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How to Help Support Vermont Communities Affected by Irene

Learn more about how to help Vermont in the wake of Irene. Check the UVM Emergency Management website for ways to help now, and check back in as new opportunities arise.

Library and Learning Commons Focus Groups and Open Forums

The UVM Libraries and Campus Planning are working with consultants from the architectural firm of Shepley Bullfinch to create a master plan for renovations to Bailey/Howe library and the possible addition of a Learning Commons that would include instructional spaces, specialized technology labs, and support services. The following are ways for faculty and students to get involved:

  • Faculty focus groups: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 10:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2 to 3:20 p.m. North Lounge, Billings. Refreshments served.
  • Graduate student open forum: Tuesday, Sept. 6, noon to 1 p.m. McCrorey Gallery, Bailey/Howe Library. Pizza and refreshments served.
  • Undergraduate student open forum: Wednesday, Sept. 7, noon to 1 p.m. McCrorey Gallery, Bailey/Howe Library. Pizza and refreshments served.

For more information, or to share comments if you're unable to attend, email: [log in to unmask]

Kosher Dining at UVM

As part of the Redstone Unlimited renovation a certified Kosher Kitchen has been incorporated to provide Kosher food to the UVM community. The Kosher Kitchen is designated as a meat/parve kitchen and is operated by Vermont Kosher LLC, under the Orthodox Rabbinical supervision of Chabad of Vermont. Hot Kosher meals are available for dinner at Redstone Unlimited Sunday-Thursday 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., cold sandwiches and salads are available throughout the day at six of our retail dining locations: The Marketplace (Davis Center), University Marche (Living/Learning Complex), Redstone Market, Waterman Cafe, Given Atrium, Northside Cafe (McAuley Hall). Information.

Horticulture Research Center Apple Sales

The UVM Horticulture Research Center's annual fall apple sales begin Friday, Sept 2. 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.

Vtrim for UVM Employees and for Credit

Twelve-week online and in-person offerings starting in September 2011! UVM employees receive a 15 percent discount on the 12-week classes. Go to www.vtrimonline.com to register. Enter discount code HBVTRIM when prompted. Vtrim is also offering one-credit, 12 week courses for all students (as well as faculty/staff eligible for tuition remission). Go to learn.uvm.edu/register/ to sign up. Classes can be found under the EDPE, NFS, or PEAC prefix.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Staff Council Meeting. Livak Ballroom. 12:05 p.m. Information: 656-4493.

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]

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Managing References With Endnote." Learn the basics of Endnote. This demonstration could include creating a list of references in Endnote, downloading records from online databases such as PubMed, creating a bibliography, or adding citations to a paper using Endnote and Microsoft Word. Dana Medical Library Conference Room. Noon. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-4415.

Burack President's Distinguished Lecture: "Risking Life and Limb: How to Discount Harms by Their Improbability." Michael Otsuka, professor of philosophy, University College London. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. 4 p.m. Information: 656-4042.

Solo Piano Recital "From (to) Jazz, with Love" with Professor David Feurzeig. Music of Chick Corea, Scott Joplin, Steve Sweeting, Bela Bartok, Dmitri Tymoczko, George Gershwin, Erik Satie, Joe Lamb, David Feurzeig and St. Albans native David Rakowski. UVM Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-3040.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dewey House for Civic Engagement Lecture by Paul Rogat Loeb. Loeb will discuss themes of his books, The Impossible Will Take a Little While and Soul of a Citizen, including what it takes to create social change today, despite the challenges. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. 4:30 p.m. Information.

Conscious Information Meeting. Interested in contributing to a global awareness movement? Writers, editors, and photographers alike should come check out Conscious, a student-run magazine capturing the interests and concerns of students and the community on a local to global scale. Lounge outside Cats Paws, Davis Center. 8:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Friday, September 9, 2011

Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop: Lights, Camera, Learn! Experience the full production cycle of video production, from planning to producing and publishing work online. Learn how to create a video podcast file using iMovie and a Flip Video Camera. Also learn how to upload video podcast files to personal Web storage space at UVM and link files into a Blackboard course space. Laptops and cameras will be provided by CTL for use during the workshop. 303 Bailey/Howe Library. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Information, registration.

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "In Vivo Measurement of GABA Transmission in Health Controls and Subjects with Schizophrenia." W. Gordon Frankle, medical director of psychiatric services, Rutland Regional Medical Center, assistant professor of psychiatry and radiology, University of Pittsburgh. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Special United Academics Members' Meeting. The UA bargaining team will provide an update on where things stand regarding negotiating the new contract and get feedback from members on some critical issues. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 4 p.m. Information.

Saturday, September 10, 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.

Catholic Student Association First Year Retreat. Held in Lyndonville, Vt., this retreat is a great opportunity to connect with other first years, learn about ways to get involved at the Catholic Center, and meet some upperclassmen. Leaving at 8 a.m. Information and to sign up: [log in to unmask] Also, the the Catholic Center is looking for students to sing in our choir at the 7 p.m. mass on Sunday evenings. Rehearsals are Sundays at 6 p.m. Email [log in to unmask] if interested.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Get a Jump on your Fall Semester Papers. The Writing Center opens with a partial schedule beginning Sunday, Sept. 11, and with the following full schedule Sunday, Sept. 18 (Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 6-9 p.m.). Call 656-4075 to make an appointment.

Research Studies:

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.

Women, Impulsivity and Nicotine Study

Needed: Women between the ages of 18 and 25 for study to look at how nicotine affects areas of the brain that are important in impulsivity. Includes an fMRI (a brain scan) and computer testing. Compensation up to $200 upon completion. Information: (802) 847-5444, [log in to unmask]

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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