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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Dinner Table: A seasonal tasting event

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: UVM Fleming Museum
Description: Chefs Cynthia Belliveau, UVM Food Systems faculty, and Molly Stevens, award-winning cookbook author, explore the rituals and delights of communal dining as they prepare a small tasting menu in celebration of the season. Enjoy the pleasures of the table with good food and conversation in the Fleming Museum's beautiful Marble Court.

$15 per person. Space is limited. Register by email to fleming@uvm.edu

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cheese & Culture: A History

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Shelburne Farms
Description: $40 (includes cheese tasting with wine pairing)
Paul Kindstedt, professor of Food Science in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at UVM

Join Paul Kindstedt for an interactive journey through cheese history along the theme of environmental sustainability. The event will highlight six cheeses, selected to represent specific aspects of cheese history and will be paired with a complimentary wine.

Details: www.shelburnefarms.org/calendar/event/cheese-and-culture-a-history-of-cheese-and-its-place-in-western-civilization

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

UVM Food Systems Summit

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Cntr
Description: The Necessary [r] Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems

The UVM Food Systems Summit is an annual event drawing scholars, practitioners, and food systems leaders to engage in dialogue on the pressing food systems issues facing our world. The Summit will include keynote addresses from food systems leaders, as well as panel discussions with scholars and practitioners.

For details and registration, visit www.uvm.edu/foodsystemssummit

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

UVM Food Systems Summit

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Cntr
Description: The Necessary [r] Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems

The UVM Food Systems Summit is an annual event drawing scholars, practitioners, and food systems leaders to engage in dialogue on the pressing food systems issues facing our world. The Summit will include keynote addresses from food systems leaders, as well as panel discussions with scholars and practitioners.

For details and registration, visit www.uvm.edu/foodsystemssummit

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Fernando Funes Aguilar - Sustainable Agriculture & Resistance

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Davis Center 403
Description: Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba

Fernando Funes Aguilar, Professor and Researcher at Agricultural Experimental Station Indio Hatuey, Matanzas, Cuba

Co-sponsors: Vermont Caribbean Institute, UVM Plant and Soil Science, the UVM Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group, the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, and the UVM Food Systems Initiative

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Richard Beck, SVP Pepsico

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: Waterman Memorial Lounge
Description: Rich Beck is SVP, PepsiCo Global Operations. Prior to being named SVP of PepsiCo Chicago, Rich served as senior vice president, Operations for Frito-Lay North America, a position he assumed in 2005. Before joining PepsiCo in 1993, Rich spent 12 years at General Electric. He holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Rollins College.

Sponsored by the UVM School of Business Administration Dean's Leadership Speaker Series

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Gund Tea: Meryl Richards - Greenhouse Gas Calculators

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House (617 Main St.)
Description: Title: Greenhouse gas calculators: How good can they get?
Meryl will discuss her work to develop methods to quantify greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in order to identify mitigation options and help developing countries access climate finance.
Hosted by UVM's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Bringing Back the Bees

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Davis 403 (Williams Family Room)
Description: A View from the Front LInes of Pollinator Research: Join Penn State bee experts Jim and Maryann Frazier as they shed light on the cuases and controversies of the ongoing honeybee crisis. Jim, a Professor Emeritus of Entomology, and Maryann, SEnior Extension Associate, will share what research has uncovered—and what mysteries remain. Learn about the struggle to protect both polinators and crops, and find out what you can do to help bees survive. Join us for a lively campus conversation on a critically important topic! Bring your questions for a lively Q&A with the Fraziers.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Food Sovereignty Initiatives in Chiapas, Mexico

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Davis 422 (Jost Foundation Room)
Description: Helda Morales and Bruce Ferguson
Professors and researchers at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), Chiapas, Mexico

Chiapas is among Mexico's poorest states, with a dark history of exploitation that spawned the Zapatista uprising. In recent decades, and especially following the implementation of NAFTA, food production and retailing have become increasingly industrialized and corporatized. A diffuse movement for food system sustainability and justice is emerging, in which indigenous farmers and other peasants, urban producers and consumers, new markets, formal education, traditional knowledge and agroecological innovation all have a role to play. Helda Morales and Bruce Ferguson both have PhD's from the University of Michigan and are researchers and professors in the Agroecology Group at ECOSUR in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, México. Their current research focuses on scaling up agroecology through formal and informal education, local markets, and social support networks.

Co-sponsored by the Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.

For additional information, contact Martha Caswell at martha.caswell@uvm.edu.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Food Day

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Activities throughout the day across campus. For details, see www.uvm.edu/foodday

Tour of the Intervale
10am, 180 Intervale Road

Lecture: José Maria Tardin
11am-12pm, Billings Library North Lounge

Fair Trade Bananas
2 pm, Davis Quad

Community Goat Roast
5-7pm, Mt. Mansfield Room, Davis Center

Slow Food Student Potluck
Time & Location TBD

Real Food Entrees
Available at Lunch & DInner at all Campus Dining Locations

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José Maria Tardin - Agroecology in Brazil

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Billings North Lounge
Description: José Maria Tardin is a member of the Brazilian Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST), working in the pedagogy sector, in technical schools for agroecology in Brazil and the Americas. Since 2005, he has been a coordinator of the Latin American School for Agroecology (ELAA), located on the Contestado agrarian reform settlement in the county of Lapa, one hour from the Paraná state capital Curitiba, in the south of Brazil.

Sponsored by the Food Systems Initative and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

An Evening with Michael Pollan

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ira Allen Chapel, UVM
Description: Join us for an evening with Michael Pollan, author of "Cooked," the 2014 UVM First Year Read
Host: Amy Trubek, Associate Professor in Nutrition and Food Sciences
Tickets are limited.
Details: www.uvm.edu/~slife/orientation/?Page=summerread.html&SM=menu-fyprograms.html

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cooked: A Conversation for Hungry Minds

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Location: Fleming Museum Room 101
Description: UVM professors weigh in on Pollan and what's next for the sustainable food movement

Panelists:
Benjamin Eastman, Anthropology
Shoshanah Inwood, Community Development and Applied Economics
Alec Ewald, Political Science
Lisa Schnell, Honors College (Moderator)

Acclaimed food system writer Michael Pollan has helped many of us better understand food, and our relationship to it, through his books The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and Cooked. What happens when we apply a scholarly lens to his writing? In this panel discussion, UVM faculty will dig into the issues that arise when we look at Pollan's work from the perspective of different academic disciplines, and offer insights on the opportunities they provide for the sustainable food movement. The panel discussion will conclude with a Q&A with the audience.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Winter Break

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Break

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Break

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Break

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