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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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Akol Aguek

02-21-2017

The Newest Americans: Akol Aguek

Akol Aguek ’05 G’11 was one of Sudan’s “Lost Boys,” a generation of young men displaced by brutality and civil war in their homeland. Profiled as a student in Vermont Quarterly in 2004, Aguek described the experience of being one of thousands fleeing across forest, desert, and river. Raising his voice and enunciating each syllable with care, he said: “You are running for your life!”

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02-19-2017

Save the Bees? There’s an App for That

A new mobile app will help farmers to make a business case for protecting endangered bees. 

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02-18-2017

Bee Decline Threatens U.S. Crop Production

The first national map of U.S. wild bees shows essential pollinators are disappearing in key farmlands.

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