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.
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 International Policy and Development student Isabella Lloyd-Damnjanovic’s MAIPD ‘21 class research project on the real life implications of the policy to criminalize migrant search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean has been published by the highly respected Migration Policy Institute.
A translation of “Kafka Knocks at the Door,” a short story by Colombian author John Better by Middlebury Institute Translation and Interpretation student Michelle Mirabella MATI ‘21, was recently published in the journal Your Impossible Voice. This is her third publication in six months.
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.”