University of Vermont

Renewable BioEnergy Program 

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Sarah Turner, senior English lecturer; Maeve Eberhardt, assistant professor of linguistics; Emily Bernard, professor of English and interim director of UVM’s Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program; and moderator Lacretia Johnson Flash, Assistant Dean for Conduct, Policy and Climate


UVM Professors Engage in “Real Talk about the N-Word”

The disturbing video of University of Oklahoma fraternity members singing a racist chant, widely reported in the media this month, has reignited national concern and conversation about race and racism on college campuses. On March 26, four University of Vermont scholars gathered to talk about the epithet at the heart of that ...

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Gund Institute Vermont climate change environment Senate Committee


UVM Scientists to Senate: Climate Change Is Real -- and Caused by Humans

University of Vermont researchers testified to state lawmakers yesterday that climate change is real and caused by human activity. 

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Brendan Clune


Conference Explores Electric Power From the North

Under the shadow of the 1970’s oil crisis, Vermont’s then-governor Richard Snelling negotiated to purchase electric power from Quebec. In July 1984, the government-owned utility Hydro-Quebec and Vermont finalized a long-term contract, and over the following decades a large portion of the state’s electric power has flowed ...

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UVM Named One of "10 Best Colleges to Study Health Professions"

The University of Vermont has been ranked among the “10 Best Colleges to Study Health Professions” for its number of quality majors within the field, small class sizes and collaborative learning with professors, and high salaries following graduation and at the mid-career level.

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Biomass to Biofuels Course Service Learning Projects

Wood & Grass Energy
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The Biomass to Biofuels 2011 course student moves the work he started earlier and develops a buisness plan to produce local wood pellets in Vermont (project under progress). More info under forthcoming RSENR eNewsletter (link will be posted soon)

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Two Biomass to Biofuels 2011 course student's project on a study to compost as an energy source for diversified farms. More info published in RSENER eNewsletter (scroll down to the bottom). Also check out their project presentation

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Two Biomass to Biofuels 2012 course student's project on a study for Cost Analysis of Oilseed Crop Production for Biodiesel. The effort became a background for the 2013 students who worked on taking the study to the next level. More info under forthcoming RSENR eNewsletter (link will be posted soon)