The Institute has established a new scholarship fund in honor of Professor Edgard Coly to support African students and students planning to pursue careers in Africa. Professor Coly, who passed away in March, was from Senegal and taught courses in French language and African issues for nearly 20 years at MIIS.
The Middlebury Institute community is mourning the loss of beloved long-time faculty member Edgard Coly, who is remembered as an exceptional educator, and a patient and generous mentor whose influence transcended the classroom.
My name is Casey Mahoney, and I am a graduate of the MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program. I worked at the Department of Defense as a Fellow in Threat Reduction and Arms Control. My Russian language skills were integral to my success in this role.
The Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies (MIRS) congratulates 2019 and 2020 Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) experts Jon Finer and Jake Sullivan on their appointments to the Biden administration, and welcomes renowned Russian writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya to MSSR 2021.
What is the social impact of language learning apps? What is the role of technology in the classroom? Middlebury Institute Professor Gabriel Guillén publishes research on challenges and benefits of incorporating the digital world into the language class.
Middlebury Institute Professor Rana Issa recently hosted an improvised cooking lesson in Arabic, celebrating Lebanese culture and cuisine with students and their families, utilizing WhatsApp, colored pens, and pantry staples.
Middlebury Institute faculty members Jason Martel, Gabriel Guillén, and Claire Eagle presented a workshop highlighting innovative strategies used by faculty in the Summer Intensive Language Program at annual California Language Teachers Association (CLTA) conference.