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Center for Teaching and Learning

The CTL will offer a number of workshops in September, October and November on topics including using Blackboard, podcasting, introduction to service-learning, writing across the curriculum and using EndNote. See the complete list of offerings and register now.

Call for Applications

The UVM Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program announces its first call for applications. This program seeks to engage faculty from a variety of disciplines to incorporate principles of environmental sustainability into UVM's curriculum. Applications are due on Sept. 30. Information.

International Housekeepers Week

Sept. 13-19 Is International Housekeepers Week. UVM custodians will receive recognition for their commitment to provide a cleaner, safer, healthier environment for our university community. Students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to express their appreciation to their building housekeeper during this week of celebration.

Horticultural Research Center Apple Sales Continue

The UVM Horticultural Research Center's annual fall apple sales have begun. Sales will occur every Friday through October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the farm. Available varieties will change each week as the ripening season progresses. Apple pricing is $1 per pound for all fruit. New this year: the first certified organic crop to be produced at the Hort Farm, the product of a major USDA-funded project led by plant and soil science professor Lorraine Berkett. The organic crop will be available while limited supplies last. Proceeds help fund research and education programs at the Hort Farm every year.

Read directions to the Horticultural Research Center.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, September 14, 2009

Oaxaca Semester Abroad Information Session. Meet past participants and faculty members involved in the Oaxaca Semester Abroad Program to learn about spending the spring semester of 2010 living and learning in Mexico. Boulder Society Room, Davis Center. 1 p.m. Information.

Faculty Senate Meeting. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 4 p.m.

Belize Semester Abroad Information Session. Meet Professors Meg and Jay Ashman to learn about spending the spring semester studying sustainable development in Belize. Boulder Society Room, Davis Center. 4:30 p.m. Information.

Police Services Re-Accreditation Assessment Public Information Session. Agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments. 427A Waterman Building. 4:30 p.m. Information.

Men's Basketball Club Try-Outs. Show up on time and be prepared to have fun playing basketball. West court, Patrick Gym. 7 to 9 p.m. A second try-out will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 9:30 to 11 p.m. in the indoor track. Information: [log in to unmask]

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Alpha Phi Omega Rush Event: Meet and Greet. Want to do community service and meet new people? Come meet members of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed community service fraternity on campus. We participate in many kinds of community service throughout the year and hold social events to get to know each other. Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center. 5 to 7 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

"Beyond Today's Capitalism: Searching for a New Political Economy." James Gustave Speth, professor of environmental policy, Yale. 103 Rowell Building. 5:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Zion Uness: One Man's Story. Zion Uness is an Ethiopian Jew who immigrated to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Uness will share his story as a refugee and the importance of Israel to him. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. 7 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bookstore Patio Sale. Sept. 16 and 17. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

India: Music and Cultural Immersion Information Session. Meet Professor Patti Riley to learn about an exciting travel course taking place over winter session to study the music and culture of India. SGA Presidential Conference Room, Davis Center. Noon. Information.

China Travel Study Information Session. Meet program developer Greg Dunkling to learn about UVM's summer travel study program to Qingdao and Beijing where you'll study Chinese history and how to do business with this growing nation. Boulder Society Room, Davis Center. Noon. Information.

Dana Medical Library Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Basics of EndNote. This week's demonstration of EndNote could include creating a list of references, downloading records from online databases such as PubMed, creating a bibliography, or adding citations to a paper using EndNote and Microsoft Word. Noon to 1 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-4415.

Student-Neighbor Liaison Program Potluck Meeting. Are you an off-campus student, faculty, or staff member that lives in Burlington? Would you like to get to know your neighbors and help build community on your street? Join us! Bring a dish to share if you can. Pearl House, 12 Colchester Ave. 6 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-9405.

Shut Down Vermont Yankee Meeting. Want to get rid of Vermont's nuclear power plant, Vermont Yankee? Come and organize with Greenpeace Vermont and other UVMers to make it happen. University Heights South Lobby Lounge. 6 p.m. Information: 578-1099.

Wakeboard Club Weekly Meeting. SGA Office, Davis Center. 6 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Constitution Day Film Screening: A More Perfect Union. After the film, Jacqueline Carr, associate professor of history, will lead a discussion regarding the Constitution's role in our government and daily lives. North Lounge, Billings. 4 p.m. Information.

Belize Semester Abroad Information Session. Meet Professors Meg and Jay Ashman to learn about spending the spring semester studying sustainable development in Belize. Boulder Society Room, Davis Center. 6:30 p.m. Information.

Ecotourism in Costa Rica Information Session. Meet Professor Walt Kuentzel and David Kestenbaum to learn about a winter session travel course to Costa Rica to study ecotourism and sustainable development. 104 Aiken. 7 p.m. Information.

Snowboard Team Information Meeting. If you love snowboarding and are looking to compete, get better, and have rides to the mountain five days a week, come check out what we have to offer. Billings Lecture Hall. 8 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Friday, September 18, 2009

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Forensic Assertive Community Treatment: An Emerging Model of Care." J. Steven Lamberti, professor of psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Tribute to Dr. Jean-Guy L Béliveau. Ira Allen Chapel. 2 p.m. Information: 656-8748.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Historic Tour of Campus. Learn about the university's long and illustrious history on a free, guided tour of campus. Begins at the statue of Ira Allen on the UVM Green, just south of the fountain. 9 a.m. Information, registration.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mushroom Walk and Talk. Take a fun and informative walk and talk in the Hort Farm woods, collecting local mushrooms. The walk, guided by Robert Resnick and Stephanie Miner, is followed up with information on how best to identify your finds. Bring a woven basket or a paper shopping bag to collect your mushrooms. Please, no plastic bags. Suggested donation: $5 FHF members /master gardeners, $10 general public. Blasberg Building, UVM Horticulture Farm. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information, R.S.V.P.: [log in to unmask]

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