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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: "The Psychological Distance of ClimateChange: How farmers perceive and may respond to climate change and its policies"

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.

"The Psychological Distance of Climate Change: How farmers perceive and may respond to climate change and its policies"

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

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 6, 2015

"Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America" written by Liz Carlisle

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Williams 301
Description: "Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America"
Written by Liz Carlisle

Monday, April 6, 4:00 PM
UVM Campus – Williams 301

Featuring guest speakers Liz Carlisle & David Oien

Book signing to follow
Free and open to the public

In her book “Lentil Underground,” Liz Carlisle, a protégé of Michael Pollan, tells the remarkable story of an unheralded group of Montana farmers have defied corporate agriculture by launching a unique sustainable food movement. Montana farmer David Oien, co-founder of Timeless Seeds, is one of those farmers.

Learn more at www.lentilunderground.com.

Liz Carlisle is a fellow at the Center for Diversified Farming Systems at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography, also from Berkeley, and a B.A. from Harvard University.

David Oien is a lentil farmer from central Montana and co-founder of Timeless Seeds, producer of heirloom organic lentils and specialty grains.

Sponsors: the Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group, the Food Systems Graduate Program, the Department of Plant and Soil Science, the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, and the UVM Food Systems Initiative

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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: "Governance, Sustainability and Evolution: The Case of the Sudd Wetland in South Sudan"

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.

John Gowdy: "Governance, Sustainability and Evolution: The Case of the Sudd Wetland in South Sudan"

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

John will discuss a joint project with the United Nations Environment Program in Nairobi. The project is to evaluate the total "value" of the Sudd Wetland, a vast area under threat from a number of development pressures.

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: "Be the change"

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.

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

"Be the change"

Would you follow the advice about personal energy conservation from a climate specialist with a large carbon footprint? A press release attacked Al Gore’s credibility with his home energy use, reporting that in 2006, he “devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.” In fact, many climate researchers report anecdotes in which their sincerity is challenged based on their personal failure to reduce carbon emissions. We report the results of two online surveys with nearly 5000 participants that measure the perceived credibility of a climate researcher who provides advice on how to reduce energy use (by flying less, using less energy at home, and taking public transportation) as a function of the researcher’s personal carbon footprint description. We show that large carbon footprints reduce the researcher’s credibility compared to low footprints, and that these differences in perceived credibility strongly affect participants’ inclinations to change their own energy consumption.

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: "The Laurentian Collaborative: A Collaborative-learning Approach Exploring a Potential Economic Endeavor and its Ecological Viability in Northern Minnesota"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Pooja Kanwar: "The Laurentian Collaborative: A Collaborative-learning Approach Exploring a Potential Economic Endeavor and its Ecological Viability in Northern Minnesota"

Pooja Kanwar, Natural Resource Planner, USFS

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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