Faculty at Home Webinars

Join some of Middlebury’s expert and engaging faculty members for interactive talks—from home.

Faculty at Home extends Middlebury’s academic reach to our community around the world. This webinar series invites you to engage in the digital space, to stay connected with faculty members, with big ideas, and with each other.

To register, first, check the box next to the relevant webinar. Next, under "Quantity", replace "0" with the number of people who are registering.

On the second step, please note: for addresses outside the U.S. and Canada, you must select "XXX" from the "State" drop-down menu.

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Friday October 16, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
(ET) How does one write about challenging political issues for a medium that is primarily consumed as entertainment? How do we balance the specificity of a fictionalized story about individual characters with broader national issues like “Black Lives Matter” and abortion? After viewing my film, A Mother, I’d like use it as a foundation to talk about trends in current representations of Black lives on film and the “burden of representation.” A Mother is a short film about a Black woman contemplating an abortion while juggling motherhood and a growing interest in a racially charged report about the disappearance of a little Black girl.
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Monday October 19, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
(ET) The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Institute uses technologies such as computer models and commercial satellite photographs to study nuclear weapons programs around the world. The results look like the work of an intelligence agency, but they are done entirely by faculty, staff and students using open information.
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Monday November 2, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
(ET) The kingdoms and other principalities that dotted the Yucatan in the seventh century were, in terms of everyday governance, patriarchal. Consequently, female rulers existed but were rare. This talk explores the life of one such rare individual: Wak Chanil, a woman who once ruled what is today the archaeological site of Naranjo, Guatemala.
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Thursday November 19, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
(ET) “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.
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Thursday December 3, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
(ET) 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.
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Monday December 7, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
(ET) 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? Professor Glikman will present a new project that she is developing to answer these questions and identify merging galaxies and their supermassive black holes.
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Natasha Ngaiza: Black Lives Matter and Abortion at the Movies:
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Jeffrey Lewis: Sleuthing from Home:
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James Fitzsimmons: A Woman In Charge: Magic, Politics, and Discrimination in the Maya Lowlands:
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Jessica L’Roe: The Forest, The Trees, and How We See Them:
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Faculty at Home: Tanya Byker:
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Eilat Glikman: When Galaxies Collide:
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