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Ray Vega

11-03-2016

The Creative Mind

While teaching a fundamental lesson of jazz, trumpet player and senior lecturer in music Ray Vega will say, "Let's have a conversation." Then, the instant his student talks, Vega interrupts, jabbering incoherently. Looking confused, maybe insulted, the student asks the professor what he's doing. "I'm not listening," Vega replies. ...

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Nick Strayer, data visualization expert and UVM alum

11-20-2016

The Deeper Story in the Data

The way Nick Strayer '15 tells the story, it seems simple. How did he get a post as a data journalist at The New York Times a few months after he graduated from UVM? “They contacted me,” he says. A captivating narrative in three words. But beneath it—like the interactive visualizations, maps, and other stories he has created ...

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11-18-2016

Healthcare Policy Focus of Fourth Legislative Summit

The University of Vermont hosted its fourth annual Legislative Summit on Wednesday, November 16, in the Davis Center. Forty-two legislators attended this year’s event, titled Healthcare: Issues and Opportunities for Policy Makers, to engage with faculty experts on a topic the legislature will grapple with in a variety of forms ...

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lake champlain

11-17-2016

Study: Climate Change Could Outpace EPA Lake Champlain Protections

Powerful new model indicates that current pollution standards may be inadequate to ward off worsening algae bloom.

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