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Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 Diversity Conference with Speaker Devon Harris

Day Event Description: The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center presents The 2015 Diversity Conference at Hilton Hotel Burlington. Info: 802-657-4219. Featured speaker Devon Harris, Olympic star and founding member of the Jamaican Bobsled Team. Register at www.gbmrc.org

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The Nile Project: Live Music and Discussion

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: L/L Fireplace Lounge
Description: Live Music and Discussion with The Nile Project

L/L Fireplace Lounge

"Inspired by Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project, The Nile Poject brings together artists from 11 countries to raise awareness about cultural and environmental challenges facing the Nile River."

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

RSENR Masters Thesis Seminar & Defense: Kathleen Bamford

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 311
Description: The Role of Motivation and Curriculum in Shaping Pro-Sustainable Attitudes and Behaviors in Students

By Kathleen Bamford

Seminar: 1:00 Aiken 311
Defense: 2:00 Aiken 311

Committee
Thomas Hudspeth, Professor, RSENR, Advisor
Thomas Macias, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Chair
Adrian Ivakhiv, Professor, RSENR
Leon Walls, Assistant Professor, Education

ABSTRACT
Determining patterns in pro-sustainable attitudes and behaviors, and revealing motivations behind these behaviors have important implications for the future of sustainability education. The primary objective of this study is to discover the relationships between educational experience and its impact on sustainability attitudes and behaviors in elementary school students. A secondary objective is to determine the motivation behind pro-sustainability behaviors and to establish the role this plays in educational programs. Ninety seven students (63 from a school with sustainability based curriculum, Barnes, and 34 from a general curriculum school, CP Smith) in grades 3-5 completed a 20 question survey which measured sustainability attitudes and behaviors. On every indicator, students who were involved in a sustainability education program scored higher. The highest and lowest indicators for attitude and behavior were the same for both schools. Barnes students produced notably more statistically significant correlations between attitude and behavior indicators than CP Smith students. Questionnaires were completed by the five teachers of the Barnes Sustainability Academy students who completed the survey. Regarding curriculum, the majority felt that cross curricular sustainability was important, with social justice being an important curricular focus as well as community, environmental preservation, and problem solving. Teachers also felt that providing the students sustainability knowledge led to attitude change, which in turn served as a motivator toward behavior change. Future sustainability education focus on social justice issues and experiential learning experienced with strong role models will be beneficial to developing future generations with strong sustainability attitudes, behaviors and motivation.

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RSENR Seminar: Stephanie Seguino

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Gender and Cooperative Behavior
Stephanie Seguino
Department of Economics
University of Vermont

Aiken 102

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

9th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

Day Event Description: Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, VT

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Gund Tea: Meredith Niles

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Gund Institute Conference Room
Description: Gund Institute Conference Room (Johnson House - 617 Main St).

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Field Naturalist & Ecological Planning Field Walk

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Depart from Jeffords Hall Lobby
Description: Tropical Plants in DA House! with Jessie G., Ben L., and Nikki B.

To reserve a spot contact Shelby at shelby.perry@uvm.edu

Depart from Jeffords Hall lobby.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

RSENR Seminar: Lizzy Pope

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Leveraging Behavioral Economic Principles to Promote Health Behaviors
Dr. Lizzy Pope
Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
University of Vermont

Aiken 102

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Gund Tea: John Gowdy

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Gund Institute Conference Room
Description: Gund Institute Conference Room (Johnson House - 617 Main St).

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Field Naturalist & Ecological Planning Field Walk

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Depart from Jeffords Hall Lobby
Description: Urban Tree Health with Shelby Perry and Sue Lovering

To reserve a spot contact Shelby at shelby.perry@uvm.edu

Depart from Jeffords Hall lobby.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Annual Vermont Forest Health Information Meeting, Woodstock HS

Day Event

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RSENR/IGERT Seminar: Shahzeen Attari

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: 325 Old Mill
Description: IGERT SEMINAR SERIES
Energy Policy, Efficiency/ Conservation, Behavioral Economics
Dr. Shahzeen Attari
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University

"Perceptions of electricity use and the impact of real-time information feedback"

325 Old Mill

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Field Naturalist & Ecological Planning Field Walk

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Depart from Jeffords Hall Lobby
Description: Hankerin' for Horticulture with Emma Stuhl and Sam Talbot
To reserve a spot contact Shelby at shelby.perry@uvm.edu

Depart from Jeffords Hall lobby.

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Gund Tea: Shahzeen Attari

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Gund Institute Conference Room
Description: Gund Institute Conference Room (Johnson House - 617 Main St).

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dan and Carole Burack Lecture: Dr. Teri Balser

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Davis Center Livak Ballroom
Description: Davis Center Livak Ballroom

Effective teaching to inspire students as they become environmentally-engaged global citizens.

Reception immediately following in the Fireplace Lounge.

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RSENR Seminar: Brendan Fisher

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Russell Brand, Identity Economics and Our Malleable Decision-making Process
Brendan Fisher
Gund Institute
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
University of Vermont

Aiken 102

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day

Day Event

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UVM Smart Grid Seminar: George Crabtree, Argonne National Labs

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
Description: "Energy Storage for the Smart Grid"

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

2015 UVM Student Research Conference

Day Event Description: This year the conference is in the Grand Maple Ballroom located on the 4th floor of the Davis Center. The SRC is open to all students, including medical, graduate, and undergraduate students. Last year's SRC was a great success -- more than 300 students participated.

This year a new element has been added to increase awareness of the conference and of student research: SRC Instagram #uvmresearch Contest. Faculty and students can Instagram photos of their research, scholarship and creative works, and tag their photos with #uvmresearch. The most engaging
stories will win prizes at the conference. For more information and the rules go to:
www.uvm.edu/~uvmsrc/?Page=students/instagram.php&SM=students/_studentsmenu.html

Below are some details and deadlines to be aware of:

*Application for the conference*: Students can begin applying to the conference on Monday, February 23rd. Please note: faculty mentorship is required for all students, and as always, support will be provided
in the form of workshops and online tutorials for students.

*Instagram contest entry date*: All entries must be submitted (with at least 10 photos) to theuvmsrc@uvm.edu email address by noon on Monday, April 14th.

What counts as "research": Any independent scholarship, creative works or innovation. It is mandatory for students to be working with a faculty mentor. This should be work beyond the normal scope for a course.

The SRC is sponsored by the Vice President for Research Richard Galbraith, Dean of the Graduate College Cindy Forehand and Interim Dean of the Honors College Lisa Schnell.

To find out more please visit the SRC website: *http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmsrc/

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Field Naturalist & Ecological Planning Field Walk

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Depart from Jeffords Hall Lobby
Description: Ferns - Fiddlehead Forage with Dave Barrington

To reserve a spot contact Shelby at shelby.perry@uvm.edu

Depart from Jeffords Hall lobby.

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Gund Tea: Pooja Kanwar

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Gund Institute Conference Room
Description: Gund Institute Conference Room (Johnson House - 617 Main St).

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