Clinton Cave (Neuroscience) was recently featured in TheScientist where he talks about the value of undergraduate research. “Middlebury’s undergraduate focus…is a real strength because it gives students early access to sophisticated labs, setting them up to succeed in STEM careers. It’s especially important that he help first-generation students, students of color, and women see a path forward, he says. ‘And it’s very rewarding to be able to pay for the mentorship that I’ve received over the years.’” Read more of Clinton Cave Investigates How Brain Cells Communicate.
The Middlebury Campus recently featured professor Mario Higa’s course “The School of Bossa Nova.” Students spent the semester studying Brazilian music through movies, reading, lectures and discussion, which culminated in a live performance. The course was supported by Pedagogy Enrichment Funding through the CTLR. Read the full article.
A November Newsroom article highlights the Axinn Center Public Humanities Labs Initiative and the push to incorporate more humanities skills and research options through a lab setting. Professors Febe Armanios and Marion Wells have received a three-year grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to support the project. Read the full article.
The Clifford Symposium organizers have made the sessions and resources available online for Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency. Many of the speakers are open to doing class visits this semester. Contact Dan Suarez or Minna Brown if you would be interested in hosting one of them.