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Announcements:

Department of Theatre Presents: Stop Kiss

Running Sept. 29-Oct. 9 at Royall Tyler Theatre, Stop Kiss is a poignant and funny play about discovery, vulnerability and risk. Information, tickets.

Celebrates Latina/o Heritage Month

UVM Celebrates Latina/o Heritage Month: Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 is Latina/o Heritage Month at UVM. Join in the celebration and learn about the month's events.

UVM Greenhouse Mums for All Occasions

We have an assortment of chrysanthemums in three sizes: large field grown, Belgian and tabletop. Beyond the traditional orange, yellow and rusts, you will discover dusty rose, pink, gold, violet and sunny whites. Large mums $12, Belgian $5, Tabletop $5. Stop by the Campus Greenhouses, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Visit Growing Vermont in the Davis Student Center. Look for us at Waterman Building on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., or Health Science Research Facility on Thursdays, noon - 2 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-0465.

Clean Energy Fund

The Clean Energy Fund seeks participation from students, faculty and staff for its annual call for ideas. The CEF generates $225,000 each year from a student fee to implement renewable energy projects on campus. As the university moves towards climate neutrality, the Clean Energy Fund presents a unique opportunity for the university community to engage with energy issues and learn about renewable energy technologies. We welcome ideas for installation projects, curriculum and classes, and other innovative educational tools focusing on renewable energy. Submit your project ideas -- and comment and vote on ideas -- through Nov. 15. Our Clean Energy Futures Lectures/Workshops series is seeking proposals as well.

Rape Aggression Defense Training for UVM Women

A self-defense course is being offered through UVM Police Services for all UVM women. Two individual courses will be run on Monday and Wednesday nights, beginning Oct. 3 and 5. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-8009.

UVM Libraries Announcements

Check out the first issue of In Circulation, the UVM Libraries newsletter, for information on new digital content, building projects, programs and exhibits, library faculty research, and much more. Print copies are available in campus libraries.

UVM Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program

Faculty are invited to apply to participate in the third UVM Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program. The program seeks to develop a learning community -- a multidisciplinary faculty cohort engaged in a year-long exploration of sustainability, the scholarship of teaching, learning, collaboration and community building. Faculty from diverse backgrounds, disciplines and perspectives are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on Oct. 3, 2011. Information, applications.

3rd Annual Helping Hands 5k

Register for this fun run/walk to benefit the Vermont Cancer Center and UVM Physical Therapy Club. The race will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. Online registration is available now, or register the day of the race, beginning at 9 a.m. by the race start under the Fitness Center overhang on the southern side of Gutterson Fieldhouse. Information: [log in to unmask]

Horticulture Research Center Apple Sales

The UVM Horticulture Research Center's annual fall apple sales will occur every Friday through October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the farm. Available varieties will change each week as the ripening season progresses. Apple pricing is $1 per pound for all fruit. Bulk orders and interdepartmental purchases are welcome. Proceeds help fund research and education programs at the Hort Farm every year. Apples from the Certified Organic crop, the product of a major USDA-funded project led by Plant and Soil Science professor Lorraine Berkett, are available while limited supplies last.

Read directions to the Horticulture Research Center.

Information: [log in to unmask], 658-9166.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 26, 2011

Presidential Search Student Forum. Share thoughts and insight on the characteristics of the next president of the university. Olin Atrium, Davis Center. 11:30 a.m. Information.

Presidential Search Staff Forum. Share thoughts and insight on the characteristics of the next president of the university. Frank Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 3:30 p.m. Information.

Burack Lecture: "Writers on the Old World: Competitions between the American and European Dream." Paul Michael Lützeler, director of the Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature, Washington University in St. Louis. North Lounge, Billings. 4 p.m. Information.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Burack Lecture: "The Role of the Built Environment in Reducing Driving and Promoting Active Travel." Susan Handy, director of the Sustainable Transportation Center at the University of California Davis. Jost Foundation Room, Davis Center. 4 p.m. Information.

"The People vs. Nuclear Power: India's Grassroots Movement to Stop the Largest Nuclear Power Plant in the World from Becoming a Reality." Vaishali Patil, anti-nuclear activist. L207 Lafayette. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Community Medical School Special Panel Presentation: "Bringing Cutting-Edge Medicine to the Community: Clinical Trials at UVM/Fletcher Allen" Moderated by Ira Bernstein, professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and senior associate dean for research. Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building. 6:30 p.m. Information, registration.

SGA Senate Meeting. The senate meets weekly in its entirety to discuss pending bills, resolutions and amendments. All students are encouraged to attend and bring ideas and comments. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 7 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Flynn Center/UVM Diversity Partnership Performance: AnDa Union. The sensational Mongolian folk ensemble AnDa Union is part of a musical movement that finds inspiration in old forgotten songs, drawing on a repertoire of magical tunes that all but disappeared during China's tumultuous past. UVM Community saves 50 percent on select tickets purchased in person at the box office with a UVM ID while tickets remain. Flynn Center MainStage. 7:30 p.m. Information.

Free Beginner Salsa Lessons. 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! Basketball courts, Patrick Gym. 9:45 to 11 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop: "The Brain, Learning, and Teaching: Student Engagement." "Engagement" is the principle of instruction that speaks directly to the variety of ways we can get students to actively connect with our content. This workshop will focus on multiple options of engagement faculty can use in their teaching. 303 Bailey/Howe Library. 10 to 11:30 p.m. Information, registration.

Vermont Recruitment Day. Recruiters from Vermont's 14 hospitals, health centers, and other health care organizations will meet with Fletcher Allen Health Care residents, UVM medical, nursing, physical therapy, allied sciences and social work students to begin important networking and relationship-building. Hoehl Gallery, Health Science Research Facility. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-2654.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Session: Sources and Databases Beyond PubMed. Explore high quality databases and information sources in the biomedical sciences that complement PubMed/Ovid Medline. Databases include Web of Science, Google Scholar, and PsycInfo. A second session will be held at the same time and place on Thursday, Sept. 29. Dana Medical Library Conference Room. Noon. Information and registration: [log in to unmask], 656-4415.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop: "iPads for Scholars." Join us for a conversation about the iPad's potential as a tool for scholarship and education. We'll share information about those iPad applications particularly suited for academic work. We'll also consider how these mobile devices could be used in courses. If you have an iPad, bring it with you and share your experiences with your colleagues. If you are considering getting one, come to learn more about them or even to borrow one. 303 Bailey/Howe Library. 3 to 4 p.m. Information, registration.

Physics Colloquium: "Sparks and Wiggles." Thomas Greenslade, Department of Physics, Kenyon College. Williams Family Room, Davis Center. 4 p.m. Refreshments available at 3:30. Information.

University Scholar Presentation: "Web-Based Weight Loss: How I Spent My Career in an Internet Chat Room." Jean R. Harvey-Berino, nutrition & food sciences. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 4 p.m. Information: 656-3017.

Painted Word Poetry Series: Poets Among Us. Featuring Kellam Ayres, Alison Moncrief Bromage, Rachel Daley, Kerrin McCadden, and Alison Prine. Fleming Museum. 6 p.m. Information: 656-0750.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Guitar Recital and Master Class/Lecture from Visiting Artist Aaron Larget-Caplan. Guitarist Larget-Caplan will lecture at 1 p.m. and perform a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. The recital, "Dance, Sleep, Love, Bach" will include world premieres of music by Patricia Julien (UVM), Alan Fletcher (Colorado) and Jacob Mashak (Boston/Vermont), and older music by T.L. Read, J.K. Mertz, Tarrega, Sanlucar, Marquina, Albeniz, and J.S. Bach. Both events will be held in the UVM Recital Hall. Information: 656-7776.

"Short and Easy Writing Assignments to Promote Information Literacy." By looking at in-class activities, homework assignments and assignment design, we will explore how instructors can prepare students to work with librarians and library resources. 303 Bailey/Howe Library. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Information, registration.

Presidential Search Faculty Forum. Share thoughts and insight on the characteristics of the next president of the university. Mildred Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 3:30 p.m. Information.

Zotero Workshop. Learn how to use Zotero (a browser plug-in) to keep track of research materials, take notes and insert citations into your papers the easy way. Library Classroom, Bailey/Howe Library. 4 p.m. Information.

Free 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! Basketball courts, Patrick Gym. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Friday, September 30, 2011

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Spirituality and Mental Health: What is the Clinician's Role?" John R. Peteet, Fellowship Site Director, Adult Psychosocial Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; associate professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Salsa and Swing Dance. Come bust out your new dance moves at SASS's first Salsa and Ballroom dance! There will be lots of salsa and swing, as well as some other Latin dances. A swing lesson will be taught from 7 to 7:30 p.m., so you don't even have to know how to dance to come! $4 for UVM students, $6 for USABDA members, and $8 for all other community members. Dance Studio, Patrick Gym. 7 to 10 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Lane Series Performance: Pasatono Orquesta. This ensemble of the "people of the clouds" is a reincarnation of the traditional ethnic folk orchestras of strings, winds, and percussion that were once ubiquitous in rural Mexico. $25 adult, $20 student. UVM Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Information, tickets.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Historic Tour of Campus. Learn about the university's long and illustrious history on a free, guided tour of campus. Begins at the statue of Ira Allen on the UVM Green, just south of the fountain. 9 a.m. Information, registration.

"Vinyl Is Forever" Record Sale. Hosted by UVM's WRUV FM-Burlington. Burlington's finest record vendors, including Pure Pop and Speaking Volumes will be selling vinyl alongside WRUV. Musical guests include Vermont native and local legend James Kochalka, as well as other Burlington bands including Barbacoa, NYIKO, Fridge and the Spin$, and Evil Pit Bastards. Burlington City Arts, 135 Church Street. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Chitrangada. An evening of dance, music, and drama presented by Friends of Indian Music and Dance celebrating the 150th anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's birth (author of the drama). $12 for general admission, $8 for FIMD members, and $5 for students. UVM Recital Hall. 7 p.m. Information: 656-1096, [log in to unmask]

Research Studies:

Smoking Cessation Study

Quit smoking the way you want to, and get paid! If you are between the ages of 18-65 and are interested in quitting smoking without any assistance, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at the University of Vermont. Participation in the study involves a total of 7 visits. You may earn up to $100 in cash and use a PalmPilot during your quit attempt. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact the Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory (AHRL) at 656-0655 and ask about the Smoking Cessation Study-Study #35.

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.

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.

You may be eligible 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]

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