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Friday, April 19, 2013

Gund Tea: Nick Gotelli - "Specimen-based modeling, stopping rules, and the extinction of the Ivory-billed woodpecker."

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

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"The Economics of Growth Debate"

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Given E131
Description: We are all aware the economy is still healing in these post-recessionary times. We hear a lot in the news today about waiting for growth to occur in the economy. Meanwhile, all of us are increasingly concerned about job security and availability, government spending and taxation, as well as, rates of savings and investment. As we all wait patiently for economic growth, we must think critically about our current systems, focusing on what works and what should be reconfigured. In thinking critically, we must ask ourselves, "Is economic growth good for people and the environment?"

The Financing the New Economy track will kick off with a debate between neoclassical and ecological economic schools of thought. The neoclassical team, Professors Arthur Woolf and Bill Gibson, will debate the ecological team, Professors Gary Flomenhoft and Josh Farley, on the resolution that 'economic growth is good for people and the environment'. Alfred "Tuna" Snider, the director of the Lawrence Debate Union, will moderate the event. The debate will be part of UVM's Earth Week lineup. All are welcome to witness what is (because of its epic nature) increasingly being refered to as "the Rumble in the Econ Jungle."

More details at: .

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Gund Tea: Josh Farley - "Economics, Agriculture and Ecosystem Services in a Full and Unequal World."

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

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

"Owning the New Economy Conference"

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Description: The Vermont New Economy Series will culminate with a summit at the University of Vermont on Saturday April 27th. United by the theme of ownership, the three conference tracks will focus on how Vermonters can establish control of our enterprise, investment, and finance. The summit will build throughout the day from exploring the promise of a New Economy to envisioning solutions and building campaigns to further an economy that meets the needs of our communities.

For more details, see: .

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Davis Center's Grand Maple Ballroom
Description: Dr. Paul Ehrlich is a Bing Professor of Population Studies and President of the Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Stanford University, as well as an Adjunct Professor, University of Technology, Sydney. His research is in Population Biology -- ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior, and human ecology and cultural evolution. He is author and coauthor of more than 1000 scientific papers and articles in the popular press and over 40 books. Among his many honors are the First AAAS/Scientific American Prize for Science in the Service of Humanity; the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Crafoord Prize (an explicit replacement for the Nobel Prize for areas where the Nobel is not given); and a MacArthur Prize Fellowship.

Following the lecture there will be a reception in the Fireplace Lounge.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Gund Tea: Jon Erickson - "A New Vision for Ecological Economics"

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

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