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Seminar Series

Fall 2011 Center for Research on Vermont  Seminar Events

all Seminar Events are free and open to the public

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or phone 802-656-4389
for more information

September 14-“Rootless in Vermont”.  John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM  7:30 pm

Alisha Laramee will read from her essay collection ”South of the Northern Border” which considers into the lives of those who are migrating to Vermont amongst the rooted ones.  Laramee is the 2010/2011 recipient of a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and NEA.

October 4- “Vermont by the Numbers: Census 2010”. Billings North Lounge, UVM  7:30 pm

Chip Sawyer will discuss the latest data from the US Census Bureau and what it really says about our state. In his 10 years at UVM he worked for the Center for Rural Studies and managed the Vermont State Data Center. He is now Director of Planning and Development for the City of St. Albans.

November 10-"Music from the (NE) Kingdom".  Billings North Lounge, UVM 7:30 pm

 Alan Greenleaf will perform and discuss his original music which is inspired by life on his Northern Vermont farm, and by the people and countryside around him. His work pays respect to the stories of rural Vermont and it carves out a place for music from rural New England in the world of American music.  His music, which can be characterized as part of the “Americana” genre, draws on folk, country, bluegrass, pop, and jazz traditions. This is both a concert and a reflection on rural life in contemporary Vermont.

December 8-“An Analysis of Vermont’s Food Systems”- Billings North Lounge, UVM 7:30 pm

Glenn McRae, Ph.D.  will lead this panel discussion of Food Systems research  with a focus on the  implementation of the Farm to Plate strategic plan in Vermont.  Graduate students from his Policy Implementation course will report on current research on agricultural networks in Vermont and elsewhere.

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