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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

  • Sharing Teaching Practices with the Middlebury Teaching & Learning Knowledge Base

    Join us for the launch of the Middlebury Teaching & Learning Knowledge Base, an online repository of teaching ideas contributed by Middlebury faculty, for Middlebury faculty. With the Knowledge Base, faculty can: share a teaching activity, strategy, or approach that works in your classes; find teaching ideas submitted by colleagues; and grow existing teaching ideas by adding your own experiences and resources.

    Click here to register for this event.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Closed to the Public
  • Middlebury’s Opportunity to Facilitate the Demilitarization of White Bodies

    Evidence that Whiteness is always weaponized is everywhere: the August 2017 Charlottesville, VA, march; dog walker Amy Cooper threatening to call the police on birdwatcher Christian Cooper in New York City’s Central Park (May 2020); US Capitol Police officers taking selfies with armed rioters and Richard Barnett sitting at the desk of the Speaker of the House of Representatives (January 2021) are just a few recent examples.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Let's get this bread: Bread Baking 101

    In this workshop, we will delve into the wonders of homemade bread. We will explore basic techniques to make your own sourdough starter, sourdough bread, yeasted bread, and more. From this workshop, you will gain the foundations necessary to start making your own bread at home with minimal materials. Flour, water, salt, and a leavening agent is all it takes to get started, where it goes from there is up to you. Let’s get this bread.
    This workshop is a hybrid, once weekly. Each session will last for one hour, Mountain Time.

    Virtual Middlebury

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

  • Wednesday Wisdom For These Days

    Join Spiritual and Religious Life Dean Mark R. Orten for a half-hour of quiet contemplation with reading and music for our times. Intentional silence and guided meditation will be interspersed with music and readings from secular worldviews and sacred traditions to open our awareness and to find strength and perspective for living during pandemical, political, racial, ecological and other upheavals. Until gatherings can be held live, connect each Wednesday by Zoom. All are welcome.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Middlebury Masculinities

    Join Alejandro Covarrubias, social justice and equity consultant and current Executive Director of Student Inclusion and Belonging at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona for an inclusive discussion and reflection series about masculinities at Middlebury. Target Audience. Middlebury Students who identify as men (cisgender men, trans men, gender nonconforming men, etc.) and are passionate about developing conversations about health masculinities at Middlebury.

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  • Virtual Chat with Sarah Scrudato ’13 of Transperfect

    Join a virtual chat with TransPerfect, the world’s leading enabler of global communications, to learn more about how they help businesses navigate the global marketplace. 

    Sarah Scrudato ’13 and fellow colleagues will provide information and insights on the full-time roles (soon to be posted in Handshake) and the summer internship program. 

    Virtual Middlebury

  • Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series: Gary Margolis Poetry Reading

    As part of the 2020-21 Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series, Gary Margolis ‘67 will read from his recently published book of poems “Museum of Islands: New and Selected Poems”(Baughan Publishing) which includes a number of College-related poems and from a new manuscript, “Arias and Arguments” which includes poems written during and speaking to the pandemic. Dr. Margolis is Executive Director of College Mental Health Services, Emeritus and Associate Professor (part-time), English and American Literatures.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public

Thursday, January 28, 2021

  • Anti-Racism Taskforce Story Circle: Change

    As we move toward our goal of building an authentic community that functions on the principles of anti-racism, it is important to acknowledge our collective history as well as our personal stories. Story circles will be facilitated by Christal Brown, Associate Professor of Dance, who will explain the storytelling process at the beginning of each session. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the story circles, whether or not they choose to tell a story. If you are interested in being one of the storytellers, please email Christal Brown at christal@middlebury.edu

    Virtual Middlebury

    Closed to the Public
  • Universal Design for Learning: An Introduction

    Kirsten Behling is the Associate Dean of Student Accessibility & Academic Resources at Tufts University and an adjunct professor in the Disability Services in Higher Education Graduate Certificate Program at Suffolk University. This session will introduce the concept of Universal Design for Learning as a tool to support that effort. It will start by acknowledging the hard work that faculty have already done, and encourage them to adopt just one more strategy to increase access for a wide variety of learners.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Closed to the Public
  • midd.data lightning talks: John Foley and Gyula Zsombok

    Join us for the kick-off to the newly launched midd.data lightning talk lunchtime series where you will hear from two recently arrived Middlebury colleagues on their work on the intersection of technology and the humanities. John Foley from Computer Science will talk about “Working with Text Data: Automatically Extracting Poetry from Scanned Books” while Gyula Zsombok from French and Francophone Studies will talk about “Language Ideologies and How People Perceive Them Online”.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Catalan: A Major Minor Language

    Identities can coalesce around geography, religion, ethnicity, borders, ideologies, or a combination of these things, in often fragile equilibria. Catalan identity is a complex cocktail, but its primary core is language. We will do a whirlwind tour of the Catalan language, discussing its history and longevity, its different expressions—in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Roussillon—the spectrum of Catalan linguistic policy, its strengths and weaknesses and prospect for survival.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Teaching Public Humanities and Lab Classes

    2021 Contemporary Liberal Arts Teaching Series: In this workshop by the Axinn Center for the Humanities’ Public Humanities Labs Initiative, faculty will discuss the Middlebury resources available to prepare and teach a public humanities lab or class this spring or in the future. Presentations and panelists include Marissa Brown from Brown University’s Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, The Vermont Folk Life Center, Rebekah Irwin for Special Collections, Kathy Morse for MiddData, Amy Collier for DLINQ, and Diane Munroe for Community Engagement.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Closed to the Public
  • Faculty at Home Lecture Series: Liria Evangelista de Gonzalez - Teaching and the Pedagogy of Memory

    After the last military dictatorship in Argentina ended in 1983, the long decades of post-dictatorship posed a challenge: how to transmit the memory of that period to younger generations. This talk will explore questions such as: Is there a pedagogy of memory? Is it possible to build a curriculum that addresses the difficult issue of traumatic memories? Are institutions willing or able to deal with this issue? Professor Evangelista will also address the complex ways in which Argentine schools and universities, along with human-rights organizations, have dealt with memory.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Coping with the Winter Blues

    Open to on-campus, remote, and MIIS students at no cost

    A weekly drop-in space to explore the impacts of seasonal changes on mood and behavior. Weeks one and three will examine causes and risk factors, and weeks two and four will focus on coping and resilience.

    To register and for the Zoom link, please email Ryan Monteith (rmonteith@middlebury.edu).

    Virtual Middlebury

  • Racial Justice, Civic Engagement, and Misrepresentations of History: a CCE Book Club

    This winter term, CCE AmeriCorps VISTAs Jilly dos Santos and Tenzin Dorjee along with AFC AmeriCorps VISTA Lizzie Friesen invite you to join a 4-week-long, fully funded book club on A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History as part of the Center for Community Engagement’s participation in AmeriCorps’ MLK Day of Service. We chose this book because it focuses on the dangerous distortions of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s and other civil rights leaders’ legacies and it provides a framework for understanding the complex history of racial justice in America.

    Virtual Middlebury

  • The Body Project

    Join Health Educators Barbara McCall and Maddie Hope for a 4-week series on growing your connection to your own body. Too often we are bombarded by messages rooted in systems of oppression and money-making schemes about how our bodies “should” look, feel or be. This interactive series is meant to honor your body’s journey and the inherent wisdom inside of you. Sessions will be a combination of reflection, education, and conversation. This workshop is open to all people with a body. Before signing up, please ensure you can attend all session in the workshop.

    Virtual Middlebury