Tuesday, March 28, 2023

  • Earth’s Materials: Perennial Perspectives in the Arts

    Earth’s Materials: Perennial Perspectives in the Arts, a group exhibit of curated art, represents diverse responses from artists working in a variety of media that reflect, respond, and rejoice in the earth, our roots, and our relationships.

    Please join us for the exhibit opening on Friday, April 7, 2023, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., including a panel discussion from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. that evening. The event is free and open to the public. 

    Town Hall Theater, Jackson Gallery

    Open to the Public
  • Tackling ‘the World’s Most Challenging Problems’ in our classes - Climate Change

    Middlebury will be joining hundreds of educational institutions around the world (in more than 50 countries and most US states) in the Worldwide Teach-In on Climate Change during the week of March 27-31. Last year’s event included participation from more than 30 faculty - from Economics, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre, Arabic, Geology, Dance, Computer Science, English, and other fields, reaching (by some conservative estimates) over 400 students. This year we are hoping to reach the majority of our campus community!

    Davis Family Library Center for Teaching, Learning and Research

    Closed to the Public
  • Weekly Politics Luncheon

    Students and the public are invited to attend this weekly nonpartisan discussion of recent political events, hosted by Professor Matthew Dickinson. Held on most Tuesdays from 12:30-1:20 pm EST. Check the calendar for dates. No expertise assumed. All viewpoints welcome.

    This is both an in-person and a virtual event. To register to attend via Zoom, please contact Prof. Dickinson.

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public
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    Lunch with Dance Artist jumatatu m. poe

    Join dance artist jumatatu m. poe for a casual conversation about art making and life over lunch. Lunch provided, but please click on the related url to register! Registration needed by March 15th. Open to Middlebury students, faculty, and staff.

    Mahaney Arts Center Lower Lobby

    Closed to the Public
  • Let's Talk

    Let’s Talk offers students easy access to informal and confidential 25-minute consultations with a counselor. Drop-in hours take place weekly on a first come, first served basis. Offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Anderson Freeman Center, located in Carr Hall.

    Visit go/Lets-Talk or contact for additional information.

    Middlebury College

    Closed to the Public
  • Log Rolling Practice

    Log Rolling Practice! Come down to the Natatorium to join us at log rolling. Anyone and everyone is welcome, no experience is necessary. Log rolling is a fun sport where we try and stay on a log floating in water.

    Natatorium Shallow End

  • Therapy dog visits with Milo and Stella

    Come meet Milo and Stella, two therapy dogs on campus. They are ready for hugs and belly rubs, and you will be sure to leave with a smile.

    MCCullough Grille Foyer

    Closed to the Public
  • "What Can Digital Composition Provide for Historical Narration?” Talk by Shahzad Bashir of Brown University

    “This talk will focus on the ideas and processes that went into creation of the multimodal digital monograph A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures (MIT Press, 2022). I will emphasize that successful digital composition requires a close connection between the argument one wishes to make regarding one’s topic (in my case the relationship between Islam and time) and possibilities available in digital representation.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
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    Catherine Grant: Videographic Criticism as Cryptographic Film and Moving Image Studies

    Making video essays can often feel as much of a mysterious process as a scholarly or critical one. Weird things can often happen in the process of editing together sequences from films, television and audiovisual media; curious coincidences, felicitous discoveries, and striking disclosures can often happen because of the technical affordances of the editing platforms we use, or because of the the formal or aesthetic devices, dispositifs or audiovisual interfaces we construct.

    Axinn Center 232

    Open to the Public
  • Chromatic Tie-Dye Tuesday

    As a part of our recruitment process for social members, Chromatic is having a Tie-Dye Tuesday event! We will supply tie-dye materials and some white clothing for students! The goal of this event is to do a craft together where people can make clothing or accessory items that are reminiscent of their time at Chrome. This is a good way to bond and practice tie-dying techniques!

    Prescott House (Chromatic)

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    Sorrow, Tears and Blood: The Enduring Legacy of the Afrobeat Prophet

    Fela Anikulapo Kuti remains the most critical politically focused artist in African music history. This presentation will examine Kuti’s 1977 album, Sorrow, Tears and Blood, which serves as a focal point for his musical and political development. With Nigeria on the verge of a historic presidential election, this presentation takes stock of the conditions under which everyday Nigerians live through the soundscape and messages of the album. 

    This event is immediately followed by “The Huddle and The Higher Ground” (see separate listing).

    Mahaney Arts Center 221

    Open to the Public
  • The SlowDown

    Take a breath, slow it down, and use your creative mind!
    Each week we’ll have materials for different projects — beading, embroidery floss for making bracelets, collaging on notebook covers and containers, origami, watercolors for illustrating poetry, etc.
    We’ll be serving hot homemade chai and homemade cookies.  

    Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life - 46 South Street

  • JusTalks Workshop: Diet Culture & Fatphobia

    In this workshop, participants will discuss health, diet culture, body image, and fatphobia and how it is embedded in our culture here at Middlebury. The workshop will also include discussion of beauty standards, race, and ability

    Axinn Center 219

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    The Huddle and the Higher Ground

    How do we retain our talented faculty and staff, and how do we ensure that we are all working towards building an inclusive community? Dr. Shonekan will discuss two programs she designed and implemented for faculty and staff. “The Huddle” is a mentoring program for junior faculty, and “Higher Ground” is a series of conversations within staff about inclusion and diversity. 

    This event is immediately preceded by “Sorrow, Tears and Blood: The Enduring Legacy of the Afrobeat Prophet” (see separate listing).

    Mahaney Arts Center 221

    Open to the Public