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Monday, September 24, 2012

Christopher Graham - "Agricultural Nitrous Oxide Emissions: Emissions Factors and Nutrient Use Efficiency”

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Gund Conference Room
Description: Christopher Graham, Ph.D. Cornell University Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
"Agricultural Nitrous Oxide Emissions: Emissions Factors and Nutrient Use Efficiency”

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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: "Resilient Vermont Project: Toward an Integrated Framework of Resilience"
Presenter: Steve Nicholas, Vice President for US Programs, Institute for Sustainable Communities

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Meryl Olson - "Making climate change mitigation work for smallholder farmers"

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Gund Conference Room
Description: Meryl Olson, Ph.D. University of Vermont Plant and Soil Sciences Department
"Making climate change mitigation work for smallholder farmers"

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Julie Nash's Seminar And Dissertation Proposal Defense

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Aiken 311
Description: Seminar And Dissertation Proposal Defense
"Fostering Sustainability in the Marine Cultured Pearl Industry: Promoting Responsible Pearl Farming and Encouraging Proactive Consumer and Supply Chain Support for Sustainability"
By Julie Nash
Seminar: 3:30pm in Aiken 311
Defense: 4:30pm in Aiken 311

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Paul (Paligwende) Nikiema - "Beneficial Management Practices forAgricultural Sustainability and Climate Change Mitigation: a Research Experience from West Africa and North America"

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Gund Conference Room
Description: Paul (Paligwende) Nikiema, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba
"Beneficial Management Practices for Agricultural Sustainability and Climate Change Mitigation: a Research Experience from West Africa and North America"

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Gund Tea: Taylor Ricketts - "Ecology and Economics of Crop Pollination Services"

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

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RSENR Graduate Seminar Series: Parker Riehle - "Vermont's Ski Areas & the Environment: Achieving the Natural Balance."

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Parker Riehle, President of Ski Vermont, presents " Vermont's Ski Areas & the Environment: Achieving the Natural Balance."

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

4th International EcoSummit

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Ohio State University
Description: EcoSummit 2012 "Ecological Sustainability: Restoring the Planet's Ecosystem Services"
Sept. 30th - Oct. 5th, 2012
Columbus, Ohio
swamp.osu.edu/ecosummit2012/

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Kenneth Mulder - "Growing Vegetables Without Fossil Fuels"

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Gund Conference Room
Description: Growing Vegetables Without Fossil Fuels

Gund Institute alumnus Kenneth Mulder will discuss his research at Green Mountain College on three different low-energy vegetable production systems, one human-powered, on oxen-powered, and one run by a small walking tractor.  He and his team are exploring the tradeoffs in terms of land and labor in trying to reduce fossil fuel inputs into agriculture.

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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: "Water From the Hills: Adapting to Land Use and Climate Change"
Presenter: Michael H. Simpson, Chair, Environmental Studies Dept., Antioch

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Agroecology & the Transformation of Agro-food Systems

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Mildred Livak Room, Davis Center
Description: What IS agroecology? Is it a SCIENCE, a MOVEMENT or a PRACTICE?
Speakers: Stephen R. Gliessman, Ph.D., Robbie Jaffe, M.Ed., and V. Ernesto Méndez, Ph.D.
Please join us for a discussion on the field of agroecology and its role in the transformation of agro-food systems. The event will bring together three generations of agroecologists to critically assess the state of the field and its potential to lead us towards more sustainable food systems.

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CALS Dean's Lecture: Robert V. Bartlett - "Sustainable Environment, Sustainable Democracy, Sustainable Politics"

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building
Description: Sustainability politics has been around for three decades; environmental politics for five (under that label).  Over the same period, the political world has become considerably more democratic.  More societies and institutions have embraced various democratic processes, more people have become deeply engaged with the ideas of democracy, and there has been an explosion of scholarship and theorizing about democracy.  But are there any necessary linkages among environmentalism, sustainability, and democracy?  Professor Bartlett will address this question, drawing on his research on ecological rationality, deliberative democracy, and environmental governance.
Information: 656-0756

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Gund Tea: Thomas Buchholz & Stephen Christensen - "Bioelectricityin Uganda"

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

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RSENR Graduate Seminar Series: Dr. Asim Zia - “Land Use Adaptation to Climate Change: Economic damages from land-falling hurricanes in the Atlantic and Gulf states of the USA, 1900– 2005.”

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Dr. Asim Zia, Fellow, Gund Institute, University of Vermont, presents “Land Use Adaptation to Climate Change: Economic damages from land-falling hurricanes in the Atlantic and Gulf states of the USA, 1900– 2005.”

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Monday, October 8, 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: "Climate Response Scholarship at UVM"
Presenters: Panel Discussion

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

2012 Graduate Symposium

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken
Description: 2012 Graduate Symposium
The standard format of two concurrent sessions running from 5:00-7:00 each night.

SECOND YEAR MS students will present their research to date at these sessions, each within a 15 minute period.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Gund Tea: Asim Zia - "REDD+ and Foreign Direct Investments"

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

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RSENR Graduate Seminar Series: Dr. Eytan Krasilovsky - "Introduction to the Work of the Forest Guild."

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Dr. Eytan Krasilovsky, Community Forestry Coordinator, Forest Guild, Santa Fe, NM, presents "Introduction to the Work of the Forest Guild."

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2012 Graduate Symposium

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken
Description: 2012 Graduate Symposium
The standard format of two concurrent sessions running from 5:00-7:00 each night, with a reception from 7:00-9:00 on Friday evening in the Aiken solarium.

SECOND YEAR MS students will present their research to date at these sessions, each within a 15 minute period.

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Monday, October 15, 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: "Climate Change Adaptation: The State of Vermont Perspective"
Presenter: Kari Dolan, Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

2012 George D. Aiken Lecture - Jason Clay from WWF

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Ira Allen Chapel
Description: 2012 George D. Aiken Lecture, Hosted by the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Keynote address by Jason Clay, Senior Vice President Market Transformation, the World Wildlife Fund

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Gund Tea: Ernesto Méndez - "Agroecology as a transdisciplinary,participatory and action-oriented approach"

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

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RSENR Graduate Seminar Series: Dr. William “Breck” Bowden - “Seasonal Asynchrony in the Arctic: How terrestrial nutrient production and demand drives nutrient delivery to arctic streams and implications for a warming arctic climate.”

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Dr. William “Breck” Bowden, Director, Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center, University of Vermont, presents “Seasonal Asynchrony in the Arctic: How terrestrial nutrient production and demand drives nutrient delivery to arctic streams and implications for a warming arctic climate.”

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Monday, October 22, 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: "Institutional Greenhouse Gas Management: Current Thinking on Carbon Offsets"
Presenter: Tim Stumhofer, Senior Program Associate, GHG Management Institute

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Friday, October 26, 2012

4th Biophysical Economics Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center
Description: 4th Biophysical Economics Conference - Oct. 26-28.

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RSENR Graduate Seminar Series: Dr. Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne - “Urban Tree Canopy: From assessment to policy to politics.”

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Dr. Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, Director, Spatial Analysis Laboratory, University of Vermont, presents “Urban Tree Canopy: From assessment to policy to politics.”

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

4th Biophysical Economics Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken Bldg.
Description: 4th Biophysical Economics Conference - Oct. 26-28.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

4th Biophysical Economics Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Field Trips
Description: 4th Biophysical Economics Conference - Oct. 26-28.

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Monday, October 29, 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: "Conservation and California’s Cap-and-Trade"
Presenter: Michelle Passero, Senior Climate Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy

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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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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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