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Growing Vermont: One Heart to Haiti

The Growing Vermont student-run local products store supports the "One Heart to Haiti" project. Donate a paper hearth at Growing Vermont and receive a 15 percent discount on any item in the store. Write a message of hope to a Haitian child on your heart. The hearts will be distributed to children in Haiti along with necessary supplies. Bring a school supply donation with your heart to Growing Vermont and get 30 percent off any item. Growing Vermont is located on the first floor of the Davis Center and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Coffee for Haiti from Haiti Benefit

Buy delicious Haitian coffee to benefit the Partners in Health earthquake relief efforts. Both fresh brewed and whole bean for sale. Olin Atrium, Davis Center. Feb. 8-12, 8 to 11 a.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Financial Awards for Students Who Make the Grade and Work for Social Justice

United Academics, the faculty union at UVM, is accepting applications for two financial awards to honor students who exemplify academic excellence and commitment to social justice. The Jeffrey Brace Book Award will provide $500 awards for books and supplies to students who will be enrolled at UVM full-time in fall '10. The Linda Backus Memorial Award of $1,000 will be presented to a current college senior with a parent who is a union member in Vermont. Deadline for both applications is March 1. Application details are available on the United Academics website (click on the "Student Awards" link in the left-hand column). Information: [log in to unmask]

Center on Aging Research Day

Submit proposals for poster sessions for the Center on Aging Research Day, to be held March 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. Faculty, students, service providers/practitioners whose research, teaching or programming focuses on aging are invited to participate. Submissions should include the following: contact information, session title, abstract of session (300 word max), and funding source (if research). Presenters are required to bring own laptops if included in display. Easels and 4 foot by 8 foot poster board will be provided along with push pins and a chair. Proposals, due by Feb, 8, should be e-mailed to [log in to unmask] Information: 656-4220.

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Meet with professors leading trips to study a range of subjects in destinations around the world. This week, attend information sessions about the following programs:

  • China Travel Study. Feb. 8. Handy Family Room, Davis Center. Noon.
  • Ghana. Feb. 8. Boulder Society Room, Davis Center. Noon.
  • Literary London. Learn about spending the month of July studying British literature and theater in London. Feb. 9. at 3:30 p.m. and Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. Boulder Society Room, Davis Center.
  • Spain -- Hiking Through History: An Educational Journey on the Camino de Santiago. Feb. 9. Learn about spending May 15 - 28 hiking the Camino de Santiago while earning 3 UVM credits. Williams Family Room, Davis Center. 4:30 p.m.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The CTL will offer a number of workshops in February, March, and April 2010 on topics including Representation of Course Content, Students' Expression of Learning, Student Engagement, Book Discussion, Writing, Reluctance and Conflict: Navigating Discussions on Diversity, and more. See the complete list of offerings and register now.

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 8, 2010

Janus Forum: "Nuclear Power: Promise or Peril -- A Debate." Featuring Tyson Slocum, director of the Public Citizens Energy Program, and William Tucker, journalist and author of Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America's Energy Odyssey. Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. 4 p.m. Information.

Faculty Senate Meeting. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 4 p.m.

"The Oldest Environmental Problem Must and Can Be Solved." Wes Jackson, The Land Institute. Emerald Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. 6 p.m. Information on shuttle, Web cast.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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.

"Understanding 350." Richard Wolfson, the Benjamin F. Wissler Professor of Physics, Middlebury College. 104 Aiken Building. 11:30 a.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Radical Movie Night: Malcolm X. This Spike Lee joint starring Denzel Washington follows the extraordinary life of the civil rights movement's most controversial leader. Brennan's Pub, Davis Center. 6 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

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, February 10, 2010

Dana Medical Library Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Clinical Databases. Bring your clinical questions to explore databases designed to directly answer those questions. Databases include UpToDate, Dynamed, Micromedex, Medline and CINAHL. Noon to 1 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-4415.

Noontime Cafe and Program: "All the Views Fit to Print: Changing Images of the U.S. in 'Pravda' Political Cartoons 1917-91." Kevin McKenna, Department of German and Russian. Fleming Museum, 12:15 p.m. Lunch is available for purchase in the museum's lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Information.

The UVM Budget: A Student Perspective. Are you interested in the UVM budget? Are you concerned about your tuition going up 6 percent per year? Do you want a chance to hear the facts and make your voice heard? The SGA is hosting a budget forum to hear about the budget and gather student input. We'll have a brief presentation led by VP of Finance and Administration Richard Cate, then break into small discussion groups to gather your ideas. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 3 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Physics Colloquium: "Finding Your Way in a Small World--Asymptotic Behavior of the Kleinberg Model." Daniel ben-Avraham, Department of Physics, Clarkson University. Jost Foundation Room, Davis Center. 4 p.m. Refreshments available at 3:30. Information.

Artist Talk. Renee van der Stelt, whose work is on display at the Colburn Gallery through Feb. 26, will speak about her exhibit, "Veiled Geography: Impermanent Drawings." 301 Williams Hall. 5:30 p.m. Information: 656-2014.

Relay for Life Kickoff Event. Get a team together with your residential floor, sports team, or even just a group of friends. The Relay for Life 12-hour walk will start on April 24 at 6 p.m. Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. 7 p.m. Register online now.

UVM Basketball Pink Zone Promotion. Women's basketball vs. Boston University. Featuring a pre-game ceremony with the Vermont Cancer Center. T-shirt giveaways, jersey auctions and more will benefit the Vermont Cancer Center. All youth basketball teams will receive free admission by submitting a roster to [log in to unmask] One lucky team to register and attend will win an exclusive practice with the women's team. Student wing-eating contest at halftime. Patrick Gym. 7 p.m.

Concert: "The Dawn of Modernism." Music Building Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. A pre-concert discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. Information.

Center for Research on Vermont Research-in-Progress Seminar #226: "Refugees and Transportation Equity in Vermont." Pablo Bose, assistant professor of geography. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. 7:30 p.m. Information: 656-4389, [log in to unmask]

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

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"From Hope to Betrayal: The Obama War Machine." One year post election, the idea that Barack Obama is part of anything to do with change seems like a joke. Now that the administration is escalating the war in Afghanistan and widening it to Pakistan, the left must answer this by rebuilding a grassroots anti-war movement. Come join us and make that happen. Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization. 311 Lafayette. 7 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

"Bounty: A Celebration of Vermont's Farming Artists." Opening reception for the art show that runs through Feb. 22. The show features painters, sculptors, photographers, textile and video farming artists from around the state. Fourth Floor, Davis Center. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Friday, February 12, 2010

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Genetic Variation and Trajectories of Psychosis in Alzheimer Disease." Robert A. Sweet, professor of psychiatry and neurology, University of Pittsburgh. 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]

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lane Series Performance: Jane Monheit. Tickets, $30 adult, $25 student. Music Building Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information, tickets.

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