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Announcements

Martin Luther King III to Highlight 2009 Holiday Commemoration

As part of a multi-day celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., human rights advocate and community activist Martin Luther King III will speak on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. in Patrick Gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public but does require tickets.

Information.

Bookstore End of Semester Sale Continues

Shop the UVM Bookstore's end of semester sale Dec. 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17. The Bookstore's buy back runs Dec. 11-20. The Bookstore is open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See a PDF of the sale's flyer.

Vtrim Weight Management Program

The Vtrim Program is offering a Vtrim class specifically for UVM employees. Vtrim is a 24-week behavioral weight loss program researched and developed in Nutrition and Food Sciences for 16 years. This class starts on Wednesday, Jan. 21 and will meet every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel, Cynic Room 117 until July 1, 2009. An automatic payment plan is available for employees enrolled in this class. Read more about the program.

Information: 656-5817. Register now.

Center for Teaching and Learning Workshops

The CTL will offer a number of workshops in early January on using Blackboard in your courses. See the complete list of offerings, and register now.

Group Fitness Winter Pass and Schedule

Have you always wanted to try a Campus Recreation group fitness class but also to avoid the crowds? Then register now for the Group Fitness Winter Pass.

Information.

ThisWeek@UVM Will Return in 2009

This is the last issue of ThisWeek@UVM for 2008. The publication will resume the first week of classes in 2009. Please send requests for the Jan. 12-18 issue to [log in to unmask] by Thursday, Jan. 8.

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 15, 2008

UVM FeelGood Gourmet Grilled Cheese. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised through FeelGood's grilled cheese sales goes to The Hunger Project. Buy grilled cheese Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this week in a special location outside the library. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information.

Religion Department Lecture: "What Does a Beard Mean? Sufi Women and the Islamic Revival in Damascus." Barbara von Schlegell, Ursinus College. Mildred Livak Room, Davis Center. 11:15 a.m. Information: 656-3188.

Faculty Book Signing. Tony Magistrale, professor of English, will read from and sign his collection of poetry What She Says About Love, and Richard Johnson III, assistant professor of education, will sign his book Resilience: Queer Professors from the Working Class. Henderson's Cafe, Davis Center. 2 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Vermont State Hospital Clinical Case Conference. "Traumatic mutism 1 week after an assault." Richard Munson, Deborah Black and Tom Simpatico, professors of psychiatry. Nursing Classroom, Vermont State Hospital, Waterbury. Noon. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. "Changing Health Behaviors Through Social-Content Soap Operas." William N. Ryerson, president of Population Media Center. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

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