University of Vermont

Burack Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Guest Speakers - Fall 2018

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


Amy Luers, Ph.D. - November 14
Executive Director, Future Earth
Former Assistant Director, Climate Resilience and Information,
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

"Transformations To Sustainability: What Does Science Have To Do With It?"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Livak Ballroom
Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following in the Fireplace Lounge

Sponsored by Gund Institute for Environment, with support from the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, Community Development and Applied Economics, and departments of Geography, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Plant and Soil Science.


Elizabeth Armstrong, Ph.D. - October 25
Professor of Sociology and Organizational Studies, University of Michigan

"Paying For The Party: How College Maintains Inequality"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Waterman Memorial Lounge
Reception immediately following in Waterman Manor

Sponsored by the Department of Sociology


Bruno Latour, Ph.D. - October 22
Emeritus Professor, SciencesPo Medialab, Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
Winner of the 2013 Holberg Prize for outstanding scholarly work in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law, and theology

"The Politics Of Gaia"
4:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Ira Allen Chapel
Reception immediately following in the Fleming Museum Marble Court

Sponsored by the Environmental Program and the Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources, with support from the College of Education and Social Services and the departments of Anthropology, History, and Geography


Caleb McClennen, Ph.D. - October 18
Vice President for Global Conservation,
Wildlife Conservation Society

"Beyond 2020: Frontiers And Futures For Global Conservation"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Waterman Memorial Lounge
Reception immediately following in Waterman Manor

Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry, with support from the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Geology


Huajian Gao, Ph.D. - October 4
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Engineering, Brown University
Past Director, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research

"Mechanics of Cell-Nanomaterial Interactions: Applications in Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicity"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Waterman Memorial Lounge
Reception immediately following in Waterman Manor

Sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with support from the departments of Physics, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering


Jago Cooper - October 3
Curator, Head of the Americas Section, The Brittish Museum
Documentary filmmaker, including Lost Kingdoms of South America and Lost Kingdoms of Central America for the BBC

"The Americas In A New Age Of Discovery"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fleming 101
Reception immediately following in Ifshin Courtyard

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, with support from the UVM Humanities Center and the Fleming Museum of Art


Lisa Feldman Barrett - September 24
University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University

"Why Words Matter - Lessons From Neuroanatomy"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Livak Ballroom
Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following in the Fireplace Lounge

Sponsored by the Department of Psychological Science and the Center for Teaching and Learning


Mark Lubell - September 18
Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior, University of California-Davis

"Cooperation In The Face Of Complexity - The Future Of Water Governance"
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Grossman School of Business
Ifshin Hall, 1st Floor Auditorium
Reception immediately following in the Ifshin Courtyard

Sponsored by the Community Development and Applied Economics, Nutrition and Food Science, and the Gund Institute on Environment


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