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Renewable BioEnergy Program 

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Beating the Research Funding Odds: New Grant Manager Can Help

It’s no secret, least of all to faculty at a research-intensive institution like UVM, that federal funding of university-sponsored research is down. Since the stimulus-fueled high of 2009, federal research dollars have eroded steadily while grant applications have increased, leading to an environment unprecedented in its ...

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What's Our Obsession with Steve Jobs All About?

The new movie about Steve Jobs is expected to draw huge crowds eager to see yet another romanticized story about a well known business celebrity. Thomas Streeter, professor of sociology at the University of Vermont, explores why in his new paper, “Steve Jobs, Romantic Individualism, and the Desire for Good Capitalism” in the ...

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Campaign Launch Sets Tone (and Schedule) for October Board Meeting

The launch of the public phase of UVM’s $500 million comprehensive campaign dominated campus last weekend, and even the Board of Trustees meeting made way for pomp, circumstance and a series of major campaign-related announcements.

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UVM Program Ranked Fourth on Princeton Review's "Best Green MBA" List

Just one year after enrolling its first cohort, UVM's Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA (SEMBA) program has been named fourth in the nation on the Princeton Review's list of the "Best Green MBAs."

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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)