Four staff members, Barbara Burke, Regina Garner, Kelly Cole O‘Connell, and Jeremy (Baken) VondenBenken are the recipients of the 2020 Above and Beyond Awards, recognizing their exceptional dedication to the Middlebury Institute and its mission.
The partial closing of Pierce Street, and a new sustainable landscaped area in front of the Casa Fuente building mark the completion of the first stage of the Middlebury Institute’s plans to create a more pedestrian-friendly central campus space.
This summer, the Middlebury Institute brought together 13 distinguished fellows with 46 leading experts in U.S.-Russia relations for the fourth annual Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR). These lectures are now available on the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies webpage.
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.