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  • Norwich Men's & Women's Basketball host the 25th Ed Hockenbury Classic Dec. 2 - 4 in Andrews Hall.

    Norwich Men's & Women's Basketball host the 25th Ed Hockenbury Classic Dec. 2 - 4 in Andrews Hall.

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  • The 2022 Journal of Peace and War Studies is published by the Norwich's John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center.

    The 2022 Journal of Peace and War Studies is published by the Norwich's John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center.

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    'So Much to be Thankful for'

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    Norwich students on Boston Policy Excursion learn about hurricane and disaster preparedness

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    President Anarumo featured as part of Dartmouth College's Veterans Day Observances on Thursday, Nov. 10.

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    Norwich University Veterans Day observance to feature Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere.

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January 4, 2017

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art presents a lecture on the use of energy-efficient and innovative materials by award-winning and influential design/build architect Steve Badanes on Friday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Chaplin Hall Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

Badanes is director of the Howard S. Wright Neighborhood Design/Build Studio at the University of Washington and co-founder of Jersey Devil Design/Build, a studio specializing in perpetuating the tradition of medieval craftsmen. His studio comprises craftsmen, artists, architects and inventors who live onsite during the construction of their designs.

His work has attracted attention that has led to lectures in 46 states and 10 countries. Badanes has also made significant contributions to architectural education through conducting design/build workshops at seven universities worldwide.

While his architectural practice centers mainly on private homes and artist studios, Badanes is also well known for his winning entry in the 1990 competition in Seattle, “The Fremont Troll” sculpture, a larger than life depiction of a troll located under the Aurora Bridge in the spirit of fairytale, Three Billy Goats Gruff.

In conjunction with his management of the Jersey Devil and Neighborhood Design/Build Studios, Badanes is a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle where he occupies the Howard S. Wright Endowed Chair of the University of Washington College of Built Environments. He has earned substantial recognition for his work, receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts along with a Fellowship from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

The NU School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus. All events are free and open to the public. The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors. Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is a leader in the region and has the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)-accredited M.Arch. program in northern New England.

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December 1, 2016

Norwich University environmental chemist Prof. Seth Frisbie, Ph.D., has spent much of his career investigating the presence of arsenic and other toxic metals in drinking water in Bangladesh and other developing countries.

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In November, he hosted Massachusetts Institute of Technology water and waste-water engineer Susan Murcott to Norwich to give a talk and to continue their work on a number of collaborative projects. One involves the development of a low cost, portable drinking water spectrophotometer for field use in Nepal and other developing countries.

Norwich University electrical and computer engineering professor Michael Prairie, Ph.D., P.E., explains how his design lab students are helping advance the prototype design to build a rugged, easy-to-use unit ready for field use.

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December 2, 2016

Norwich University will host the annual Vermont FIRST LEGO League (FLL) championship on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Shapiro Field House beginning at 9 a.m.

Founded by Segway inventor Dean Kamen, FIRST® LEGO® League is designed to inspire children in science and technology through the use of robotics. Open to 9 to 14-year-old students around the world, teams are tasked with researching a real-world scientific issue and designing and building an original robot. Norwich University established the state’s regional FLL affiliate beginning in 2013 hosting regional qualifiers and beginning in 2015 hosting the state championship event.

The Norwich event on Dec. 11 marks the second year of an independent FLL region in the state of Vermont. With 24 teams of up to 10 students each, along with coaches and parents, there will be much to see throughout the day, and spectators are encouraged to attend.

Using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technologies, student teams showcase the results of weeks of intense preparation as they deploy their robots to complete thematic challenges in autonomous robot matches. Teams connect with their local and global communities by using critical thinking, creativity, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM ) concepts to create and present innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

This year’s theme is “Animal Allies” and focuses on finding solutions to human-wildlife interactions.

Events are scheduled throughout the day:

  • Pre-registered team arrival | 8:00 am
  • Opening remarks | 9:00 am
  • Judged events start | 9:40 am
  • Robot matches start | 12:00 pm
  • Robot matches conclude | 3:30 pm (approximately)
  • Awards ceremony | 4:00 pm (approximately)

Norwich campus visits are available all day. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related exhibits begin after noon. The schedule is approximate and subject to change.

Opening and closing ceremonies, as well as robot matches, take place at Shapiro Field House. Event highlights include team presentations to judges on their robot design choices and on their innovative solution to an animal allies-themed community problem. Teams also complete challenges during the event to demonstrate their ability to work as a group—an important component of the competition.

While the robots often attract the most attention, a key aspect of the FLL program is its “Core Values” which, according to its website, “are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.”

After teams check-in, State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife Louis Porter will give opening remarks at 9:00 a.m. Team presentations begin at 9:40 a.m. and continue through 12:30 p.m. Robot matches begin at noon and run throughout the remainder of the event. The day will conclude with an awards ceremony around 4:15 p.m. Throughout the day spectators are welcome to visit the on-campus Sullivan Museum & History Center, the state’s only Smithsonian Affiliate; watch a NAO humanoid robot demonstration (pictured above); see demos from high school robotics teams (FRC and FTC invited), or tour Norwich’s 3D printing manufacturing lab.

For more information, contact the FLL team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802.485.2256.

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November 30, 2016

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center presents Oral History Coordinator Joseph Cates on Wednesday, Dec. 7, the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, with a presentation of oral histories, “Voices from Infamy: Remembering Pearl Harbor.”

Free and open to the public, this “Lunch and Learn” event will begin at noon in the museum and includes a light lunch.

Cates, who holds a Master of Arts in Military History from the University of Southern Mississippi, will examine oral histories obtained from the National World War II Museum and the Ohio Historical Society of eyewitnesses to the events, play highlights from these accounts as well as show images from the attack and its aftermath.

This event is held in concert with the Sullivan Museum’s exhibit, “World War: America and the Creation of a Superpower,” which examines the way World War I and World War II have defined the place the United States holds in the world. The program is sponsored by the Sullivan Museum and History Center Associates.

The exhibit has been extended until June 23, 2016, due to the overwhelmingly positive response it has received. Featured in the exhibit are propaganda posters on loan from the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in Burlington, and the Pritzker Military Museum in Chicago as well as the Sullivan Museum’s own collection. These posters offer a fascinating look into how war objectives were communicated to the country. Other objects on display include trench art, uniforms, medals and a signature quilt made in Calais, Vermont, during World War I, on loan from the Calais Historical Society, that features a signature by President Woodrow Wilson.

On the following day, Thursday, Dec. 8, the museum will host the final book discussion in “The Path to War” series. This free discussion, open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. The book featured in December is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s popular book “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II.” Kirkus Review called the book: “a moving drama of patchwork intimacy in the White House, played out against the sweeping tableau of the nation rallying behind a great crusade.”

The discussion will be moderated by Mark Stoler, professor emeritus of history at University of Vermont. He specializes in U.S. diplomatic and military history and is the author of numerous books and articles. The book can be borrowed, free of charge, from the museum. The discussion will be held in the museum conference room at 7 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.

For more information about the programs or exhibit, please call 802-485-2183 or visit academics.norwich.edu/museum.

The Sullivan Museum and History Center is located on the Northfield campus of Norwich University. It is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the academic year. There is no charge for admission to the museum.

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August 2, 2016

The Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center presents “World War: America and the Creation of a Superpower,” with an opening reception to be held on Wednesday, August 31, from 4-6 p.m.

The state’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, the Sullivan Museum and History Center is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served during the opening reception.

The exhibit, which is aligned with the 100th anniversary of the U.S.’s entry into WWI in 1917 and the 75th anniversary of U.S. involvement in WWII in 1941, will be on display from August 30, 2016-May 31, 2017. The exhibit examines the way these wars have defined the country’s place in the world.

Featured objects include propaganda posters from the Sullivan Museum’s own collection, on loan from the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in Burlington, and the Pritzker Military Museum in Chicago. These posters offer a fascinating look into how war objectives were communicated to the country. Also on exhibit will be a rare complete “Hello Girls” uniform, on generous loan from Norwich alumnus James Mullin. Hello Girls were bilingual switchboard operators who served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War I.

Other objects on display include trench art, uniforms, medals and objects from the field. The exhibit also includes a listening station that will take visitors back in time to experience the home front via radio broadcasts during World War II.

For the August 30 opening reception, members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 792 will provide Buddy Poppies for attendants. Inspired by the red poppies that grew over the graves of fallen World War I soldiers in Flanders Field in France, the Buddy Poppy program was started as a way to remember veterans. The VFW administers the Buddy Poppy program to benefit disabled veterans, who make the silk flowers.

Also in conjunction with the exhibit, all are invited to participate in a free book discussion series called “The Path to War,” co-sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. The series will run from September through December and feature monthly discussions of four books which can be borrowed, free of charge, from the Museum starting on July 28. Three discussions will be moderated by Mark Stoler and one by Alan Berolzheimer. Mark Stoler is professor emeritus of history at UVM. He specializes in U.S. diplomatic and military history and is the author of numerous books and articles. Alan Berolzheimer is the project historian and assistant director of The Flow of History, a Teaching American History program providing professional development activities to Vermont Teachers. All discussions will begin at 7 pm in the museum conference room, light refreshments will be served.

  • September 8 ~ America’s Great War: World War I and the American Experience by Robert H. Zieger, moderated by Alan Berolzheimer
  • October 13 ~ The American People in World War II: Freedom From Fear by David Kennedy, moderated by Mark Stoler
  • November 10 ~ “The Good War”: An Oral History of World War II by Studs Terkel, moderated by Mark Stoler
  • December 8 ~ No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin, moderated by Mark Stoler

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    Norwich Men's & Women's Basketball host the 25th Ed Hockenbury Classic Dec. 2 - 4 in Andrews Hall.

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  • The 2022 Journal of Peace and War Studies is published by the Norwich's John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center.

    The 2022 Journal of Peace and War Studies is published by the Norwich's John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center.

    • University Publications
  • 'So Much to be Thankful for'

    'So Much to be Thankful for'

    • President's Message
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    Norwich students on Boston Policy Excursion learn about hurricane and disaster preparedness

    • Student Experience
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    President Anarumo featured as part of Dartmouth College's Veterans Day Observances on Thursday, Nov. 10.

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    Norwich University Veterans Day observance to feature Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere.

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