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Master of Science in Dietetics Food Drive

Celebrating March as National Nutrition Month, donations, accepted March 22 through April 2, will benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Donation sites: Fletcher Allen dining areas, Davis Center first and third floor information desks, Marché, Carrigan Wing, Bailey/Howe, and Waterman Café. Rallies will take place Monday, March 22 and Friday, April 2 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Olin Atrium, Davis Center. For every item donated at either rally, you will be entered into a raffle to win: lunch for two at Brennan's Pub, one of four $25 gift cards to Healthy Living. Information: [log in to unmask]

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.

Maple Madness Cook-Off

The UVM Libraries will hold a Maple Cook-Off on Sunday, March 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Davis Center. Enter your greatest maple pie/cookie/pork tenderloin/vegan roasted roots recipe to win exciting prizes, impress local judges, and have a great time listening to The Growlers and sampling maple delicacies. Free and fun! Information, registration.

Plant and Soil Science Summer Course Offerings

What better time to take classes on plant and soil sciences than during the growing season? Work toward majors in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture (SLH) and Ecological Agriculture (EA) and minors in SLH, EA, and Food Systems, while getting a 15 percent discount on tuition. Information (click on "Farmward Bound" to watch a video about the program).

Eggstravaganza Volunteer Recruitment Information

Volunteer to be a "fun facilitator" for Burlington's 8th Annual Eggstravaganza at Oakledge Park off Flynn Avenue on Saturday, March 27. Hosted by Public Communication Capstone students, Burlington Parks and Recreation, STAR92.9FM and Price Chopper, the Eggstravaganza is a fun-filled day of kids' egg hunts, an egg-decorating contest, cookie decorating and photos with the bunny. Each volunteer will get to keep the t-shirt!

Thirty-five volunteers are needed to help with egg hunts, crowd control and customer service, blowing up balloons, taking photos, arts and crafts, wearing mascot costumes, and event set-up and breakdown from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To sign up, e-mail [log in to unmask] by Monday, March 22.

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.

Learn more about the free conference, and register online.

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.

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

United Academics, the faculty union at UVM, has extended the deadline for the Backus Award to April 1. The Linda Backus Memorial Award provides a $1,000 cash award for the purpose of rewarding student civic engagement in advancing economic and social justice goals. To be eligible, you must be a current senior enrolled in your final year of college and the child of a union member who is a Vermont resident. 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]

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 22, 2010

"China: Historical Legacies in Today's Society." Erik Esselstrom, director of Asian Studies. Williams Family Room, Davis Center. 3:30 p.m. Information.

Career Services Resumé Clinic. Every Monday. E166 Living/Learning Center. 4 to 5 p.m. Information.

"Environmental Justice: A Discussion with Kesha Ram." Ram is an alumna and Vermont legislator. North Lounge, Billings. 7 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Tuesday, March 23, 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.

"Reboot the Environmental Movement." John Passacantando, co-founder of Ozone Action and former executive director of Greenpeace USA. 104 Aiken Building. 11:30 a.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Information Session: "Agroforestry & Agroecology Practicum in Nicaragua." Meet Professors Todd Comen and Chris Shanks to learn about spending May 16 - 30 studying abroad in Nicaragua. Handy Family Room, Davis Center. 12:30 p.m. Information.

Career Services Event: Abercrombie & Fitch. Tabling in the Olin Atrium, Davis Center. 2 to 4 p.m. Learn about their manager trainee program from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Rosa Parks Room, Davis Center. Information.

"Listening to Noise." Garret Keizer, author and contributing editor to Harper's Magazine. Marsh Lounge, Billings. 4 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Information Session: "Spain -- Hiking Through History: An Educational Journey on the Camino de Santiago." Learn about spending May 15 - 28 hiking the Camino de Santiago while earning three UVM credits. Handy Family Room, Davis Center. 4:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Vermont Career Networking Event. Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Information.

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 24, 2010

Spring Job Fair. Explore industries. Find jobs and internships. Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. 2 to 5 p.m. Information.

University Scholar Seminar: "A Matter of Life and Death for a Cell." Ralph C. Budd, professor of medicine and director of the Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 4 p.m. Information.

Physics Colloquium: "Casimir Forces from Scattering Theory." Noah Graham, Department of Physics, Middlebury College. 209 Votey Hall. 4 p.m. Refreshments available at 3:30. Information.

Career Services Event: USPIRG Information Session. Learn about USPIRG. Spruce Room, Davis Center. 6 to 7 p.m. Information.

The Case for Socialism: Book Tour. An alternative to capitalism is desperately needed. But what should replace it? Join us for the Burlington stop on the national book tour for The Case for Socialism by Alan Maass, with afterword by the late Howard Zinn. 100 Lafayette. 7 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Center for Research on Vermont Research Seminar: "Vermont as a Civil Society: The Search for a Genetic Code." Frank Bryan, professor of political science. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 7:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-4389.

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

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Career Services Event: On-Campus Interviews. Attend the Job Fair or apply on Catamount Job Link for positions with the following employers: USPIRG, Abercrombie & Fitch, John Hancock Boston Partners, New England Center for Children, University Directories. E170 Living/Learning Center. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information.

Dancing Uphill 2010. Featuring performances by UVM dance students. Tickets, $10 (cash, check only). Mann Gymnasium, Trinity Campus. 8 p.m. Additional performances: March 26, 27 at 8 p.m. and March 27 at 2 p.m. Ticket reservations: 656-2295. Information: [log in to unmask]

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bruce A. Gibbard, M.D. Memorial Lectureship Program: "Meaning and Medication: Psychodynamic Approaches to the Treatment Resistant Patient." David Mintz, residency training director and director of continuing medical education, Austen Riggs Center. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Lecture will be followed by a lunch reception in the Sullivan Classroom of the Medical Education Center. Information: [log in to unmask]

Food System Research Collaborative Brown Bag Lunch. Bring your lunch to this lively discussion about Vermont's food system. The monthly series is a great way to share info about your projects and programs. This month's theme: Connections and collaborations at UVM. Open to students, faculty, staff and community members. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. Noon to 1 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

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, March 27, 2010

UVM Horse Barn Healthy Horse Workshop. Lectures will take place in 101 Fleming in the morning from 9 to 11:30 a.m., including topics such as greening up your barn and equine nutrition. Demonstrations will take place at the horse barn in the afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m.; local veterinarians and trainers will discuss topics such as equine emergencies, prepurchase exams and laminitis. Free for UVM students with valid ID ($6 for lunch); non-students pay $15. Information: [log in to unmask]

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Center for Holocaust Studies Symposium: "Breeding Better Germans and Vermonters: Nazi and American Eugenics in History and Memory." Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 1 to 5 p.m. Information.

"Liberation Ecology I: Design Tools for a Whole Future." GreenHouse Residential Learning Community, University Heights South. 1 to 5 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

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