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"Ready to Run" Registration

On April 16, UVM will host a non-partisan, one-day campaign training workshop for women who are considering running for office, are interested in becoming leaders in the private or public sectors, or want to learn more about the political system. The registration deadline is April 10; a $10 donation is suggested. Information, registration.

UVM Old Time Music Club Festival

Enjoy music and dance at the following events, organized by UVM's Old Time Music Club:

Friday, April 1: Contra dance with Will Mentor, Pete Sutherland, and Jim Burns. North Lounge, Billings. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation, $5 with UVM ID. Old Time Session with Pete Sutherland and Jim Burns to follow.

Saturday, April 2:

  • Fiddleheads rehearsal with guest instructors Jaden Gladstone and Pete Sutherland. 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Burlington Violin Shop. Free, but must pre-register: [log in to unmask]
  • Afternoon workshops with Bruce Molsky in John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. Fiddle workshop: 1 to 2:30 p.m.; banjo workshop: 3 to 4:30 p.m. $20, $10 with UVM ID. Pre-registration required: [log in to unmask]
  • Saturday night concert featuring Bruce Molsky. 7:30 p.m. in North Lounge, Billings. $15 suggested donation, $10 with UVM ID. Old Time Session with Bruce Molsky to follow.

Sunday, April 3:

  • Sacred Harp sing with Pete Sutherland and the Burlington Shapers. 1 to 3 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel.
  • Afternoon dance and session at the Monkey House in Winooski with Will Mentor, Pete Sutherland, Jim Burns and others. 4 to 7 p.m.

Information: [log in to unmask]

Engaged Scholarship Grant Proposals and Award Nominations

The UVM Office of Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning (CUPS) is pleased to announce a call for grant proposals and award nominations for engaged scholarship. Engaged Scholarship Grants will be awarded for planning and implementation of service-learning courses and community-based research projects. April 15 is the deadline for 2011-2012 Planning Grants. Engaged Scholarship Awards will be presented to faculty, students, and community partners for excellence in service-learning and community-based research. The deadline to nominate is April 8. For more information about the CUPS Office, please visit: www.uvm.edu/partnerships.

Relay for Life

Register for the annual Relay for Life, to be held April 16-17, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Information, registration.

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. 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:

  • Vermont Dodgeball Classic. Compete against teams from around the state! Sponsored by Bueno Y Sano, the winnings go to the charity of the winning team's choice. The winning team also gets gift certificates to Bueno Y Sano. Held Saturday, April 16 in the Indoor Multipurpose courts. Fees: $75 prior to April 7 or $100 after April 7. These fees are for a team of 6 and include team t-shirts. ($10 for each additional player) Visit www.uvm.edu/recreation/dodgeball for more information.
  • Instructional Recreation Course: Belly Dance is being held every Thursday through April 28 in Patrick 217 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Students, $30; faculty and staff, $40; non-members, $50. Information: [log in to unmask]
  • Intramural Sports: 4-on-4 flag football registration is open now through April 4. Information, registration: [log in to unmask]

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 28, 2011

Visiting Artist Exhibit: "Proof of Existence -- Drawings and Prints" by Betsey Grand. On display through April 8. Gallery talk and reception April 7 at 5:30 p.m. Colburn Gallery, Williams Hall. Information.

Bridging Program. Learn about the Bridging Program, a transitional educational program for high school students which focuses on teaching the skills necessary to assist students in becoming independent adults. Students have worked with a local bakery to learn about small businesses and baking. They will be selling a variety of gluten-free baked goods from the West Meadow Bakery in Essex with help from UVM sororities. Olin Atrium, Davis Center. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

"Think Global, Adapt Local: A Landscape Approach to Coupling Climate, Ecosystems and Society." Colin Beier, research associate at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and candidate for the UVM faculty position in climate science and adaptation. 112 Jeffords Hall. 10:30 a.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Film Screening: Miral. A screening and discussion with film producer and UVM alum Jon Kilik on his new film, Julian Schnabel's Miral. UVM Professor Emeritus Frank Manchel will lead a Q&A with Kilik after the film. Billings Lecture Hall. 6:15 p.m. Information: 656-3056.

"Palliative Care: The Cure for Meaningless Suffering." Diane Meier, professor of geriatrics and internal medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Doubletree Hotel, South Burlington. 7 p.m. Information.

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 29, 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: "Neurobiology of Methyl-mercury." Matthew Rand, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. 315 Living/Learning Center Commons. 11:30 a.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Film Screening: Bloom: The Plight of Lake Champlain. Join H2Know, a new student-run Lake Champlain pollution solution group at UVM, to watch this documentary on the health of the lake and the future of its surrounding watershed communities. Stop by for free food, discussion, solutions! Multipurpose Room, University Heights North. 7 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Creating Conditions for Dialogue Across Difference -- A Blackboard Jungle Workshop." This workshop will be an opportunity to collectively explore questions about the practice of facilitating dialogue across difference. 303 Bailey/Howe Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Information, registration.

Painted Word Poetry Series. Featuring poets Todd Hearon and Maggie Dietz. Organized by Major Jackson, professor of English, The Painted Word poetry series highlights established and emergent New England poets whose work represents significant explorations into language, song, and art. Fleming Museum. 6 p.m. Information.

Student Performance Recital. Students perform on their various instruments. UVM Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information: 656-7776.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Support Japan Bake Sale. Please buy our baked goods to support Japan! Some Japanese food and tea available as well. Hosted by the Japanese House. Davis Center 3rd floor. 1 to 3 p.m. and April 1 on the Davis Center 1st floor from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

"Making Writing Assignments Work for Everyone: Universal Design for Writing." Join with colleagues to explore the ways writing assignments can be constructed to enhance the learning of all students. 302 Bailey/Howe Library. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Information, registration: [log in to unmask]

Harry H. Kahn Memorial Lecture: "Truth and Consequences: Issues in Holocaust Family Memoir." Irene Kacandes, Dartmouth College. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 4 p.m. Information.

J. Walter Juckett Distinguished Lecture: "Carcinogenesis as Development Gone Awry." Ana Soto, Tufts University, one of the earliest investigators of endocrine disruption and its role in cancer development. Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building. 4 p.m. Information.

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]

"Beyond the Numbers: Why There Is No Algorithm for Getting into Medical School." For students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, learn more about the admissions process, the medical school curriculum and more. Room 200, Medical Education Pavilion. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Friday, April 1, 2011

U.S. Universities Debating Championship. Hosted April 1-3 by UVM's Lawrence Debate Union. Various times and locations around campus. Information.

"Teaching First Year Students: A Workshop on Course Design." This workshop invites faculty to think about designing or adjusting courses to address the needs of first-year students. 302 Bailey/Howe Library. 9 a.m. to noon. Information, registration: [log in to unmask]

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Genetic and Pharmacological Mechanisms of Inhibition and Relevance to Psychiatry." Mark Bellgrove, School of Psychology and Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Australia. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Lane Series Event: Cuarteto Latinoamericano: Mexico/US Bridges. $25 adult, $20 advance student. UVM Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information, tickets.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Flynn Center/UVM Diversity Partnership and Lane Series Performance: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano: "Viva Mexico!" With two trumpets, four fiddles, Mexican harp, guitarron (six-string bass guitar), and vihuela (five-stringed rhythm guitar), Mariachi Los Camperos celebrates the Mexican Bicentennial with jaw-dropping instrumental and vocal brilliance. 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. 7 p.m. Information and related events.

Research Studies:

Participants Needed for Language Study

Earn $20 for an hour of participation! If you are interested in learning about language, then you are just the person we need! If you are between the ages of 18-45, have no history of traumatic brain injury, no significant history of neurological disorder, psychiatric disorder, substance abuse or learning disability, communicate verbally and would like to know more please contact: [log in to unmask] Information.

Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit Study

Are you 18-25? A UVM research study is looking for you! One visit includes questionnaires and computer tasks. We'll pay you up to $50. Information: (802) 847-5444.

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]

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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