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Discovery: Many White-Tailed Deer Have Malaria

Two years ago, Ellen Martinsen ’00 G’09, was collecting mosquitoes at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, looking for malaria that might infect birds—when she discovered something strange: a DNA profile, from parasites in the mosquitoes, that she couldn’t identify.

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UVM Vaccine Testing Center to Play Role in Zika Virus Vaccine; Experts Answer Questions

The University of Vermont Vaccine Testing Center has announced that it will be involved in the clinical trials and research on a vaccine for Zika virus, which was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization on February 1, 2016.

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Beyond Coaching

Spend a morning on Lake Champlain visiting Juniper Island aboard Fred Fayette's research vessel, the Neptune, and you'll learn something from the man at the helm. Like how sonar works, some of the curiosities that lie on the bottom of Lake Champlain, and the date (October 10, 1776) Benedict Arnold and fleet sailed north past ...

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New Service Supports Graduate Student Writers at UVM

While UVM’s Writing Center has supported undergraduate writers for more than 30 years, no comparable service has been available for graduate students — until now. This semester the new Graduate Writing Center opened its doors in Waterman, just next door to the computer lab. Staffed by four peer tutors from graduate programs ...

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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)