Welcome from the Dean
I’m delighted for the opportunity to connect again and update you on our progress at the College of Arts and Sciences.
I’ll start by highlighting the appointment of Professors Luis Vivanco, Anthropology, and David Jenemann, English/Film and Television Studies, as the new Directors of the Center for Humanities. Read more.
Spotlight on the Sociology Department
Sociology continues to be a productive and popular department with a collection of first-rate teacher-scholars. The Department's roots go back to the nineteenth century: in 1889, UVM's Samuel Franklin Emerson may have been the first academic anywhere to have "Professor of Sociology" in his title. Learn more from Department Chair Thomas Streeter.
UVM Historian Examines Vermont’s Mixed History of Slavery and Abolition
With humans and with history, a soft focus lens offers a transcendent quality that lets observers be swept up into beauty or myth or an idealized vision of reality. This has been the predominant view of Vermont’s relationship to the institution of slavery—firmly abolitionist, groundbreaking in its 1777 constitutional ban on the practice. Read more about the new book by Harvey Amani Whitfield.
Sculpting an Art Major
Carting around colored plexiglass and steel rods will get you a look or two on a New York subway. Ask senior studio art major Jazmine Rodriguez, who learned that lesson while home in Bronx, N.Y., over winter break, gathering materials for a sculpture. Back in Vermont, she’s transformed what was once weighty and awkward to carry into a work of art. Read more.
First Frank M. Bryan Vermont Research Award Winner Selected
The Center for Research on Vermont selected Teresa Mares, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, as the first Frank M. Bryan Vermont Scholar for a Vermont research project titled “La Otra Frontera (The Other Border): Exploring Latino/a Migrant Foodways.” Read more.
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