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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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 12, 2009

Faculty Senate Meeting. Memorial Lounge, Waterman. 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Two Exhibits Open at the Fleming Museum. Hugh Townley: Against the Grain, on display through March 22, and Objects of Power and Identity on display through May 10, open at the Fleming. Information.

College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture: "Disappearing or Only Different: Vermont Speech in the 21st Century." Julie Roberts, professor of communication sciences. Memorial Lounge, Waterman. 5 p.m. Information: 656-1297.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Budget Cuts and Layoffs at UVM? Causes, Consequences, Alternatives." Sponsored by Students, Staff, and Faculty Together, a coalition of campus groups including the Student Labor Action Project, Students Against War, UE Local 267, United Staff, and more. Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Burack President's Distinguished Lecture: "Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability." Daniel Sperling, professor of civil engineering and environmental science and policy at the University of California, Davis, and founding director of UC-Davis's Institute of Transportation Studies. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 7 p.m. Information.

Friday, January 16, 2008

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. "Curtail Trazodone Use: Risks of m-CPP are not worth benefits of Trazodone." Richard Kast, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Vermont Organ Music Project: Music for Two Organs. David Neiweem, professor of music and university organist, will perform on UVM's 4-stop, portative pipe organ. Fellow organist Arthur Zorn will join him in the concert. Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier. 7 p.m. The event is part of a series featuring Neiweem performing in locations around the state with other organists. Information.

Saturday, January 17, 2008

Friends of the Hort Farm Present: The Gardening Quiz Book. Professor Emeritus Norman Pellett will discuss plant and gardening questions from his new book. Horticultural Research Center, Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington. 10 to 11:30 a.m. R.S.V.P. (802) 864-3073. Information.

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