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07-03-2014

Whales as Ecosystem Engineers

“Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part,” wrote Herman Melville in Moby Dick.  Today, we no longer dread whales, but their subtlety remains. “For a long time, whales have been considered too rare to make much of a difference in the oceans,” notes ...

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Egbert Stolk

07-16-2014

The Modern Mission of Historic Preservation

Mount Vernon. Mount Rushmore. Monticello and the Morgan Library. Such iconic places of power and wealth, as Dutch-born Egbert Stolk sees it, have been looked after quite well. As a graduate student in UVM’s historic preservation program, Stolk has his sights on some grittier, real-world locales, ones that drew him away from ...

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Nancy Mathews

07-16-2014

New Rubenstein Dean Profiled in Chronicle of Higher Ed

Nancy Mathews, the new dean of UVM's Rubenstein School of Natural Resources and the Environment, is profiled in the July 18 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article is titled "New Dean to Involve Students in Environmental Issues Near and Far." Mathews, who started at UVM on July 1, came to the university from the ...

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fablab students

07-14-2014

Pre-College Class Goes Deep into the DIY Maker Movement

Rachel Schneck holds up a thin sheet of wood intricately cut into the shape of a leaf. Down the table sits a plastic toy guitar with its electronics ripped open. On one wall, a 3-D printer slowly ejects layers of plastic in the shape of Minnie Mouse, an elephant and a Star Wars clone trooper helmet. At the other end of the room is ...

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