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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

RSENR Faculty Retreat

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBA

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Friday, January 10, 2014

UVM Biology Seminar: Brent Lockwood, Indiana University

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: 105 Marsh Life Science Building
Description: “Mechanisms of temperature adaptation in the sea and on land.” 105 Marsh Life Science

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Martin Luther King Birthday Party

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center Atrium
Description: Davis Center Atrium

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On-Campus Student Job Fair

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center Livak Ballroom
Description: The Student Employment Office (SEO) presents the first 'ON-CAMPUS STUDENT EMPLOYMENT JOB FAIR' in the Livak Ballroom and Fireplace Lounge. An enormous number of jobs are available for all undergraduate students, both work study and non work study, and graduate students with work study.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

MLK Celebration speaker: Julian Bond

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Ira Allen Chapel
Description: Julian Bond, activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Tickets available free with UVM ID starting January 13 at Davis Center info desk and Waterman Building Registrar's Office kiosk. Event at Ira Allen Chapel.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Geothermal Energy Seminar: Ehsan Ghazanfari

Time: 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: 219 Delehanty on Trinity Campus
Description: Prof. Ehsan Ghazanfari
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont

Will present a seminar on:
Geothermal energy: a reliable energy alternative

Delehanty Building (Trinity campus)
Room 219

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

RSENR Reception for Dean's List Students

Time: 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken Solarium
Description: Aiken Solarium

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RSENR Seminar: Earth in Peril - Perspectives from Student Groups

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Aiken 102
Earth in Peril: Leaders Needed
A Student Perspective on Challenges and Leadership Needs for the 21st Century
Students in NR 199, RSENR Stewards, RSENR RGSA, RSENR SAB

The current life expectancy for a Vermonter is 80 years. Assuming that life expectancies won't increase further, this means that our 18 year old student will live to 2076. Our exercise conscious, local/health food oriented students will probably live closer to the end of the century. What changes will they see in this time period and what prospects do they see for this future?

The goal of this session is to hear students voices about their future. What are the big challenges, how do they feel about this, and what solutions do they want to pursue in their next 60 years?

Come hear their stories...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

UVM Study Abroad Fair

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center Grand Maple Ballrm.
Description: Spring 2014 Study Abroad Fair, Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom.

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RSENR Farewell to Elise Schadler

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 311
Description: This Wednesday is Elise's last day with the Rubenstein School, then she will join the Urban & Community Forestry Program fulltime. Congratulations Elise!

Please join us THIS WEDNESDAY for an Elise Send-Off!

Where: Aiken 311, Green Conference Rm.

Bring your lunch and Student Services will provide the sweets.

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EcoQuest New Zealand Study Abroad Iinfo Session

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 311
Description: Thinking of participating in an applied field studies program abroad? Please consider joining Ria Brejaart, EcoQuest Academic Director, Dr. Kim Babbitt, and EcoQuest alumni and staff for an informational session on Wednesday, January 29th, from 5:00pm -6:00pm in Aiken 311-Green Conference Room.

In partnership with the UNH Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, the EcoQuest Education Foundation offers an intensive program of applied field studies in ecology, resource management, and environmental policy. EcoQuest students engage hands-on, in a unique, multidisciplinary, research-oriented program while contributing to New Zealand’s restoration ecology and sustainable resource management initiatives. Students will also take part in sustainable and cooperative living at the EcoQuest Field Centre and learn about New Zealand's rich Maori culture.

The field-oriented delivery happens in a variety of terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Students will travel to many of New Zealand's most majestic environments, which range from sub-tropical forests, to estuaries, to the sub-Antarctic mountains of the Southern Alps. Semester participants have the opportunity to carry out team-oriented, directed-research projects while working closely with a faculty mentor and in association with New Zealand research partners and local communities. EcoQuest has long-term commitments to ecological monitoring of endemic species and ecosystems, as well as projects and initiatives that advance sustainable management of natural resources and habitats.

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Social Justice Film: Anomaly

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: 216 Living Learning Center
Description: The film provides a thought-provoking look at multiracial identity by combining personal narratives with a larger drama of mixed race in American culture. Discussion of themes will immediately follow the film. 216 Living/Learning Center.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Gund Tea: Charles Canham, Cary Institute

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Gund conference room
Description: Please join Charles Canham for a Gund Tea this Friday from 12-1 at the Gund Institute Conference Room (Johnson House - 617 Main St).

PRESENTER: Charles Canham - Forest Ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

TITLE: Patterns and Causes of Variation in Harvest Regimes in Eastern Forests

TOPIC: Logging is the overwhelmingly dominant disturbance in eastern forests, accounting for almost twice as much canopy tree mortality as all other causes of mortality, on a regional basis. Charlie will present results of new statistical models for the variation in frequency and intensity of harvest as a function of region, forest type, and a variety of physical, social and economic factors (using very simple metrics). The results
highlight the sea-change in logging practices in eastern forests over the past 50 years, and have important implications for the future of eastern forests.

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