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Dr. Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc: A Crisis of Opioids, and the Limits of Prescription Control
Dr. Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc: A Crisis of Opioids, and the Limits of Prescription Control

A talk and slide show given by Dr. Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc, at an opioid conference presented by the Howard Center on May 22, 2018.

Field Producer: Bill Simmon

Produced by VCAM.Watch now »

Monday, June 18, 2018
The Spread of Viruses and Ideas in the Age of Echo Chambers: Laurent Hébert-Dufresne

With the advent of the new science of networks, we now know how unequal and segregated our social networks are. This lecture will introduce this new science as well as two concrete examples. In the physical world, understanding social networks change how we fight diseases. In the virtual world,...Watch now »

Generator Reckless Ideas Speaker Series: Independently Produced Monday, May 28, 2018
The Mineralogy of Pipe Organs: Science, Sound Art, and Aging Instruments - Jenny Bower

After two thousand years as the Western “king of instruments”, the popularity of pipe organs is waning. With connections to early environmental health risks, the ivory trade, colonialism, and industrialization, the organ represents the quintessential machine of the Anthropocene. In this lecture...Watch now »

Generator Reckless Ideas Speaker Series: Independently Produced Monday, May 28, 2018
Safe Injection Sites: Part of the Opiate Solution? || Howard Center Community Education
Safe Injection Sites: Part of the Opiate Solution?

Panel discussion with Q&A moderated by Jane Lindholm, host of VPR's Vermont Edition

Panelists:

Tom Anderson
Vermont Commissioner of Public Safety

Adam Bunting
CVU Principal

Brandon del Pozo
Chief of Police, Burlington, Vermont

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Howard Center Community Education Series Monday, April 2, 2018
Josh Bongard: Creating Autonomous Yet Safe Robots

A new speaker series featuring a diverse mix of Burlington’s top thinkers and innovators at the intersection of design and science. Created in collaboration with UVM’s Complex Systems Center, Reckless Ideas features speakers who push disciplinary boundaries with topics including autonomous...Watch now »

Generator Reckless Ideas Speaker Series Monday, March 12, 2018
Marijuana: Legalization or Not? || Howard Center Community Education
Marijuana: Legalization or Not?

As Vermont and other states decide whether to legalize marijuana, this panel discussion, moderated by Jane Lindholm, host  of VPR’s “Vermont Edition”, will offer various perspectives and information from panelists who represent both sides of the question, including the status of medical...Watch now »

Howard Center Community Education Series Monday, September 25, 2017
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Mindfulness with a Capital M: Focus, Goodness, and Peace for An Uncertain World

This talk, presented as part of Howard Center's 2017 Spring Community Education Series, expands the definition of mindfulness beyond just present moment attention and explores it as a method for helping us to focus better and engage with ourselves, others and the world in a more beneficial way....Watch now »

Howard Center Community Education Series Monday, May 22, 2017
Nothing to Fear: Anxiety and its Management Across the Lifespan || Howard Center Community Education
Nothing to Fear: Anxiety and its Management Across the Lifespan

Most likely, we will all experience some period of anxiety during our lifetime. This workshop focuses on various aspects of anxiety, including its physical effects on our bodies. It also includes specific information about anxiety in youth, as well as information about various treatment options...Watch now »

Howard Center Community Education Series Monday, April 10, 2017
Slow Psychiatry: Rethinking the Role of Psychiatric Drugs || Howard Center Community Education
Slow Psychiatry: Rethinking the Role of Psychiatric Drugs

The current prevailing model for the use of psychoactive drugs is a disease-oriented model. The drugs are thought to target specific disease processes such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. In this talk, Dr. Steingard describes an alternative model—a drug-...Watch now »

Howard Center Community Education Series Monday, November 14, 2016
Suicide Risk and Prevention for All Ages || Howard Center Community Education Series
Suicide Risk and Prevention for All Ages: What You Need to Know

The suicide rate in Vermont is increasing, and it’s up to all of us to reverse this trend. Learn more about suicide, including what increases or minimizes risk; steps you can take to respond to a friend, coworker, or loved one; and different local and nationwide resources that you should have at...Watch now »

Howard Center Community Education Series Monday, October 17, 2016
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