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  News from the Rubenstein School January 2015
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 Dean Nancy MathewsNancy Mathews reflects on her first semester as the Dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at UVM in Sunday, January 4th's Burlington Free Press. "The global environmental challenges have never been greater, the solutions never more complex, and stakes never higher," Dean Mathews tells readers.
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Applied Forest Ecologist, Anthony D’Amato, Joins Rubenstein School Faculty

Tony D'AmatoAssociate Professor Anthony D’Amato joins the Rubenstein School for the start of the spring 2015 semester. He brings an impressive portfolio of research, teaching, and collaboration in silviculture and applied forest ecology.
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Rubenstein School Announces New Master of Science Concentration in Leadership for Sustainability

Master's concentration in Leadership for Sustainability websiteThe Rubenstein School Master of Science in Natural Resources now includes a new concentration in Leadership for Sustainability designed for emerging leaders who are rooted in their home organization or community and are committed to deepening their capacity to catalyze change and collaborate within and beyond their chosen professional field.
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VT ANR Secretary Deb Markowitz Joins Rubenstein School Board of Advisors

Secretary of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Deb MarkowitzThe Rubenstein School welcomes Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz to our Board of Advisors. The Agency of Natural Resources has the primary responsibility for protecting Vermont's environment, natural resources and wildlife and for maintaining Vermont's forests and state parks. Deb was named to that position by Governor Peter Shumlin in January 2011.
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NR 1 Students Write About Experiences at Writers’ Conference

NR 1 students at Northern Woodlands Writers' Conference in Fairlee, VTSeven Rubenstein School NR 1 students attended the Northern Woodlands Writers’ Conference at the Hulbert Outdoor Center on idyllic Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont on October 18, 2014. Read excerpts from the students' essays about their experiences.
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New Community Based Learning Coordinator Comes to Rubenstein School

Margaret BurkeIn November, Margaret Burke joined the Rubenstein School as the new Community Based Learning Coordinator in the Office of Experiential Learning to replace outgoing coordinator Elise Schadler. Margaret can be found in 312A Aiken.
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Jennie Stephens Selected as a 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellow

Jennie C. StephensRubenstein School Associate Professor Jennie C. Stephens has been awarded a 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellowship. She is one of twenty North American environmental researchers selected to receive intensive leadership training to help them engage effectively with public and private sector leaders who face complex decisions about sustainability and the environment.
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Planetwalker John Francis Visits Rubenstein School

John Francis of Planetwalk.orgJohn Francis of Planetwalker fame spent several days visiting UVM and the Rubenstein School in early December. As a young man, John spent 22 years trekking and sailing around North and South America with a message of environmental respect, and his journey continues today.
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