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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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Friday, November 30, 2012

Gund Tea: Lini Wollenberg - "A Landscape-based approach to climate change mitigation"

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

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RSENR Graduate Seminar Series: Dr. Austin Troy - “A Summary of Sustainable Transportation Research at UVM.”

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Dr. Austin Troy, Director, Transportation Research Center, University of Vermont, presents “A Summary of Sustainable Transportation Research at UVM.”

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Monday, December 3, 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: "What Would You Choose?: Real-World Carbon Offset Projects"
Clear Water Carbon Fund
Native Energy
Others

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Vermont's NEW Economy: New Tools for Economic Resilience

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
Description: Keynote address by Ellen Brown of the Public Banking Institute
Working Sessions - Open Space options include: A Vermont State Bank, Post Office Banks, Local Investment: Crowd Funding and Local Markets, Complementary Currencies, New Economic Indicators (GPI & GNH).

To register: www.global-community.org/neweconomy

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Gund Tea: Robin Naidoo - "Ecological and socioeconomic aspects ofcommunity-based conservation in Namibia"

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

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Book Launch - "Greening Vermont: The Search for a Sustainable State"

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goddard Art Gallery, 54 Main St., Montpelier
Description: VNRC and Thistle Hill Publications will officially launch the recent publication of "Greening Vermont: The Search for a Sustainable State" at 54 Main Street – the Goddard Art Gallery – in downtown Montpelier (across from City Hall).

The authors, Elizabeth Courtney and Eric Zencey, will be on hand to discuss and autograph this beautifully illustrated book—which makes a great Christmas gift. Refreshments will be served.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Gund Tea: Jamie Tanquay - "Using Alternative Well-being Indicators in Vanuatu"

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 234 Jeffords Building

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winter Break

Day Event

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Break

Day Event

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Winter Break

Day Event

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bob Herendeen's Seminar re: Nomination as Adjunct Faculty

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: 311 Aiken
Description: Bob Herendeen has been nominated for adjunct faculty status in the Rubenstein School.  He will be presenting a short seminar on his scholarship and his interests in becoming an adjunct faculty.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Gund Tea: Dr. William Keeton - "Towards a common vision of forestcarbon management"

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

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Alexander Wezel - “Agroecology: world-wide interpretations and applications in France.”

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center, Livak Ballroom (Rm 419)
Description: Speaker: Alexander Wezel, Associate Professor of Agroecology & Landscape Ecology, Head of the Department Agroecology and Environment, ISARA-Lyon, France

Free and open to the public. Refreshments available.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Burack Lecture: Dr. Pamela Matson

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Dudley H. Davis Center, Jost Foundation Room
Description: Title: 'A New Era in Global Change Science: Linking Knowledge and Action for Sustainability'
Dr. Matson's research addresses a range of environment and sustainability issues, including sustainability of agricultural systems; vulnerability of particular people and places to climate change; the consequences of tropical deforestation on atmosphere, climate and water systems; and solutions to global change in the nitrogen and carbon cycles. With multi-disciplinary teams of researchers, managers, and decision makers, she has worked to develop agricultural approaches that reduce environmental impacts while improving livelihoods and human wellbeing. Dr. Matson serves on numerous boards and committees, including the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has produced nearly 200 publications, including "Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution". Dr. Matson received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; her M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University; and her Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from Oregon State University.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Gund Tea: Abdon Schmitt - "The Southern Brazil Agroecology Case: From Family Farm Livelihood to the Provision of Ecosystem Services"

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

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

REMINDER - Abstracts for the 7th Biennial Conference of the USSEEDue on 2/15/13

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Location: Online
Description: Please visit the Call for Papers page to submit your presentation ideas using our online form found at www.uvm.edu/conferences/ussee/ .

Abstracts are due by February 15, 2013. For questions, please contact conference organizers at ussee13@uvm.edu
Or call UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at (802) 656-1353.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Gund Tea: Chris Koliba - "Making Environmental Governance a More Prominent Feature in Ecological Economics and Ecosystem Services: A View From the Empirical Trenches"

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

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Friday, February 15, 2013

ABSTRACTS DUE FOR THE SEVENTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE of the USSEE

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: ONLINE
Description: Please visit the Call for Papers page to submit your presentation ideas using our online form found at www.uvm.edu/conferences/ussee/ .

Abstracts are due by February 15, 2013. For questions, please contact conference organizers at ussee13@uvm.edu
Or call UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at (802) 656-1353.

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Gund Tea: Peter Dodds - "Health, Happiness, and Hahaha: Twitter's many reflections of social stories."

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

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Gund Tea: Alison Brody - "Above- and below-ground interactions from the Old World to th e New"

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

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Monday, February 25, 2013

THE OSTROM AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Opened

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Description: It is a great pleasure to let you know that finally the call for nominations for the "Elinor Ostrom Award for Collective Governance of the Commons" is open. As you may know there are three categories: young and senior scholars and practitioners, we do strongly hope to get many proposals.

The details of the application and of the award itself are in : elinorostromaward.org .

Deadline for submissions is April 8th.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Gund Tea: Donna Rizzo - Missing the Forest for the Trees: Identifying Model Structure and Scale Dependencies in Complex Systems

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: TOPIC: Donna's research focuses on the development of new computational tools to improve the understanding of human-induced changes on natural systems and the way we make decisions about natural resources. She will focus on the field applications of three computational research areas:
1) Geostatistics
2) Heuristic optimization
3) Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs)

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Gund Tea: Cheryl Hanna -Violence against Women and Girls in the U.S. and Abroad: Connecting Gender Equality to Environmental Sustainability

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

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Ryan Morra Seminar and Master's Project Defense

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 311 Aiken
Description: Seminar And Master’s Project Defense

“Adjuntas: Paisaje Natural y Social”
DEVELOPING A PLACE-BASED LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM WITH THE COMMUNITY OF ADJUNTAS, PUERTO RICO 
By
Ryan Morra
 
Seminar:  12:00noon, 311 Aiken Building
Defense:  1:00pm, 311 Aiken Building

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Economist Alice Rivlin - “Facing Economic Challenges and Polarized Politics”

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building
Description: Against a backdrop of partisan rancor and stalemate in the nation’s capital, prominent economist Alice Rivlin will share her full engagement in the current fiscal debate at UVM today. Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin says, “Alice Rivlin will provide unique insight into the partisan budget debate being played out in Congress. Her experience in both the legislative and executive branches of government in several administrations has enabled her to become a voice of reason.”

Free and open to the public.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Gund Tea: Asim Zia - "Post-Kyoto Climate Governance: Confronting the Politics of Scale, Ideology and Knowledge"

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

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Eric Davis' Thesis Seminar & Defense

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: 311 Aiken
Description: Thesis Seminar & Defense: "SEASONAL CHANGES IN MERCURY STOCKS AND METHYLATION RATIOS IN VERNAL POOLS IN THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES" by Eric Davis

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Gund Tea: Peter Brown - Education for the Anthropocene

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

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