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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Brian Lee seminar - candidate for secondary appointment

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 311
Description: Brian Lee of UVM Engineering has applied for a secondary appointment in RSENR and works on a variety of issues that have direct ties to areas of interest in the School: transportation, land use planning, sustainable community development, and energy issues. Aiken 311

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Josh Farley seminar - candidate for secondary appointment

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location: Aiken 311
Description: Josh is a leading scholar in the field of ecological economics with interests in environmental problem solving, ecological restoration of rainforest ecosystems, and the valuation and finance of restoring natural capital. 311 Aiken

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UVM Student Employment Office Grand Opening

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Waterman 237C
Description: You can find us here: www.uvm.edu/~stdfinsv/stemploy/ or in Waterman 237C

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RSENR Seminar: Michael Cermak

Time: 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: "Sustainable Fitness in social and environmental context: The case of The Green Dragons." Michael Cermak, Director of the Green Dragons, Boston College and Middlesex CC. The Green Dragons combine martial arts training with learning to grow food for K-12 students in the Boston area. Aiken 102

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Gund Tea: Brendan Fisher

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Gund conference room
Description: Gund conference room, Johnson House, 617 Main Street

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UVM Clean Energy Fund Call for Ideas Deadline

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Description: The Clean Energy Fund annual Call for Ideas submission deadline is Friday, 11/1, and invites students, faculty, and staff to submit their project ideas!

Sustained by a self-imposed student fee of $10 per student per semester and generating approximately $225,000 annually, UVM’s Clean Energy Fund is designed to advance renewable energy research, education, and infrastructure on campus. Over the past 5-years, the CEF has funded 25 projects including solar PV installations, research classes, a campus-wide renewable energy study, and student internships. As the University moves towards climate neutrality, the Clean Energy Fund presents a unique opportunity for the university community to learn about renewable energy issues and technologies.

This year, the committee is looking for innovative project ideas that explicitly relate to renewable energy on campus through Research and Education.

Want to participate?

There are two ways you can participate in this year's Call for Ideas:

Submit your project ideas by 11/1/13: www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/ideas
Comment & vote on project ideas until 11/15.

* Note: In order to submit, comment, or vote on a project idea, you will need to create an account on the Office of Sustainability website.

For more information or help with project proposal ideas, email: cef@uvm.edu

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Monday, November 4, 2013

RSENR Grants Management Coordinator presentation

Time: 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: 311 Aiken
Description: 311 Aiken. Light refreshments provided.

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RSENR Grants Management Coordinator presentation

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: 311 Aiken
Description: 311 Aiken. Light refreshments provided.

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UVM Biology seminar: W. Brett Mattingly

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: 105 Marsh LIfe Science Building
Description: W. Brett Mattingly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University, Department of Biology, “Land-use legacies alter plant community dynamics in longleaf pine savannas,” 105 Marsh Life Science Building

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RSENR Grants Management Coordinator presentation

Time: 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: 311 Aiken
Description: 311 Aiken. Light refreshments provided.

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Energy Action Seminar: Lakshman Guruswamy & Michael Dworkin

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

Lakshman Guruswamy, Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law and Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Security, University of Colorado Law School

Michael Dworkin, Director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School.

Lakshman Guruswamy was born in Sri Lanka, and is a recognized expert in International Environmental and Energy Law. Lakshman teaches International Environmental Law, International Energy Law, and Energy Justice at CU. He is also the Director of the Center for Energy & Environment Security (CEES) of the University of Colorado. This is an interdisciplinary Center that seeks to find renewable energy solutions for the energy deficits confronting the globe, and pursues environmental justice for peoples of the developing world. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, he taught in Sri Lanka, the UK, and the Universities of Iowa and Arizona. Guruswamy is a frequent speaker at scholarly meetings in the US and around the world. He is the author of books traversing crucial aspects of international environmental and energy law, and is widely published in international energy and environmental law in legal and scientific journals.

Michael Dworkin earned his BA degree, summa cum laude, from Middlebury College in 1975, and his JD, cum laude, from the Harvard Law School in 1978. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Catherine Kelly of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. After his clerkship, he spent five years in the EPA’s Office of General Counsel, where he focused on the development and appellate defense of standards that reduced air and water pollution, including appellate defense of the rules that removed most toxic metals from U.S. waste streams. In 1984, he joined the Vermont Public Service Board, where he represented the Board in litigation before the Federal Communications Commission and as a hearing officer. From 1988 to 1995, he was general counsel of the Vermont Public Service Board. In 1995, he became general counsel and a managing partner in Riser Management Systems, LP, an engineering and consulting firm. He returned to public service in 1999 as the ch! air of the Vermont Public Service Board and remained in that post until 2005 when he joined the faculty at VLS and launched the Institute for Energy and the Environment.


For more information visit www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar or contact Joan White at jewhite@uvm.edu. Parking information available at www.uvm.edu/~tpswww/

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Burack Lecture: Thomas A. Heberlein

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Cen.
Description: Burack President's Distinguished Lecture: "Avoiding the Cognitive Fix Keeper Hole -- Environmental Solutions Without Attitude Change." Thomas A. Heberlein, professor emeritus, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center. Information.

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