

New center at the Monterey Institute of International Studies aims to educate the next generation of leaders to sustainably manage world's oceans and coasts.

New Race Trail at Rikert

A new FIS-certified 5-kilometer racing trail is among the highlights for this winter at Middlebury College's Carroll and Jane Rikert Nordic Center.

A Dream Yet To Be Realized

In her keynote address for the Martin Luther King Celebration, Dr. Maisha Winn talks about how much of Dr. King's agenda remains unfinished.

Challenging Convention

With the evolving role of digital scholarship a hot topic in higher ed, a pair of Middlebury faculty find themselves at the forefront of the debate.

Men's Basketball Featured at SI.com

A story by SI's Alex Wolff examines the recent hoop success of Middlebury and MIT, two top-flight academic institutions now near the top of the D-III rankings.

Talking About 'Koch Brothers Exposed'
Stuff for Sale

As the semester wound down, a group of seniors set up a 'Senior Yard Sale,' to deal with things no longer needed, but too good to throw away. We caught a bit of the action.

Bread Loaf Awards 45 Master's Degrees

At Commencement on August 6 in Ripton, the Bread Loaf School of English also honored longtime director Jim Maddox and faculty member Michael Armstrong.

Reunion 2012: Emotional Ties
Diplomacy and the Arab Spring
Panthers Shine at NESCAC Track Championships

Thirteen titles included those by Mia Martinez, above, in the 100-meter hurdles, and Michael Schmidt in both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs.

Men's Golf Takes NESCAC Title

The men's golf team finished eight strokes ahead of runner-up Williams College and captured the automatic bid to the NCAA championships, to be held May 15-18 in Florida.

Arts Events Galore

Dance performances, musical recitals, theatre events, films, even a concert just for Mother's Day: There's a lot on tap this week at Middlebury's varied arts venues.

Scholarship & Fellowship Winners Announced
The Language of Gender Violence

Guest lecturer Jackson Katz told a large audience at Mead Chapel how common language is perpetuating gender violence.

The Love of the Game
Skiers Take NCAA Slalom Crown

At the NCAA ski championships in Montana, Middlebury won the men's slalom title and the Panthers were the top Division III school.

Pianist Paul Lewis Performs May 4

Concert by British artist, in the MCA Concert Hall at 8 p.m., is another in a series featuring works of Schubert, and closes out the 2011-12 Performing Arts Series.

'Serious Money' Plays May 3-5

Department of Theatre and Dance presents Caryl Churchill play that explores themes of greed, power, and politics.

Jazz Ensemble Performs May 5

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble, a student group, is 'Back Home Again' to play at the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall at 8 p.m.

Second Annual Bach Festival April 27-29

Three days of events celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach will bring together the town and the College.

Consequence: The Senior Dance Concert

Four seniors share their work as performers and choreographers in a concert April 20 and 21 at the MCA Dance Theatre.

Spring Student Symposium, April 19-20
Moliere's 'The Imaginary Invalid' Plays April 12-14

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents an adaptation by Jay Dunn '00 of the play that explores the French dramatist's final hours, re-envisioned for the modern stage.

Pavel Haas Quartet Returns April 13

The award-winning group will play music of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Schubert in a free performance in the MCA Concert Hall on April 13 at 8 p.m.

Staying Relevant, Making a Difference
Middlebury Celebrates Commencement

Commencement speaker Chris Waddell '91, Paralympic hall of famer, and five others receive degrees along with the Class of 2011 on May 22. Full story.

Winter Commencement at Monterey

Eighty-eight students from 16 countries graduated on December 10 from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Acclaimed Elias String Quartet to Perform March 21

Performing Arts Series presents the young U.K.-based group at the Mahaney Center concert hall.

Abraham.In.Motion Performs March 16-17

Choreographer and dancer Kyle Abraham explores identity and personal history in 'The Radio Show' at the MCA Dance Theatre, Friday and Saturday night at 8.

The Macho Paradox

Lecture and workshop March 12 and 13 will feature author Jackson Katz, who founded Mentors in Violence Prevention, to enlist men in the fight against gender violence.

Men's Basketball Falls in NCAA Sectional
Cellist Performs in MCA on March 8
Oscar Wao, Latinas, and Coming of Age

Join Writer in Residence Julia Alvarez '71, Dean of the College Shirley Collado, and Aya Gallego '13 in a cross-generational discussion on Latinas, Latinos, migration, and coming-of-age, March 5 at 7 p.m. in Crossroads Cafe.

Pianist Performs at MCA on March 2

Scottish musician Steven Osborne will play solo piano works by Ravel in the Concert Hall of the Mahaney Center for the Arts at 8 p.m.

Middlebury Builds on Language Leadership

Middlebury College and K12 Inc. create online language learning business and expand language academies.

Winter Carnival 2012!

Ski competition, an ice show, the Winter Carnival Ball and much more are on tap for the 89th edition of Winter Carnival, February 23-26.

Classical Guitarist Performs February 21

Xuefei Yang returns to Middlebury's Performing Arts Series to perform a beautiful concert of works by Bach, Regondi, Brouwer, Chopin, and Albeniz.

Hairspray: The Making of a J-term Musical

We go behind the scenes to chronicle this year's winter term musical production, which involved 45 students, plus faculty, staff, and community members.

February Celebration Under Way

The celebration for Middlebury's midyear graduates takes place February 2-4 on campus and at the Snow Bowl.

A Mountain of Work

There's plenty to do at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl each summer, and mowing trails is just a small part of the job.

Ten Years of Friendship

The Friends of International Students Host Program recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of connections between Middlebury students and the community.

Leave Your Assumptions at the Door
A Nation of Entrepreneurs

Claudia Fritsche, ambassador to the U.S. for tiny-but-powerful Liechtenstein, spoke at an International Studies Colloquium at the Rohatyn Center last week.

FFW 2011: A Classic Journey

During Fall Family Weekend, the classics department sponsored its seventh annual marathon reading; this year, the text was Homer's Odyssey.

VIP Day on the Mall for Solar Decathlon Team

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was among the visitors to the Middlebury Solar Decathlon team's home on the Mall during 'VIP Day.'

Class Time, Part II
Student Leadership Awards for 2011
Five Things We Love About MiddLab
Just Like David and Goliath

In a season of unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, a lecture at Middlebury on nonviolent grassroots movements hits home.

The Politics of Play

Sportswriter and broadcaster Dave Zirin brought his iconoclastic views to Middlebury for a talk entitled, 'Sports and Resistance in the United States: A Political Legacy.'

Voice Over Middlebury

As telecommunications technology has changed, one thing at Middlebury has remained the same: The first voice that callers to the College hear.

Everyone Can Dance

The Big Action Performance Ensemble brings its community-based dance performance to Middlebury's Town Hall Theater on March 18 and 19.

Prepare to Launch

A winter term course, 'Vermont Waters: Maritime History and Aquatic Culture of the Champlain Valley,' included the construction of a simple boat once used by farmers for trapping.

College Sells Building to High-tech Business Incubator
Professor Appears on The Daily Show

Allison Stanger, a professor of political science, discusses her book, One Nation Under Contract, on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Carp: It's What's for Lunch

Middlebury's Proctor dining hall, 'the kitchen with a cause,' exposes students to Asian carp, as an entree and an issue.

Write Your Own Adventure

A winter term class sent students out of the classroom to experience, document and produce their own adventure stories.

So You Think You Can Dance?

Dance Company performs and blogs its way through the Dominican Republic.

Whistle While You Workshop
The Buzz at the Bridge

Find out what's up at 51 Main at the Bridge, Middlebury College's downtown restaurant and nightspot.

Student Honored as 'Groundbreaker'

Glamour Magazine included senior Shabana Basij-Rasikh on its list of 'Top 10 College Women.' The Today Show took note.

Class Time

Recent Middlebury graduates report on their experiences with the Teach for America program in schools across the country.

Russian Pianist Performs January 13

Rustem Hayroudinoff returns to the Performing Arts Series with a concert Friday, January 13, at 8 p.m. in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Four Faculty Members Promoted

Daniel Brayton (English and American literatures), Suzanne Gurland (psychology), Larry Hamberlin (music), and Hang Du (Chinese), have been promoted to the rank of associate professor.

Lessons and Carols on December 11

A holiday tradition at Middlebury celebrates its 40th anniversary, with two services in Mead Chapel, at 4 and 7 p.m.

Encore for Christianne Stotijn

The Dutch mezzo-soprano returns to perform with pianist Julius Drake in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall on December 2 at 8 p.m.

Middlebury at the Copenhagen climate summit

During last fall's U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, Middlebury students, faculty and alumni were helping to shape the debate.

Scene on Campus: The Last Day

Capturing the final day of the 2011 academic year, May 22, as the graduates and their families are heading home.

Dancers Perform 'Climbing the World Tree'
'The Art of Success' Opens November 17

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents a play, based on the life of artist William Hogarth, directed by Richard Romagnoli, November 17-19 in the Seeler Studio Theatre.

China Town Hall on November 16

China Town Hall is a national day of programming involving 50 cities across the U.S., including lectures on U.S.-China relations and environmental politics in China, starting at Dana Auditorium at 4 p.m.

Solar Decathlon Celebration on November 15

Middlebury dedicates Self-Reliance, the home built for the Solar Decathlon, today at 4 p.m. on Porter Field Road, with refreshments to follow at Crossroads Cafe in McCullough.