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Ben & Jerry's Partners with UVM FeelGood

On Thursday, March 20, all of the sales from Ben & Jerry's on-campus scoop shop will go directly to UVM FeelGood. FeelGood is a student powered movement that aims to find a sustainable end to work hunger. Open three days a week by the Davis Center tunnel, FeelGood serves up mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwiches, and all of the proceeds go directly to The Hunger Project. Last semester alone, FeelGood was able to contribute $15,000 toward a sustainable end to world hunger. Please help us reach our current semester goal of $20,000 by getting a tasty treat from Ben & Jerry's on Thursday (and come get a grilled cheese on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Shaken & Stirred: Student Film Contest

Wanted: Positive, inspired videos that challenge our damaged drinking culture. Submit a DVD copy of your two- to five-minute original video (written, produced, and acted by current UVM students) by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 to Diana Gonzalez, Health Promotion Services. 436 South Prospect Street/CWP, Burlington, VT 05405. Winners will be announced April 16, and prizes ($500 for first place, $200 for second, and $100 for third) will be added to their CatCards.

Information: 656-0634.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 17, 2008

"Math Is Music: Statistics Is Literature" with Richard De Veaux, professor of mathematics and statistics, Williams College. 212 John Dewey Hall. 10 a.m. Information.

"Data Mining in the Real World: Lessons Learned in the Pit" with Richard De Veaux, professor of mathematics and statistics, Williams College. 101 Stafford. 1:15 p.m. Information.

Faculty Senate Meeting. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 4 p.m.

Vermont Cynic Meeting. Writers, photographers, advertising salespeople and anyone with interest encouraged to come. 108 Lafayette. 7 p.m.

Student Recital: Toby Aronson, classical guitar. Music Building Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information: 656-3040.

Lane Series: A Saint Patrick's Day Celebration with Leahy. $39 and $33 adults, $35 and $29 students. Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. Information.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pandemic Flu Response Planning Open Forum. An opportunity for the UVM community to ask questions and learn more about the threat of pandemic flu, the university's response plans, and how families and individuals can prepare. North Lounge, Billings. 3 p.m. Information: 656-9904.

Burack President's Distinguished Lecture: "Departing for War in the Age of the Crusades" with William Chester Jordan, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Princeton University. Memorial Lounge, Waterman. 5 p.m. Information: 656-4408.

"Moss Gardens" with Christine Cook, artist, lecturer and landscape designer. Hosted by Friends of the UVM Horticultural Farm. 65 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington. 6 p.m. Information, pre-registration: 864-3073.

Teagle Project Panel Discussion: "Genetic Privacy" with Bill Sorrell, Vermont state attorney general; Wendy McKinnon, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics; Jim Vincent, director of Bioinformatics Core of the Vermont Genetics Network; and Judy Van Houten, professor of biology. Multipurpose Room, University Heights North. 7 p.m. Information.

"Science and the World You Make: Why Writing About Science Is Like Writing About Everything Else--Only More So." with David Dobbs, Montpelier-based science, medicine and culture writer. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. 7 p.m. Information.

Burack President's Distinguished Lecture: "Making Sense of Climate Change" with Andy Revkin, New York Times science writer. Campus Center Theater, Billings. 7:30 p.m. Information: 656-4411.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Social Justice Film Series: Sexual Stereotypes in Media: Superman and the Bride. The film will be screened twice. Allen House, noon, and 427 Waterman, 6:30 p.m. Information.

Fleming Museum Noontime Cafe and Program: "Ritual Representations: Some Reflections on Masks and Healing Rites in Sri Lanka" with Kevin Trainor, associate professor of religion. The event coincides with the museum's current special exhibition, "Actors and Exorcists: Masks of Sri Lanka," on view in the museum's Wolcott gallery through June 8. Fleming Museum. 12:15 p.m. Lunch is available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Marble Court.

Marsh Professor-at-Large Lecture: "Environmental Problems: Symptoms and Sources" with British environmentalist Norman Myers, recently named a "hero of the environment" by Time magazine. Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. 5 p.m.

"Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen" with Rita Freed, John F. Corgan and Mary L. Cornille Chair of the Art of the Ancient World at Boston's Museum of Fine Art. Fleming Museum. 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Poetry Reading: Adrie Kusserow, associate professor of anthropology, Saint Michael's College. Women's Center, 34 South Williams Street. Noon.

Burack President's Distinguished Lecture: "Legislative Versus Judicial Strategies for Social Change: The Case of Same-Sex Marriage" with Daniel R. Pinello, professor of government, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Waterman Manor, Waterman Building. 4 p.m. Information: 656-1442.

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 p.m.

Film Screening: China Blue. A deep-access account of what both China and the international retail companies don't want us to know about how the clothes we buy are actually made. Campus Center Theater, Billings. 7 p.m.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. "Putting on the Brakes: The Neural Basis of Response Inhibition" with Russell Poldrack, Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience, associate professor of psychology, University of California at Los Angeles. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: 847-2124.

Live Music by Jason LeVasseur. Brennan's Pub, Davis Center. 9 p.m. Information.

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