Monday, March 10, 2014
Registration Open for Dismantling Rape Culture Conference. Free for current UVM affiliates and students from all Vermont colleges and universities. $20 for community members. Featuring speakers Duane de Four and Wagatwe Wanjuki, the conference will take place Thursday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Davis Center. Information, registration.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Center for Teaching and Learning Spring 2014 Book Group. This semester we will read and discuss How Learning Works: Seven Researched-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by Ambrose et al. (2010). This book presents recent research on learning and gives concrete examples of how faculty can apply this research in their teaching and course design. Using a case study approach, the authors identify associated learning issues and suggestions for improving learning and student success by applying the "Seven Principles for Smart Teaching." 303 Bailey/Howe Library. 9 a.m. Information, registration.
College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture: "Becoming Black: A Meditation on Racialization." Emily Bernard, professor of English. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 5 p.m. Information.
Dana Medical Library Online Workshop: Managing References with EndNote. Learn the basics of EndNote. The following tasks will be demonstrated: adding citations to an EndNote library through a variety of methods; attaching PDFs to citations; managing information in an EndNote library; creating a bibliography; adding citations to a paper using EndNote and Microsoft Word. 7 p.m. This is an online class, so pre-registration is required. Please send your name, email address, and phone number to Gary Atwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop: "Writing Your Teaching Philosophy." During this workshop we will discuss the value of articulating a personal teaching philosophy and important elements to include in your personal teaching statement. Teaching philosophy statements are used in teaching portfolios, RPT paperwork, and in job applications. 303 Bailey/Howe Library. 9 a.m. Information, registration.
Center for Teaching and Learning Soundbite: "UVM's 4-Year Plan for Career Success: Advising and Teaching Tips." We will discuss methods using UVM's 4-Year Plan for Career Success roadmap in your student advising and ideas for integrating career goals in your courses. 303 Bailey/Howe Library. Noon. Information, registration.
Dana Medical Library Workshop: Copyright. Know your rights! This workshop provides an overview of copyright law and related resources. It also provides guidelines to help faculty, staff and students comply with copyright law and public funding mandates. Dana Library Classroom. Noon. Information: email@example.com, 656-4488.
UVMx Leadership Series: Roundtable. During UVMx Roundtables participants get to choose the topics they'd like to further develop, and we will cater the workshop to your needs. Choose your adventure! UVMx is a weekly leadership development workshop series on important topics relevant to student leaders and the success of their student organizations. It is open to all UVM students. Career + Experience Hub, Davis Center. 1 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel Discussion: "What's Going on in Ukraine?" A panel of UVM experts, including anthropologist Jennifer Dickinson, environmental and cultural scholar Adrian Ivakhiv, and Russia scholar Kevin McKenna, will offer an overview of the Maidan Revolution and responses to it both within and beyond Ukraine. Denise Youngblood, professor of history, will moderate. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 4 p.m. Information: 656-3166.
Burack President's Distinguished Lecture: "Chemistry in Service to Society: 35 Years of Success and Failure in Bringing New Medicines to the Patients who Need Them." Paul Reider, pharmaceutical specialist and lecturer at Princeton University. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 5 p.m. Information: 656-8247.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Applications Due to Become a Service-Learning Teaching Assistant. Want to help your fellow students while making an impact in your community? The SL-TA Program trains students from all academic backgrounds to support UVM faculty members teaching service-learning courses. SL-TAs work approximately five hours per week, and may receive a stipend (up to $750), work-study or academic credit for their service. Information, application.
WID/Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop: "Writing with Sources: Promoting Ethics, Avoiding Plagiarism." This workshop will explore ways to help students critically engage with source material for their writing, and strategies for helping students develop ethical writing practices. 302 Bailey/Howe Library. 1 p.m. Information, registration: email@example.com.
Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop: "Encouraging Student Engagement Through Blogging." During this workshop we will discuss design strategies for student assignments that use blogging tools. We will look at assignments that may benefit from using blogs such as short writing, reflection, reviews and research projects. We will also compare blogging tools (Blackboard, UVM WordPress, Google Blogger) and consider which is most appropriate to use based on the goals of your assignment. 303 Bailey/Howe Library. 1:30 p.m. Information, registration.
Burack President's Distinguished Lecture: "Case of the Killer Cookie: Logging, Oil Palm, and Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia." David Wilcove, professor of public affairs and ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. Frank Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 3 p.m. Information: 656-7786.
"The German Resistance to Hitler and the Persecution of the Jews." Peter Hoffmann, McGill University. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 4 p.m. Information.
"Seeking Will Thomas' The Seeking." Mark Madigan of Nazareth College will talk about his research on writer Will Thomas for a new edition of Thomas' book The Seeking. Special Collections Reading Room, Bailey/Howe Library. 5:30 p.m. Information.
"The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810." Author appearance by Professor Harvey Amani Whitfield. Phoenix Books, 191 Bank Street, Burlington. 7 p.m. Information: (802) 448-3350.
The Department of Theatre Presents: Urinetown. Don't let the title fool you! Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an earnest tale of love, greed and revolution. Tickets: $21 for adults; $18 for for UVM faculty & staff, non-UVM students and 55+; $10 for UVM students. Royall Tyler Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Running March 13-23. Information, tickets: 656-2094.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "LGBT Older Adults in Psychiatric Practice." Evan Eyler, associate professor of psychiatry. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.
10th Annual Race, Gender, and Sexuality Student Conference. Featuring a keynote talk by Emi Koyama: "On Becoming a Bottom-Up Feminist." Livak Ballroom, Davis Center. 2 to 7:30 p.m. Information.
Faculty Writing Fridays. A welcoming space for writing during the spring semester. This session offers an opportunity to meet at noon (feel free to bring your lunch) for some coffee, tea and snacks followed by dedicated quiet writing time until 3 p.m. 302 Bailey/Howe Library. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physics Colloquium: "Terahertz Study of Composite Spin Excitations in a Quantum Spin Ice." LiDong Pan, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University. B112 Angell Hall. 4 p.m. Information.
"Sketch Writing Workshop: Tools of the Trade." With Angie Albeck and Marianne DiMascio, former Flynn Artists' Space grant winners. Fireplace Lounge, Living/Learning Center. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Information, registration: email@example.com.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Celtic Cats St. Patrick's Day Ceili. Food, music, performance by the Celtic Cats, and audience participation in traditional Irish dances. $5 for UVM, St. Michael's, and Middlebury affiliates, $7 for community members. Billings Library. 2 to 5 p.m. Information.
Friends of Indian Music and Dance Performance: World Jazz Ensemble, "Natraj." Natraj seamlessly melds the classical music of India, traditional music from West Africa, and contemporary jazz to create its own unique and infectious style. This Indo-Afro-jazz quintet captivates and excites audiences with its exotic textures, accessible melodies, and rhythmic energy. A lecture-demonstration will precede the concert at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door: $15 (general), $10 (seniors/FIMD members), $5 (students). UVM Recital Hall. 7 p.m. Information.
Lane Series Performance: Danu. $40/$32/$25 adult; $36/$28/$21 student. Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Information, tickets.
Communication abilities study
Seeking healthy adults who stutter and adult subjects who do not stutter to participate in groundbreaking brain research project. Specific gender/ages needed for control participants (who do not stutter): males within 1 year +/- of 24, 29, 31, 48 and 50 years old. Any adults who stutter between ages 18-55 (who also meet the following criteria) are welcome to enroll. To participate you must meet the following criteria: Primary language: English; right-handed; no history of traumatic brain injury leading to greater than a five minute loss of consciousness; no significant history of neurological disorder, psychiatric disorder, substance abuse, or learning disability. Subjects will be paid $25 for approximately 1.5 hours of participation time. Participants will engage in conversation, tell stories, read passages and list words while hooked up to a non-invasive, portable brain imaging device (fNIRS). Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 656-0250.
Participants needed for exercise and mood study
Do you exercise regularly, and are you between the ages of 18 and 64? If so, you may be eligible for a study being conducted at UVM. What is asked of you? Participate in three study visits. Stop exercising for a two-week period. Eligible participants will be compensated up to $80. Information: 656-9890, email@example.com.
Mobile phone survey study
The Center for Research on Emotion, Stress, and Technology (CREST) at the University of Vermont is seeking volunteers, aged 18-65, who have experienced a traumatic event for participation in a research study evaluating the use of surveys on mobile devices. Traumatic events can include combat exposure, motor vehicle accidents, physical assaults, sexual violence, natural disasters, having a serious injury, or any other very stressful experience. Veterans are welcome to apply. Participation is voluntary and is expected to take approximately one hour. Participants will be asked to complete a brief survey screen over the phone in order to determine eligibility. $15 compensation for participation will be provided as well as parking. Information: 656-9196, CREST@uvm.edu.
Women's research study
Women, ages 18-45. Must have had either a highly significant traumatic experience or no known traumatic experience. Also, must have no history of significant headaches. One two-hour visit. Compensation: $25, if qualify. Primary investigator Dr. Robert E. Shapiro. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A UVM study on preeclampsia, a disease of pregnancy associated with high blood pressure and protein in the urine in pregnant women, is recruiting healthy women who wish to conceive. The study will look at how differences in body function can contribute to the development of preeclampsia. Eligible women must be 18-42, plan to conceive in the next year, and: have never had a child before, have had preeclampsia in the past, have Type 1 diabetes or have a personal or family history of hypertension or preeclampsia. Ovulation detection kits provided to aid timing of conception. Financial compensation of up to $375. Information: email@example.com, 656-0309.
We seek volunteers to participate in a study to better understand the role of milk fat as an integral part of a balanced diet. If you are age 21-40, female, not on prescription medication, not currently pregnant or trying to get pregnant, with consistent dietary habits that include dairy products you may qualify. All food for this 8-week study will be provided and $500 will be paid upon completion. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overweight research volunteers needed for a nutritional study
Healthy overweight women (18-40 yr) are needed for an eight-week NIH study of how the brain is affected by the type of fat you eat. Participants will receive all food for eight weeks and $1,000 upon completion of the study. Information: email@example.com.
Effects of quitting study
For smokers who want to quit. Ten visits. Flexible scheduling. Compensation: up to $620. Primary investigator: Dr. John Hughes. Information: 656-4849, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family research study
Participants are needed for the kids and parents research study -- a study at the University of Vermont about families. We're looking for families to participate who have a 9- to 11-year-old child whose parents are married to each other. The study involves two 2- to 3-hour lab visits approximately two weeks apart (Visit one: mother and child; visit two: mother, father, and child). Families will receive $100 for visit one and $150 for visit two. Information: (802) 656-4722.
Healthy Adults aged 18 – 50 needed for Dengue Fever Vaccine research. During the one-year study, participants attend vaccinations and brief follow-up visits at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Volunteers receive up to $2,420 in financial compensation. Information: email@example.com, (802) 656-0013.
Long-acting beta agonist step down study
For asthmatics ages 12 and older. Eleven visits. Compensation: $75 per visit. Primary investigator: Charles Irvin, Ph.D. Coordinator: Stephanie Burns. Information: 847-8839, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smoking asthmatics cohort study
For asthmatics ages 18-50 who smoke. Two visits. Compensation: up to $175. Primary investigator: Charles Irvin, Ph.D. Coordinator: Stephanie Burns. Information: 847-8839, email@example.com.
Effect of positive airway pressure on airway reactivity in patients with asthma
For asthmatics ages 15-60. Six visits. Compensation: up to $600. Primary investigator: Charles Irvin, Ph.D. Coordinator: Stephanie Burns. Information: 847-8839, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessing the effects of lung volume and time on airway responsiveness in asthmatic subjects
For asthmatics and non-asthmatics ages 18-65. Three visits. Compensation: $25 per visit. Primary investigator: Charles Irvin, Ph.D. Coordinator: Meena Subramanian. Information: 847-8839, email@example.com.
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