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U.S. News & World Report: UVM a Top “Up-and-Coming School”

UVM is ranked 14th on U.S. News & World Report’s “Up-and-Coming” schools list for making “the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life.”  The university also ranks 34th among 173 public universities and 82nd among national universities, a 10-place rise over last year. ...

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Kiplinger

Kiplinger: UVM a "Best Value in Public Colleges"

In its annual ratings, Kiplinger magazine has again ranked UVM among the top 100 best value public colleges in the country. Kiplinger has ranked UVM 75th for in-state and out-of-state students, respectively. The magazine assessed a total of 600 public colleges and universities to determine this year's top 100 for value.

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Bloomberg Businessweek

BusinessWeek: UVM a Top School for High Salary Grads

The University of Vermont is ranked 40th on a list published by BusinessWeek.com of the 50 U.S. colleges whose bachelors degree graduates earn the highest salaries. UVM is the seventh ranked public university on the list. UVM's high ranking was based on the salaries of the upper tier, those at the 90th percentile, of mid-career ...

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Washington Monthly

Washington Monthly: UVM Ranks 24th in U.S. for "Best Bang for the Buck"

Washington Monthly ranked the University of Vermont 24th among all colleges and universities in the nation on its "Best Bang for the Buck" list in the magazine’s annual College Guide issue, published in September. An online version also appeared this month.

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The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal: UVM a top public university for placing grads in best medical, law, and business schools

A Wall Street Journal survey placed the University of Vermont #18 in a list of the top 30 public universities ranked for their success in placing students in the nation's most prestigious medical, law, and business graduate programs. There are over 500 public universities and colleges nationally. Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Johns ...

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Affordable College Online

Affordable Colleges Online: UVM's Political Science Program Among Highest ROI in U.S.

Which political science degree programs continually graduate students who go on to be to top earners in their field? AffordableCollegesOnline.org recently identified the 20 political science programs in the U.S. with the highest return on investment (ROI). UVM is #6 on that list. AC Online had this to say about political science ...

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UVM in National Headlines

USA Today Covers History Professor’s New Take on Slavery in Vermont

Associate Professor Harvey Amani Whitfield is profiled in a USA Today article about his research and latest book, The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810. Whitfield discusses his findings regarding the fact that Vermont experienced the lingering effects of slavery after its constitutional ban in the state. "What I'm ...

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UVM’s April Fool’s Day Prank Featured in Guardian’s “Best of the Web”

Students, staff and faculty at UVM woke on April first to an article from University Communications touting a new plan to recycle used ice from the Gutterson rink Zamboni machines into frozen treats. The satirical story, ending with a declaration of “happy April fool’s day” from President Sullivan, made the list of top ...

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Wall Street Journal Spotlights UVM Professor’s Strides Against Chronic Heart Failure

Dr. Philip Ades, a professor of cardiovascular medicine, is showcased in a Wall Street Journal article on chronic heart failure and Medicare. Ades and colleagues were able to convince Medicare to cover exercise rehabilitation programs for patients with chronic heart failure, giving them, as Ades puts it, “a chance to improve ...

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Outside Magazine Reports on UVM Gund Fellow’s Culinary Crusade

Outside magazine chronicles the battle being waged by Bun Lai, a prominent sushi chef, and Joe Roman, fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. The duo have teamed up to ignite the “invasavore” movement, a culinary response to the prevalence of invasive species and the destruction they cause to native species and ...

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Economist Covers Emeritus Professor’s New Research on the Minds of Birds

Professor Emeritus Bernd Heinrich and visiting scholar Thomas Bugnyar’s research on theory of mind in ravens is the subject of an article in The Economist. Humans are often considered to be the only species capable of advanced mental processes such as recognizing that other people have their own personal thoughts. Heinrich and ...

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Boston Globe Covers UVM Researchers’ Revolutionary Maple Research

The Boston Globe reports on a new maple syrup tapping method devised by director Timothy Perkins and plant biologist Abby van den Berg of UVM’s Proctor Maple Research Center. Instead of drawing sap from mature trees, the new method vacuums the sap out of cut saplings. Practitioners in the maple industry feel that this could have ...

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The Atlantic Features UVM as a ‘Public Ivy’ in a Unique College Town

While including UVM among “public Ivies” such as the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary -- public institutions of higher ed “that provide an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public-school price” -- The Atlantic notes that ...

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American Health Rankings

America's Health Rankings: Vermont America's Healthiest State for Fourth Consecutive Year

America's Health Rankings 2012 Edition named Vermont the healthiest state in the U.S. for the fourth year in a row. Commended in the report are the state’s high rate of high school graduation, low violent crime rate, high per capita public health funding, and low rate of uninsured population, among other factors. Read more on ...

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Parenting

Parenting Magazine: Burlington a Top 10 City for Families

Parenting magazines refers to Burlington's family offerings as "idyllic." From the article:

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Business Insider

Business Insider: Burlington a "15 Hottest Cities for the Future"

Don't let Burlington's laid back charm fool you, says Business Insider of the idyllic Vermont city. The web-based business site goes on to say: Burlington is "emerging as a leader in sustainability." Read the entire feature.

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Greening and Sustainability

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NPR: UVM Leading the Trend in Banning Bottled Water

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” reports that UVM banned the sale of bottled water on their campus. UVM is the largest public university in the country to take the stand against environmental waste. Retrofitted stations for students to refill reusable bottles with tap water are now readily available on campus. ...

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Kaplan

Kaplan: UVM One of Nation's Top 25 Environmentally Responsible Schools

The University of Vermont has been named one of the nation's "Top 25 Environmentally Responsible Schools" by the Kaplan College Guide 2009. UVM is cited for many achievements, including its wide range of 'green' course offerings and initiatives among students, faculty and the administration; the Dudley H. Davis Center, the first ...

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Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education Calls Renovated Aiken Center a ‘Sustainability Showcase’

In a feature on the recently renovated and reopened George D. Aiken Center, home of the Rubenstein School for the Environment and Natural Resources, The Chronicle of Higher Education says it “may be one of the greenest buildings on any college campus,” with an estimated 65 percent greater efficiency than before the work began. ...

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Real Food Campus Commitment

UVM Becomes 5th School in Nation to Sign "Real Food Campus Commitment"

At a ceremony held on campus today, the University of Vermont announced it was only the fifth school in the nation, and the first large university east of California, to sign on to a program launched last fall called the Real Food Campus Commitment. UVM students were instrumental in advocating for UVM’s participation. 

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LEED Gold

Jeffords Joins Growing List of LEED Gold Buildings on Campus

James M. Jeffords Hall has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) New Construction Gold status by the Green Building Certification Institute, the administrator of the U.S. Green Building Council's certifications and professional designations. Gold status has only been earned by a handful of similar ...

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Sustainablity

UVM’s $13 Million Commitment to Green Challenge Is Country's Largest; Surpasses Harvard

The University of Vermont became the thirty-fourth college in the nation this week to commit to the Sustainable Endowment Institute’s Billion Dollar Green Challenge, agreeing to establish a revolving fund to finance on-campus energy efficiency improvements.

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