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National Rankings

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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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Forbes

Forbes: UVM a ‘Rising Star’ Among Top Colleges

In a new list from Forbes magazine of “Ten Top Colleges to Watch,” UVM ranks second among four schools in the top 200 that have consistently risen up the list since the rankings began in 2009. The university has moved up 230 positions, from 370th to 140th this year.

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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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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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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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UVM in National Headlines

Pacific Standard Reports on UVM Scientists’ Study of Happiness

Research by professors Chris Danforth and Peter Dodds, confirming a positivity bias in humans across time and languages, is the subject of an article in Pacific Standard magazine. The mathematically-inclined pair have turned their talents to quantifying and measuring happiness levels around the world, using their ...

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UVM Whale Research Captures Worldwide Attention, from Science to The Week

Research by conservation biologist Joe Roman and his team, showing that whales essentially serve as ocean ecosystem engineers, has been covered around the world as it contradicts popular ideas about the giant creatures depleting resources as their numbers rebound. The study, published in the online edition of Frontiers in Ecology ...

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New Rubenstein Dean Profiled in Chronicle of Higher Ed

Nancy Mathews, the new dean of UVM's Rubenstein School of Natural Resources and the Environment, is profiled in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The article’s title encapsulates her vision: "New Dean to Involve Students in Environmental Issues Near and Far." Mathews, who started at UVM on July 1, came to the university from ...

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NPR, Others Cover UVM Neuroscientist’s Research on Root Causes of Teenage Binge Drinking

NPR and others report on the work of associate professor Hugh Garavan, senior author of a study, published in the journal Nature, that examined the underlying causes behind teenage binge drinking by taking brain scans of about 700 14-year-olds and following up on behavior two years later. The study identified a variety of factors ...

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Art of Eating Magazine Profiles UVM Food and Energy Systems Specialist

The Art of Eating magazine features research by the Rubenstein School’s Eric Garza, an expert in energy use in food systems. The story examines Garza’s work, which shows the environmental costs, or inputs, of producing food, which he estimates -- all factors considered -- to be around 20 calories per calorie of food. Major ...

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Fast Company, New Scientist and Others Cover UVM Researcher’s Pioneering Climate Study

Research assistant professor Gillian Galford’s work is the subject of articles in numerous media outlets, including Fast Company. Galford is the lead author of the Vermont Climate Assessment, the first long-term climate forecast plan in the country. The assessment analyzes what to expect from Vermont’s climate -- essentially ...

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Burlington and Vermont

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Outside Magazine: Burlington a 'Best Town Ever’

The results are in for Outside’s Best Town Ever competition, in which the magazine put out a call to readers to vote among 64 top towns to determine their favorite. Ranking at number seven, Burlington was called one of the 16 greatest places to live in America. According to the editors, what set the finalists apart were ...

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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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Greening and Sustainability

STARS Gold Designation

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education: UVM Receives Prestigious STARS Gold Designation

The University of Vermont has received the prestigious STARS gold rating, the highest designation, from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. 

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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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