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Blackboard Jungle Symposium

This year's Blackboard Jungle symposium, "Multicultural Learning Across the Disciplines: A Mosaic of Perspectives," with a keynote address by Angela Davis, is March 25 to 27. Registration -- now open -- and a $25 fee are required. Information.

Dismantling Rape Culture Conference Registration Now Open

Registration for the 5th annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference, taking place on April 15, 2010, is now open to all UVM faculty, staff and students. Registration for non-UVM affiliates -- including all community members -- will open on Wednesday, March 17.

Learn more about the free conference, and register online.

China: A Rising Power with an Ancient History Lecture Series

In June 2010, the University of Vermont will welcome the first Chinese undergraduate students enrolled in the new U.S.-Sino Pathway Program. This program is one of several initiatives under way to further UVM's goal of building a diverse and globally aware university community. Part of UVM's mission is "to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community." That dedication will, in part, develop through friendships students build as they study together, work on class projects, share meals, and trade stories with students who come from across the country and around the world. To prepare the UVM community for the arrival of these students, and to help us understand more about the backgrounds of one of our largest international graduate student populations, a series of presentations on China will be offered to address cultural and education issues of China. Each session will be presented twice this semester, and once again in the fall semester. Presentations are free, open to the entire UVM community, and registration is not required.

  • Monday, March 1. "China: Cultural Aspects of Chinese Daily Life" Williams Family Room, Davis Center. Noon.
  • Wednesday, March 3. "China: Educating Its People toward Modernization." Mildred Livak Room, Davis Center. Noon.

See the complete schedule and descriptions of the sessions.

Davis Center Closed March 6 and 7

The Davis Center, including all tenant spaces, will be closed the weekend of March 6 and 7 for building maintenance. Although Vermont's sales tax holiday falls on March 6, vendors in the Davis Center (including the Computer Depot, the Bookstore, and Growing Vermont) will be closed and unable to participate. Check the Davis Center's website for further notice of adjusted spring break hours.

Shaken and Stirred Student Video Contest Call for Entries

Make a 1-4 minute video that shows what you do as a UVM student to live a fun, full life without excessive alcohol, and you could win $500. Due March 19. Go to www.uvm.edu/health/shakenandstirred for more info.

Center for Teaching and Learning Workshops

The Center for Teaching and Learning will offer a number of workshops in March and April on topics including The Brain, Learning, and Teaching; SRC Pre-Conference Prep.; Supercharge Your Research; Writing Across Borders--Writing and Culture at UVM; Reluctance and Conflict: Navigating Discussions on Diversity; and Responding to English Language Learners. See the complete list of offerings, and register now.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 1, 2010

"The Inner and Outer Environments of Tibet." Jim Hagan of Wisdom Tours presents on the culture, history, environment, religion, and politics of Tibet. See photos from his trips and learn about upcoming summer trips to Tibet and India (spots still open). Jost Foundation Room, Davis Center. 5 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

"Are You Eco-Media Savvy?" Chris Evans, UVM student media adviser, and Eva Sollberger, Seven Days videographer and "Stuck in Vermont" creator. Learn how to create informative, savvy eco-media. North Lounge, Billings. 7 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

The Vermont Cynic Monthly Staff Meeting. Stop by to learn about the newspaper and meet the staff. 207 Lafayette. 8 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Center for Research on Vermont Symposium: "What Is the Role of Government? Then and Now." A celebration of the 25th anniversary of Madeleine Kunin's first gubernatorial inauguration. Davis Center. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Information.

UVM FeelGood Gourmet Grilled Cheese. Grab a grilled cheese and help fight world hunger. One hundred percent of profits benefit The Hunger Project, an international organization that focuses on empowerment and gender equality as the solutions to chronic persistent hunger. Buy delicious, gourmet, grilled cheese Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. First floor of the Davis Center, across from the CATCard Office. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information.

"China and the Journey to Addressing Climate Change: Traveling the Silk Route Versus Hitting the Great Wall." Randy Kritkausky, president of ECOLOGIA, an international organization based in Middlebury, Vt. 104 Aiken Building. 11:30 a.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Student Government Association Town Meeting Day. You've got questions, comments and concerns; we've got answers. Topics include: budget, tuition, town-gown relations, student advocacy, academic quality and more. Ira Allen Chapel. Noon to 3 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Staff Council Meeting. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 12:05 p.m. Information: 656-4493.

SGA Meeting. Your Student Government Association (SGA) invites you to attend all meetings to speak about your student concerns, as well as learn about what your SGA is doing for you. Meetings are open and available to the entire UVM community and often feature special speakers to discuss what is occurring within the greater Burlington community. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 7 p.m. Information.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"NATO 2.0: Reinventing the Transatlantic Partnership for the New Millennium." Sarwar Kashmeri, fellow, Foreign Policy Association, and nonresident senior fellow, Atlantic Council. Marsh Lounge, Billings. 12:15 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-1096.

Noontime Cafe and Program: "Daisy Turner: Native Vermonter and African-American Storyteller." Jane Beck, founder and executive director emeritus of the Vermont Folklife Center. Fleming Museum. 12:15 p.m. Lunch is available for purchase in the lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Information.

Physics Colloquium: "Molecular-Based Magnets: New Physics Revealed by New Materials." Christopher Landee, Department of Physics and Chemistry, Clark University. Jost Foundation Room, Davis Center. 2:50 p.m. Refreshments available at 2:20. Information.

"Tocqueville in China: What are the Chances?" The Department of Political Science will present a panel discussion on democracy in China. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. 3:30 p.m. Information: 656-0570.

Burack President's Distinguished Lecture: "Life Long Learning In The Pharmaceutical Industry." Paul S. Anderson, retired vice president for chemistry, Merck. North Lounge, Billings. 4 p.m. Information: 656-2596.

Alcohol and Drug Policy Forum. An SGA and IRA-organized forum on student rights regarding alcohol and other drugs. Hear from UVM Police Chief Tuomey and other university officials on the topic of federal, state and local laws as well as university policy. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 4 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

United Academics Town Meeting Week Event: "Single-Payer Health Care in Vermont -- What Would It Mean? How Do We Get There?" Is quality, affordable "Medicare for All" possible in our state? What role could Vermont play in making single-payer, universal coverage a nationwide reality? Featured speakers are Dr. Andy Coates, Physicians for a National Health Program, and Dr. Deb Richter, Vermont for Single-Payer, with Judith Cohen, UVM professor of nursing, and Con Hogan, co-author, At the Crossroads: The Future of Health Care in Vermont. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 7 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-4171.

Organ Concert. University Organist David Neiweem will play a recital on the University of Vermont's C.B. Fisk Organ. In keeping with the tradition of the instrument, the program will include three works from the French classic period. Music Building Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information: 656-7769, [log in to unmask]

Common Ground Student Farm Club Open Meeting. Discuss the upcoming growing season and learn how to get involved in club activities. Summit Room (in Sugar Maple Ballroom), Davis Center. 8 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

UVM STAND (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur) Weekly Meeting. 107 Lafayette. 8 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Thursday, March 4, 2010

"Reducing Car Use: The Role of Transit-Oriented Development." Reid Ewing, University of Maryland. Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. 7 p.m. Information.

UVM Film Club Screening: The Room. Watch the cult classic in the making, considered by some as "the worst film ever made." 108 Lafayette. 7:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Film Screening: Wings. A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna, now a headmistress, who reminisces about her glory days as a World War II pilot. Held in conjunction with the museum's exhibit: "Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons." Fleming Museum. 7 p.m. Information.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "The Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis: A Nexus for Stress and Emotion." Sayamwong Hammack, assistant professor of psychology. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Free Shabbat Dinner. All are welcome, bring friends, meet cool people! 57 South Williams Street. 7 p.m. R.S.V.P. for you and a friend. Information: [log in to unmask]

Lane Series Performance: Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Haochen Zhang. $37 adult, $32 student. Music Building Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information, tickets.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Winter Tree Identification Walk. Learn to recognize woody plants in winter by their bud arrangement and twig characteristics, leaf scars, bark characteristics, plant shape and form. A half-hour indoor presentation will be followed by an outdoor trek around the periphery of the farm and woodlands identifying trees. Led by emeritus professor of horticulture, Norman Pellett. UVM Horticulture Research Center. 10 a.m. to noon. R.S.V.P.: [log in to unmask], (802) 864-3073. Information.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

"Life Together." A new ecumenical Christian worship service. Sponsored by the Cooperative Christian Ministry at UVM. Ira Allen Chapel. 6:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

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