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Virtual Middlebury
Monday, December 7, 2020, 4:15 – 5pm

When Galaxies Collide

The galaxies we see in the universe today formed through a hierarchical process of smaller galaxies merging together, often multiple times, over billions of years. During these mergers, the supermassive black holes residing in the galaxies’ centers also merge. In 2015, the LIGO experiment detected, for the first time, gravitational waves from the mergers of small black holes – but what about the supermassive ones in the centers of merging galaxies? How will we detect those? And where should we look to find these events? I will present a new project that I am developing to answer these questions and identify merging galaxies and their supermassive black holes.

Eilat Glikman (B.A., Rutgers University; PhD, Columbia University; NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University) is an astrophysicist who has been on the faculty at Middlebury since 2013. She uses observations from ground- and space-based telescopes across the electromagnetic spectrum to study how black holes grow in distant galaxies and their impact on their environment. She has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles on this subject and was featured in a PBS-NOVA program on black holes in 2018.

Hosted by Caitlin Myers, John G. McCullough Professor of Economics.

See the Faculty at Home website for additional information, including how to register for this free event: www.middlebury.edu…



Admission: Free
Categories: Open to the Public, Calendar - Campus, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Borden, Gail A.
Submitter Phone: 5089
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Related URLwww.middlebury.edu…
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: When Galaxies Collide
Virtual Middlebury
Monday, December 7, 2020, 4:15 – 5pm

When Galaxies Collide

The galaxies we see in the universe today formed through a hierarchical process of smaller galaxies merging together, often multiple times, over billions of years. During these mergers, the supermassive black holes residing in the galaxies’ centers also merge. In 2015, the LIGO experiment detected, for the first time, gravitational waves from the mergers of small black holes – but what about the supermassive ones in the centers of merging galaxies? How will we detect those? And where should we look to find these events? I will present a new project that I am developing to answer these questions and identify merging galaxies and their supermassive black holes.

Eilat Glikman (B.A., Rutgers University; PhD, Columbia University; NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University) is an astrophysicist who has been on the faculty at Middlebury since 2013. She uses observations from ground- and space-based telescopes across the electromagnetic spectrum to study how black holes grow in distant galaxies and their impact on their environment. She has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles on this subject and was featured in a PBS-NOVA program on black holes in 2018.

Hosted by Caitlin Myers, John G. McCullough Professor of Economics.

See the Faculty at Home website for additional information, including how to register for this free event: www.middlebury.edu…



Admission: Free
Categories: Open to the Public, Calendar - Campus, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Borden, Gail A.
Submitter Phone: 5089
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Related URLwww.middlebury.edu…
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: When Galaxies Collide
Posted: December 7, 2020, 9:15 pm
Virtual Middlebury
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:15 – 1pm

The US Gender Gap: Past, Present, and Future

You may have seen gender gap described in the media this way: “Women are only paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men.” We will talk about where that measure comes from and how it relates to gender discrimination. Professor Byker will discuss how the gender gap has evolved since the 1980s and where it may be going particularly in light of the Covid pandemic.

Tanya Byker (B.A., Swarthmore; PhD, University of Michigan) joined the Middlebury Economics faculty as an assistant professor in the fall of 2014. She teaches courses in regression, and the economics of gender. Her research falls under the categories of labor and development economics and focuses on the interrelated choices individuals make about education, work and parenthood. She has studied how birth-related career interruptions in the US vary by mother’s education, and the ways that parental leave laws impact those labor-supply decisions. In a developing country context, she has studied how access to family planning impacts fertility and longer-term outcomes such as schooling and employment in Peru and South Africa.

Hosted by Sarah Stroup, Associate Professor of Political Science.

See the Faculty at Home website for additional information, including how to register for this free event: www.middlebury.edu…



Admission: Free
Categories: Open to the Public, Calendar - Campus, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Borden, Gail A.
Submitter Phone: 5089
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Related URLwww.middlebury.edu…
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: The US Gender Gap: Past, Present,
Virtual Middlebury
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:15 – 1pm

The US Gender Gap: Past, Present, and Future

You may have seen gender gap described in the media this way: “Women are only paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men.” We will talk about where that measure comes from and how it relates to gender discrimination. Professor Byker will discuss how the gender gap has evolved since the 1980s and where it may be going particularly in light of the Covid pandemic.

Tanya Byker (B.A., Swarthmore; PhD, University of Michigan) joined the Middlebury Economics faculty as an assistant professor in the fall of 2014. She teaches courses in regression, and the economics of gender. Her research falls under the categories of labor and development economics and focuses on the interrelated choices individuals make about education, work and parenthood. She has studied how birth-related career interruptions in the US vary by mother’s education, and the ways that parental leave laws impact those labor-supply decisions. In a developing country context, she has studied how access to family planning impacts fertility and longer-term outcomes such as schooling and employment in Peru and South Africa.

Hosted by Sarah Stroup, Associate Professor of Political Science.

See the Faculty at Home website for additional information, including how to register for this free event: www.middlebury.edu…



Admission: Free
Categories: Open to the Public, Calendar - Campus, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Borden, Gail A.
Submitter Phone: 5089
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Related URLwww.middlebury.edu…
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: The US Gender Gap: Past, Present,
Posted: December 3, 2020, 5:15 pm
Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
Friday, November 20, 2020, 3 – 4pm

Space is limited, please arrive early!

Organized by students and The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. 

Join us for a conversation designed to help us feel all the feels we’re experiencing.  Organized by students and co-facilitated by Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life Mark R. Orten, along with other faculty and staff.



Categories: Closed to the Public, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Mc Kay, Ellen
Submitter Phone: (802) 443-5626
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Name: Reflections: Processing our Fears
Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
Friday, November 20, 2020, 3 – 4pm

Space is limited, please arrive early!

Organized by students and The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. 

Join us for a conversation designed to help us feel all the feels we’re experiencing.  Organized by students and co-facilitated by Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life Mark R. Orten, along with other faculty and staff.



Categories: Closed to the Public, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Mc Kay, Ellen
Submitter Phone: (802) 443-5626
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Name: Reflections: Processing our Fears
Posted: November 20, 2020, 8:00 pm
Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
Friday, November 20, 2020, 7:30 – 8:30am

Space is limited, please arrive early!

Organized by students and The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. 

Join us for a conversation designed to help us feel all the feels we’re experiencing.  Organized by students and co-facilitated by Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life Mark R. Orten, along with other faculty and staff.



Categories: Closed to the Public, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Mc Kay, Ellen
Submitter Phone: (802) 443-5626
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Name: Reflections: Processing our Fears
Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
Friday, November 20, 2020, 7:30 – 8:30am

Space is limited, please arrive early!

Organized by students and The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. 

Join us for a conversation designed to help us feel all the feels we’re experiencing.  Organized by students and co-facilitated by Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life Mark R. Orten, along with other faculty and staff.



Categories: Closed to the Public, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Mc Kay, Ellen
Submitter Phone: (802) 443-5626
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Name: Reflections: Processing our Fears
Posted: November 20, 2020, 12:30 pm
Virtual Middlebury
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:40 – 1:30pm

Other Pastorals: Writing Race and the Environment

Jennifer Chang, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, George Washington University.

Cosponsored by Franklin Environmental Center and Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

Leo Marx’s axiomatic definition of pastoral – “No shepherd, no pastoral” – suggests that pastoral may no longer be relevant in the twentieth-first century. But pastoral has always been a social form, drawing on the distances between city and country that go beyond mere topography. This talk will consider how the pastoral, as a mode of ecological engagement and sociocultural critique, gets re-imagined by contemporary American poets of color. 

Visit go.middlebury.edu/woodincolloquiumseries for information on how to view this lecture.



Admission: Free
Categories: Open to the Public, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Hunt, Lily
Submitter Phone: 443-5552
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Related URLwww.middlebury.edu…
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies
Virtual Middlebury
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:40 – 1:30pm

Other Pastorals: Writing Race and the Environment

Jennifer Chang, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, George Washington University.

Cosponsored by Franklin Environmental Center and Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

Leo Marx’s axiomatic definition of pastoral – “No shepherd, no pastoral” – suggests that pastoral may no longer be relevant in the twentieth-first century. But pastoral has always been a social form, drawing on the distances between city and country that go beyond mere topography. This talk will consider how the pastoral, as a mode of ecological engagement and sociocultural critique, gets re-imagined by contemporary American poets of color. 

Visit go.middlebury.edu/woodincolloquiumseries for information on how to view this lecture.



Admission: Free
Categories: Open to the Public, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Hunt, Lily
Submitter Phone: 443-5552
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Related URLwww.middlebury.edu…
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies
Posted: November 19, 2020, 5:40 pm
Virtual Middlebury
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:15 – 1pm

The Forest, The Trees, and How We See Them: Perspectives on a tree planting boom in Uganda

“Help the planet – plant a tree” campaigns are a common environmental initiative. Particularly in the tropics, tree-planting promises to tackle dual challenges of deforestation and climate change. The validity and equity of these types of initiatives depends on who plants the trees, what they replace, and how they impact the communities around them, but local views are often missing from slogans and headlines. Middlebury students and faculty have been working on a collaborative project to understand the shifting trajectory of a rural landscape in Western Uganda and hear the perspectives of people living in the thick of a tree planting boom. Join faculty Jess L’Roe and student team members Derrick Burt ’20, Jacob Freedman ’21, and Kate Talano ’22 to explore the more complicated story of tree-planting and rural development.

Jessica L’Roe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography. She works to understand the implications of shifting land rights and livelihoods in rapidly changing rural regions in the tropics. Her research is sited in biodiversity hotspots in Peru, Brazil, Uganda, and the DRC and is geared toward informing environmental policy. She teaches courses on research methods and geographic perspectives on environmental change.

hosted by Caitlin Myers, John G. McCullough Professor of Economics.

See the Faculty at Home website for additional information, including how to register for this free event: www.middlebury.edu…



Admission: Free
Categories: Open to the Public, Calendar - Campus, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Borden, Gail A.
Submitter Phone: 5089
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Related URLwww.middlebury.edu…
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: The Forest, The Trees, and How We See
Virtual Middlebury
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:15 – 1pm

The Forest, The Trees, and How We See Them: Perspectives on a tree planting boom in Uganda

“Help the planet – plant a tree” campaigns are a common environmental initiative. Particularly in the tropics, tree-planting promises to tackle dual challenges of deforestation and climate change. The validity and equity of these types of initiatives depends on who plants the trees, what they replace, and how they impact the communities around them, but local views are often missing from slogans and headlines. Middlebury students and faculty have been working on a collaborative project to understand the shifting trajectory of a rural landscape in Western Uganda and hear the perspectives of people living in the thick of a tree planting boom. Join faculty Jess L’Roe and student team members Derrick Burt ’20, Jacob Freedman ’21, and Kate Talano ’22 to explore the more complicated story of tree-planting and rural development.

Jessica L’Roe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography. She works to understand the implications of shifting land rights and livelihoods in rapidly changing rural regions in the tropics. Her research is sited in biodiversity hotspots in Peru, Brazil, Uganda, and the DRC and is geared toward informing environmental policy. She teaches courses on research methods and geographic perspectives on environmental change.

hosted by Caitlin Myers, John G. McCullough Professor of Economics.

See the Faculty at Home website for additional information, including how to register for this free event: www.middlebury.edu…



Admission: Free
Categories: Open to the Public, Calendar - Campus, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Borden, Gail A.
Submitter Phone: 5089
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Related URLwww.middlebury.edu…
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: The Forest, The Trees, and How We See
Posted: November 19, 2020, 5:15 pm
Virtual Middlebury
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7 – 7:45pm

Workout Wednesdays with Sal Nakhlawi '19, Founder of StrongHER Girls

Join Sal Nakhlawi ’19 for a 45-minute online fitness class to build strength and practice introspection. The class will incorporate movements that you can complete with your own bodyweight or dumbbells (or household items). All fitness levels are welcome.

Equipment you’ll need for the class:
• Your own bodyweight OR dumbbells (or something to lift)
• Paper and pen / digital device for notes
• Yoga mat and/or towel (optional)

If you don’t have weights, get creative! You can use canned food, jugs of water, bottles of detergent, a backpack filled with books, or other household items.

A competitive powerlifter, Sal founded StrongHER Girls to empower underserved girls, womxn, and folx* of marginalized identities through strength training and mindfulness.

ZOOM link:

https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/91215185106?pwd=TXloRGJxTlQ5Tk80TWVXWUQyUXFBQT09#success

Password: 325955

Sponsored by Sister-to-Sister, Womxn of Color, Feminist Action at Middlebury, The Feminist Resource Center at Chellis House, and the Center for Community Engagement.



Categories: Calendar - Student, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Hanta, Karin
Submitter Phone: (802) 443 - 5937
Submitter Email[email protected]
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: Workout Wednesdays with Sal Nakhlawi
Web Site: stronghergirls.com
Virtual Middlebury
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7 – 7:45pm

Workout Wednesdays with Sal Nakhlawi '19, Founder of StrongHER Girls

Join Sal Nakhlawi ’19 for a 45-minute online fitness class to build strength and practice introspection. The class will incorporate movements that you can complete with your own bodyweight or dumbbells (or household items). All fitness levels are welcome.

Equipment you’ll need for the class:
• Your own bodyweight OR dumbbells (or something to lift)
• Paper and pen / digital device for notes
• Yoga mat and/or towel (optional)

If you don’t have weights, get creative! You can use canned food, jugs of water, bottles of detergent, a backpack filled with books, or other household items.

A competitive powerlifter, Sal founded StrongHER Girls to empower underserved girls, womxn, and folx* of marginalized identities through strength training and mindfulness.

ZOOM link:

https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/91215185106?pwd=TXloRGJxTlQ5Tk80TWVXWUQyUXFBQT09#success

Password: 325955

Sponsored by Sister-to-Sister, Womxn of Color, Feminist Action at Middlebury, The Feminist Resource Center at Chellis House, and the Center for Community Engagement.



Categories: Calendar - Student, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Hanta, Karin
Submitter Phone: (802) 443 - 5937
Submitter Email[email protected]
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: Workout Wednesdays with Sal Nakhlawi
Web Site: stronghergirls.com
Posted: November 19, 2020, 12:00 am
Virtual Middlebury
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 4:30 – 6pm

Kristin Bright, Department of Anthropology, will give a talk as part of the 2020-21 Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series.

The Body Online (TBO) is a digital ethnography lab dedicated to student and community engaged ethnographic research, design, and technology interface. In this panel, TBO students and faculty reflect on multimodal ethnography as a form of participatory research and critical play. Drawing from their work on platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, panelists explore a range of expressions and relations of the body, from Asian American food bloggers to Afro-Latino BLM activists to YouTube vloggers and #WitchesofInstagram. What do these spaces produce or disrupt in terms of ideas normalizing and disruptive about the health, wellness, and identity of contemporary bodies, and what are some ways we can look to critical play as a form of release, community, and creativity in 2020-21.

Register in advance:

https://middlebury.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcuGhrz4pHtbTbxtaq4SbRdtbTpXJYCCq



Admission: Free
Categories: Open to the Public, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Bolduc, Tania
Submitter Phone: 802.443.5484
Submitter Email[email protected]
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series
Virtual Middlebury
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 4:30 – 6pm

Kristin Bright, Department of Anthropology, will give a talk as part of the 2020-21 Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series.

The Body Online (TBO) is a digital ethnography lab dedicated to student and community engaged ethnographic research, design, and technology interface. In this panel, TBO students and faculty reflect on multimodal ethnography as a form of participatory research and critical play. Drawing from their work on platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, panelists explore a range of expressions and relations of the body, from Asian American food bloggers to Afro-Latino BLM activists to YouTube vloggers and #WitchesofInstagram. What do these spaces produce or disrupt in terms of ideas normalizing and disruptive about the health, wellness, and identity of contemporary bodies, and what are some ways we can look to critical play as a form of release, community, and creativity in 2020-21.

Register in advance:

https://middlebury.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcuGhrz4pHtbTbxtaq4SbRdtbTpXJYCCq



Admission: Free
Categories: Open to the Public, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Bolduc, Tania
Submitter Phone: 802.443.5484
Submitter Email[email protected]
Open to the Public?: Yes
Event Name: Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series
Posted: November 18, 2020, 9:30 pm
Virtual Middlebury
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12 – 12:30pm

Wednesday Wisdom For These Days

Wednesday Wisdom For These Days from noon to 12:30 p.m. every week. Join Spiritual and Religious Life dean, Mark R. Orten, for a half-hour of quiet contemplation with reading and music for our times. Intentional silence and guided meditation will be interspersed with music and readings from secular worldviews and sacred traditions to open our awareness and to find strength and perspective for living during pandemical, political, racial, ecological and other upheavals. Until gatherings can be held live, connect each Wednesday by Zoom. Enter password "wisdom" when prompted. All are welcome.



Categories: Calendar - Student, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Mc Kay, Ellen
Submitter Phone: (802) 443-5626
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Related URLmiddlebury.zoom.us…
Event Name: Wisdom Wednesdays
Virtual Middlebury
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12 – 12:30pm

Wednesday Wisdom For These Days

Wednesday Wisdom For These Days from noon to 12:30 p.m. every week. Join Spiritual and Religious Life dean, Mark R. Orten, for a half-hour of quiet contemplation with reading and music for our times. Intentional silence and guided meditation will be interspersed with music and readings from secular worldviews and sacred traditions to open our awareness and to find strength and perspective for living during pandemical, political, racial, ecological and other upheavals. Until gatherings can be held live, connect each Wednesday by Zoom. Enter password "wisdom" when prompted. All are welcome.



Categories: Calendar - Student, Calendar - Featured Events
Submitter Name: Mc Kay, Ellen
Submitter Phone: (802) 443-5626
Submitter Email[email protected]
Event Related URLmiddlebury.zoom.us…
Event Name: Wisdom Wednesdays
Posted: November 18, 2020, 5:00 pm
McCullough Fenced Lawn
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 3 – 5pm

This event is for the campus community only.

Cobble Hill Kennel has recently welcomed a litter of puppies into the world! Come spend some quality time with the best type of company.

Safety Notes: Only one student will be allowed in a puppy pen at a time. Please prepare to physically distance from others as you wait in line for your turn. Hand sanitizer will be available and required both before and after interacting with the puppies. 



Submitter Name: Hope, Madeline
Submitter Phone: (802) 443-5389
Submitter Email[email protected]
Categories: Calendar - Student, Calendar - Featured Events
Event Name: Puppies Visit Campus
McCullough Fenced Lawn
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 3 – 5pm

This event is for the campus community only.

Cobble Hill Kennel has recently welcomed a litter of puppies into the world! Come spend some quality time with the best type of company.

Safety Notes: Only one student will be allowed in a puppy pen at a time. Please prepare to physically distance from others as you wait in line for your turn. Hand sanitizer will be available and required both before and after interacting with the puppies. 



Submitter Name: Hope, Madeline
Submitter Phone: (802) 443-5389
Submitter Email[email protected]
Categories: Calendar - Student, Calendar - Featured Events
Event Name: Puppies Visit Campus
Posted: November 17, 2020, 8:00 pm

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