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U.N. Ambassador Power to speak at commencement

THE GREEN

U.N. Ambassador Samantha PowerU.N. Ambassador Power to speak at commencement

Samantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, will be the guest speaker and receive an honorary degree at UVM’s 2014 Commencement, Sunday, May 18, on the University Green. Ambassador Power, a member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, has held the post of U.N. ambassador since August 2013. She formerly served as special assistant to the president and senior director for multilateral affairs and human rights at the National Security Council. Power is also an accomplished journalist and  the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide and Chasing the Flame: Sergio Viera de Mello and the Fight to Save the World.

 

 

Welcoming Veterans

U.S. News has added another category—best colleges for military veterans—to its annual higher education rankings, and UVM placed tenth in the category’s debut year. The university’s Career Center, which can help veterans translate their military experience to a civilian résumé, and the Veterans Collaboration Organization, a peer support group, were cited as key advantages for this population.

 

Honor Roll

Betty Rambur, professor of health policy and nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is a recipient of the 2013 Sloan Consortium Excellence in Online Teaching award. Over the past three years, Rambur has designed, developed, and taught five online graduate and undergraduate courses. Committed to connecting with her students, Rambur’s online course evaluations are consistently excellent. As a testament to her success, her student retention rate is nearly 100 percent.

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