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There's so much of UVM to discover - we know you might not have had a chance to explore campus yourself, so we asked our amazing professors to share their perspectives and expertise with you all. This summer,  we'll explore outdoor places and maker spaces and learn some tips for succeeding at UVM - straight from the experts. Check out our upcoming Faculty Focus webinars below - we're excited for you to meet them!

*All Times are Eastern Daylight Time & are subject to change. Recordings will be Posted after Sessions.  

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Thurs. July 23  •  2pm (EDT)

Maker Spaces on Campus:
A Tour of Creative Resources at UVM and Beyond 

Featuring - Jennifer Karson

Lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History and director of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences digital fabrication lab (the UVM CEMS FabLab)

Do you like to make and design things? Would you like to innovate with experts? We’ll take a virtual tour of the many different “maker spaces” where students work with faculty and staff design experts.

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Tues. July 28  •  7pm (EDT)

What the Best College Students Do:
Advice from one of UVMs' Favorite Professors 

Featuring - Luis Vivanco

Professor of Anthropology and Director of the UVM Humanities Center

Described by students as inspiring, challenging, fascinating, hilarious, and a terrific teacher and mentor, Professor Vivanco shares insight and practical tips based on 20 years of teaching. Join us for a conversation about the ways successful students approach college.

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THURS. July 30  •  4pm (EDT)

To Declare, or Not to Declare?
Choosing and Changing Your Major

Featuring - Lisa Schnell

Associate Professor of English, former Dean of the Honors College

This presentation is aimed at easing the anxiety first-year students often have about their major. It’s great if you already know what your major will be; it’s even better if you don’t!

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WEDS. AUG 5  •  7pm (EDT)

Nature Places: Where to Study, Think, Unwind, and Recharge Outdoors at UVM

Featuring - Luben Dimov

Senior Lecturer in the Forestry Program in the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources.

What do Darwin and Einstein have in common, other than coming up with some of the most influential theories in science? They both liked taking walks in the woods to help them think. And so do plenty of us! Professor Dimov will show you some of the best spots nearby where you can take a minute to unwind and recharge.

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FRI. AUGUST 7  •  12PM (EDT)

Tips from a Neuroscientist:
Surviving and Thriving in College

Featuring - Dr. Jim Hudziak

Founder and Director of the UVM Wellness Environment program, Professor of psychiatry, and Director of the Vermont Center for Children

It starts now. Learn how to build your beautiful brain, how what you do changes its structure and function, and how a few simple behaviors can lead to big changes during this stressful and exciting time. Neuroscience research can help you win the first 6 weeks, win the first semester, and win college.

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