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UVM nursing students with seniors in service-learning course


Nursing Students, Senior Citizens Learn From Each Other

When Jason Garbarino asked his students at the beginning of his gerontology course if any of them planned to work with the elderly, only a few hands went up. That was before the students met the seniors living at the Residence at Shelburne Bay — and heard their stories.

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Dollar Enterprise students sell their products outside UVM's Bailey/Howe Library.


UVM Professor Named National Entrepreneur Educator of the Year

The Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ASBE) named Kathleen Liang, professor in Community Development Applied Economics, National Entrepreneur Educator of the Year at its annual conference on Sept. 25 in Orlando, Florida.

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students at work creating compost system


Cultivating Collaboration from the Bahamas to Vermont

Beside the garden at Champlain Elementary School, students from the University of Vermont and South Andros High School in the Bahamas work together to level the land for a compost system.

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Food Systems students bring "fresh appeal" to compost scraps

Recent work by UVM food systems graduate students drew the attention of the Free Press.  Under the direction of Geography professor Cherie Morse, students created a mascot, campaign and even a jingle to promote the state's path-breaking composting law enacted last year and slated to go into effect for all Vermont households by ...

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Burlington Region Recognized by the United Nations University for its Sustainability Education Programs

This week, Vermont’s Greater Burlington Region received official designation as a Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development by the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies of Sustainability. The region, which includes the Vermont portion of the Lake Champlain Basin, is one of 136 ...

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CUPS Celebrates Faculty & Community Partners at Spring Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, April 16, CUPS honored faculty, students and community partners for their exceptional service-learning efforts. We were delighted to have service-learning expert Dr. Barbara Jacoby as the keynote speaker at the ceremony, held in Waterman Manor.

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