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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.

Alternative Spring Break

Are you interested in doing some good and meeting some amazing people over the week of spring break? Participant applications are due by Friday, Oct. 28 by 5 p.m. Applications can be found on the Lynx (log in, click on ASB, click Forms, click application). Information: [log in to unmask]

From Campus Recreation

Intramural registration is now open. Sign up for 3-on-3 basketball, badminton, volleyball, and dodgeball! Register online. Fitness pass prices are reduced by $20! Only $45 to get a pass valid for the rest of the semester! Purchase your fitness pass online.

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.

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

Faculty Senate Meeting. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 4 p.m. Information: 656-2019.

Feminist Club Meeting. We'll be talking more about possible plans for the upcoming year, including putting out a zine, hosting a workshop on sustainable menstrual products and organizing this year's Vagina Monologues, among other things. Women's Center, 34 South Williams Street. 5:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

"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.

Sound (Teaching) Bites: Beyond the Library Class Session: Working with your Liaison Librarian. Daisy Benson will present on how your liaison librarian can support many aspects of your research, course design, and assignment preparation, as well as promote general and discipline-specific information literacy goals. The Sound (Teaching) Bites series is a collaboration among faculty development offices on campus. Designed to offer you practical ideas in a short time frame, each "Sound Bite" involves a 15-minute presentation, after which you are welcome to stay for questions and discussion. Each "sound bite" is repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday of the same week. 303 Bailey/Howe Library. Noon. Information, registration.

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.

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, October 12, 2011

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Session: Images. Investigate the creating, finding, and use of images. Explore sources of medical images. Discuss permissions and copyright concerns. A second session will be held at the same time and place on Thursday, Oct. 13. Dana Medical Library Classroom. Noon. Information and registration: [log in to unmask], 656-4415.

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.

New England Clam Shack. Celebrate a Yankee tradition and enjoy a hearty meal at the New England Clam Shack dinner. Just imagine the salty sea breeze as you sample some classic shoreline recipes prepared with savory seafood. The New England Clam Shack is part of our Tour North America Dinner Series, in which we host an evening of fun, featuring foods from some of our favorite neighborhoods. $10.35 per person. Cook Commons Unlimited Dining. 4:30 to 8 p.m. Information.

Life after Undergrad: A RSENR Panel. A panel of graduate students from the Rubenstein School will talk and answer questions about their experiences after their undergraduate education and how they have been able to incorporate their knowledge and passions into meaningful environmental work. 108 Terrill Hall. 5:30 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Thursday, October 13, 2011

CNHS Transfer Student Information Session. Open to UVM students interested in transferring into any of the CNHS undergraduate majors. Applicants have the chance to ask questions and learn more about the majors and the transfer process. 107 Rowell Hall. Noon to 1 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Writing to Learn. This workshop invites participants to create ways to use small writing assignments -- in and out of class -- to engage students in quantitative reasoning. We'll look at principles of writing-to-learn, examining how short, informal, and often ungraded writing can support students as they learn. We will explore connections between low-stakes writing and critical thinking, and the connections between low-stakes writing and disciplinary subject matter. 302 Bailey/Howe Library. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Information, registration.

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.

UVM MEDLIFE General Meeting. Interested in Global Health or community development? MEDLIFE is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of impoverished communities in Latin America through healthcare, education, and development. We are currently planning a medical brigade for Winter Break and fundraisers for this semester. 110 Kalkin Hall. 6 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

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.

Faculty Writing Retreat. This session offers an opportunity to meet for a brown-bag lunch (noon to 12:30 p.m.) followed by dedicated quiet writing time (12:30 to 3 p.m.) with snacks, coffee and tea provided. Fridays through Dec. 9 (no retreats on Oct. 28, Nov. 25 or Dec. 2). 302 Bailey/Howe Library. Information.

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.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Catholic Center Mass Schedule. 10 a.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Following the 10 a.m. mass, there will be a pancake breakfast for all students, families and alumni. Information: [log in to unmask]

UVMtv General Meetings. Whether you're interested in hosting a show, working behind the scenes, or even being an ad-representative, all are welcome! No experience needed. Pizza served at the meetings. Jost Foundation Room, Davis Center. 7 p.m. Information: [log in to unmask]

Research Studies:

Can playing Guitar Hero II Enhance Learning?

The purpose of the proposed research study is to examine the possible connections between relevant multisensory stimuli and the process of learning a sensorimotor task. Come play GuitarHero II and participate in exciting research related to multisensory learning. You must be a full-time undergraduate student between the ages of 18 and 23 with no history of traumatic brain injury leading to greater than a five minute loss of consciousness, or significant history of neurological disorder, psychiatric disorder, substance abuse, or learning disability. Information, or an appointment: [log in to unmask], 656-9605.

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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