Dr. Michael Prairie discusses a light-emitting diode spectrophotometer with Susan Murcott, a visiting lecturer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Photo from video by Ronny DiMasi.)

Faculty Scholarship Celebration showcases work by 41 Norwich professors and instructors

A crossdisciplinary trio of Norwich University professors will present virtual talks Friday to culminate this week’s Faculty Scholarship Celebration.

The four-day celebration, in its 18th year, highlights work by 41 Norwich University faculty and staff that was published or presented over the past year from August 2019 to September 2020. The Faculty Senate Library Committee collaborated with the Office of Academic Research and Kreitzberg Library to organize the event.

With its new offerings including microcertifications, Norwich Pro℠ aims to offer a wider array of skill-stacking courses for workers forced to pivot by the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Norwich University Photography.)

With new offerings, Norwich Pro™ aims to help workers pivot during coronavirus pandemic and afterward

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked layoffs, furloughs and lots of soul searching for the American workforce. National studies suggest up to one-fifth of Americans are considering taking courses to help themselves find new jobs or maybe change careers. To aid the transition, Norwich Pro℠, under new director Dan Daoust, is diversifying its offerings to ease skill stacking and path shifting.

Vermont State Police officers meet with Norwich University students during a 2015 job fair in Plumley Armory. (Mark Collier photo.)

‘Legacy of Learning’ panel will offer advice to potential business starters

This story was updated on Oct. 29, 2020

Looks at postgraduate entrepreneurship and America’s criminal justice system will join the final week of Careerpalooza as coming-week highlights at Norwich University.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University Innovation Center of Denver presents “Redefining Workforce Development in a Challenging Business Reality,” a free one-day online symposium, on Oct. 28.

William Lyons ’90, a senior fellow for Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security, moderates the “Weaponizing Water” panel discussion Oct. 8 in Mack Hall. The virtually broadcast session was the centerpiece of this fall’s Military Writers’ Symposium. (Video screenshot.)

’Weaponizing Water’ panelists discuss benefits of hydrodiplomacy and dangers of hydrowarfare

Water weaponizing — damming rivers to hoard water for upstream users or deny it to downstream users — goes back centuries. But panelists at Norwich University’s recent Military Writers’ Symposium said sophisticated tools and global warming’s ravages have reduced water stores and intensified weaponizing’s global threat.

Norwich University senior Nicole Navarro speaks Oct. 7, 2020, during the Military Writers’ Symposium. She earned the 2020 Richard S. Schultz Symposium fellowship, which lets Norwich undergraduates from any academic discipline pursue inquiry and experiences to better understand the past and its effect on the present and future. (Screenshot from video.)

In virtual address, Nicole Navarro ’21 shares research on how China’s port control affects Tanzania

No, pressure, really. A slate of top-flight guest speakers had taken to the Military Writers’ Symposium’s virtual stage on Oct. 7, including Colby Book Award winner Adam Higginbotham and Wilson Center Senior Fellow Sherri Goodman. The last slot went to Nicole Navarro.

Faith Odegbami, left, and Katherine Norwood collaborate Dec. 5, 2019, at the Students to Scholars Symposium at Kreitzberg Library. This year’s symposium moved up on the calendar, to Nov. 13, and will go online because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Virtual events, webinars will invite exploration of topics for possible research

Before scholars can solve problems or build hypotheses, they must ask questions. And in learning, Dr. Amy Woodbury Tease says, any question, no matter how seemingly off-the-wall, deserves a hearing, and maybe, research.

Four hundred ten U.S. Army ROTC cadets participated in field training exercises on Oct. 9, 2020, on Paine Mountain. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

ROTC field exercises, Parent and Family Weekend highlight week on campus

Before they can commission and serve their country, future armed forces personnel need a feel for the field. Last weekend, ROTC students sharpened their tactical aptitudes, during three days of field training exercises.

Author, speaker and historian Pamela Toler will present and discuss her book “Women Warriors: An Unexpected History” during a virtual Lunch and Learn session Wednesday presented by the Sullivan Museum and History Center. (Courtesy photo.)

Author of ‘Women Warriors’ to talk at Sullivan Museum’s virtual Lunch and Learn session

A presentation on Women Warriors and admissions information sessions for prospective students highlight the week-ahead schedule for Norwich University.

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