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Career Week Career Fair, April 1-3

Career Services will hold a three-day fair in the Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 1-3. Each day focuses on specific industries and organizations interested in meeting and hiring UVM students, offering the opportunity to speak with representatives from local and national companies about career opportunities. It is a great chance for students from all majors, and at all stages of their degrees to explore full time jobs, summer employment, internships and other career paths.

Visit the Career Services website for the list of participating employers for each day.

Walk for Sudan Tickets on Sale

A symbolic walk down Main Street to raise money and awareness to build schools in southern Sudan will take place on Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. The walk will culminate with a celebration at ECHO, featuring live music and food. Tickets for the event are on sale all this week at the Davis Center information desk for $5. Information.

Last Band Standing: Friday, April 11

Submit your CD by Wednesday, April 2 at 4 p.m. for a possible spot to compete in the event. First prize is an opening set at Spring Fest. Drop off your CD at the UVM Program Board office in the Davis Center, or if your music is online, send an e-mail to UPB.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 31, 2008

Education and Social Services in Finland. A Conversation with Senator Bernie Sanders and Pekka Lintu, ambassador of Finland to the United States. Co-sponsored by the College of Education and Social Services. Memorial Lounge, Waterman. 10:30 a.m.

Student Coffee with President Fogel. Livak Fireplace Lounge, Davis Center. 6 p.m.

University Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Adenkum Ensemble Concert, featuring Marsh Professor-at-Large Sowah Mensah, ethnomusicologist, composer and "master drummer" from Ghana. Music Building Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information: 656-2295.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Knit and Network. Staff, faculty and students are invited to knit (all ability levels welcome) and network every Tuesday. Bring your needles and yarn. Tea will be provided. Women's Center, 34 South Williams Street. Noon to 1 p.m. Information: 656-7892.

Staff Council Meeting. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. Noon.

Community Medical School, "Asthma Treatments: The Past, Present, and Crystal Ball-View of the Future" with Charles Irvin, professor of medicine. Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Information, registration: (802) 847-2886.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dana Medical Library Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Session. "Cited Reference Searching for Researchers." Learn how to find articles that cite a previously published article. Conference Room, Dana Medical Library. Noon to 1 p.m. Information: 656-4415.

"Getting Published: Four Professors Reflect on the Process," with Lynne Bond, Jim Vigoreaux, Robert Nash and Mara Saule; moderated by Jill Tarule. Livak Room, Davis Center. Noon. Information: 656-8513.

Book Discussion and Signing with Madeleine M. Kunin, former Vermont governor and author of Pearls, Politics, and Power: How Women Can Win and Lead. Paperback editions of the book will be available for purchase. Billings Apse. 3 p.m. Information: 859-3090 x 312.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture: "The Sounds and the Fury: The Acoustics of Afro-Italian Life in Kym Ragusa's The Skin Between Us: A Memoir of Race, Beauty, and Belonging," with John Gennari, associate professor of English and director of the ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Program. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 5 p.m. Information: 656-1297.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

"The Maiden and the Tree: Anne Frank and the 21st Century," with David Barnouw, Netherlands Institute for War Documentation. North Lounge, Billings. 3 p.m. Information: 656-1492.

Agro-Forestry in Central America Information Session. Meet Professors Ernesto Mendez and Michael Blazewicz to learn more about spending your summer studying agro-forestry in Nicaragua. Handy Family Room, Davis Center. 4:30 p.m.

Film Screening: The Listening Project. The film takes four Americans from different backgrounds and puts them on a global journey to learn what it means to be a citizen not just of the U.S., but of the world. Co-Director and producer Dominic Howe will be on hand along with travelers Carrie Lennox for a question and answer period following the film. Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. 7 p.m. Information.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. "The Regional Prefrontal Syndromes" with John Campbell, clinical associate professor of psychiatry. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: 847-2124.

Ghana: A Discovery Program Information Session. Learn about spending June 8 - June 29, 2008 exploring the culture and history of Ghana. SGA Presidential Conference Room, Davis Center. 5 p.m. Information.

Eat for Peace: Tibetan Benefit Dinner and a Movie. Share a home-cooked traditional Tibetan dinner (carnivores and vegans alike welcome), watch Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion, and learn about recent happenings in Tibet, all while supporting an orphanage in central Tibet. All proceeds will go to a children's home visited by UVM faculty and students last summer. Bring your own bowl to cut down on waste. $5. North Lounge, Billings. 6 to 10 p.m. Information, tickets (also available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis).

Lane Series: Joel Harrison and Harbor Music. $25 adults, $20 students. Music Building Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. A pre-concert talk with the artists begins at 6:30 p.m. Information.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Dismantling Rape Culture Conference. Attendees will gain a greater awareness of how our culture supports violence as well as a better understanding of how we have the power and responsibility to transform it. Fourth floor, Davis Center. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Information, registration, schedule: 656-2925.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sudan Week Kick-Off Event. Panel discussion with Sudanese from our community and hors d'oeuvres. Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. 5 p.m. Information.

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