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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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Laura Lewis Autsim Study

12-05-2016

Study: Diagnosis Can Bring Sense of Belonging to Adults With Autism

For most of his life, Kevin Hughes has felt like an outsider. A loner as a child, the 65-year-old comedian struggled socially as a teenager and lacked friends as an adult, often offending people without knowing why.

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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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