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Catalytic RNA May Provide New Treatment for HIV

February 7, 2006

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Dr. John Burke is a professor in the microbiology and molecular genetics department at the University of Vermont, and his research may hold the key to the a new antiviral treatment which would help combat viruses like Hepatitis B and HIV. Dr. Burke has been working with catalytic RNA since the mid-1980's, and began to investigate it...

Professor Profile: Luis Vivanco

September 13, 2005

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College is an endless montage of class, books, tests and above all, professors. Ten years from now, you may have to really think hard to remember some of the professors you had. There are certain professors, though, that stand out in our minds, who really impact their students' lives. We are fortunate to have many of th...

Professor Profile: Political Science Professor Matthew Moore

October 27, 2004

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Good professors are enthusiastic, thought provoking, and engaging. Unfortunately, few contain all of these qualities and usually students are lucky to get one or two of these qualities in their professors. Further, these attributes must be in balance with each other, if not, class becomes silly, meaningless or just plain min...

Professor Profile: Sasha Davis

February 23, 2004

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Usually when a person completes a project or triumphs in some way, he rewards himself with a pat on the back, an ice cream cone, or a well-deserved nap. UVM Assistant Professor of Geography, Sasha Davis, rewards himself with tattoos. However, according to Davis, he "needs to slow down." "I need to start rationing them out or I'...

Professor Profile: Dr. Judith Van Houten

Elizabeth Engel

February 9, 2004

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Dr. Judith L. Van Houten, who has taught in the University of Vermont Biology Department for the past twenty-three years, is an inspiration to students interested in the study of Biology and related fields. During our meeting, she expressed an energetic love for Biology rooted early in her life. When I asked her when she be...

Professor Profile: Margo Thompson

Andrew Woods

February 2, 2004

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Margo Thompson speaks softly, walks confidently, and extrudes a subtle confidence that appears at once to indicate an academic stability and comfort rarely found in the academic halls of UVM. Margo Thompson is an art history professor here at UVM, although she has resided and studied in several places, Vermont has become ho...

Professor Profile: Major Jackson

November 10, 2003

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University of Vermont assistant English professor, Major Jackson may not want to spend too much time thinking about his awards and recognitions, but when looking at his impressive list of accolades it is almost hard not to. Jackson was most recently one of ten U.S. writers to receive the 2003 Whitting Writer's Award which is ...

Professor Highlight: Loka Losambe

November 3, 2003

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Loka Losambe stands a little over 5'9", speaks with a noticeably French accent and dresses better than many of his colleagues. Loka was born in present day Zaire when it was controlled by Belgium, as the Belgian Congo. He then went on to study at the National University of Zaire; after his stay at the National University of...

Faculty Profile: Deri Meier

October 20, 2003

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Professor Frederic, "Deri" Meier walks into classroom 003 in the basement of Kalkin Hall at exactly 2:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon. He carries an L.L. Bean tote bag that has been well loved over the years. His two-button grey pinstripe suit jacket flaps open as he strides while his matching pants break just over his brown le...

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