University of Vermont

Burack Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Guest Speakers - Fall 2014

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

Timothy Badman - [Recorded Video] Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Director of IUCN's World Heritage Program

"The World Heritage Program: A Laboratory For Linking Nature and Culture"
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building
Reception immediately following in the Waterman Manor

Hosted by the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources


Dr. Georg Gratzer - [Recorded Video] Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Associate Professor and Director of the International Mountain Forestry Graduate Program,
Institute for Forest Ecology,
Austrian University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources (BOKU), Vienna, Austria

"The Future of Mountain Forests In A Changing World: Studies From Africa, Europe, And Asia"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Billings North Lounge
Reception immediately following in Billings Apse

Hosted by Professor William Keeton, Forestry Program
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources


Alan Taylor - Thursday, September 18, 2014
Thomas Jefferson Professor of History,
University of Virginia

"The Internal Enemy: Slavery And War In Virginia, 1772-1832"
5:30 p.m.
Billings North Lounge
Reception immediately following in Billings Apse

Hosted by the Department of History


Brian D. Taylor, PhD., FAICP - Thursday, September 24, 2014
Professor of Urban Planning; Director, Institute of Transportation Studies; Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies; UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

"Who Knows About Kids These Days? Understanding The Travel Behavior of Teens And Young Adults"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Billings North Lounge
Reception immediately following

Hosted by the Transportation Research Center


Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski - Thursday, October 9, 2014
Professor of French, University of Pittsburgh
Fellow, Medieval Academy of America

"Roles For Women In Colonial Fantasies Of 14th-Century France: Pierre Dubois And Phillippe De Mézières"
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Fleming Museum 101
Reception immediately following in Marble Court at the Fleming Museum

Hosted by the Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics


Tony Kushner - Saturday, October 11, 2014
American Playwright and Screenwriter

A Dialogue With Tony Kushner
2:30 p.m.
Royall Tyler Theatre
Reception immediately following in Royall Tyler Theatre Craftsbury Room

Hosted by the Department of Theatre


Eric Fingerhut - Sunday, October 12, 2014
President and CEO of Hillel International

"Jewish Life On Campus: Vermont, America, Israel And The World"
10:00 a.m.
Billings Center, 48 University Place

Please join the Hillel Bagel Brunch immediately preceding the lecture at 9:00 a.m.

Hosted by the Department of English and UVM Hillel


Sumathi Ramaswamy - Monday, October 13, 2014
Professor of History and International Comparative Studies, Duke University

"Art On The Line: Cartography & Creativity In A Divided World"
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Billings Center, 48 University Place
Reception immediately following in Billings North Lounge

Hosted by the Department of History


David N. Figlio - Thursday, October 16, 2014
Director, Institute for Policy Research
Orrington Lunt Professor of Education, Social Policy, and
Economics, Northwestern University

"Are Tenure-Track Faculty Better Teachers?"
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Memorial Lounge, Waterman
Reception immediately following

Hosted by Tammy Kolbe, Kieran M. Killeen, and Deborah Hunter,
Department of Leadership and Development Sciences;
Julie Roberts, Professor and Director, Linguistics Program


Kelly Clifton, Ph.D. - Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and
Director of the Oregon Modeling Collaborative
at Portland State University

"Do Local Businesses Cash In From Green Transportation"
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sugar Maple Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following

Hosted by the Transportation Research Center

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