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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

3rd Annual Food Systems Symposium

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center
Description: The Cultivation of Collaboration: Increasing our impact on the food system
*Please bring your own lunch. Light coffee at 8:45 am.
To see the full agenda visit www.uvm.edu/foodsystems .

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Gund Tea: Eric Zencey - "Got Terrorism? Blame Economists"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room

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RSENR Graduate Seminar Series: Dr. Nathan Siegert - “Emerald Ash Borer in the Northeast: Multi-state monitoring and management to mitigate damages.”

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Dr. Nathan Siegert, US Forest Service, presents “Emerald Ash Borer in the Northeast: Multi-state monitoring and management to mitigate damages.”

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Envisioning: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN of the BUILT ENVIRONMENT @ UVM

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken Solarium
Description: For students and faculty who want to be part of the paradigm 
shift in the way we design our built environment, please 
join us to discuss a proposed interdisciplinary design program.
Location: Aiken Solarium
 
Questions - contact either Elizabeth Calabrese and Gary Flomenhoft:
calabresearchitects@gmail.com
gary.flo@uvm.edu

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Lafayette L207
Description: Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal
Topic: "Building a Culture of Response: Courage and Openness in an Age of Climate Change"
Presenter: Susanne Moser, Director, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting; Social Science Research Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Gund Tea: Brian Voigt - "Water, infectious disease, and rural livelihoods in Tanzania."

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room

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RSENR Graduate Seminar Series: Dr. Rosalind Renfrew - “Dolichonyx oryzivorus: Easier Done than Said? The non-breeding ecology of a long-distance migratory songbird.”

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Dr. Rosalind Renfrew, Vermont Center for Ecostudies, presents “Dolichonyx oryzivorus: Easier Done than Said? The non-breeding ecology of a long-distance migratory songbird.”

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Lafayette L207
Description: Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal
Topic: "Forest Carbon Offsets: Social Critiques and Accountability"
Presnter(s): TBD

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Professor Emeritus John (“Doc”) Donnelly - “Natural Historyof Costa Rica: A Journey in Photographs”

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: 102 Aiken
Description: Professor Emeritus John (Doc) Donnelly will present an illustrated description of the awesome scenery and wildlife of Costa Rica.  Doc and his wife, Mindy, spent two months (early February to late March, 2011) touring most of this fabulous country.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Film Screening: 'Watershed - Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West'

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Livak Ballroom (Davis Center)
Description: 'Watershed - Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West' - film screening with producer James Redford. The film explores water conservation issues and links to society and culture, and received numerous awards. It was also co-produced by UVM alum Jill Tidman, and Robert Redford. James will be giving a Q & A after the screening.

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VNRC's 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Main Street Landing’s Film House in Burlington
Description: Patagonia Burlington, Sugarbush and the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) are hosting the 5th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival this fall, with a special celebration of the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act.
 
The film festival features over 10 award-winning, adventure-based and water-inspired short films from around the world. Food will be catered by the Skinny Pancake, plus a terrific silent auction & raffle.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the cashier at Patagonia Burlington on Bank Street, or at www.vnrc.org .

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Gund Tea: Joe Roman - "Raising Whales: How Cetaceans Engineer the Oceans"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room

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RSENR Graduate Seminar Series: Dr. Timothy Perkins - “Research at the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center – From Climate Change to Check-valve Spout Adapters.”

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Dr. Timothy Perkins, Director, Proctor Maple Research Center, University of Vermont, presents “Research at the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center – From Climate Change to Check-valve Spout Adapters.”

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

WEBINAR: LEED 259: *Best of Greenbuild: Passivhaus: Bringing German Energy Design
Home to LEED*

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Description: WEBINAR SERIES by Freeman French Freeman, 81 Maple St. Burlington, VT
WEBINAR: LEED 259: "Best of Greenbuild: Passivhaus: Bringing German Energy Design"

This course includes studies of several buildings constructed under the Passivhaus standard - a standard that applies to more than just homes ('haus' is German for building). The course is also a good sumary of what it takes to achieve certification and lessons learned from early North American Passivhaus projects.

Join like-minded folks in pursuit of maintaining LEED credentials by participarting in the VGBN/USGBC Webinar Series. Offered at exceptionally affordable rates, this continuing education series will help you maintain your LEED Credentials, network with colleagues and stay up to date with the latest Green building advice from the USGBC.

Click here for more information.
www.vgbn.org/page.php?pid=93&pname=GBCI%20Webinar%20Series

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Lafayette L207
Description: Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal
Topic: "Meeting the Climate Neutral Challenge: a University Panel"
Presenters: Gioia Thompson, Director, UVM Office of Sustainability
Julie Newman, Director, Yale Office of Sustainability
Tatjana Vujic, Director, Duke University Carbon Offsets Initiative

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Building for Social Responsibility Presents: AIR SEALING: Got Air??? The Importance of Building Science and Systems

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: On the Rise Bakery – Richmond, VT
Description: Presented by Tom Perry, BSR Board President / New Leaf Design
Presentation will begin at 7pm. The presentation will cover:
• ·          The value of building science and testing, what you need to know is pretty basic.
• ·          The importance of controlling the airflow through the envelope as much as possible.
• ·          Basic air-sealing specifics.
• ·          Typical (and perhaps atypical) thermal by-passes.
• ·          Health and safety consequences of this kind of work.
• ·          The Vermont Energy Code.
Who should attend?  Carpenters, Remodelers, Builders, Architects, Weekend Warriors – anyone who would like to better understand how airflow in a building can positively or negatively impact the quality of the environment inside, and the building itself.
Free – Open to the Public: Presentation & Discussion
RSVP  hhunter@bsr-vt.org / 802.735.2192 / www.bsr-vt.org

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