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Course registration delayed due to construction project

March 24, 2015


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Class registration for the fall 2015 semester has been pushed back one week due to construction projects according to an email sent to students by the office of the registrar.Registration will open April 7 for seniors and will continue on for the rest of that week with juniors April 8, registration for sopho...

Students to bike nearly 4,000 miles for charity

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015


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UVM is a place where students take personal interests and turn them into public inspiration and service, said Kailee Brickner-McDonald, director of the Dewey House for Community Engagement. This summer, senior environmental studies major Alyssa Solomon, along with Lucyanna Labadie and senior Hannah...

Professor publishes book about biofuels

Caroline Alkire

March 24, 2015


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One professor is researching environmental sustainability and advanced biofuels while also contributing to the classroom and curriculum. Biofuels are an alternative type of energy that can be helpful as fossil fuel sources steadily run out, according to the National Renewable Energy Lab. Biofuels...

SGA updates

SGA updates

Caroline Alkire

March 17, 2015


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What’s new with the SGA:        A bill recognizing the reinstatement of the Judo club at UVM has been passed. This club will promote cultural diversity and Japanese culture through martial arts.      A bill recognizing the installment of Phi Beta Lambda has been passed. This nat...

New members join board of trustees

March 17, 2015


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Five new members have been appointed to the UVM board of trustees. Each member received an appointment from current state legislators. The new members’ educational and professional backgrounds span from environmental consulting, electrical contracting, the culinary arts to accounting.These new members ar...

CALS faculty receive two grants from USDA

CALS faculty receive two grants from USDA

Emma Trainor

March 17, 2015


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UVM faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently received two $500,000 grants from the United States Department of Agriculture to fund two separate research projects, according to University Communications. One of the grants went to assistant professor Shoshanah Inwood from the depar...

Memorial held for professor

Memorial held for professor

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015


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Teachers, students, friends and family of professor Dan Archdeacon  gathered in the Ira Allen Chapel March 10 to remember his life. Archdeacon was a graduate of Ohio State University. He began his career at the University of Kansas, and came to UVM as a professor in 1982, according to the UVM CEMS ...

Professor granted leadership role

Professor granted leadership role

Alexandra Shannon

March 17, 2015


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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center has named a UVM medical school professor as their new director. Dr. Naomi Fukagawa is a professor of medicine at UVM and started her career 20 years ago. Despite retiring from UVM, Fukagawa will continue to serve as profe...

Reports of sexual assault unusually high

Reports of sexual assault unusually high

March 17, 2015


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As Women’s History month, March commemorates generations of women who have fought for gender equity and against sexual abuse. Yet, such violence continues, especially on college campuses. UVM is no exception.This semester three sexual assaults were reported to UVM police services, along with two domest...

New app launched for carpooling

New app launched for carpooling

Emma Trainor

March 10, 2015


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Carpooling for college students can now be coordinated through a new app called Wheeli. Jean-Pierre Adechi created Wheeli as a safe and efficient way for college students to carpool. It  is an online service that is only accessible with a college email address. Wheeli allows the student driver or rider t...

Teach-in focuses on racial justice

Teach-in focuses on racial justice

John Riedel, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015


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A new United Academics committee focused on civil rights hosted a discussion about racial justice in Vermont and at UVM. The Civil Rights Committee hosted  and sponsored the teach-in event, “Vermont is NOT an Exception.,” Feb 23. During the event, a panel of UVM professors, students and civil r...

Alumnus donates $1 million toward STEM project funds

Alumnus donates $1 million  toward STEM project funds

Caroline Alkire

March 10, 2015


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With the help of the Pizzagalli family and the Pizzagalli Foundation, UVM is $1 million closer to their funding goal for the STEM project. The project is planned to begin this spring and the total cost is estimated at $104 million.      UVM is planning on obtaining all funding through non-debt-pro...

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