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Professor teaches for the laughter

November 18, 2015

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One UVM professor does not know how he chose his career.Todd McGowan has been a professor in the English department at UVM for 15 years. Though he mainly teaches classes in the film and television studies program now, he still teaches graduate English classes, he said.He said he tries to keep his classes fun, yet rigorous.“If t...

How a botany class led to a nutrition major

October 15, 2015

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One UVM professor is no stranger to the feeling of uncertainty, which she experienced  during her undergraduate career and led her to where she is today. Professor of nutrition and food science Jean Harvey originally began studying biology at Pennsylvania State University, but said  she hated the major due to the amounts of...

Professor Inspired by Traveling

Professor Inspired by Traveling

September 22, 2015

A UVM professor is using  travel as inspiration for his lectures.Frank Zelko, an environmental studies...

Professor maps children’s course

September 10, 2015

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To know Meghan Cope, professor of geography, is to know her love of spaces and architecture.That’s why her office, nestled in the historic Old Mill building, seems perfect for her.“I really love Old Mill and the campus,” Cope said.Her love of architecture was just a stepping stone to her path of studying geography, she sa...

Lecturer promotes social change

April 7, 2015

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When meeting Mary Burke, lecturer in both the sociology and gender, sexuality and women's studies departments, the first thing  one may notice is her laid-back personality.Even her appearance— short, minimal haircut, jeans and black Converse—speaks to her relaxed demeanor. When it comes to her work, Burke is the oppo...

Art history professor talks Warhol

March 24, 2015

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The office of Anthony Grudin, assistant professor of art history, could be mistaken for a library.Shelves of books line the wall of his office, the collection includes artists such as Willem de Kooning, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.“There’s more at home,” Grudin said, who can be found practicing yoga downtown at Tapn...

UVM mourns loss of a professor

UVM mourns loss of a professor

March 10, 2015

The UVM community recently lost a long-time economics professor.Ross Thomson, economics professor and found...

Lecturer shares her inspiration

Lecturer shares her inspiration

February 17, 2015

With a 4.9 out of 5 overall rating on ratemyprofessors.com, one lecturer is known for her engaging lectures,...

English lecturer reflects on work

English lecturer reflects on work

January 27, 2015

A songwriter, literary theorist and UVM graduate with a 4.2 out of 5 on ratemyprofessor.com, English...

Lecturer shares experiences

Lecturer shares experiences

December 9, 2014

The Cynic had the chance to interview American Sign Language lecturer Shannon Fitzgerald regarding gr...

Prof. discusses alternate interests

Prof. discusses alternate interests

November 11, 2014

FREDDY MORIN The Vermont CynicAssistant professor of anthropology Benjamin Eastman discusses his life ...

Madeleine Kunin: Serving The Public Good

December 16, 2007

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For the past 40 years Madeleine Kunin has served the public good in politics, journalism, and in education. Governor Kunin is now a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Vermont and at Saint Michaels College. Her distinguished career is highlighted by many achievements: Kunin was elected Governor of...

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