Sunday, October 4

Inaugural Symposium
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The Challenge of Translatability
21st Century Practices, Policies, and Possibilities

Irvine Auditorium · 499 Pierce Street

6–8 p.m.
Keynote Talk: President Laurie L. Patton
Symposium: a roundtable discussion with moderator Jeff Dayton-Johnson, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute

8–9:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 10

A Festival of Learning: Academic Panel Discussions
Middlebury, Vermont

Wilson Hall · McCullough Student Center
American Sign Language interpretation will be available

10 a.m.  Race, Gender, and Inequality

Moderator: Tara Affolter, Assistant Professor in Education Studies

Panelists: David Simon, Baltimore-based journalist, author and television producer, and creator of "The Wire;" Gyanendra Pandey, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the department of history at Emory University; Ruby Lal, professor of South Asian studies at Emory University; and William Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at Duke University.

1:30 p.m.  Scientific Exploration and the Boundaries of Life

Moderator: Eilat Glikman, Assistant Professor of Physics

Panelists: John Grotzinger, chief scientist and head of strategic planning for the Mars Rover Mission and Fletcher Johns Professor of Geology at the California Institute of Technology; Mohamed Noor, the Earl D. McLean Professor and Chair of Biology at Duke University; and Pat Marsteller, professor of practice in the biology department at Emory University.

3:30 p.m.  The Ethical Dimensions of Reading Classical Literature

Moderator: Timothy Billings, Professor of English and American Literatures

Panelists: Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor in the History of Religions at the University of Chicago; James Romm, the James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics and director of the Classical Studies Program at Bard College; Karen Stolley, professor of Spanish at Emory University; and Luke Bretherton, professor of theological ethics and senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

Music and Festivities

7 p.m.  Middlebury Community Concert

Outdoors on the Main Quad (Rain location: Peterson Family Athletics Complex)

La Bottine Souriante – Traditional French Canadian folk music with a modern twist.

Taylor Watson, singer songwriter

Brad Corrigan ’96 – Cofounder of Dispatch

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9:45 p.m. Fireworks

Fields behind Peterson Family Athletics Complex

11 p.m. DJ Dance Party

Wilson Hall · McCullough Student Center

Sunday, October 11

Presidential Inauguration

Outdoors on the Main Quad (Rain location: Peterson Family Athletics Complex)
American Sign Language interpretation available

9:45 a.m.— Inauguration Procession Line-up

10:30 a.m. — Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

Community luncheon to follow on Proctor Terrace. (Rain location: Pepin Gymnasium.)