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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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


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