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Heard on the Street 6.5.14

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Norwich Launches New Journal

It’s about winning the hearts and minds. Norwich University’s Institute for the Study of Culture and Language has launched a new journal on the role of cultural competence in military missions. The semi-annual Journal of Culture, Language and International Security will bring together experts in anthropology, linguistics, military science and other disciplines to support a changing U.S. defense establishment as it strives “to develop partnerships and help train other countries’ military,” says the journal’s editor, Robert Sands.

Condoleezza Rice to Speak

Former national security advisor and secretary of state Condoleezza Rice will deliver a keynote address to Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Residency Conference at 10 a.m. on June 19, at the university’s Shapiro Field House. Dr. Rice, the first black woman to head the State Department, served in the administration of President George W. Bush. She subsequently returned to academia as a senior fellow on public policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Cross Vermont Trail “Build the Bridge” Bike Tour

The Cross Vermont Trail Association, in partnership with Morse Farm, will conduct the annual Central Vermont Cycling Tour on Sunday June 22nd. This recreational event has three distance options for bicyclists and runners (15, 30 or 60 miles) through some of the most scenic areas in our region. There will be three well-stocked food and rest areas along the route.
The Cross Vermont Trail is a project to create a multi-use trail across the state from Burlington to the Connecticut River. This year’s tour will raise funds for a keystone piece of the trail—a bridge spanning the Winooski River in East Montpelier. The new section of trail will begin at Gallison Hill and will connect to Montpelier’s new recreation trail extension from Hunger Mountain Coop to the Civic Center.
Registration for the tour can be done in advance online or starting at 8am on the morning of the event. For more information, visit www.crossvermont.orgor call CVTA at 802-498-0079.