Effective communication helps to grow, protect, and sustain species, ultimately contributing to their survival. That’s why when Gregory Pask, a Middlebury biology professor, heard that some firefly species reverted to a different communication method, he jumped at the opportunity to further explore the topic using an awarded grant from the National Science Foundation.
Staying updated on the latest research and having access to vital resources is essential to any successful career. That’s why several Middlebury faculty members recently worked together to apply for a National Science Foundation grant, which provided their students with a crucial piece of scientific equipment: a confocal microscope.
Using his awarded grant from The Japan Foundation, Max Ward, a history professor at Middlebury, is currently traveling in Japan to conduct research for his second book, Police Power in Modern Japan, (1870-1970). Police Power in Modern Japan explores the different forms of Japan’s police power throughout its history. Ward is using his research to propose new questions within contemporary debates about policing in other countries, including the United States.
Middlebury will receive $531,600, spread over six years, to support a rigorous self examination of STEM teaching and curricula at Middlebury. Funds will support a wide range of activities, including faculty development, student engagement and agency, curricular change, and support for the grant’s core leadership team.
Using Breaking Bad as his new project’s centerpiece, Middlebury Film Professor, Jason Mittell, is creating the first-ever audiovisual book focused on a single television series. Mittell’s audiovisual book highlights the latest practice of videographic criticism, whichanalyzes film and television using the same media—sounds and moving images—to analyze aspects like characterization, composition, music, storytelling, and more.
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