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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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Trump on the campaign trail

11-30-2016

Presidential Expert John Burke Talks Trump Transition

Every four years, John Burke, the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, is in high demand as the foremost expert on presidential transitions. This year is no exception as he's already apperared on CNN, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Financial Times, The Hill, The Globe and Mail and New Republic, among others. His book ...

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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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