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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rubenstein School Seminar

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Aiken Center 102
Description: Rubenstein School Spring Seminar Series

Aiken Center 102

"Applying Behavioral Economics to Improve Environmental Policy: Knowns and Unknowns" by Paul Ferraro, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Hosted by:
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Open to the public.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Gund Tea - Beverley Wemple, Associate Professor, Geography, UVM

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: From Noon to 1:00pm in the Johnson House Conference Room.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Burak Lecture by Richard Wolff: "Deepening Economic Problems and New Solutions"

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center, Livak Ballroom
Description: From 4:00 to 6:00pm in the Livak Ballroom in the Davis Center.

Wolff's lecture, "Deepening Economic Problems and New Solutions," links the 2007-09 financial crisis to structural changes taking place in the US economy beginning in the 1970s. Since the 1970s, for example, average wages have stagnated, forcing American workers into a dysfunctional spiral of borrowing and growing indebtedness in order to cope. This ultimately set up conditions for the mortgage market meltdown and stock market crash of 2008. Instead of viewing the crisis as purely financial, therefore, Wolff argues that it has deeper roots. He views it as a systemic crisis of capitalism and a failure of Washington's neoliberal economic policies of the last several decades. Consequently, government bailouts, stimulus packages, and calls for increased market regulation will not be enough to prevent future instability and additional catastrophes. Instead, he suggests fundamental economic and political changes in order to achieve a more sustainable and equitable economic future. Given his emphasis on the systemic failure of capitalism, Wolff is especially interested in inviting the audience to rethink what is meant by democracy. He will explore how we might achieve an authentic democracy upon which better policies can be formulated aimed at building an economy capable of more optimally meeting our needs. His latest book, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, for example, promotes workplace democracy and self-government within enterprises as one possible solution. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. He hosts the weekly hour-long radio program, "Economic Update," which is syndicated on public radio stations nationwide, and he has appeared several times on Moyers & Company. Wolff writes regularly for the Guardian and Truthout.org

Lecture will be followed by a reception with refreshments in the Livak Lounge.

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Rubenstein School Seminar

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Aiken Center 102
Description: Rubenstein School Spring Seminar Series

Aiken Center 102

"Psychological Ecosystem Services: The Mental Health Benefits of Nature Experiences" by Greg Bratman, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University

Hosted by:
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Open to the public.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

IGERT Smart Grid Seminar Series: Andy Walker - High Penetration of Renewable Energy: Challenges and Solutions

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Billings Library (North Lounge)
Description: High Penetration of Renewable Energy: Challenges and Solutions

4:00pm on Wednesday, March 18, Billings Library (North Lounge)

Andy Walker, National Renewable Energy Lab

Bonus: Coffee and post-lunch cookies.

The IGERT (www.uvm.edu/smartgrid) graduate students are hosting this impressive seminar series of speakers touching on multiple aspects of energy and climate change. Sponsored by the UVM Clean Energy Fund featuring academics and practitioners representing a wide spectrum of work connected to the future of our energy system.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Gund Tea - Arne Bomblies, Assistant Professor, CEMS, UVM

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: From Noon to 1:00pm in the Johnson House Conference Room.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rubenstein School Seminar

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Aiken Center 102
Description: Rubenstein School Spring Seminar Series

Aiken Center 102

"Salmon, Reindeer, and Rubles: Understanding Cooperation in a Post-Soviet Commons" by Drew Gerkey, Anthropology, Oregon State University

Hosted by:
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Open to the public.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

IGERT Smart Grid Seminar Series: Misha Chertkov - Optimization and Control Theory for Smart (Power) Grids

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center 417 (Frank Livak Room)
Description: Optimization and Control Theory for Smart (Power) Grids

4:00pm on Wednesday, March 25, Davis Center 417 (Frank Livak Room)

Misha Chertkov , Los Alamos National Lab

Bonus: Coffee and post-lunch cookies.

The IGERT (www.uvm.edu/smartgrid) graduate students are hosting this impressive seminar series of speakers touching on multiple aspects of energy and climate change. Sponsored by the UVM Clean Energy Fund featuring academics and practitioners representing a wide spectrum of work connected to the future of our energy system.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Gund Tea - Stuart Hart, Professor, Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business, UVM

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: From Noon to 1:00pm in the Johnson House Conference Room.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Rubenstein School Seminar

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Aiken Center 102
Description: Rubenstein School Spring Seminar Series

Aiken Center 102

"Gender and Cooperative Behavior" by Stephanie Seguino, Department of Economics, University of Vermont

Hosted by:
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Open to the public.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Gund Tea - Meredith Niles, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: From Noon to 1:00pm in the Johnson House Conference Room.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rubenstein School Seminar

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Aiken Center 102
Description: Rubenstein School Spring Seminar Series

Aiken Center 102

"Leveraging Behavioral Economic Principles to Promote Health Behaviors" by Lizzy Pope, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Vermont

Hosted by:
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Open to the public.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Gund Tea - John Gowdy, Rittenhouse Professor of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: From Noon to 1:00pm in the Johnson House Conference Room.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Burak Lecture by Gar Alperovitz: "Building Towards the Next System: A community sustaining economy"

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center, Livak Ballroom
Description: From 4:00 to 6:00pm in the Livak Ballroom in the Davis Center.

Gar Alperovitz is an accomplished historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official.

Lecture will be followed by a reception with refreshments in the Livak Lounge.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

IGERT Smart Grid Seminar Series: S

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Old Mill 325 ( John Dewey Lounge)
Description: Perceptions of Electricity Use and the Impact of Real-Time Information Feedback

4:00pm on Wednesday, April 15, Old Mill 325 ( John Dewey Lounge)

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Gund Tea - Shahzeen Attari, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: From Noon to 1:00pm in the Johnson House Conference Room.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Burak Lecture by Dr. Teri Balser: Effective teaching to inspire students as they become environmentally-engaged global citizens

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center
Description: From 4:00 to 5:15pm in the Livak Ballroom in the Davis Center.

Lecture will be followed by a reception with refreshments in the Fireplace Lounge.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

IGERT Smart Grid Seminar Series: George Crabtree - The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research: Energy Storage for the Smart Grid

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center 417 (Frank Livak Room)
Description: The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research: Energy Storage for the Smart Grid

4:00pm on Wednesday, April 22, Davis Center 417 (Frank Livak Room)

George Crabtree, Argonne National Labs

Bonus: Coffee and post-lunch cookies.

The IGERT (www.uvm.edu/smartgrid) graduate students are hosting this impressive seminar series of speakers touching on multiple aspects of energy and climate change. Sponsored by the UVM Clean Energy Fund featuring academics and practitioners representing a wide spectrum of work connected to the future of our energy system.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Gund Tea - Pooja Kanwar, Natural Resource Planner, USFS

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: From Noon to 1:00pm in the Johnson House Conference Room.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rubenstein School Seminar

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Aiken Center 102
Description: Rubenstein School Spring Seminar Series

Aiken Center 102

"Russell Brand, Identity Economics and Our Malleable Decision-making Process" by Brendan Fisher, Gund Institute, University of Vermont

Hosted by:
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Open to the public.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Gund Tea - Tom Hudspeth, Professor, Environmental Program, RSENR

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: From Noon to 1:00pm in the Johnson House Conference Room.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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