Toby Aicher

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Science Spotlight: Computer Science and Social Justice

Lawyers are expensive, and many Americans can’t afford quality legal representation.  Last Friday, Nov. 14, Vermont Law School Professors Oliver Goodenough and Jeannette Eicks gave[...]

Science and Society: The Thousand Dollar Genome

Last year Heather Dewey-Hagborg became the world’s first DNA portrait artist. For her controversial art project Stranger Visions, she collected genetic detritus such as hair,[...]

Science Spotlight: Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie

Nobel laureate and Columbia University Professor of Biological Sciences Martin Chalfie visited the College last Thursday, Oct. 16 to give two lectures. One talk focused[...]

Science and Society: Rosetta Space Mission

In early November, the Rosetta space mission will land on a comet. Arguably as momentous as putting a rover on Mars or a man on[...]

Science Spotlight: School of the Environment

The College is a surprisingly busy place during the summer, with its hodgepodge of researchers, employees, Bread Loaf students, and language learners. This summer, 11[...]

Science Spotlight: Senior Science Theses

The physicist Richard Feynman once wrote “we are very lucky to be living in an age in which we are still making discoveries… and that[...]

Science Spotlight: BiHall’s New Telescope Operator

When I tell people I go to Middlebury, the second most frequent question I’m asked, after “Where is that?” is, in its blunt variation, “Why[...]

Lecturer Links Biology and Art

Cameron Visiting Artist Jake Winiski gave a lecture titled “How an Artist Becomes A Biologist” last Tuesday, Feb, 25. In his talk Winiski detailed an[...]

Science Spotlight: Octopus Biology

I had noticed a couple of times a locked door in Bihall with pictures of octopuses and a sign “octopi wallstreet”, so when my friend[...]

Science Spotlight: Bio Speaker on Campus

Renowned Biologist and Science educator Sean Carroll came to the College last Thursday, Nov. 14, and gave two talks, one on his recently published book[...]

Science Spotlight: Alchemistry pHun!

The fact that each chemical equation scribbled on a blackboard often translates into a spectacular, real life occurrence is easily underappreciated. For instance, eyes may[...]

Science Spotlight: The Foraging Club

A walk in the woods with a forager reveals all the neglected treats. As Jake Faber ’16 strolls along the forest floor he scans the[...]

Five New Professors Join Science Staff

It can be intimidating to step into a professor’s office. With complex computer algorithms scribbled on black boards and overflowing shelves filled with worn books,[...]