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Friday, July 12, 2013

Brian Kelly's M.S. Thesis Defense

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Title - "Common Property Rights and Adaptive Governance: A Case Study of Groundwater in Vermont."

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Brad Lanute's Defense Seminar

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Gund Conference Room
Description: A Methodology for the Evaluation of Urban Form Indicators for a Small Metropolitan Region Using an Integrated Land Use and Transportation Simulation Model
By
D. Brad Lanute

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dr. Soares-Filho - "Applications of Landscape Dynamics Modeling"

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Aiken 101
Description: Dr. Soares-Filho will speak on applications of landscape dynamics modeling, including deforestation simulation, forest fire spreading, carbon cycling and emissions, fluvial regimes, urban growth, mammal population dynamics and much more.
This talk is open to the public.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Energy Action Seminar - Asa Hopkins

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Vermont's Comprehensive Energy Plan: 90% by 2050!"
SPEAKER: Asa Hopkins, Vermont Public Service Department

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Energy Action Seminar - Gioia Thompson & Aaron Witham

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Energy Planning on Campus: The Role of Universities"
SPEAKERS: Gioia Thompson, Office of Sustainability, UVM & Aaron Witham, Green Mountain College

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Gund Tea: Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne - "Assessing the Urban Tree Canopy"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Brian Shupe, Annette Smith, & Adrian Ivakhiv

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Renewable Energy & Vermont's Working Landscape"
SPEAKERS: Brian Shupe, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Annette Smith, Vermonter’s for a Clean Environment
Adrian Ivakhiv, Environmental Program, UVM

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Gund Tea: Linda Wheatley & Paula Francis - "Pursuit of Happiness Walk"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: PRESENTERS: Linda Wheatley and Paula Francis - Co-Founders of Gross National Happiness USA  
TITLE:  "Pursuit of Happiness Walk" 
TOPIC: Linda and Paula walked from Vermont to Washington DC last fall, collecting stories and statements about happiness and what truly matters in life. They walked 600 miles over six weeks and collected 15 hours of audio. Come hear about their findings and explore with them the implications of this information.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Soren Hermansen

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Energy Independence: A European Model"
SPEAKER: Soren Hermansen, Samso Energy Academy, Denmark

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Gund Tea: Elena Bennet - "Provision of Multiple Ecosystem Services in an Agricultural Landscape"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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PSS Weekly Seminar: Gillian Galford - "Tropical agriculture-- food security, poverty and environmental sustainability"

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: 112 Jeffords
Description: SPEAKER: Gillian Galford, Research Assistant Professor GUND Institute, UVM
TOPIC: "Tropical agriculture-- food security, poverty and environmental sustainability"
Refreshments served, 1:00 to 1:30 in 107 Jeffords
For more information see: www.uvm.edu/~pss/?Page=seminar13.html .

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Frederick Weston & Joan White

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Central Government and Democracy in Energy Decision Making: China and Vermont"
SPEAKERS: Frederick Weston, Regulatory Assistance Project
Joan White, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, UVM

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Aiken Lecture Series - Steven Pinker: War and Peace – A Historyof Violence

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Ira Allen Chapel
Description: Speaker: Steven Pinker
Topic: "War and Peace – A History of Violence"
For more information please see the following website:
learn.uvm.edu/aiken/ .

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Gund Tea: Stephanie Seguino - "Can Economic Analysis Afford to Ignore Race and Gender Stratification?"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Panel Discussion - "What Does Divestment Have to do with a Thriving Local Economy?"

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center's Maple Ballroom
Description: A happy hour panel discussion, with free snacks and music.
Featuring Maeve McBride of 350VT, Bruce Seifer, author of 'Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy', and Michael Shuman, author of 'Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Main Street to Wall Street and Achieve Real Prosperity'.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Chapin Spencer, Karen Glitman, & Stephanie Kaza

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Transportation: The Elephant in the Room"
SPEAKERS: Chapin Spencer, Burlington Dept. of Public Works
Karen Glitman, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Stephanie Kaza, Environmental Program, UVM

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ted Radovich: Tea Time in the Tropics: Compost tea production

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Tea Time in the Tropics: Compost tea production, plant health, & farmer viability

Dr. Ted Radovich is an Associate Specialist at the University of Hawaii, Sustainable and Organic Farming Systems Laboratory. His talk will discuss the whole farm research approach to nutrient management using compost tea, examining the independent and interactive effects of compost quality and vegetable type under synthetic and organic fertilization on yield and phyto-nutrient content of model root, fruit and leaf vegetables on commercial vegetable operations on three islands of Hawaii.

Sponsored by the Food Systems Graduate Program and the Food Systems Initiative

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

James Marsh Professor-at-Large Steve Polasky - ‘The Main Challenges to Mainstreaming Natural Capital'

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Waterman Memorial Lounge, then Waterman Manor
Description: Speaker: Steve Polasky
Topic: ‘The Main Challenges to Mainstreaming Natural Capital'
Reception to follow in the Waterman Manor. This talk is free and open to the public. For more details please see:
www.uvm.edu/president/marsh/?Page=polaskybio.html .

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Gund Tea: Steve Polasky - "Projected land-use change impacts on ecosystem services in the U.S."

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: James M. Jeffords Hall, Room 112
Description: Drivers of land-use change can have large impacts on projected land-use with cascading effects on the provision of ecosystem services.  We explore the potential effects of projected land-use trends on carbon storage, food and timber production, and wildlife habitat across the contiguous U.S. to 2050.  We forecast land-use trends for two baseline economic scenarios and three policy alternatives designed to encourage forest cover, natural landscapes, and reduce urban expansion. 

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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PSS Weekly Seminar: Margarita Fernandez, PhD Candidate - "Seasonal hunger in coffee communities: Integrated analysis of agroecology and livelihoods with smallholders in Mexico and Nicaragua"

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: 112 Jeffords Hall
Description: SPEAKER: Margarita Fernandez, Ph.D. Candidate
TITLE: "Seasonal hunger in coffee communities: Integrated analysis of agroecology and livelihoods with smallholders in Mexico and Nicaragua"

Weekly seminar on a range of topics.
Refreshments served, 1:00 to 1:30 in 107 Jeffords

For more information on this week's speaker see: www.uvm.edu/~pss/documents/fernandezabstract.pdf

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Mary Powell

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Solar City: Green Mountain Power’s Energy Vision for Rutland, VT"
SPEAKER: Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Food Day Lecture: Josh Farley on Agricultural Efficiency

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Kalkin 001
Description: Location: Kalkin 001
Josh Farley of UVM's Community Development and Applied Economics department will speak on how redefining how we measure efficiency in our agricultural could fundamentally shift our food system.
www.foodday.org

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Gund Tea: Cecilia Danks - "Institutions and Incentives for Sustaining Forests and Communities"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Renewable Energy 2013 Conference & Expo: Community Solutions for Vermont

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Conference Center, Burlington, VT
Description: Check this site for more details: www.revermont.org/main/events/conferences/ .

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Energy Action Seminar: Alan Nogee & David Blittersdorf

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Growing Renewables: Policy Tools & Programs"
SPEAKERS: Alan Nogee, Formerly Union of Concerned Scientists
David Blittersdorf, AllEarth Renewables

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Energy Action Seminar: Tim DeChristopher

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Location: Ira Allen Chapel (26 University Place)
Description: TOPIC: "Re-Thinking the System: Energy Activism"
SPEAKER: Tim DeChristopher, Energy Activist, (see film Bidder 70)

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Renewable Energy 2013 Conference & Expo: Community Solutions for Vermont

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Conference Center, Burlington, VT
Description: Check this site for more details: www.revermont.org/main/events/conferences/ .

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Gund Research Slam

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: ECHO Center
Description: Details to follow. . .

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Gund Tea: Brendan Fisher - "Fish, Farms and Food: Linking conservation and development in Coastal Mozambique"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Topic: "Fish, Farms and Food: Linking conservation and development in Coastal Mozambique"

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Lakshman Guruswamy & Michael Dworkin

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Energy Justice: Powering the World’s Poor"
SPEAKERS: Lakshman Guruswamy, University of Colorado Law School
Michael Dworkin, Vermont Law School

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Gund Tea: Richard Donovan - "Corporations, Communities & Sustainability – The Upsides & Downsides"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Topic: "Corporations, Communities & Sustainability – The Upsides & Downsides"

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: David Hochschild & Chris Recchia (invited)

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "California: On the Front Lines of Renewable Policy"
SPEAKERS: David Hochschild, California Energy Commission
Chris Recchia, Vermont Public Service Department (invited)

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Energy Action Seminar: Tony Klein (invited), Beth Sachs, Duane Peterson, & Liz Edsell

Time: 4:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Location: Waterman Building, Room 413
Description: TOPIC: "Paths to Change: Entrepreneurs, Activists and Political Leaders"
SPEAKERS: Tony Klein, Vermont House of Representatives (invited)
Beth Sachs, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Duane Peterson, SunCommon
Liz Edsell, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

A weekly seminar series exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Free and open to the public. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!
More information at:
www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar .

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gund Tea: Greg White - "The Politics of Environmental Catastrophism: Implications for Adaptation to Climate Change."

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Comments will leap off of the one-year anniversary of hurricane Sandy, the political response(s), and the challenges of communicating the science of climate change. It questions the use of catastrophist and fear-based discourse to motivate political action.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Pooja Kanwar's Seminar & Dissertation Defense

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: 311 Aiken Center
Description: Seminar & Dissertation Defense
"A Regional Ecological Risk Assessment and MultiJurisdictional Institutional Analysis of the Kaipara Harbour in New Zealand"
By
Pooja Kanwar
 
Seminar: 1:00 pm, 311 Aiken Center
Defense: 2:00 pm, 311 Aiken Center
 

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