SUMMER ACADEMY SESSION II
Description: A multidisciplinary introduction to various aspects of the Deaf community as a linguistic and cultural minority group. Designed for individuals who may or may not have had prior experience with Deaf people.
Instructor: Keri Ogrizovich
Bio: Keri Ogrizovich has been teaching ASL in the community since 1999 as a side job. It was not until a brief teaching stint in New York City that Keri realized she had the strong desire to return to Vermont and focus on pursuing her passion teaching ASL full time. She is a die-hard UVM-er having completed her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at UVM. In 2005, Keri was hired at UVM to become the first ASL Program Coordinator. In the spring of 2007, Keri was successfully able to convince the Arts and Science Curriculum Committee at UVM to accept ASL as a foreign language and the motion was passed by faculty members in the fall of 2007, to go in effect in the fall of 2008.
Keri is a member of the American Sign Language Teaching Association (ASLTA) and holds a Professional Certification. In 2007, Keri became a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). On a personal note, Keri resides in Fairfax with her husband, Nick (who works on campus at Academic Support Programs), their three sons, and Mylo, the husky. She enjoys reading books, being outdoors, and traveling internationally.
Description: Practice key principles of engineering design using an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. Open to artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments (Arduino) to explore hands-on the mechanisms and abilities of robotics experimentation and design.
Instructor: Joe Chase
Additional Lab Fee for Course: $200.00
Description: Through classroom learning and hands-on work, gain a comprehensive understanding of the engineering profession and design. Topics include principles of computer-aided drafting/design, production of engineering drawings, including orthographic, auxiliary, section, pictorials and dimensioning, graphics and charts; and applications in specific engineering disciplines.
Instructor: Victor Rossi
Bio: Victor Rossi has taught a series of Computer Aided Design & Computer Aided Manufacturing (cad/cam) systems at the University of Vermont since 1985. By his estimate, he has taught over 3000 people how to use CAD in this time period.
Victor’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Sciences from Colorado State University, complemented by a Certificate in Computer Programming and a MBA from UVM. He is employed as an IT Systems Administrator at the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
When not working, Victor enjoys sailing, skiing, the arts and music.
Description: Learn about computer science through exploration and analysis of mathematical puzzles, games, and algorithms.
Instructor: Robert Snapp
Bio: I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Vermont, with a secondary appointment in Mathematics and Statistics. Both of these departments offer degree programs through the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate College.
Description: Understanding basic human anatomy and physiology is the foundation for those interested in health care and health in general. Experience hands-on learning in simulation labs, movement labs, skill labs, and more. Access the Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care to perform virtual surgeries, among other activities.
Instructor: Jeremy Sibold
Bio: Dr. Jeremy Sibold is an associate professor in the Rehabilitation and Movement Science Department where he teaches courses to both doctoral students in physical therapy and undergraduate students in athletic training and exercise and movement science. He is a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC) and has spent the last 15 years in both clinical and academic settings. He has served as a clinical outreach athletic trainer and collegiate head football athletic trainer, and has also held academic positions including athletic training program director and department chair for exercise science at previous institutions.
His research interests include the relationship(s) between exercise and mental health, and predicting musculoskeletal injury using psychosocial variables. Specifically, Dr. Sibold is looking to further define the relationship between exercise and psychological constructs including mood, anxiety, self-efficacy and learning. He feels strongly that exercise is an underused treatment adjunct in both healthy and clinical populations.
This intensive 3-credit course combines a classroom experience with hands-on performance for both experienced musicians and novices. Dubbed “la combinacion perfecta,” Latin Jazz fuses the sophisticated harmonies, melodies, and improvisations of North American jazz with the complex rhythms and chordal vamps of the Afro-Caribbean. After studying its roots in Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, and Brazilian traditions, this course examines the influence of Latin dance music on the popular music of the United States. Latin Jazz is explored from its inception in New York City during the 1940s to the present. The 3 – credit course fulfills the D-1 requirement.
Instructors: Arturo O’Farrill
Additional Fee for Course: $175.00
Description:Using the Vermont landscape as our classroom and laboratory, students will explore how our actions impact other components of the system. Through activities, workshops, simulations, experiments and field trips designed to actively engage students in the learning process, participants will develop scientific knowledge and leadership skills needed to take action on critical environmental issues.
Instructor: Deane Wang
Bio & Photo: Deane Wang’s research has focused on biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling (nitrogen fixation, weathering, nutrient accumulation) at the ecosystem and landscape levels, sources and sinks of phosphorus in the landscape, wetlands, riparian areas, and more recently, on sustainability and education. Deane teaches courses relating to ecology and education, including conservation, sustainability, greening infrastructure, higher education, and race and culture for first year students. Working with graduate students (ecological planners and field naturalists), he emphasizes service-learning and experiential learning. Deane has also supported an undergraduate summer service corps called LANDS. He has been a Research Associate at Yale and the Institute for Ecosystem Studies, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.
Description: Focus on the concept of place and define a geographic setting where nature and culture intertwine and unfold through time. Explore both the complexity and the reality of the interdependence of the ecological systems and social systems that make up a place. Students will use the Burlington landscape as the classroom to examine our actions and how we can live sustainably.
Instructor: Walter Poleman
Bio: Walter Poleman specializes in landscape natural history and ecosystem geography and teaches Natural History and Field Ecology, Place-based Landscape Analysis, and Ecology of Place. He is faculty director of the GreenHouse Residential Learning Community, and director of the PLACE (Place-based Landscape Analysis and Community Engagement) Program. He has taught ecology for the past ten summers at Vermont Law School, and serves as a trustee for the Vermont Land Trust. His teaching awards include the 2003 Kroespsh-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2005 Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award.
Description: In this hands-on, field-based course, students will explore the basic concepts and practices of sustainable farming. Topics include vegetable crop families, soil management, composting, organic weed, pest and disease control, propagation and planting, and marketing techniques. Concepts and skills taught will immediately be applied through participation in Catamount Educational Farm’s five acre vegetable operation.
Instructor: Mimi Arnstein
Bio: In 2003, Mimi Arnstein founded Wellspring Farm, a 5-acre certified organic, diversified vegetable farm serving 160 farm share members & wholesale accounts in central Vermont. Since then she has gone on to provide business consulting assistance to farms, mentored beginner farmers, and has presented to the Vermont legislature, governmental organizations, trade associations, business development programs, and university classes. She was awarded the Conservation Farm of the Year by the Vermont Natural Resource Conservation District in 2005. She is a proficient Spanish speaker and has consulted internationally in the Dominican Republic & Haiti, as well as participated in two farmer exchange programs in Cuba. Mimi serves on the Northeast Organic Farmers Association of Vermont’s Executive Board of Directors.
Mimi teaches from the personal trials and tribulations of starting and managing a small scale farm. She has extensive expertise in greenhouse & field production, business planning, soil management, small scale mechanization, record keeping, marketing & media relations, employee management, and alternative land leases. For more information about Mimi, please view her website.
Description: Learn the fundamentals of acting and the art of improvisation. Using relaxation techniques, a variety of situation and character-based improvisation games and basic principles of acting, students will gain a better understanding of how we communicate and the nature of spontaneous expression. Students will also learn the basics of modern acting technique and explore concepts of observation, listening, responding, imagination and more. The program will culminate in a performance of monologues and ten-minute plays.
Instructors: Melissa Lourie & Susan Palmer
Melissa Lourie Bio: Melissa Lourie is the co-founder of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Cold Spring, N.Y., where she served as Producing Director for six years before moving to Vermont. Melissa has been teaching acting at the University of Vermont for over 15 years. She has an M.F.A. from American Conservatory Theatre.
Susan Palmer Bio: Susan Palmer holds an MFA in theatre directing from Middlesex University in London. She has been teaching acting, directing and improvisation for the past 15 years. Susan has taught at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington College, UVM and Essex High School as well as other area high schools. She recently earned her K-12 theatre arts teaching certification. Susan has also worked as an actor and director locally and abroad.
Description: American Business is a unique, 15-day summer program designed to introduce high school students to business as a possible career. In a team-based simulation, students learn about the business world by running their own company as they solve daily business challenges together.
Whether as an entrepreneur with the excitement of dreaming up a new product or service, or as a manager at Ben & Jerry?s or Apple Computer, it takes a range of skills and talents to successfully run a business. In this course, students will learn about the business world and then examine their own interests and talents.
Professor: Susan Holson
Bio: Ms. Holson began her marketing career in New York City with recognized multinational companies including Pan American World Airways, Bristol-Myers, S.C. Johnson and Tetley, Inc. In Vermont, she owned and operated a regional special interest newspaper for 10 years. Business owner and college adjunct professor, Ms. Holson has taught small business marketing, effective workplace communication, mass communication and a course that combines philosophy, economics and history for advanced integrated thinking.
$2,200 Residential option includes field trips, events, housing, meals and all activities.
(Does not include parking, books, or transportation to/from the University.)
$1800 Commuter option includes field trips, events, meals and all activities. This option does not include housing.
(Does not include parking, books, or transportation to/from the University.)