Class Schedule for NR 6
Fall 2013

The accompanying schedule of speakers and small group discussions outlines the progress of the course over the semester.

Exploring Race, Culture, and Identity

27 August: No class this week
29 August: No class this week

3 September: Introduction; RSENR perspective from the Dean, Excerpts from Race: The Power of an Illusion
5 September: Discussion sections meet

10 September: Sherwood Smith, Director, Center for Cultural Pluralism
12 September: Discussion sections meet

17 September: Iris Montague, Research Scientist, USFS Northern Research Station
19 September: Discussion sections meet

24 September: No lecture session this week - work on Draft Autobiographical Essay (NR 1 field trip to northeastern VT)
26 September: No discussion this week - Turn in Draft Autobiographical Essay to folders in 220 Aiken by Noon. (NR 1 field trip to northeastern VT)

1 October: Field Trip to ECHO Museum and Science Center on the Waterfront (west end of College Street) with NR 1 - arrive at ECHO at 10 am.
3 October: Discussion sections meet.

8 October: Marie Vea-Fagnant, Assistant Dean for Student Services, Anna Smiles-Becker, Career Services Coordinator, and students: Relevance of Cultural Competency for RSENR Student ExperienceRubenstein School Academic Programs: Connections to race, culture and the environment
10 October: Discussion sections meet
Autobiographical Essay: Final due in discussion section

Race, Culture, Social Justice, and the Environment

15 October: Mickey Fearn, RSENR Board of Advisors; Former Deputy Director for Communications & Community Outreach, US National Park Service
17 October: Discussion sections meet

22 October: Clare Ginger, Environmental Justice and the US Context: Policy and Case Studies
24 October: Discussion sections meet

29 October: Dana Hutchinson, Recruitment & Retention Advisor University of Vermont Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Office and Beth Wiser, Director, University of Vermont Admissions Office
31 October: Discussion sections meet
Next Steps Action Plan: Draft due in discussion section

5 November: Rubenstein School Programs - Panel of Presentations
7 November: Discussion sections meet

12 November: Jessie Mazar, Social Justice and Food Systems in Vermont
14 November: Discussion sections meet
Next Steps Action Plan: Final due in discussion section

Formal class meetings end 14 November

Extra lecture for extra credit reflective writing
19 November: Greg White, author of Climate Refugees or Mere Migrants? Climate-Induced Migration, Security and Borders in a Warming World (Oxford University Press, 2011) - 4 pm, Rowell 103.  Turn in reflection by Fri Nov 22, 4 pm.