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Top UVM Scholarship Featured in 'Forbes,' 'The New York Times,' 'The Atlantic' and More

The next edition of UVM in the News is online, leading with life-changing research from biologist Bryan Baliff whose discovery of two new blood types was chronicled in Forbes, Popular Science and the U.K.’s Daily Mail. Emily Bernard, associate professor of English, earned praise from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal for her new book Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White. In addition to noted scholarship in the sciences and humanities, the university was featured by The Boston Globe for its compelling museums and by The Chronicle of Higher Education for its commitment to health and the environment.

Following is a small sampling of other stories from the publication highlighting UVM people and programs in the national and local spotlight:

Too Much Self-Reliance?

Alex Zakaras, professor of political philosophy and the history of political thought, defends Ralph Waldo Emerson and his principle of self-reliance on the NPR program On Point. Listen to the interview at

Usable Waste

Science360, the breaking news network of the National Science Foundation, features associate professor and chair of animal sciences Andre-Denis Wright and his research on microbial ecology in a methane digester -- with the idea of producing methane more efficiently and in sufficient quantity to generate electricity. Watch the video at

An India-Bound Burlington Artist Merges Icon and Cartoon

Locally, the weekly Seven Days features the work of Grace Weaver, recent studio art graduate and artist-in-residence in BCA's ArtLab, a program for which the curator says he selects artists "on the verge of breaking out." Seven Days calls Weaver's drawings, recently inspired by Hindu devotional art, "graceful and disciplined." Weaver is traveling in India now, both to inspire her own art and to work as a volunteer photographer for DakshinaChitra, a nonprofit supporting indigenous folk art. Read the story at

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