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Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President


January 14, 2010

To:                   University of Vermont Faculty, Students, and Staff

From:               Jane Knodell, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President 

Domenico Grasso, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College 

Subject:           Transdisciplinary Research Initiative:  Announcement of TRI Town Hall Meetings - Week of January 25th

Dear Colleagues,

The Transdisciplinary Research Initiative (TRI) Working Groups will be submitting their final "Spire of Excellence" proposals on January 22nd, all of which will be subsequently posted to the TRI website.  The following week, we would like to invite you to attend a series of “Town Hall Meetings” featuring presentations by each of the TRI Working Groups.  A Working Group representative will share a 15-minute overview of their proposal, then take comments from the audience.

We hope you will join us.

TRI Town Hall Meeting Schedule

Monday, January 25th in Memorial Lounge (338 Waterman)
5-6pm          Policy Studies                                                 Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin
6-7pm          Public Health                                                  Judith Shaw

Wednesday, January 27th in Memorial Lounge (338 Waterman)
4-5pm         Biological Sciences and Bioengineering     Richard Galbraith
5-6pm         Complex Systems                                            Maggie Eppstein
6-7pm          Culture & Society                                            David Jenemann

Thursday, January 28th in Williams Hall (Room 301)
4-5pm         Food Systems                                                 Linda Berlin
5-6pm         Environment                                                   Jane Molofsky
6-7pm          Neurosciences                                                 Mark Bouton