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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
8 am
Wednesday, October 16 | 8am – 3pmKirk Alumni Center

Save the date October 16, 2019 for Kirk Alumni Center.

This forum is focused on helping farm and food businesses access new markets while grappling with external pressures and learning how to benefit from or influence a new trend. Speakers will address the intricacies of opening up new markets between producers and buyers, current trends in farm and food production relationships & distribution variables with an emphasis on supporting Farm to Plate goals and ACORN's mission.

We aim to host two panels that will focus on both local and regional markets and larger global variables. Round-table discussions with buyers and sellers will target opportunities to develop relationships and market access. A local foods lunch will be served Price: $25 (Includes coffee, refreshments and a local foods lunch).

Thursday, October 17, 2019
12:15 pm
Thursday, October 17 | 12:15 – 1:30pmMcCardell Bicentennial Hall 216
12:30 pm
Thursday, October 17 | 12:30 – 1:20pmFranklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

MIDD-ES STUDENT REFLECTIONS ON LEARNING:
Summer Research and Internship Experiences

Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:30 pm
Thursday, October 24 | 12:30 – 1:20pmFranklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

"Batteries and the Matter of a Clean Energy Future" by Jay Turner, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Wellesley College.

Scaling up a clean energy future is going to require more than just solar panels and wind turbines. It will also require batteries. How can considering the environmental history of batteries in the 20th century help us think more carefully about the role of batteries in a more sustainable and just 21st century? Cosponsored by the departments of History and Political Science.

4:30 pm
Thursday, October 24 | 4:30 – 6pmCenter for Teaching, Learning and Research

Join Dr. Jennifer Domagal-Goldman for a discussion and workshop on how to incorporate civic learning and engagement into disciplinary courses—and why this is important. Discussion will include theoretical frameworks utilized in the field, high impact pedagogies for facilitating civic learning, and a brainstorming activity about bringing discipline-specific content and pedagogy into existing or new courses.

Dr. Domagal-Goldman earned her PhD in higher education from Penn State. She received her MA in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester. Dr. Domagal-Goldman’s dissertation focused on how faculty learn to incorporate civic learning and engagement in their undergraduate teaching within their academic discipline, for which she received the 2011 IARSLCE honorable mention dissertation award. (IARSCLE is the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement.)
Of note, “students’ openness to diversity (is) an important civic outcome…” (Janke, Domagal-Goldman, 2016). These pedagogies also align with liberal education, “a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge and transferable skills, and a strong sense of values, ethics, and civic engagement (AAC&U).
Please join us and bring your syllabi, questions, ideas, and curiosity.

Friday, October 25, 2019
12:15 pm
Friday, October 25 | 12:15 – 1:30pmWarner 203
1:45 pm
Friday, October 25 | 1:45 – 2:35pmMcCardell Bicentennial Hall 216
Chemistry & Biochemistry Guest Lecture: Pablo Sobrado
Thursday, October 31, 2019
12:15 pm
Thursday, October 31 | 12:15 – 1:30pmCenter for Teaching, Learning and Research
The Accidental Black Digital Humanist

This lunchtime talk, by Professor Daryle Williams of the University of Maryland, will cover one historian's journey through a burgeoning academic subfield known as black digital humanities.  Special focus will be placed on the structural, circumstantial, and accidental conditions that led a somewhat conventional text-bound humanist to embrace digital tools of inquiry, analysis, and knowledge production. The discussion will include both personal and programmatic reflections on the possibilities of black DH in our times of stress and disruption in the liberal arts.  Please join us for lunch at 12:15 in the CTLR Lounge (Davis Family Library), but please also let us know you’re coming so that we can plan the catering order accordingly.  RSVP by noon on Friday October 25th to dla@middlebury.edu.

12:30 pm
Thursday, October 31 | 12:30 – 1:20pmFranklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

"Turning Tricks Into Treats: Behavioral Insights to Deconstruct Common Myths in Transportation Planning and Improve Sustainability Outcomes" by Andrea Hamre ‘05, Ph.D., Transportation Analyst, Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association.

A deconstruction of 10 common transportation-planning myths about driving, riding transit, walking and bicycling, and TDM, with lessons for improving sustainability outcomes.

Friday, November 1, 2019
12:30 pm
Friday, November 1 | 12:30 – 1:20pmMcCardell Bicentennial Hall 220

Details TBA

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