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Announcements:

Reunion, Homecoming, and Family Weekend Is Oct. 14-16.

Thousands of UVM alumni, parents, families and community members will converge on campus Oct. 14-16 for the University of Vermont's Reunion, Homecoming and Family Weekend. Events will include a UVM for Vermont Irene benefit concert, Fall Fest, lectures, tours and more. Register online and see the full schedule of events.

Celebrate 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.

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, October 10, 2011

"Adolph Hitler and the Decisions for the Final Solution." Christopher R. Browning, the Frank Porter Graham Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. 7 p.m. Information.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

College Radio Day. This day recognizes college radio stations across the country, in an effort to spread awareness about how valuable college radio is to the community. Keep your radios locked on 90.1 FM Burlington, and support the cause! Show us some love, call in to request a song, make a post on your Facebook, ask for a shout out. Information.

Marsh Professor-at-Large Lecture: "The Citizen is Willing But Society Won't Deliver: The Problem of Institutional Roadblocks." Norman Myers, visiting professor at Oxford Centre for the Environment. Frank Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 3 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.

Sandia-UVM Fall Seminar Series: "Control System Cyber Security: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Safeguards." Bryan Richardson, senior member of technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Jost Conference Room, Davis Center. 4 p.m. Information.

An Evening with Rebecca Skloot. Author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. A book signing in Billings Library will immediately follow the lecture. Ira Allen Chapel. 5:30 p.m. Free tickets are required. Information.

Community Medical School: "Biomarkers and Beyond: The Science of Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease." William Pendlebury, professor of pathology and neurology, medical director, Memory Center, and director, UVM Center on Aging. Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building. 6:30 p.m. Information, registration.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Physics Colloquium: "Superconductivity: The Magic of the Quantum World in Front of Your Eyes." André-Marie Tremblap, Department of Physics, University of Sherbrooke. Jost Foundation Room, Davis Center. 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available at 3:30. Information.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Claire M. Lintilhac Seminar on Asian Studies: "Documentary Filmmaking in China's Ceramic Art World." The event will also feature a screening of the film Broken Pots, Broken Dreams. Maris Boyd Gillette, professor and chair of anthropology, Haverford College. L207 Lafayette Hall. 4 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-3181.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "When Half is Not Enough: Disrupted Cortical Development in 22q11 Deletion/DiGeorge Syndrome." Anthony S. LaMantia, director, George Washington Institute for Neuroscience, professor of pharmacology and physiology, George Washington. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Lane Series Performance: Hot Club of Cowtown. Texas style swing music. $25 adult, $20 student. UVM Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Information, tickets.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Great Billings Book Sale. Explore an interesting selection of classics of literature, history and the arts, Vermont history, unusual collectibles, and just plain good reads. From trifles to treasures, interestingly priced! Sponsored by the Friends of Special Collections in honor of the department's upcoming 50th anniversary. Billings Apse. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask], 656-2138.

School of Business Administration's Showcase of Entrepreneurship. The topic will be "The Ins and Outs of Financing Your Early Stage of Business" and is open to the entire UVM community. Mt. Mansfield Room, Davis Center. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

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. 10 a.m. Information, registration.

Annual Friends of the Horticulture Farm (FHF) Members Meeting. FHF Members gather to review the current year's successes. Come hear about the latest on-site research at the UVM Horticulture Research Center. Find out what membership in this grassroots organization offers! We urge you to attend with suggestions and input for the future. Some refreshments will be served. Potluck before the meeting. Horticulture Research Center. Noon to 3 p.m. Information.

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]

Event details may be subject to change; contact coordinators or consult online calendar for most current information.