Positive moods appear to spread through social networks according to a new study published in the Journal of Computational Science by Christopher Danforth and Peter Dodds, professors in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and their research team.
Paul Hines, assistant professor in the School of Engineering, received the 2012 Milt Silveira Award from Bernard "Chip" Cole, Interim Dean of the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), during the October 16, 2012 CEMS faculty meeting.
In 1714, the British government held a contest. They offered a large cash prize to anyone who could solve the vexing “longitude problem” — how to determine a ship’s east/west position on the open ocean — since none of their naval experts had been able to do so. Lots of people gave it a try. One of them, a self-educated carpenter named John Harrison, invented the marine chronometer — a rugged and highly precise clock — that did the trick. For the first time, sailors could accurately determine their location at sea. A centuries-old problem was solved. And, arguably, crowdsourcing was born.
The University of Vermont has been named one of only 18 colleges and universities in the country to receive a highly coveted Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training, or IGERT, grant from the National Science Foundation, the first awarded in the state of Vermont. The UVM proposal was chosen from among 154 IGERT ...