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Prof. Hancock and Karrah Johnston '11 presents at St. Francis College
From the GMC Journal
Week of October 24, 2011

Prof. Paul Hancock (economics) and Karrah Johnston '11 co-presented a paper at the 2011 Conference of the Union for Radical Political Economics on Saturday, October 1 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y. Their paper was titled "Forced March: Immigration Policy, I.C.E. and the Increased Oppression of Low-Wage Migrant Labor." Jennifer Rosenbaum, counsel for the National Guestworker Alliance, was a co-presenter. The conference theme was "The War on the Working Class."

Bruce Bassett Speaks at GMC
From the GMC Journal
Week of April 18, 2011

Bruce Bassett gave a lecture at GMC titled “Building Skills and Knowledge for the New Generation of Problem Solvers.”

Bruce works with IBM University Relations team members in growth market locations around the globe to implement common programs, practices and initiatives that establish IBM’s presence and relationships with key universities in emerging economies.

Bruce also supports IBM’s Smarter Planet thrust, with particular focus on Smarter Cities, by working to align universities with cities where IBM sees great potential for research collaboration and business interaction.

Park Presents Paper at Conference
From the GMC Journal
Week of April 11, 2011

Prof. Jacob Park presented a paper titled “Responsible Investing 3.0: Understanding the Environmental, Social, and Governance Context of Emerging Markets” at the Country Management: Strategy, Operations and Leadership in Emerging and Frontier Economies Conference at Tufts University’s Fletcher School Center for Emerging Market Enterprises.

Letendre to Present at Bennington College
From the GMC Journal
Week of April 4, 2011

Prof. Steven Letendre (economics, environmental studies) will present at Bennington College for this year's Environmental Studies Spring 2011 Colloquium Series. The theme of for this years series is “Building a Sustainable Future.” The title of Dr. Letendre’s talk is “Opportunities and Challenges: Developing Vermont's Wind and Solar Energy Potential.”

Faculty Colloquium Series: Jacob Park
From the GMC Journal
Week of March 21, 2011

Prof. Jacob Park (business, economics) will be discussing his sabbatical research sojourns at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., INSEAD Business School, and the Oxford University Smith School of Enterprise and Environment.

Park’s colloquium will be this Wednesday, March 23 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Terrace 124.

Faculty Colloquium Series:
Steve Letendre

From the GMC Journal
Week of March 14, 2011

Steven Letendre (environmental studies, economics) will discuss the various ways to use solar energy to power and heat a home this Wednesday, March 16 from 12 - 1 in Terrace 124.

He will provide important insights based on his experience installing both solar thermal and solar electric systems on his super insulated straw-bale home located in Middletown Springs, VT.

The colloquium will include an overview of the federal and state incentives that help to reduce the overall costs of investing in solar energy equipment.

Park and Staron Receive Second Place in Essay Contest
From the GMC Journal
Week of February 14, 2011

Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy and sustainability) and Ashley Staron '11 received second place in the Carnegie Council "Making a Difference" essay contest of 2010, responding to the question, "How would you improve your school so that it prepares future leaders to protect the planet?" The Council received 56 entries from 17 countries.

Read the essay and view Jacob and Ashley's profiles on the Carnegie Council website.

Park Co-Authors Article on China's Economy
From the GMC Journal
Week of September 20, 2010

Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy and sustainability) has a co-authored an article titled “Creating Integrated Business and Environmental Value within the Context of China’s Circular Economy and Ecological Modernization” appearing in the forthcoming Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 18: Issue 15, November 2010 issue. Research for this article was supported by a grant from the AT&T Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship program.

Park Hosts Seminar at INSEAD
From the GMC Journal
Week of May 10, 2010

Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy & sustainability) hosted a seminar April 27 titled “Business and Sustainable Development: Key Strategic Issues and Drivers” at the INSEAD Middle East Campus, where he is serving as visiting scholar for part of his sabbatical year. He has also published in the Gulf News an analysis and commentary piece about the sustainability situation in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East.

Prado to Lead Professional Workshop
From the GMC Journal
Week of April 19, 2010

Prof. Bill Prado (management) will lead a professional workshop on “Use of Virtual Environments and other Technologies to Support Experiential Learning of Sustainable Business Practices” at the August Academy of Management (AOM) 2010 Annual Meeting in Montreal. AOM represents the largest organization of management educators, with over 18,000 members from over 100 countries.

GMC Features CarShare Vermont Presentation
From the GMC Journal
Week of April 12, 2010

Annie Bourdon, executive director of CarShare Vermont, hosts a public presentation on April 13 at 2:30 p.m. in Terrace 124. The talk is titled "Alternatives to Car Ownership: The Environmental, Economic and Social Impact." Founded in 2007 by a group of local people who share a common vision for our community, Carshare Vermont is a misson-driven nonprofit organization that recognizes car-sharing as a practical, easy, and fun way to reduce car dependence, increase mobility, and improve the health of our community and environment. The presentation is sponsored by the GMC Business and Environmental Studies Programs.

Prado to Host Presentation at Online
Teaching Conference

From the GMC Journal
Week of April 12, 2010

Prof. Bill Prado (management) will deliver a presentation on “Student Engagement and Sustainable Business Learning: New Approaches Based on Technology” at the 2010 Online Teaching Conference in San Diego. Attended by 600 educators and administrators representing traditional non-profit as well as for-profit colleges, universities, community colleges, and technical schools, the conference has as its theme “Engaging Every Student Online in Lean and Green Times.”

Prado Gives Talk on Sustainable Business Education
From the GMC Journal
Week of April 6, 2010

Prof. Bill Prado (management) delivered a presentation on “The State of Sustainable Business Education in Management Education” at the annual meeting of Pearson plc, an international media company with businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing.

Park Garners Engaged Scholar Award
From the GMC Journal
Week of March 22, 2010

Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy & sustainability) has been selected as a recipient of the Vermont Campus Compact’s 2010 Engaged Scholar Award. This award honors one faculty member from a VCC member campus who “collaborates with and involves community partners and students in the discovery, integration, application, and dissemination of new knowledge for public purpose.” A Statewide Recognition Reception and Ceremony will be held April 14 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington.

business students at northshire
Matt Busko, Jill Smith & Will Welch at the Northshire

Business Students Present Independent Study
From the GMC Journal
Week of January 18, 2010

GMC business students Matt Busko, William Welch and Jill Smith presented their independent study, “Marketing the Espresso Book Machine,” at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester December 10. The study outlined strategies for the independent bookstore to market the book machine, which can print, bind and trim books on demand. The students suggested that the store modify their website and use social networking sites to market the machine, establish an internship and introduce a novel contest.

Park Hosts Talk at Copenhagen Business School
From the GMC Journal
Week of December 14, 2009

Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy and sustainability) delivered a presentation on “Sustainable Business Strategies in China, Japan, and South Korea: Responding to Global Climate Governance, Public Policy and Regulation” at the International Conference on Responsible Management Education: Sustainable Leadership in the Era of Climate Change. The conference was organized by and held at the Copenhagen Business School and co-sponsored by the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education. View Jacob's presentation.


Contreras Wins Award at
International Conference

From the GMC Journal
Week of December 7, 2009

José Gálvez-Contreras '11 returned to campus from Japan just before the Thanksgiving break with the award for Best Presentation he received at Feedforth, an international conference at Nagoya University November 19-20. Jose was the only undergraduate presenting at the conference - the nine other presentations were created by graduate students from around the world. Jose's discussed his documentary Uncertain Future: Children in the Streets of Honduras, a film he produced that illuminates childhood poverty and lack of educational opportunities for children in his native country. Jose also presented research conducted by faculty advisor Prof. Paul Hancock (economics).

Hancock Hosts Greeley Tribune Workshop
From the GMC Journal
Week of October 19, 2009

The Fox Hill Center for the Arts in Poultney hosts the seventh annual Horace Greeley Writers Symposium October 24 – 25. On October 25, GMC Prof. Paul Hancock (economics) hosts the Greeley Tribune Workshop with Robert and Ann Williams and Burnham Holmes. The group plans to “recreate a newsroom setting with participants churning out copy under deadline.” Other workshops focus on poetry performance, the art of playwriting, the creative process and lyrical poetry.

Park Presents Paper on Investor Activism
From the GMC Journal
Week of October 14, 2009

Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy and sustainability) presented his co-authored paper (“Investor Activism Beyond Borders: Investor Driven Governance Networks and Global Climate Governance”) at the International Financial Standards and the Environment Workshop held at the University of Waterloo’s Center for International Governance Innovation in Toronto.

Park Named Page Legacy Scholar
From the GMC Journal
Week of September 14, 2009

Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy and sustainability) has been appointed Page Legacy Scholar at the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication at Penn State University for the 2009-2010 academic year. As part of his non-residential academic appointment, he receives a research grant to work on a discussion paper/book chapter on the various strategies used by private companies to engage and communicate with their stakeholders in terms of the climate change issue.

Prado Leads Sustainable Business Workshop
From the GMC Journal
Week of September 7, 2009

Prof. Bill Prado (business) led a professional workshop in sustainable business education at the August 9 Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The all-academy workshop - one of several that focused on this year's theme "Green Management Matters"- drew participants from around the world. The objective of the workshop was to support integration of sustainable business practices in business programs by understanding current teaching, curriculum, and organization challenges and opportunities.

Letendre Quoted in New York Times
Story on V2G Technology

The July 22 edition of the New York Times quotes Prof. Steve Letendre (management & environmental studies) in a story about vehicle-to-grid technology. The story, by Annie Jia of ClimateWire, discusses how electric vehicles may feed into the electric grid to produce electricity and help to "answer one of the biggest climate-related question marks hovering over the grid's future: how to store renewable energy." Letendre, who has modeled the economics of vehicle to grid technology, discusses the benefits of allowing adjustments to energy generation through the storage capacity of electric cars.

GMC Business Major Garners National Service Award
From the GMC Journal
Week of May 4, 2009

GMC student and business major Laura Restrepo was recently named a Gold Recipient of the 2009 President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor recognizing community service. She was one of 67 volunteers nationwide singled out by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for demonstrating “exemplary citizenship through volunteering.” The award is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, a group created by former President George W. Bush to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making. UNICEF is a certifying organization for the award.

Student Documentary to be Screened in NYC
From the GMC Journal
Week of April 6, 2009

GMC student Jose Galvez-Contreras, Prof. Paul Hancock (economics), and Cecilia Kline, a lawyer working in Honduras on issues of teenage gangs and street children, will be giving a panel presentation at the Left Forum at Pace University in New York City the weekend of April 17-19.

Jose will show his documentary; Paul will talk about an economic analysis of global capital as it affects families and the informal labor sector in Honduras, and Cecilia will focus on the organizations and strategies focusing on helping kids. The trio plans to make the same presentation at Castleton State College’s Soundings Program April 21 at 12:30 p.m. in Jeffords Lecture Hall.

Last spring, Jose filmed a documentary focusing on how globalization is affecting the Honduran economy and street children there. He presented the film at a GMC student colloquium in the fall.

Park Nominated for Engaged Scholar Award
From the GMC Journal
Week of April 6, 2009

Prof. Jacob Park (business strategy and sustainability) was a finalist for the Engaged Scholar Award from Vermont Campus Compact for his innovative research regarding sustainable development, environment, and climate change. Jacob regularly integrates businesses, non-profits, and community groups in his courses. Jacob's students have developed a business plan for a Nature Conservancy nursery; worked with the Council on the Future of Vermont and helped the utility CVPS strengthen marketing for their Cow Power program.

The Vermont Campus Compact (VCC) held their statewide conference at the University of Vermont April 1. This year's conference theme was "Through a Civic Lens: Strengthening Higher Education from Classroom to Community." The VCC is a statewide coalition of college and university presidents established to promote integration of public service into the academic, student life and civic goals of member institutions.

Cow Power in MontpelierStudents Make Cow Power Presentation in Montpelier
From the GMC Journal
Week of March 30, 2009

As part of Vermont Entrepreneurship Week (Feb 24-27), four GMC students presented their work on the Cow Power class project at a luncheon February 27 in Montpelier, Vt. The Vermont Entrepreneurship Collaborative sponsored the event, which was attended by educators, students, state legislators, and business owners from across the state.

Pictured are (L to R): Ian Sutherland, Westy Kiefer, Mark Lundeen, and Karin Bellemare.

Park to Serve on Journal Editorial Board
From the GMC Journal
Week of March 30, 2009

Prof. Jacob Park, (business strategy & sustainability) was appointed to the editorial section board of the Journal of Business Ethics, one of the leading international academic journals devoted to corporate environmental and social responsibility issues. Jacob will continue to serve on the editorial/review boards of academic journals including Asia Business & Management, Business Strategy and Environment, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, and Journal of International Business (Book Review).

Letendre Featured on "Emerging Science" Television Series
From the GMC Journal
Week of February 23, 2009

Prof. Steve Letendre (management & environmental studies) was a featured expert in a recent episode of Emerging Science, a new series airing on Vermont Public Television that takes a close look at Vermonters at the frontiers of science. The February 17th episode investigated the challenges of continued dependence on gasoline vehicles in the face of climate change and declining oil reserves. Steve spoke about transportation alternatives including electric vehicles and an emerging concept known as “vehicle-to-grid,” then answered viewer questions in an Emerging Science chatroom while the program aired.

Research in 2007 by Dr. Richard Watts, research director of the University of Vermont Transportation Center, and Letendre shows that the Vermont electricity grid can handle 50,000 plug-ins without any changes to the existing system. The number rises to more than 100,000 if people recharge the cars at night.

Business Class cow powerBusiness Class Presents Cow Power
Service Learning Project

From the GMC Journal
Week of January 20, 2009

Students in Prof. Jacob Park's Business 3005 class presented a service learning project called "Cow Power: Making the Business Case for Vermont Sustainable Community Energy," on December 15. Several Central Vermont Public Service officials attended the presentation. Green Mountain College receives more than 50 percent of its electricity from Vermont dairy farms through the CVPS Cow Power Program. The class is pictured here wearing yellow “Cow Power” t-shirts with Jacob and guests from CVPS.

Park Elected to Statewide Board
From the GMC Journal
Week of January 20, 2009

Prof. Jacob Park (business) was one of six people elected to the board of directors of the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR). Jacob was elected to a three-year term. VBSR is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization made up of 540 members who value multiple bottom lines–economic, social and environmental. Also elected for a three-year term were Larz Barber of Merrill Lynch, Burlington; Flip Brown of Business Culture Consultants, Burlington; Julie Lineberger of LineSync Architecture, Wilmington; Leslie Nulty of Focal Point Advisory Services, Jericho; and Mark Schulman of Goddard College, Plainfield.

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