University of Vermont

Burack Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Guest Speakers - Spring 2015

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

Alan Alda - Monday, February 2
Actor, Director and Writer

"Helping The Public Get Beyond A Blind Date With Science"
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center
Reception immediately following in the Fireplace Lounge

Hosted by Writing in the Disciplines, Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, and the Office of the Vice President for Research


Kevin M. Murphy - Wednesday, February 11
George J. Stigler Distinguished Professor in Economics
Booth School of Business and the Law School
University of Chicago

"Health Care Markets & The Value of Biomedical Advances"
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center
Question and Answer Session and Reception immediately following the lecture

Hosted by the Departments of Medicine and Surgery


Richard Wolff - Wednesday, March 17
Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Amherst
Visiting Professor, New School University

"Deepening Economic Problems And New Solutions"
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Livak Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following the lecture in Jost Room

Hosted by the Department of Economics


S. Brent Plate - Tuesday, March 24
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Hamilton College

"Spirituality And Sensuality: Why Bodies Matter More Than Belief"
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Billings North Lounge
Reception immediately following the lecture in Billings Apse

Hosted by the Humanities Center


Michael Reisch - Wednesday, March 25
Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice,
School of Socal Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore

"Can American Democracy Survive In A Diverse But Unequal Society?"
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building
Reception immediately following the lecture in Waterman Manor

Hosted by the Department of Social Work


Laura Shapiro - Monday, March 30
Journalist and Culinary Historian

"Eleanor's Power Menus: Stuffed Eggs And Shrim Wiggle In The FDR White House"
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Fleming Museum, Room 101
Reception immediately following in the Marble Court, Fleming Museum

Hosted by the Food Systems Graduate Program with the Department of Anthropology, The Department of History, and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program


Alfredo Corchado - Thursday, April 9
Mexico City Bureau Chief, The Dallas Morning News

"Midnight In Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through A Country's Descent Into Darkness"
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building
Reception immediately following the lecture in Waterman Manor

Hosted by the Department of History


Gar Alperovitz - Monday, April 13
Co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative

"Building Towards The Next System And A Community Sustaining Economy"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Livak Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following the lecture in the Fireplace Lounge, Davis Center

Hosted by the Gund Institute, Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Economics, Community Development and Applied Economics, and the Department of Political Science


Teresa Balser - Tuesday, April 21
Professor of Soil and Water Science, University of Florida
2016 Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair, India

"Creating An Ecologically Conscious And Globally Engaged Citizenry - Is It Time To Embrace A New Educational Paradigm?"
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Livak Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following the lecture in the Fireplace Lounge, Davis Center

Hosted by the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources and the Center for Teaching and Learning


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