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Food Drive

From March 21-April 1, help support the MSD Food Drive, benefitting the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, by donating low-sodium and low sugar non-perishable items. Bring items to the kick-off event held in the Davis Student Center on March 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or look for drop boxes around campus outside Waterman Café, Henderson's Café, Patrick Gymnasium lobby, UVM Fitness Center, and the fireplace lounge in Living and Learning. Information: [log in to unmask]

Looking for a (Paid) Summer Adventure? Lead Service TREK!

What is Service TREK? Working in small groups of 8 TREKKIES and 2 TREK leaders, Service TREK participants engage in direct service throughout the state of Vermont while learning about the value of community involvement, leadership, and social justice. A $150 stipend for first time leaders, and a $200 stipend for returning leaders, will be paid upon completion of TREK. Leader training will be August 14-19, and TREK will be August 20-25. Applications due: Friday, April 1 by noon to Department of Student Life, Davis Center 3rd Floor. (Drop off or emailed to Llu: [log in to unmask]) See the application online. Information: [log in to unmask]

Be the Pride. Be the Tradition. Be the Future. Build Your Home.

Join Class Council today. We put on many events like Senior Week, One Last Hurrah, Winter Ball, and many more! We work closely with Development and Alumni Relations and help out with initiatives such as Admissions and Career Services. Applications are due March 30 by 4 p.m. in Grasse Mount, 411 Main Street. For more information or to download an application visit alumni.uvm.edu/recruitment.

Eat Local and Organic with Common Ground

Reserve your CSA share with UVM's student-run farm now for a bounty of vegetables each week from June 22-September 28 (a total of 14 weeks). The "Master's Degree" share, at $365, typically feeds a household while the "Bachelor's Degree" share typically feeds 1-2 people at $195. The prices can't be beat! Sign up by April 15th. Checks can be made out to: Common Ground Farm, 105 Jeffords Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405.

We will be tabling in the Davis Center Thursday, March 24 from 1:30 to 5 p.m., selling raffle tickets. You could win a Bachelor's Degree share! Tickets are $2 or 3 for $5. Come and chat with your student farmers about Common Ground!

Information: [log in to unmask]

2011 Film Festival Submissions

The 2011 UVM Film Festival, hosted by the Film Club, will be Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Billings Lecture Hall. Submissions are open to UVM students and members of the community and are due by Sunday, March 27. They can be narrative or non-narrative, maximum of ten minutes. See the Facebook event "UVM Film Festival 2011" for more details. The Film Club meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in 400 Lafayette Hall. Information: [log in to unmask]

Dismantling Rape Culture Conference

Registration for the 6th annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference, taking place on April 12, is now open to all UVM faculty, staff and students. The conference is free for UVM affiliates and students from all Vermont colleges and universities. There is a $20 fee for community members. Come for the full day or a portion of the conference.

Learn more about the conference, and register online.

From Campus Recreation

Registration for Adventure Day Camp is now open online. Visit the Campus Recreation website to register or for more information. More from Campus Recreation:

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Vermont Cynic General Meeting. Assess the previous week's paper, assign stories to writers, and discuss general happenings at the Cynic. New writers are always welcome, and no experience is necessary. Also, there are many opportunities available other than writing. 207 Lafayette. 8 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

FeelGood Grilled Cheese. Ending world hunger, one grilled cheese at a time. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, stop by for an ooey, gooey grilled cheese. All of the proceeds go directly to The Hunger Project. Davis Center first floor. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Environment and Health Seminar Series: "Environmental Risk Factors for Asthma." Austin Sumner, state epidemiologist - environmental health, Vermont Department of Health. 315 Living/Learning Center Commons. 11:30 a.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

"The King and his Jester. Material Diplomacy at the Court of Philip II of Spain." Susanne Kubersky-Piredda, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome. 427 Waterman Building. 5:30 p.m. Information.

"The Importance of the Perpetrator in Postwar Germany: Gerhard Richter and the Banality of the Nazi Past in Art." Paul B. Jaskot, DePaul University. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 7:30 p.m. Information.

Beginner Salsa Lessons. Ever interested in learning how to salsa? Now's your chance! There are free salsa lessons in the dance studio every Tuesday night. No experience necessary (we promise). We'll teach you the basic step, turns, and even more complicated patterns if you're up for it. Just bring socks to dance in and you're ready to go! Patrick Gym Dance Studio. 9:45 to 11 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Schooled" Casting Call. The New England Sports Network is holding a casting call for its new reality television series "Schooled." UVM students are encouraged to tryout for the show, which pits students from eight New England universities against each other in a battle of brainpower. Rosa Parks Room, Davis Center. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Same time and location March 24. Information.

Bookmaking Workshops. Fold, cut and paste a single sheet of paper into many different book structures, guided by book artist and painter Nancy Stone. Also examine examples from the Book Arts Collection that go "beyond the text" with unusual shapes and materials. Drop in; no registration required. Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library. 11:15 a.m., 12:15 and 1:15 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Dana Medical Library Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Coping With Copyright. This session will be a discussion of copyright best practices for inexpensive, efficient, legal, and moral approaches to producing and reusing scholarly materials. Dana Medical Library Main Conference Room. Noon to 1 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-4415.

"Powering the Future: Smart Grid Challenges and Opportunities." Juan Torres, manager, Energy Systems Analysis, Sandia National Laboratories. 234 Jeffords Hall. 4:30 p.m. Information: 656-8802.

Tour North America Dinner Series: Hawaiian Dinner. Aloha from the "Paradise of the Pacific!" Dining Services warmly invites you to explore and experience the exotic flavors of tropical Hawaii. $10 per person, unlimited dining. Harris/Millis Dining Hall. 4:30 to 9 p.m. Information.

Music and Literature Concert: Ex Luce. A program of music from old Europe (Spain, France and Italy) in the XV century to North America and Hungary in the XXI century, tied together by the theme "fallir is de carn humanal" (failure is the human flesh). UVM Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Challah for Hunger. Bake challah, which will be available for purchase for $3-4 in the Davis Center every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seminar Room, University Heights North. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Peace Corps Information Session. Interested in volunteering overseas? Learn more about international environment opportunities and the benefits of Peace Corps service. 104 Morrill Hall. Noon. Information: [log in to unmask]

James Marsh Professor-at-Large Lecture: "Guns and Public Health: A research-based, public health approach for living with guns rather than dying with guns." David Hemenway, professor of health policy, Harvard School of Public Health, and director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 4:30 p.m. Information: 656-3186.

UVM Film Series: Le Doulos. Pre-film lecture by Professor Hilary Neroni, followed by a Q&A discussion. Fleming Museum. 7 p.m. lecture, 7:45 p.m. screening. Information, tickets.

Blackboard Jungle Keynote Speech: "Diversity, Opportunity, and the Shifting Meritocracy in Higher Education." Lani Guinier, civil rights attorney and first tenured black woman professor at Harvard. Ira Allen Chapel. 7 p.m. The symposium will take place March 24 and 25. Information.

"The Fear of the Perpetrator in a Nazi Present: Libeskind's Jewish Museum and its Transformation after Reunification." Paul B. Jaskot, DePaul University. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 7:30 p.m. Information.

Dancing Uphill. The UVM Dance Program presents its spring concert, featuring dance works by visiting guest artists Heidi Henderson and Nicholas Leichter; faculty artists Paul Besaw and Clare Byrne; and work by student choreographers Anne Brady, Jeremy Burchett, Christina Moore, Alanna Gilbert, and Andrea Pack. Lighting design is by John Forbes. Mann Gymnasium, Mann Hall, Trinity Campus. 8 p.m. Tickets, $10. Additional performances: March 25, 8 p.m.; March 26, 2 and 8 p.m. Information, ticket reservations: 656-2295.

Beginner Ballroom Lessons. Free ballroom lessons in the dance studio every Thursday night! Come learn everything from swing, tango, foxtrot, jive, and much more. No experience? No problem. Every two weeks we start teaching a new style, so newcomers are always welcome. Just bring socks to dance in (no sneakers please) and we'll take care of the rest! Patrick Gym Dance Studio. 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Friday, March 25, 2011

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Post Partum Psychosis." Jennifer Connors, resident and clinical instructor in psychiatry. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Department of Plant and Soil Science Seminar Series: "Hemp! Fact, Fiction and Current Research Directions." Jan Slaski, Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures. 110 Jeffords Hall. 1:15 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Relief Event: Yoga for Japan. Silent prayer, meditation and Vinyasa. $2 minimum donation is recommended. A yoga mat is recommended, but not necessary. Extra mats available on a first-come basis. Instructor: Kazuha Kurosu, UVM student, Level 1 certified yoga teacher. 315 Living/Learning Center. 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 25, April 1 and April 8. Instruction will be in Japanese on March 25. Information: [log in to unmask]

"Interrogating the Map, Visualizing the Archive: Analyzing the Spaces and Buildings of Auschwitz." Roundtable discussion featuring: Chester Harvey, Middlebury College; Jonathan Huener, University of Vermont; Paul B. Jaskot, DePaul University; Anne Kelly Knowles, Middlebury College. 207 Lafayette Hall. 4 p.m. Information.

"How to Wear a Beard: Politics, Art, Sideshows, Circuses and Life in General." Jennifer Miller, circus artist, founder and director of Circus Amok. Co-sponsored by the LGBTQA Center@UVM, Free2Be, with support from the Women's and Gender Studies Program. Fleming Museum. 6 p.m. Information.

Lane Series Event: Handel and Haydn Society. Late Baroque/ early classical chamber music. $25 adult, $20 advance student. UVM Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information, tickets.

WRUV Presents Sam Amidon. Join WRUV at Enter in the North End for a night of music and fun! Sam Amidon and Paper Castles. $12. Enter, 294 N. Winooski Ave. Doors, 8 p.m.; show 9 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Senior Retreat Day at the Catholic Center. Pamela Gardner, director of Career Services, will speak. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Information, RSVP: [log in to unmask]

Flynn Center/UVM Diversity Partnership and Lane Series Performance: "The Hope, Love & Justice Tour," Mavis Staples and Billy Bragg. Two artists bound by the spirit of social justice and activism come together for a special musical celebration. UVM Community saves 25 percent on select tickets purchased in person at the box office with a UVM ID while tickets remain. Flynn Center MainStage. 8 p.m. Information and related events.

VoiceJam for Oxfam. The Cat's Meow, UVM's all-female a capella group will host a two-hour show from which all proceeds will benefit Oxfam International's newly established Emergency Relief Fund. Opening acts include Sarah Jane Wilson, Jacob Es with DJ Dole spinning and The Hit Paws, UVM's co-ed a cappella group. A short segment of The Sisters on the Planet DVD will also be screened. A limited edition Oxfam line of "Charlie like the River" necklaces will be sold at this event only. Also, every ticket bought earns a free raffle ticket for a piece of Trade Winds jewelry! Join us as we lend a hand to our neighbors around the world, one song at a time. Tickets, $5, available at the door. Ira Allen Chapel, 8 p.m. Doors: 7:15. Information: [log in to unmask]

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Film Screening: Miral. Film producer and UVM alum Jon Kilik will present his latest work, Miral, directed by Julian Schnabel, and participate in a Q&A immediately following. Tickets, $10, are available from www.uvmtickets.com. Proceeds will benefit Film and Television Studies students. Merrill's Roxy Cinema, Burlington. 6:30 p.m. Information.

Research Studies:

Are You Thinking about Starting or Expanding your Family?

We are recruiting healthy women who wish to conceive for a study on preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a disease of pregnancy, associated with high blood pressure and protein in the urine in pregnant women. It can be dangerous to both mother and baby. In this study, we will be looking at the way differences in body function can contribute to the development of preeclampsia.

If you are a woman between the ages of 18 and 42, plan to conceive in the next year, and

  • Have never had a child before or
  • Have had preeclampsia in the past or
  • Have Type 1 diabetes or
  • Have a personal or family history of hypertension or preeclampsia

We will provide you with ovulation detection kits to aid timing your conception. Financial compensation of up to $375 is provided. If you are interested in participating, or would like to know more, please call (802) 656-0309 or email [log in to unmask]

Female Smokers Needed

Women between the ages of 18-25 who smoke daily are needed for a research study on impulsivity. Earn up to $200. Conducted by UVM's Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit. Information: (802) 847-5444.

Preschool Age Children Needed as Control Participants

Preschool age children between the ages of 3 and 6 who do not stutter are invited to participate as a control group for a research study of emotional changes and stuttering. Study will involve four appointments at UVM (2 immediately and 2 in several months). The appointments include assessments of language and parent questionnaires and participants will be compensated. Some requirements for eligibility must be met. Information: (802) 656-0207, [log in to unmask]

Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit Study

Are you a woman between the age of 18 and 45 who is not taking hormonal birth control? You may be eligible to participate in a research study on hormones and mathematical ability. The study involves: functional MRI (fMRI) scans of your brain, and financial compensation. Information: [log in to unmask], 847-8767.

Smokers Needed for Brief Research - Not a Quit Study

Not in the mood to quit smoking? The Anxiety and Health Research Lab at UVM is looking for heavy smokers to participate in a brief smoking study. This is not a quit study. The study involves two visits to the lab and a total length of approximately 4 hours. If eligible, you may be asked to stop smoking for 12 hours. Participants will earn up to $40 in cash. Please complete a brief survey online which will help determine if you are eligible, or call 656-3831 or 656-0655 and mention you are calling about study #33 for more information.

Chronic Pain Research Study

Do you suffer from chronic back pain? You may be eligible to participate in a research study involving: group therapy or chronic pain education, free of charge; functional MRI (fMRI) scans of the brain; financial compensation for participation. If you are interested you need to have current back pain for 6 months or longer; be age 18 or older; be right-handed. Information: (802)847-8241.

Weight Management Study

Are you (or is your child) 12-18 years old and concerned about being overweight? Researchers at UVM are looking for participants for a free weight management program. You will receive nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral instruction; complete body composition and fitness profile; compensation for time and travel. Information: 656-3817.

Caffeine and Snoring Research Study

Does your snoring keep your partner awake? Do you drink coffee, soda, or other caffeinated drinks? The University of Vermont Department of Medicine is studying people who snore and use caffeine. We are looking for adults to stop using caffeine and who have a regular bed partner to report their snoring for four weeks. $25 compensation for participation. Information: 656-4560.

UVM Research Study for Women Age 50-60 With Memory Concerns

Are you concerned about your memory? Do you think your memory might be worse than some of your friends? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study about memory being conducted at the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit at UVM and Fletcher Allen Health Care. You must be post-menopausal (no period for 1 year plus), no history of breast cancer, and no hormone use during the past year. This 5-6 month research study includes 8 visits and you will be paid $400. For more information, Call Sally Ross Nolan, (802) 847-9488. Information.

Research Study: Mechanisms of Specific Trunk Exercises in Low Back Pain

Are you between 21-55 years old and suffer from chronic, low back pain? You may be eligible to participate in a research study, conducted by the University of Vermont, that includes the following:

  • Pre and post-treatment testing sessions at the UVM Human Motion Analysis Lab (includes a free physical therapy evaluation)
  • Six physical therapy treatment sessions with a physical therapist at no charge to you or your health insurance
  • $110 total compensation upon completion of study
  • Six,12, 24 month questionnaires
  • You may be randomly selected to participate in an exercise adherence portion of the study

The purpose of this study, conducted by Sharon M. Henry, professor, Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is to examine whether or not matching treatment to your specific symptoms is better at decreasing your pain and increasing your function than a non-specific strengthening/conditioning program. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-1478.

Participants Needed for Smoking Cessation Research

The Anxiety and Health Research Lab at UVM is looking for individuals, 18-65 years of age, who are daily cigarette smokers and who are motivated to quit smoking. Eligible participants will receive free cognitive behavioral group treatment and nicotine replacement and will be compensated for their time.

The goal of this federally funded research study is to investigate whether the effectiveness of current standard smoking cessation treatment can be enhanced by adding a wellness or exercise intervention.

Information: (802) 489-0178.

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