Virtual Academic Research Collaborative Hackathon session will weigh environmental, economic interests

Although Angela Duckworth’s Todd Lecture Series talk on grit is the week ahead’s marquee event, the schedule remains full and vibrant, led by an Academic Resilience Collaborative discussion on environmental law.

The talk, “Environmental Law: How Do We Protect the Environment Without Impacting Property Rights or Stifling Industry?,” will run virtually at noon Tuesday. A four-person panel will examine the tug-of-war between environmental and economic interests.

The Resilient Vermont Network, part of Norwich’s Center for Global Resilience and Security, will present Tuesday’s talk about the environment and the economy.

Deb Markowitz, Massachusetts director of The Nature Conservancy and former secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources will join Vermont Natural Resources Council Policy and Water Program Director Jon Groveman; and Sethuram Soman, an associate professor of management at Norwich University on the panel. Simon Pearish, an assistant professor of biology at Norwich, will moderate.

The Resilient Vermont Network, part of Norwich’s Center for Global Resilience and Security, will present the event. An optional video discussion on FlipGrid will let participants continue the conversation by posting video responses at their leisure.

A grant from the High Meadows Fund supports the network.

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FINDING YOUR WAY: The Career and Internship Center, ever focused on helping students build their best post-Norwich futures, will hold a series of career-focused events.

From 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, the Career and Internship Center and the Counseling and Wellness Center will discuss making real-life decisions during the pandemic. The session, which will share tips and tactics for skill building, will be recorded for playback in the Career and Internship Center’s video library. Click here for details on the session.

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Instead of meeting in Plumley Armory, as they did in 2015, Norwich University students and employers will meet online through the Handshake application this week. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

From 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Seattle retail giant Amazon, a Career and Internship Center partner, will hold a virtual session for software developers. Representatives from the company’s San Diego operation will speak. Click here for details.

From 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, the police department for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, aka DART, will hold a virtual information session on job opportunities. DART, the Dallas metropolitan area’s mass transit agency, serves more than 70 million riders annually. The DART Police Department — 253 sworn officers and 176 civilian employees —­ serves the transportation system throughout 13 cities in six counties, covering over 700 square miles. Click here for details on the session.

From 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, representatives of Minneapolis retail giant Target Corp. will offer tips on acing job interviews, specifically the STAR method, which focuses on situation, tasks, action and results. Click here for information.

A virtual military-friendly job fair will run 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Representatives from Lockheed Martin Corp., the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, Military Sealift Command and Science Applications International Corp. will be among the companies interviewing students by text and video chat. Click here for details.

— WHEEEE: The Campus Activities Board will present a night sledding event from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. It’s all downhill from here. Click for details.

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For a complete list of upcoming campus events, click here.


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