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Faculty Lecture Series

Johnson Campus Faculty Lecture Series

Faculty from diverse disciplines will discuss their research in a campus lecture series.  The talks take place on the Johnson campus in the Stearns Student Center Cinema (unless otherwise noted) and are free and open to the public. Questions? Contact series organizer .

Spring 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4 p.m.: Professor of Biology Bob Genter, “Diatom Densities in Freshwater Streams Exposed to Heavy Metals around the Elizabeth Mine, Vermont, USA.” Learn more

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (PLEASE NOTE RESCHEDULED DATE! ) at 11:30 a.m.: Associate Professor of Art Sean Clute: “Interactive Media Arts in Shanghai.” Learn more

Fall 2019

Assistant Professor of Music, Dr. Justin Rito: “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up: An Orff-Schulwerk Model for Teaching Improvisation to Collegiate Musicians”

Associate Professor of Education, Dr. Kathleen Brinegar: “Equity and Cultural Responsiveness in the Middle Grades”

October 30, 2018: Dr. Jill Mudgett: “Indigenous Vermont: Family and Story in the Rural North”

November 27, 2018: Dr. Charles Allen McCoy, “The Social Characteristics of Americans Opposed to Vaccinations: Beliefs about Vaccine Safety versus Views of US Vaccination Policy”

  • Sept. 14, 2017 Gina Mireault, “Carry On: Infants’ Linguistic Experiences in Strollers & Backpacks;” how backpacks and other infant carriers can boost language opportunities for infants in their first year compared with strollers
  • Dec. 14,  2017Amy Welch, “To Run or Relax? Exploring the Arousal Antithesis for Stress Management;” a comparison of biofeedback and exercise in improving psychological health
  • Feb. 8, 2018, Brendan Kelly, “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis;” how our personal well-being and the climate’s health are connected
  • March 8, 2018, Hans Haverkamp, “Pulmonary Airway Function During and After Exercise in the Asthmatic;” an overview of asthma and how exercise can reduce asthmatic symptoms
  • March 29, 2018, Leslie Johnson,” More Than Just ‘Baby Weight:’ The Stigma of Retaining Weight Gained During Pregnancy and Its Relation to New Mothers’ Well-Being and Comfort as Mothers”
  • May 10,  2018 Maris Wolff, “The Unwritten Language of Hula;” the language of the indigenous Hawaiian people
  • “Watershed: A Watershed Moment” January 24, 2017 – Associate Professor of Art Michael Zebrowski will discuss his artistic exploration of water levels and quality, damming, rainwater collection and water’s influence on settlement patterns and prosperity.
  • “Developing a Critical Consciousness of Race in Place-Based Environmental Education: Franco’s Story” Feb. 9, 2017 – Assistant education professor Hannah Miller will discuss recommendations for faculty at predominantly white colleges and universities on developing race consciousness to better serve all students.
  • “Bastard Republics: A Journey Through the Frozen Conflict Zones of the Former Soviet Union” March 9, 2017 – Associate professor of writing and literature Tyrone Shaw will present a slideshow on the cultural and political landscape of three post-Soviet nations that arose after the Soviet Union disintegrated.
  • “Culture, Power and Difference in the Middle Grades” April 13, 2017 – Associate education professor Kathleen Brinegar will discuss her research on cultural responsiveness in middle-level education.