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  News from the Rubenstein School MAY 2014
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Interim Dean Jon EricksonThe study of environment at UVM has long been a collaborative, comprehensive, and campus-wide endeavor. Cross-college degree programs in environmental studies and environmental sciences have decades of experience in bridging broad student interests. Transdisciplinary hubs in ecological economics, transportation, food systems, and climate change have distinguished UVM among our peers....
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Mathews Named Dean of Rubenstein School

Nancy MathewsThe University of Vermont has named Nancy E. Mathews dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. She will begin her UVM tenure July 1. A leading environmental scholar and educator, Mathews is currently director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service and professor of environmental studies at the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Donald H. DeHayes Multicultural Scholarship Benefits Ten Rubenstein School Students

Multischolar Jon Liang in AlaskaIn 2006, a long-time friend of the Rubenstein School made an anonymous gift to establish an endowed scholarship honoring the leadership, dedication, and passion of then Dean Don DeHayes. The donor requested that Don determine the criteria for the scholarship. Given Don’s commitment to fostering multicultural diversity in the School for over a decade, including his work to establish a partnership with the High School for Environmental Studies in New York City, and his quest for an endowed scholarship to benefit multicultural diversity in the Rubenstein School, Don knew exactly what kind of scholarship he wanted to bear his name.
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Crea Lintilhac Awarded Honorary Degree at UVM 2014 Commencement

Crea LintilhacCrea Sopher Lintilhac, UVM Class of ’78, is a dedicated public servant, activist, and philanthropist known for her bold vision, her integrity, and her determination. Because of her leadership and philanthropy at UVM and across the state, Crea returned to the 2014 Commencement platform to receive a Doctor of Humane Letters.
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Alan McIntosh, Long-Time Chair of RSENR Environmental Sciences Program, Retires

Alan McIntoshProfessor Alan McIntosh dedicated his career to introducing thousands of high school and UVM students to the environmental sciences. As one of many “firsts,” he developed the proposal for the environmental sciences program in the Rubenstein School and chaired the program for 18 years. His work in environmental sciences and its application to real world and community issues have reached throughout Burlington, the Lake Champlain Basin, and nationally. Following an illustrious and enjoyable career, Alan retires in June after 30 years on the faculty in the Rubenstein School.
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Bill Valliere Honored with President’s Our Common Ground Staff Award

Bill ValliereIn April, Bill Valliere (MS-NRP '94), research specialist in the Rubenstein School Park Studies Laboratory, was notified that he had received an Our Common Ground Staff Award given by University of Vermont President Thomas Sullivan to six staff members across campus who exemplify the qualities of the University of Vermont’s Our Common Ground, the statement of aspirations and shared values of our community: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice, and Responsibility.
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