Professor Thor Sawin is the 2020 recipient of the Middlebury Institute‘s Faculty in Excellence Award, recognized for his positive impact on students, modeling to them “the highest standard of being a professional, teacher, and kind human being.”
Increased spotlight on various white supremacist movements and threats of domestic terrorism in recent months and weeks has drawn media outlets to the experts and research of the Middlebury Institute’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism (CTEC).
Middlebury Institute Professor Barry Olsen is the recipient, and “natural choice” for the first American Translators Association (ATA) Innovation Award, which recognizes a person or entity that has worked in a particularly innovative way to benefit the language professions.
Three current Middlebury Institute Translation and Localization Management students, who recently founded the TLM Mentorship Program to help formalize connections in the field, say they are “completely blown away” by enthusiastic response by alumni.
Middlebury Institute students share experiences completing immersive professional programs via remote learning. These positions connected students with professionals as near as Monterey and, domestically, as far as New York, NY. Internationally, students worked with clients in Switzerland and Malawi.
Max Troyer, chair of the Middlebury Institute’s Translation and Localization Management degree program has been appointed the Grover M. Hermann Chair in International Business Management in recognition of his “outstanding scholarship and practice in the area of localization management.”
In the fall semester of 2020, 34 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey students will participate in semester-long immersive learning programs, working virtually with organizations around the country and the globe.