University of Vermont

Renewable BioEnergy Program 

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Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D.; Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D.; Jon Ramsey, Ph.D.; Rachael Oldinski, Ph.D.; Dryver Huston, Ph.D., Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

07-01-2015

Researchers Pitch their Ideas: UVM Hosts First University-Wide SPARK-VT

With proposals ranging from low-cost ground-penetrating radar to a lung sealant derived from seaweed, six research teams from the University of Vermont pitched their ideas to a panel of experts at the first university-wide SPARK-VT session, all hoping to receive a seed grant to help move their innovative work one step closer to ...

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Billings Library

06-29-2015

Popular Historic Tours of Campus Resume July 4

The University of Vermont will launch a new season of its popular historic tours on July 4. Led by UVM emeritus professor William Averyt, the free, weekly tours will take place Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon through Oct. 10. There is no tour on Aug. 15.

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arguing parents

06-29-2015

Study: Arguing Parents Affect Kids' Brains

Children of parents who are frequently in conflict process emotion differently and may face more social challenges later in life compared with children from low-conflict homes, according to Alice Schermerhorn, assistant professor in UVM’s Department of Psychological Science and the author of a new study published in the Journal ...

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Stephen Cutler, professor emeritus of sociology.

06-29-2015

Professor Emeritus Receives Fulbright Specialists Award

Stephen J. Cutler, professor emeritus of sociology and former Bishop Robert F. Joyce Distinguished University Professor of Gerontology at the University of Vermont, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Romania at the University of Bucharest during October, 2015.

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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)


BioHeat
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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


Biodiesel
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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)