University of Vermont

Burack Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Guest Speakers - Fall 2017

Note: Lecture details will be posted as they become finalized. Recorded videos will be posted here as they become available.


Jelena Obradovic, Ph.D. - Thursday, September 28
Stanford University Graduate School of Education
William T. Grant Foundation Scholar

"Self-Regulation In Children And Their Caregivers: Implications For Adaptation And Resilience"
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Jost Foundation Room, Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following in the Fireplace Lounge

Sponsored by the Department of Psychological Science, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families


Kurk Dorsey, Ph.D. - Thursday, September 28
Class of 1938 Professor, University of New Hampshire
Author of Whales and Nations: Environmental Diplomacy on the High Seas and T
he Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy: U.S.-Canadian Wildlife Protection Treaties in the Progressive Era

"Whaling Diplomacy, Scientific Uncertainty, and Lessons for Climate Change"
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Livak Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following in the Fireplace Lounge

Sponsored by the Department of History and the Environmental Studies Program


Jeffrey Kahn, Ph.D., MPH. - Monday, October 2
Levi Professorship in Bioethics and Health Policy
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

"Do New Tools Need New Ethics? The Challenge Of Advancing Biotechnology For Ethics And Policy"
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building
Reception immediately following in Hoehl Gallery

Sponsored by the Larner College of Medicine


Rowland O. Abiodun - Tuesday, October 3
John C. Newton Professor of the History of Art and Black Studies, Amherst College
Author, Yoruba Art and Language: Seeking the African in African Art

"ÌMQJÚ-MQRA: African Adoption of New Styles, Techniques And Materials In The Americas"
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Waterman Memorial Lounge
Reception immediately following in Waterman Manor

Sponsored by the Department of Religion, Department of Art and Art History, and the Fleming Museum of Art


Nick Cutforth, Ph.D. - Thursday, October 5
Professor of Research Methods and Statistics
Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver and
Adjunct Professor, Colorado School of Public Health's Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

"Partnerships for Healthy Eating & Physical Activity in Schools"
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Waterman Memorial Lounge
Reception immediately following in Waterman Manor

Sponsored by the Department of Education, Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning


Ashley Lucas, Ph.D. - Friday, October 6
Associate Professor of Theatre and Drama, Director of the Prison Creative Arts Project
University of Michigan

"Documentary Theatre And The Need For Social Change"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Royall Tyler Theatre, University of Vermont
Reception immediately following in the Craftsbury Room, Royall Tyler Theatre

Sponsored by the Department of Theatre, Department of Sociology, and the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program


Joe Sacco - Friday, October 20
Cartoonist and Journalist
Author of Safe Area Goražde, Footnotes in Gaza, and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

"Comics As Journalism"
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building
Reception immediately following in Hoehl Gallery

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Art and Art History, and the Global Studies Program


Samuel Bowles - Wednesday, October 25
Research Professor and Director of the Behavioral Sciences Program, Santa Fe Institute
Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

"The Origin And Future Of Economic Inequality"
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
Livak Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following in the Jost Foundation Room

Sponsored by the Department of Economics and the Vermont Complex Systems Center


Larissa MacFarquhar - Monday, November 6
New Yorker staff writer, author of Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help

"Radical Goodness And The Urge To Help"
5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Sugar Maple Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following in Fireplace Lounge

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Community-University Partnerships & Service-Learning, Department of English, and Department of Political Science


 

Last modified October 23 2017 01:05 PM

Contact UVM © 2017 The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131